Being a first responder is rewarding. You probably felt drawn to the profession out of a deep desire to help others. You knew there would be challenges and stress, but you might find yourself surprised by just how stressful things have been for you. Yes, friends and family members are supportive, but they don't understand what your work life is like. You witness things that others cannot imagine. You're committed to being the best, but there are days when things are especially difficult. Perhaps you've considered seeking help in the past, but your pride or feelings of shame have stopped you from making that call. You certainly don't want to be seen as weak or troubled. Let me reassure you that you're not alone and that seeking help will make you a better employee and partner in your relationship. You're carrying the trauma of each person you encounter. If that trauma isn't properly addressed, it becomes your trauma.
I am a trauma expert for first responders--police, medical, fire. I will work with you to help you process your most traumatic memories to improve your work performance, sleep, anxiety, relationships and overall quality of life.
My passion is working with first responders and frontline workers who are experiencing stress, anxiety, work related trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Certified First Responder Counselor. I believe in creating a safe space where all feelings are welcome to be explored. I integrate cognitive behavioral, EMDR and Brainspotting therapies in order to help clients identify, process and cope with their feelings and experiences.