Our Services

We specialize in employee support and family services for Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, Public Safety personnel, Military personnel and their families.

We provide professional, responsible and compassionate care for those who give so much to the communities they serve. Read More

About Us

Psychological Consulting Associates, Inc. was founded by Gina L. Gallivan, Ph.D., a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California. She is Board Certified in Police & Public Safety Psychology. Dr. Gallivan has committed her entire practice of clinical psychology to law enforcement... Read More

Comprehensive Services Provided

Guidelines to help your children cope with tragedies such as school shootings

  • Keep their exposure to these events on television, the radio, and on their computers to a minimum. Understand that the news media will play this coverage over and over as "breaking news", and as such it may automatically pop up on any web browser.
  • Know that younger children may believe that this is continuing to happen or is happening in multiple schools.
  • When dealing with young children, be careful to answer the questions they are asking appropriately, rather than giving them information that they are not really asking for. Too much detail may frighten children who know very little about this incident.
  • Reassure them that this was a tragic situation that was unexpected and an isolated event.
  • Remind them of the important reasons we practice fire drills and other emergency drills. We are making sure that we all know exactly what to do if something happens that is unexpected.
  • Praise your children for always taking practice drills seriously and tell them that as parents you too know what good care the teachers and administrators will take in keeping them safe while at school.
  • Be mindful of what you say and what your children may overhear you talking about.

The following link, provided by NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) is also helpful in tragic events http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/terror_general.aspx

Emergency Help

  • Copline

    Copline is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving law enforcement officers and their families by providing 24/7 trained peer support for crisis intervention along with referrals to specifically skilled mental health professionals for follow up and continued assistance.
  • Veterans Crisis Line

    The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
  • Cop 2 Cop

    The Cop 2 Cop hotline 1-866-COP-2COP is staffed by retired officers who are licensed Clinical Social Workers, known as Cop Clinicians, and specially trained Mental Health professionals, along with volunteer retired officers who are trained as peer supporters.
  • Suicide Prevention

    The Lifeline Network answers thousands of calls from people in emotional distress. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  • Cops Alive

    Information, strategies and tools to help police officers plan happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives.
  • Safe Call Now

    Call: 206 459-3020. The Safe Call Now hotline is specificially tailored to help first responders and their families.
  • Dr. Gina Gallivan

    Call: 424 289-0299. Our staff is comprised of highly qualified professionals with specific law enforcement and public safety training as well as clinicians with personal backgrounds in law enforcement. Please contact us for more information about our services and how we can help.