CHANGE STARTS WITH HOPE…...HOPE HEALS
A harm reduction approach to therapy includes the following ideas:
- Self-empowerment: You know yourself best and I’ll work with you to help you decide what your goals will be at this time.
- Any positive change is good. Making changes can be scary--it’s like losing something that’s important to you. Change is also contagious. Making small changes gives us confidence and perhaps motivation to try some more.
- I meet you where you are now in the process of change. Change is also a process that occurs in steps, so we’ll start with where you are currently in the process of changing and decide what the next steps are; or if you’re not ready to make any changes now, that’s ok, you’re free to return later.
- Paths to getting well are unique. We’ll work together to mobilize your unique existing strengths and supports, learning along the way what path or paths may be helpful to follow.
- Paths of change are flexible. Paths may include professional clinical treatment; use of medications; support from families and in schools; faith-based approaches; peer support; and other approaches that may help you.