C2 Change

C2 Change is a nonprofit behavioral health agency solely dedicated to providing quality behavioral health services to youth and their families.

C2 Change is a nonprofit behavioral health agency solely dedicated to providing quality behavioral health services to youth and their families. Through early intervention, diagnosis, and treatment we help children, adolescents, young adults, individuals, and families develop the emotional skills needed for meeting life’s challenges. Our fees are based on a sliding scale to ensure everyone receives professional behavioral health services regardless of income.

C2 Change is a nonprofit behavioral health agency solely dedicated to providing quality behavioral health services to youth and their families.

Mission: To provide access to quality behavioral health services to Central Texans and their families regardless of income.


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[03/02/18]   We are reaching the final hours of Amplify Austin. What an amazing and generous community we live in. If you haven't donated yet, it's not too late. Visit www.amplifyatx.org/c2change to make your donation. 1 in 5 youth live with a mental illness, but only half will receive treatment. With your donation, one more child or family can receive quality mental health care. http://ow.ly/OhQC30iJ24K


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[11/28/17]   One in five Texas residents rely on non-profit mental health agencies or community mental health centers for mental health treatment; however, community mental health centers have limited resources and cannot serve all people who need treatment. Agencies like C2Change serve a critical community need by filling in gaps in access to treatment. Can you help provide a child or young adult the therapy that could change their lives forever?

[09/12/17]   Recent statistics suggest that 6 in 10 young people with depression will not receive any treatment for their depression. C2Change is here to help change that by helping children, adolescents, and families access quality mental health care they can afford.

[09/07/17]   Why invest in mental health treatment? Promoting the social and emotional well being of youth contributes to better educational outcomes, lower crime rates, a stronger economy, and lower health care costs. The benefits expand past the immediate child and their family and impact us all.

[09/07/17]   Children and youth with mental health problems are at heightened risk for poor school performance, school dropout, greater involvement with the child welfare and criminal justice systems, and a host of other difficulties. When treated, children and youth with mental health problems fare better at home, schools, and in their communities. Help C2 Change help children and their families. The benefits last a lifetime!

[07/21/17]   C2Change offers therapy on a sliding scale to ensure that everyone has access to services, regardless of income. Nearly half of our clients pay $20 or less per session. This is less than many co-pays and much more affordable than the market rate for a therapy session. We are able to do this thru the generous donations that our supporters give. Thank You!!!!

[07/18/17]   Since 2011 we have helped over 1,000 clients, and we are continuing to grow. Pretty good start so far!

[06/29/17]   Hope everyone has a safe and happy July 4th!

[01/25/17]   Just one more day to get tickets and make a difference in a child and his/her families lives! We have great silent auction items from Eliza Page, Sophia and Franks restaurant, Top Golf, Pub Crawler, and many more!

[12/20/16]   Over the last six years: C2 Change has offered group, couples,
family, and individual therapy for over 650 clients...

96% of whom qualify for sliding scale fees - that is only made possible by the donations of our amazing community


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This holiday $10 can give peace of mind to children and families!

As we prepare for the holiday season it is important to reflect on the year and remember those less fortunate than we are. Please join C2 Change and the Power of $10 in helping children and families in Central Texas receive the behavioral health care they need.

We all know the holidays can be a busy and stressful time of year. For families facing behavioral health challenges such as autism, anxiety, or depression, it can be even more so. Families in need often find it challenging or impossible to find affordable services. C2 Change is dedicated to helping children and their families with a wide variety of issues regardless of income. But we need your help! C2 needs your contribution to provide vital behavioral health services to the community on a sliding scale. If you want to help improve the mental health of our community, consider making a gift to C2 Change. Please visit our Fundly site to see how even $10 can make a difference in the lives of children and families.

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[11/29/16]   a $60 Donation can provide two group therapy sessions for a child and their family


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Let us show you what $10 can do!

Your contribution will help C2 Change continue to provide psychotherapy and neuropsychological evaluations to children and families in need regardless of their income level. If you share our passion and would like to donate, please visit our campaign at


Great work is being done at C2 Change, and we want to take this opportunity to ask for your support. Through generosity of our donors, C2 Change has been able to:
• Serve over 750 individuals and families since its inception in 2010 & remove the income barrier for mental health services
• Provide training in child and family behavioral health services to over 50 clinicians from the University of Texas, St. Edward’s and Texas State doctoral and masters level programs
• Expand its office from 200 SF to 2500 SF providing more space for individual and group therapy sessions as well as for assessments and evaluations
• Increase its number of clinicians from 3 to 10
• Purchase over $4,000 in testing instruments for Autism alone
• Provide 30% of our families with free or very reduced cost evaluations
• Expand services for low income families

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[11/15/16]   Your donation of $25 provides 1 Session of individual therapy for a child/young adult and their family members

[11/14/16]   Did you know: Since its inception, C2 Change has provided services to more than 650 individuals, with more than 96% of families qualifying for a sliding fee scale. C2 Change has also provided training to more than 30 clinicians from area universities. Without the help of our donors this would not be possible!

