When we speak of counseling there are a few ways in which we believe people can be coached, counseled and encouraged on the road to Recovery.
- Peer Counseling: Peer counseling is a model that is proven experience in recovery. When one alcoholic/addict shares with another their experience, strength and hope there’s an exchange of empathy and compassion as well as recovery tools, connections are made and in the struggling one begins to understand they are not alone. Walking with someone who is recovering from these issues can be hard work and it takes time, trust as well as action. It’s a two way relationship. “…carry each others burdens…” (Gal 6:1-3)
“If you want what we have then you are ready to take certain steps” (from the Book of Alcoholics Anonymous)
- Professional Counseling: There are many great resources in the local community; Professionals who are licensed MFT (Marriage and Family Therapists) or Alcohol and Drug certified specialists. These people come to us highly recommend and offer their services to us on sliding scales pending an initial interview with them. Often times the issues that affect the alcoholic or addict may include family dynamics, Relational conflicts, cultural influences, trauma and a variety of other experiences. These professionals have been trained and gifted by God to bring support, insight and care.
***For a list of local professionals contact us directly at Freedom@harborrockrecovery.org
- Holy Spirit Counsel: We believe that God’s Spirit is within all who believe. It is the very presence of the risen Christ. Alive and active. Apart from God’s Spirit the things of God cannot be known or understood. (I Cor 2:14) The Bible is His living Word, Divine Counsel and thus the believer can know, understand and obey God’s Word. This is an ultimate goal of our work, to make way for people to develop a relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ so they might walk in the land of the living with confidence and humility. Reflecting and revealing Jesus Christ.
The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.