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Court Ordered Counseling

We have developed relationships with court systems in Lake County and Porter County.

We are accepte by all states. If you have out of state counseling needs, we at Fresh Start Counseling can help.

Our strategic relationships means that you get fast and reliable service. Count on us to help you with all court ordered needs.

domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is a crime.

Getting out of an abusive or violent relationship isn’t easy. Maybe you’re still hoping that things will change. Maybe you’re afraid of what your partner will do if they discover you’re trying to leave. Whatever your reasons, you probably feel trapped and helpless.

our programs

  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft
  • Stress Management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Alcohol Education
  • EAP Services
  • Adolesent
  • Out of State Packets

children of divorce

Most adults going through separation and divorce need support — from friends, professionals, clergy, and family. Don't seek support from your kids, even if they seem to want you to.

Thousands of kids experience the stress of divorce each year. How they'll react depends on their age, personality, and the particular circumstances of the separation and divorce process.

Every divorce will have an effect on the kids involved — and many times the initial reaction is one of shock, sadness, frustration, anger, or worry. But kids can also come out of it better able to cope with stress, and many become more flexible, tolerant young adults.

The most important things that both parents can do to help kids through this difficult time are:

  • Keep visible conflict, heated discussions, and legal talk away from the kids.
  • Minimize the disruptions to kids' daily routines.
  • Confine negativity and blame about each other to private therapy sessions or conversations with friends outside the home.
  • Keep each parent involved in the kids' lives.

eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious medical problems. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder are all types of eating disorders.

Eating disorders frequently develop during adolescence or early adulthood, but can occur during childhood or later in adulthood. Females are more likely than males to develop an eating disorder.

The exact cause of eating disorders is unknown. As with other mental illnesses, there may be many causes. Possible causes of eating disorders include:

  • Biology
  • Psychological and Social Health
  • Society

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