Hope Here Gala Benefiting C2 Change

Its official. Mark your calendar for Jan 28th!

eventbrite.com The Hope. Here. Gala is an opportunity to support continued mental health care for those families who are most vulnerable in our local Austin community.

[10/27/16]   Mark your calendars! C2 Change is having our first big event. Jan 28th at Hotel Van Zandt 605 Davis Street, Austin. More details to follow!

[06/15/16]   Early Childhood Depression:

The brains of preschoolers unaffected by the disorder, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Their gray matter -- tissue that connects brain cells and carries signals between those cells and is involved in seeing, hearing, memory, decision-making and emotion -- is lower in volume and thinner in the cortex, a part of the brain important in the processing of emotions.
The new study is published Dec. 16 in JAMA Psychiatry.
"What is noteworthy about these findings is that we are able to see how a life experience -- such as an episode of depression -- can change the brain's anatomy," said first author Joan L. Luby, MD, whose research established that children as young as 3 can experience depression. "Traditionally, we have thought about the brain as an organ that develops in a predetermined way, but our research is showing that actual experience -- including negative moods, exposure to poverty, and a lack of parental support and nurturing -- have a material impact on brain growth and development."
The findings may help explain why children and others who are depressed have difficulty regulating their moods and emotions. The research builds on earlier work by Luby's group that detailed other differences in the brains of depressed children.
Luby, the Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Child Psychiatry, and her team studied 193 children, 90 of whom had been diagnosed with depression as preschoolers. They performed clinical evaluations on the children several times as they aged. The researchers also conducted MRI scans at three points in time as each child got older. The first scans were performed when the kids were ages 6 to 8, and the final scans were taken when they were ages 12 to 15. A total of 116 children in the study received all three brain scans.
"If we had only scanned them at one age or stage, we wouldn't know whether these effects simply were present from birth or reflected an actual change in brain development," said co-investigator Deanna M. Barch, PhD, head of Washington University's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences. "By scanning them multiple times, we were able to see that the changes reflect an actual difference in brain maturation that emerges over the course of development."
The gray matter is made up mainly of neurons, along with axons that extend from brain cells to carry signals. The gray matter processes information, and as children get older, they develop more of it. Beginning around puberty, the amount of gray matter begins to decline as communication between neurons gets more efficient and redundant processes are eliminated.
"Gray matter development follows an inverted U-shaped curve," Luby said. "As children develop normally, they get more and more gray matter until puberty, but then a process called pruning begins, and unnecessary cells die off. But our study showed a much steeper drop-off, possibly due to pruning, in the kids who had been depressed than in healthy children."
Further, the steepness of the drop-off in the volume and thickness of the brain tissue correlated with the severity of depression: The more depressed a child was, the more severe the loss in volume and thickness.
The researchers determined that having depression was a key factor in gray matter development. In scans of children whose parents had suffered from depression -- meaning the kids would be at higher risk -- gray matter appeared normal unless the kids had suffered from depression, too.
Interestingly, the differences in gray matter volume and thickness typically were more pronounced than differences in other parts of the brain linked to emotions. Luby explained that because gray matter is involved in emotion processing, it is possible some of the structures involved in emotion, such as the brain's amygdala, may function normally, but when the amygdala sends signals to the cortex -- where gray matter is thinner -- the cortex may be unable to regulate those signals properly.
Luby and Barch are planning to conduct brain scans on even younger children to learn whether depression may cause pruning in the brain's gray matter to begin earlier than normal, changing the course of brain development as a child grows.
"A next important step will involve determining whether early intervention might shift the trajectory of brain development for these kids so that they revert to more typical and healthy development," said Barch, also the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry.
Luby said that is the main challenge facing those who treat kids with depression.
"The experience of early childhood depression is not only uncomfortable for the child during those early years," she said. "It also appears to have long-lasting effects on brain development and to make that child vulnerable to future problems. If we can intervene, however, the benefits might be just as long-lasting."
The above post is reprinted from materials provided by Washington University in St. Louis. The original item was written by Jim Dryden. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.

Article Cited:

Joan L. Luby, Andy C. Belden, Joshua J. Jackson, Christina N. Lessov-Schlaggar, Michael P. Harms, Rebecca Tillman, Kelly Botteron, Diana Whalen, Deanna M. Barch. Early Childhood Depression and Alterations in the Trajectory of Gray Matter Maturation in Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence. JAMA Psychiatry, 2015; 1 DOI:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.2356


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