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  • First Responder

    The term “first responders”, “public safety workers”, and “public health workers” often refers to three major groups:

    • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
    • Police Officers
    • Firefighters

    Although the mental health of the general population is vital in preserving and maintaining the overall functioning and continuity of way of life, public health, and public safety workers are a specific population consistently exposed to human related and caused disasters. They often experience a broad range of physical and mental health consequences daily. The inherent nature of their job is daily direct and indirect exposure to death, grief, injury, pain, loss, exposure to threats of personal safety, long hours of work, frequent shifts with longer hours, poor sleep, and other negative experiences which increases depression, anxiety, stress, posttraumatic stress symptoms, suicidal ideation, and a host of other functional and relational issues. First responders are consistently exposed to the front line of risk and threat with very little to no time between events. First responders frequently witness death and life-threatening conditions. This constant exposure can lead to compounding, complex trauma which can lead to several emotional and mental distress conditions which interfere with the ability to cope with daily stressors or feel an array of other positive emotions.

    We take our time to help you manage and cope with the mental, emotional, and physically taxing work you do. Allow us to be the buffer between work and home so you can fit back into your life with your family and loved ones. The course of therapy involves but is not limited to:

    • Trauma resolution
    • Interpersonal relationship building
    • Emotional regulation
    • Stress management
    • Resiliency training
    • Grief management
    • Compassion fatigue
    • Self-efficacy
    • Grounding and mindfulness training