Care That’s “Just Right”
by Shaina Charles
Have you ever heard the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? The one where a hungry girl wanders into a bear den and boldly decides to sample each bear’s meal? The first bowl of porridge she tries is piping hot, and not her taste. The second bowl is ice cold and – well, if you’ve ever had cold oatmeal, you can probably see why this is a problem. But then, Goldilocks tastes the third bowl of porridge and – YES! This bowl was just right.
The story of Goldilocks is just a fun fairy tale, but it teaches us an important lesson regarding how we provide care to clients. Each client deserves care that is just right for them.
Each client is a unique individual, and every person with OCD experiences the disorder and symptomsdifferently. Just as you have your own fears and challenges, you also have many strengths. You have unique support systems and resources, special skills, and different experiences that motivate you to learn coping skills and resolve problems.
So, how do we make sure that you are getting the care that is just right for you? By making sure that each client is receiving individualized care – we highlight your personal experiences, concerns, and goals, and use this information to create a plan that reflects who you are. Even though we use ERP Therapy for all our clients, each person will have a different experience because you contribute something extra to your care.
Your individuality is what makes you the amazing human you are, and that should always be highlighted! So, we are always willing to listen, learn, and emphasize the best parts of who you are so that we can make sure your treatment is just right.