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Thriving through the holidays using these practical steps

“Have a holly jolly Christmas” triggers memories of the Rudolph TV show, and it’s a nice wish for a bright, enjoyable holiday season. But for all the holly and all the jolly associated with Christmas, it’s a stressful time for many families, especially during one of...

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Letter from a therapist

Dear client, You came to me because you needed to learn something about yourself and your life. You weren’t sure exactly what it was, but you knew that you couldn’t figure it out alone. You trusted me to help you see it in a different way and find the missing pieces...

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What makes Care to Change different?

Think counselors and counseling centers are all alike? It’s true that the counseling profession is all about helping individuals and families deal with life’s challenges, but counselors approach their work in a variety of different ways. It's important to find one...

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Fear

For many people, the days and weeks leading up to Halloween are filled with fun. It’s a kind of fun they rarely experience at other times, because much of it is built around fear. They watch spooky movies, visit haunted houses, and surround their front doors with...

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What is Care to Change?

Almost 5 years ago we opened Care to Change Counseling, and we're honored to have served more than 1,000 families since that time. Care to Change is a professional counseling center located in both Avon and Brownsburg. We started Care to Change to provide a unique...

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Does your past plague your today?

What has been done to you and what you have experienced, does not need to be a life sentence of despair. Abandonment. Alcoholism. Adultery. Abuse. Addiction. Divorce. Poverty. Suicide. We don’t get to choose what runs in our family or how we’ve been touched by these...

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The S word nobody wants to say

Every death is a sad event, but deaths by suicide are especially tragic. For one thing, suicide is preventable, and it’s all too often a permanent response to a temporary problem. Another reason is that suicides create victims beyond the deceased, as friends and...

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Why trauma-informed care is important

Medical science has learned much about the ways our brains work, and some of the most important discoveries focus on the interaction between our physical and mental health. As researchers discover more about the effects emotions have upon the brain’s functioning,...

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Welcome Sarah Barksdale!

For more than two decades, Sarah has loved, served and helped a wide range of people in many diverse settings. Having experienced grace firsthand through her own life’s journey, she has learned that no one is beyond grace and finds joy in seeing lives turned around...

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Supporting employees’ mental health as they return to work

As companies that shifted to work-from-home mode or furloughed employees in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to bring their people back to the workplace, managers are focused on a long list of details. Are desks or workstations far enough apart? Do...

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