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)

  • Alcohol Abuse

  • Grief and Loss

  • Sleep Issues

  • Difficulty relaxing and “turning off” work

  • Marital Difficulties

  • 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.