First responders, whether peace officers, paramedics, or firefighters, have a unique set of circumstances and experiences that most people don't share. Most people don't understand what you do, the shit you see, the risks you take. They don't understand what stays with you, doesn't go away. They don't understand why you sometimes get cold or distant when you are coping and processing. But I do and I know sometimes we need to process stuff we see or go through.
As a first responder, you are exposed to stress and trauma as a daily function of your job. You are the one who takes care of, and supports others and typically, first responders feel they are not supposed to lean on others when they need to be taken care of or need support themselves. Unfortunately, due to the high stress demands and vicarious trauma of the job, first responders are at higher risk for depression, anxiety and suicide than the rest of the population.
As a mother of a peace officer, and someone with a background in law enforcement myself, this is something very close to my heart. I have specialized training as a first responder therapist in processing of traumatic events and also other life circumstances impacted by the job. I am trained in several modalities and assure the utmost level of confidentiality to ensure your privacy as a public servant.
So what are you waiting for?
You serve the community 24/7 when we need you, away from your families and friends, 365 days a year. Now allow me the honor of giving back to you by supporting you in whatever way you need right now.
Thank you for your service!
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