First REsponders and public safety professionals
I provide therapy and treatment tailored to the specific needs and culture that comes with being a first responder or public safety professional. I utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in order to help address and process the chronic stress, trauma, sleep issues, anxiety, etc. that can accumulate over a career of helping others in their darkest hour. As someone who has spent 40 hours each week in the front seat of a police car assisting with mental health emergencies, grown up in a fire fighter family and done numerous ride-alongs and sit-alongs, I am sensitive to the different ways in which stress and trauma can present among the first responder and public safety professional roles. Additionally, I am available to help with how these stressors can affect a marriage and family. You—and your family—deserve to experience wellness and to be able to put down the heavy load you carry as a result of this kind of intense work. Please contact me today to get started on improving your quality of life.
I can help with:
Stress Injuries, including PTSD (e.g. flashbacks, nightmares, panic, etc.)
Anxiety (including guilt, shame, avoidance, feeling on edge or jumpy, etc.)
Depression (including isolating yourself from others, feeling numb, etc.)
Anger (including irritability)
Grief and Loss
Difficulty relaxing and “turning off” work
Betrayal trauma—trauma that occurs when those who are supposed to be there to support you in crisis (e.g. friends, family, your agency) significantly violate your well-being or trust
And much more…
Remember: the sooner you can address your stressors, the faster and easier they can be to heal. There is strength in taking care of yourself.