First responders deal with traumatic incidents on a regular basis
In law enforcement, people work in an environment where they are exposed to traumatic events, but they are expected to not display their emotions. They handle the traumatic call, move on to the next, and work again the following day. Unfortunately, the end result is commonly ‘stuffing down’ emotions and taking the edge off with alcohol. The cumulative effect of this common process can lead to problems like anger, depression, anxiety, alcoholism, divorce, and suicide.
Many police officers do not know that they can receive treatment when they are suicidal, and even be voluntarily hospitalized for suicide and not lose their jobs. The exception to this is when hospitalization is NOT voluntary. Involuntary hospitalization results in losing fire arms privileges.
Our team is comprised of competent, compassionate professionals trained in treating mental health problems specific to first responders and their families. We provide cognitive behavioral therapy, as this modality in treatment has been found to be the most effective for issues like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We also provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Individual sessions are 50 minutes. Please call our office for more details.