Police, Fire, EMS, Corrections
Assistance for first responders requires a therapist that understands emergency response culture. Previous contacts with a psychologist have often been adversarial as candidates are evaluated for fitness for the job. Therapists need to understand the nature of the job and the culture of each profession.
Life altering decisions occur in an instant. Work demands alternate between routine and critical in moments. Families make sacrifices. Shift work and working holidays can take a toll. Emergency responders see things that change our view of the world. Trauma becomes routine. Self care takes a back seat.
First responders are resilient. Often just a few sessions can build stress management skills, identify options for coping with work or personal issues. Being involved in multiple stressful incidents over many years can layer symptoms of distress, and lead to feelings of burnout. Effective stress management can restore the satisfaction of a first responder's career. As retirement nears, planning for the next chapter takes priority. How to downshift into that next phase requires preparation.
- Specialized services for law enforcement, firefighters, emergency service workers and corrections officers.
- Stress management after critical incidents.
- Problem solving related to disciplinary issues.
- Promotion of work/life balance.
- Cognitive Processing Protocol for Acute and Post Traumatic Stress.
- Resilience Training and Self Care
My goal is to keep you doing the job you love until you choose to retire, then to assist you with designing the next chapter.
In this family, no one fights alone. When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.