Christy Garau, LCSW

Christy is not taking new clients at this time.

Christy’s In-Network Insurance Coverage:
Anthem BCBS
Caresource Marketplace
City of Columbia City
County of Whitley County EAP
Lutheran/Three Rivers
Magellan Health
Signature Care
United Healthcare/Optum

Christy’s Self-Pay Rate:
Self-pay discounted fee – $110
Payment must be collected in full at the time of service

Christy sees clients in Building 2 (350 N. Oak St.)

Gentleness. Creativity. Movement. Passion.

Soul-Seer. Intuition. Insight. Space-holder.

Find yourself in a place of Peace. Anything un-Peace doesn’t exist here. Peace surrounds you and breathes within you. You. Are. Safe. You. Are. Seen. In this place, the steel armor you wear for protection in this world softens. You. Can. Soften. Christy speaks Life with and without words, and the light within brightens and embodies your Being. Here you can trust the process of leaning into the inner places of pain – confident you can do this. You. Can. Do. This. Christy will invite you engage in creative and mindful action to see and be and do your work.

Christy Boggs Garau, MSW, LCSW earned a Master’s degree in Social Work, with a concentration in child welfare, from Indiana University in 2012. Since that time, Christy has worked with children, youth, caregivers, and adults using integrative interventions, adapted to the unique needs and goals of clients. Prior to graduate school, Christy worked with children and youth in camp, residential placement. Christy has training in Theraplay(R), Structured Sensory Interventions, Sandtray Therapy, Filial Therapy, Child-centered Play Therapy, and Trauma-focused CBT. Christy integrates theories, research and practices of mindfulness, neuroscience, and attachment in her work. Christy has completed Levels One and Two of Theraplay ® from the Theraplay Institute. Christy has completed Level One, Two, and Three of The Body-Brain Approach to Sandtray Play Therapy. Christy has attended professional trainings on Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also loves and raises a child affected by Autism (this is pretty intensive daily training, so she believes she’s pretty qualified to empathize and collaborate with families raising children affected by Autism:) In 2015, Christy began her role as Clinical Director, providing supervision to interns in counseling, social work, and occupational therapy fieldwork placements, as well as Choices & Changes clinicians. In 2019, Christy and Nikki transitioned to shared ownership of Choices & Changes.

Populations Served:

Adults with anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, anger management issues, co-dependency, grief, life transitions, parenting, relationship issues, self-esteem, self-harm, gender issues, women’s issues, LGBTQ; children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, stress, grief and loss, trauma, foster care, adoption, chronic illness, abuse, neglect, relational difficulties, behavioral difficulties

Special Considerations:
Does not participate in court hearings or court-ordered services related to child custody disputes
Provides parent coaching and consultation
Provides consultation and retreats for groups, businesses, and organizations