how we do it
Then What Do We Do?
Below are the types of clients we work with. Each one receives services with a peer who has experienced a similar situation to yours and has overcome it. At Change My Heart we believe in high accountability, peer support, and developing resiliency. Who better to help than someone who knows personally what you have been through. Some have a difficult time relating to a therapist, BUT what if that therapist overcame addiction or betrayal trauma in their past too? Now you have a peer that you can comfortably connect.
Users of substance abuse, pornography, sex, food, social media, internet, video games, passive thinking, or co-dependency are all the types of users we help. We have experienced each of these areas personally between all the staff we have here at Change My Heart. Can you imagine what it is like to get to work every day with people like that? People who have overcome their weaknesses have learned to be more forgiving to others because they have learned we are all flawed, yet still have value. The Human Resource department love us!
Spouses are also affected by their partner's decisions. Dealing with the feelings and trauma associated with their partner's actions runs deep and can have long term negative impact on the family. That trust is lost, and it needs to be earned, not just given back. That's why our Betrayal Trauma and Family Support program works hand in hand with the user program because studies show that when couples work on their own recovery AND work together on their relationship, both are more likely to recover sooner and longer. For example, when a user opens up about their actions, it can have devastating effects on the spouse. We have the users practice sensitivity and true apologies without shirking their responsibility in all of this. At the same time, the spouse is practicing how to hear what the user has done and be able to deal with these things in a healthy way without believing some of the myths that they may think about themselves.
Parents and Teens
Is your teen a user? Maybe your teen is more of an adult now. Either way, we have a program for both of you. We also have a system in place to manage internet and game time with responsibilities in the home. Parents, your participation is vital to avoid co-dependency issues or enabling. Learn how to avoid these at Change My Heart.
Our founders were active clergy and developed this program collaborating with therapists, social workers, addicts, spouses, and sponsors. We learned that coordinating recovery with clergy improved our client's relationship with a higher power., which in turn improved recovery success rates. If the member of the congregation approves your involvement you can view all your member's progress, for free. Add members directly in your dashboard when you meet with them, Clergy continues to meet with their members and see their progress in the program so you can more effectively focus on the spiritual while we work on the secular.
For a small fee, therapists can subscribe to our program for their clients. Like the clergy users, they would be receiving the assistance of daily support and daily accountability for their clients, and they can better evaluate the next steps they can take as a mental health professional. You also get access to the client's dashboard if they permit it in their settings.
Keeping an eye on clients with a criminal background is easier with Change My Heart. You are able to see their progress in the program as ensuring they are fulfilling their duties to the court.