Sutter Compass Therapy has online, in-person, text, and telephone appointments available for individual therapy, consultation, and couples therapy!  Our sessions vary in length to fit your busy schedule and we have flexible treatment and payment options available to assist with getting the care you need. We may consider adding online group therapy options in the future so check back regularly.  We serve both the states of Georgia and Ohio. 


If you are undecided about wanting to schedule an appointment or have other concerns to discuss prior to setting up an appointment contact Sutter Compass Therapy via telephone. Once connected we will briefly discuss your concerns, do any necessary safety checks and problem solving, discuss any questions you may have about if therapy is right for you, and if Sutter Compass Therapy is the right service for your needs. Leave a message if your call is not answered directly. Please keep information brief (to protect your confidentiality), and state your name and phone number.*** All initial phone consultations have no cost so don't hesitate to call!  Once you are a client and a crisis arises or you need assistance or to talk about non-appointment related concerns via email or telephone additional charges may apply.  

I am ready to SCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT!

***Limitations to confidentiality:  Sutter Compass Therapy is legally mandated to report confidential information if:  a person threatens to harm themselves or others, if there is suspected or confirmed abuse of children, the elderly, or dependents, and if a court subpoena's Sutter Compass Therapy's records.


Individual Therapy and Consultation

 

Talk therapy has been shown to be more effective than medications for a variety of concerns. Contact Sutter Compass Therapy today to begin your journey. Sutter Compass Therapy specializes in treatment for PTSD, anxiety, and depression. 

Consultation Services have the same format, but typically last for a shorter duration and are focused to assist with management of specific short term concerns or issues. Such issues could include information on how to get yourself or a family member enrolled for medicaid or medicare, how to choose the right nursing home for a loved one, how to approach a difficult conversation, anxiety regarding an event or situation that is approaching, or even to seek information to help family members with mental health and substance abuse issues.    

Therapy can HELP ME FEEL BETTER!

 

Group Therapy

 

Some individuals prefer group therapy over individual therapy due to the interaction and shared experience with other group members who share similar concerns. Check with Sutter Compass Therapy for groups currently being offered.  

Group therapy is also effective for more long term treatment after an individual completes therapy. While many individuals are fully recovered upon completion of individual therapy and don't require any ongoing services, some prefer to continue treatment in the group format. Whatever your preference, we have a service to fit your needs!  

Examples of groups that have been offered at any given time include groups for depression, anxiety, anger management, PTSD, and grief/loss.   

 

Couples Counseling

 

Every relationship has its ups and downs. Don't wait too long to correct the downs before they become permanent and seriously affect your satisfaction in the relationship! Couples counseling focuses on problem solving, active listening, and teaching couples how to communicate more effectively. Don't hesitate to engage in counseling to navigate stressful situations together and to more openly discuss concerns in the relationship. 

Therapy will HELP US COMMUNICATE BETTER!

 

Workshops

 

Join Sutter Compass Therapy for various workshops on selected dates. Workshops will include guided meditation, developing confidence, enhancing self-esteem, and setting personal goals. Keep a look out for future events on our calendar!  

 

Support Groups

 

Support groups will be created based on community and client needs. No support groups profit Sutter Compass Therapy. We do this service free of charge and partner with various medical and mental health organizations, community organizations, and community members to facilitate attempts to improve the overall health of individuals in our community. Support groups and other community activities are listed on the community stewardship page of this website. Suggestions for future support groups can be made to Sutter Compass Therapy.  

 

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with this ONE STEP...


Payment for services range in price and are dependent on the type of service requested.  Prices are dependent upon insurance coverage, but don't worry..if you don't have insurance Sutter Compass Therapy can still see you! Typically, Insurance companies reimburse individuals for therapy services 60% or more of the cost of the session. Copays are determined by your insurance company. Sutter Compass Therapy is currently working on contracting to get on various insurance panels. If you have any suggested insurance panels that you would like to see covered email us! All payments for services will be arranged through the practice portal once an appointment is made or in person prior to the start of the appointment.


Medications can sometimes be a necessary part of treatment, however, Sutter Compass Therapy does not prescribe medications. To receive a consultation for medications please contact your primary care physician or psychiatrist. Sutter Compass Therapy is willing to consult with your physician or psychiatrist as needed to help determine the most appropriate treatment approach.


 know it’s sometimes hard to meet me at my office. Sometimes you’re too busy, live too far away, or have trouble finding childcare. So I’ve added two video counseling services called doxy.me and Breakthrough.com  Now we can meet wherever it’s most convenient for you – your couch, your kitchen, or your hotel room.

To use doxy. me:  If it is time for your online appointment enter the waiting room (safari web browser is not supported) or download the doxy.me app on your smartphone or tablet from the android or apple store. The program is free! If using the app on a smartphone or tablet click patient, then enter https://doxy.me/suttercompasstherapy at the room url and then Click Enter           

Be sure to have your microphone and camera turned on your computer or tablet.  You can also refer to your appointment confirmation or reminder email.  

Breakthrough.com  is also easy to use – I promise! All you need is a computer and broadband internet access. I’ve found it’s just as effective as meeting face-to-face – and research backs me up on that. It’s secure and accepted by major health insurance companies. And - perhaps the best reason to consider it - the ease of use makes it far more likely patients will stick with and complete treatment.

Please visit breakthrough.com and search for my profile page (Kristopher Sutter) to learn more. If you’ve got any questions at all just let me know. I’m happy to help you figure out whether Breakthrough makes sense for you. 

Counseling clients can also upload documents for my review prior to any session.

Clients can also complete any online questionnaires that are required prior to the session.  Questionnaires may be requested to monitor and track client progress. Sutter Compass Therapy is able to interpret the test results within our scope of practice and do so strictly to assist in your therapeutic care. We use the OQ45.2, the WRAP, OQ10.2, and the OQ ASC, all to measure client progress. To login you will need your medical record number (your 3 digit initials-First name initial, Middle name initial, and then Last name initials, sent to you via email and also your birth date (entered in the format (MM/DD/YYYY).