First responders, whether peace officers, paramedics, or firefighters, are subjected to complex stressors and trauma as a daily function of their job. They are the ones who take care of, and support others and typically 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. Historically this was seen as “part of the job”. We now understand that complex trauma has very real and very serious consequences for you, your family as well as your community.
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 received specialized training as a first responder therapist to assist in processing of traumatic events directly and also to help navigate other life circumstances impacted by the job. I am trained in several modalities to help support you and assure the utmost level of confidentiality to ensure your privacy as a public servant.
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!
If you are a service member or veteran, I thank you for your service!