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Compass II Life

We are the counseling home of the 5-year plan.

Compass II Life: A premier therapy and leadership program like no other.

Offered weekly at three locations:

  • Mobile, AL- Lifelines Counseling Center- 4904 Oak Circle Drive (6PM-7PM Tuesdays)
  • Mobile, AL- NuView Counseling Center- 1120 Hillcrest Road, Suite 4F. (6PM-7PM Tuesdays)
  • Daphne, AL- Focal Point Counseling- 6642 Park Drive Suite B (4:30PM-5:30PM Wednesdays)

We cover multiple 10-week programs focusing on developing teens into leaders. Members will also have rotating leadership positions within the group.

Our innovative programs and multifunctional family services are led by Deon Gatson, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). Deon encourages teens to live life with high standards, and is very effective in working with teens and adolescents facing issues such as low self esteem/confidence, anger management, respect for parents/authority, life purpose, academic motivation, and goal orientation.

Founding Advisor: Patricia Vanderpool, LPC

Anger Management Coordinator: Daniel Wattier, M.A.

Boys Services Coordinator: Robin Snider, B.S.

Girls Services Coordinator: Emily La Force, M.S.

Therapist: Charlie Brown, M.A., LPC

Therapist: Amberly Harris, B.S.

Therapist: Donald McGraw, M.S.

Compass II Life has an active Committee that meets quarterly to improve the quality of the program, measure success rates, and ensure continued area-wide collaboration. Our Committee partners include Baldwin/Mobile County Public Schools staff, senior licensed therapists, and representatives from both the City of Mobile and the City of Daphne.

Our Staff

L-R: Deon Gatson, Daniel Wattier, Robin Snider, Charlie Brown, Emily La Force, Amberly Harris, Donald McGraw.

Current Groups (FY 2021)

1) Boys Behavior and Leadership Program

2) Girls Behavior and Leadership Program

3) Anger Management Program (COED)

4) Anti Theft Program (COED)

5) Quarterly Teen & Parent “FOCUS” Workshops

6) STOP 180

7) First Tuesdays Aftercare Program

Upcoming Events


Parents, are you tired? Worried? Confused about how to help your teen?

We understand. You have tried everything, and nothing seems to work. Our two-fold mission is clear.

The mission of Compass II Life is to synchronize with the right community partners at the right time and decisively serve the children and families on the Gulf Coast with clinical delivery and family support intervention that works. Compass II Life remains different by design by following only the latest trends, lifestyles, and communication styles teens are currently using in real time.

We are very effective with all teens. Our outpatient program demands self-examination and self-development; we positively challenge Anger Management, Disruptive Behaviors, Conduct Challenges, Disrespect for Authority/Police and more.

The group includes active therapy, examination of teen statistics, teen presentations, rotating leadership roles and more. Our graduation capstone exercise at week 10 is like no other. Your teen will be proud to be a graduate of this program.

Compass II Life Graduates Alumni-only incentives include continued mentoring, community service, television appearances, educational trips, free drug testing, and more!

Leadership for today’s teens starts here!

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Session Types

  • Weekly Teen Therapy and Leadership Groups- $25.00 per session/Self-Pay (Parent component included)

  • Individual/Family Compass Cares Session- $75.00 per session/Self pay (50-60 minutes by appointment only)

We are pleased to be the leader in multiple 10-week course and programming options for teens age 11-18!

2021 Sponsors