WHO WE ARE
We are a network of harm reduction practitioners in California. Our network includes psychologists, licensed marriage and family therapists, social workers, substance use counselors, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, coaches, and others who practice Harm Reduction Therapy or harm reduction-informed services in a private practice setting.
To build a local community of providers for support, referrals, mutual education, and the nurturing of the next generation of Harm Reduction practitioners.
To foster a commitment to social justice in our work and promoting diversity within our group and in our larger professional community.
To work with knowledge of the disabling effects of the War on Drugs and the racial inequalities contained in it; to study the best ways to serve clients whose trauma and substance use is intertwined with these sociological realities.
To promote inclusionary practices which support racial justice and equality among multiple marginalized groups such as BIPOC, LGBTQAI+, women, people with disabilities, those who are socio-economically challenged, and more.
To provide referrals to each other, attempting to match the client’s needs and requests with the best fit for a practitioner. Our clients often face stigma and rejection by professionals. It is our belief that having a centralized list of people we trust to refer to for Harm Reduction Therapy, counseling, and other harm reduction services will help to provide better services to all.
MEET OUR PRACTITIONERS
Patt Denning, PhD
I have been a therapist for over 45 years and am one of the primary developers of Harm Reduction Therapy (HRT).
Cynthia Hoffman, LMFT
I have been practicing and providing training in Harm Reduction Therapy (HRT) for over 21 years in both agency and private practice settings.
Darcy Dittrich, MA
I emphasize self-compassion, mindfulness, and relational healing in my practice, often utilizing creative approaches and humor (when appropriate).
Perri Franskoviak, PhD
Trained in harm reduction psychotherapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Systems-Centered Training, my practice focuses on working with individuals and couples who are experiencing difficulty managing their relationship to drugs and alcohol
Karla Amanda Brown, LMFT
I work systemically with couples, groups and adult family members using approaches that are heart-based, counter-shaming and anti-oppressive.