A Lifeline for the Ones who Always Respond First
We recognize that First Responders are real live human beings under the uniforms they wear. When your own mental health is vulnerable, let us respond to you to help you refuel for your next call of duty.
You put your life on the line day after day, but some days, that cost seems higher than you thought you’d have to pay. Some days, you lose sight of your own body and get caught up in the horror, action, and suffering of what you're responding to. And some days, you wish you could leave everything behind and start fresh somewhere new.
You really wanted to help people, and you eagerly signed up for this job. And this “job” is not just a J.O.B. You are saving lives. But with all the lives you’ve helped, your own life may be suffering with PTSD, burnout, rage, suicidal thoughts, depression, substance abuse...you know the deal, even if feels a little scary to admit it.
SAMHSA reports that 30% of First Responders develop mental health concerns, compared to 20% of the general population, so you aren't alone!
First Responder Therapy
Even though you're used to serving others, it's about time you get support for yourself. There is a difference between a police officer, firefighter, EMT, dispatcher, etc. that we take into consideration when working on First Responder Therapy.
In confidential sessions, we’ll help you get that mask on yourself so you can breathe again. From there, we’ll help you develop coping skills to find a new freedom to step out of the shaken state you're in and enter a life marked by peace and balance.
How Can First Responder Therapy Help You?
The world never stops needing you, but some days all you want is to...
Cope with the complex relationship dynamics between your first and second families
Learn to manage unique stressors such as shift work, being away from family, or witnessing human suffering
Get support for PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and suicidal thoughts
Discover an identity outside of being a first responder
Take a break and recover from burnout
Afraid your dark humor or desensitization to traumatic events will shock the counselor? We got you…. We understand mechanisms to help get through our jobs/lives, just as we need them in ours as well. Other tactical skills can be learned as well, such as mindfulness and Solution-Based Therapy practices. You are the first line into a number of dangerous events, let us help you learn to take care of yourself!
You do not have to bear a reality you don't know if you can bear much longer. Speak freely about your experiences and find hope and joy again with SoulSpring Counselor Jeni Mose.
Jeni has completed all coursework for Emergency Responder and Public Safety Clinician Certification (ERPSCC). When Covid restrictions lift, she'll finish up with the required observation hours to complete. In the meantime, she has significant experience working in correctional and hospital settings. She gets you
Let us respond to your needs first! For a free consultation regarding how First Responder Therapy may help you, please call (561) 463-3078.
Thank you so much to #teamsoulspring counselor Jeni Mose. for her contribution to the content of this article.