Jeannie Little LCSW


Jeannie Little, LCSW, CGP is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Harm Reduction Therapy Center in San Francisco. She is a licensed clinical social worker and certified group psychotherapist. Since 1990 she has been at the forefront of developing harm reduction therapy, a treatment model for people with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. With a background in homeless and housing services, she adapted harm reduction therapy as a community treatment model that has reached thousands of marginalized people with little access to mental health care. She is also a developer of harm reduction groups and has taught hundreds of therapists and diverse agency staff the principles and practices of harm reduction groups.  She provides training and ongoing consultation to professional and peer staff in outpatient clinics, drop-in centers, and supportive housing.  She is co-author of Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide for Managing Drugs and Alcohol and Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, An Alternative Approach to Addictions, 2nd Edition.