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Public Safety Therapy

Our therapy is aimed to address the unique challenges and mental health issues first responders face due to the nature of their work.

•            Mental Health Statistics: It’s estimated that 30% of first responders experience behavioral health issues like depression and PTSD, which is higher than the general population. Rates of suicidal ideation and attempts are also notably higher among this group.

•             Common Reasons for Seeking Therapy: First responders seek therapy for a range of issues, including trauma from continuous exposure to distressing events, burnout, depression, anxiety, and stress. Lessor known yet still common reasons for seeking therapy include: sleep, relationships, health issues, anger, loss of loved one, and work conflicts.

•             Therapy Approaches: Evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are particularly effective for treating burnout and anxiety and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) for treating trauma. Other approaches include mindfulness-based techniques and treatments that focus on resilience-building.

•             Elements of Successful Treatment: Successful treatment often involves a multidisciplinary team, confidentiality, peer support, and sometimes residential retreats to foster resilience in both the individual and their families.

Our sessions usually last for between 45 minutes to 1 hour.