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If you’re a first responder (such as police, EMT, firefighter, etc.), you regularly work in a high-stress environment to perform life-saving work. This puts you at a higher risk of developing mental and emotional issues, including depression and PTSD, necessitating professional therapy.

Therapists are a critical resource for first responders. Whether you are located in downtown Fort Smith, the suburbs of Fort Smith, other nearby places such as Rogers, Bentonville, or anywhere else in Arkansas, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Do You Need First Responder Counseling?

First responders often experience traumatic events that can leave a lasting effect on their mental health. Here are some signs that you could use counseling:

  • Recurring memories of a traumatic event, such as a shooting, arrest, fire, or critical incident.
  • Feeling anxious or stressed on a chronic basis.
  • Feeling sad on an ongoing basis without hope.
  • Loss of interest in things that you used to love.
  • Being easily agitated or emotionally reactive.
  • Feeling burned out or apathetic about your job.

If any of the above signs ring true to you, consider getting some help in the form of first responder counseling. For more help to figure out if counseling is right for you, read this article from licensed therapist Dana Carretta-Stein about signs of trauma common to first responders.

Get First Responder Therapy Today!

Mental Health Match can help you find a professional therapist who can help you cope with the demands of your job so you can feel great and continue to do your best work. On our platform, finding a licensed therapist is easier than you may think. Get started today by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Ivy Le
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Whether you are going through major life changes or simply handling life events and needing a safe, non- judgemental place to vent and process, this is the place for you. Let's start!


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Together, we will:

Whether you are going through major life changes or simply handling life events and needing a safe, non- judgemental place to vent and process, this is the place for you. Let's start!

Something to know about my approach is:

I have employ play therapy, EMDR, AutPlay, CAMS and many more interventions that I have seek and been trained in to better serve you and your family needs. Trauma focus CBT and other evident-based interventions also play a big role in each individual

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma
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Dr. Nichole Vincent
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Curate the mentally well-thy life you deserve! I will pinpoint what isn't working and disrupt the hell out of what might be keeping you from moving onward! Schedule a free consult and let's #tacoaboutit


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Together, we will:

Curate the mentally well-thy life you deserve! I will pinpoint what isn't working and disrupt the hell out of what might be keeping you from moving onward! Schedule a free consult and let's #tacoaboutit

Something to know about my approach is:

I take great pride in not being a typical cookie-cutter therapist. I use humor in my sessions (and maybe a few cuss words) because I wholeheartedly believe that therapy is a place where one should be their true, authentic self!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • grief
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Life changes
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma
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Dr. Nichole  Vincent remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Heather Srncik
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Build on your unique strengths and attain the personal growth you desire.


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Build on your unique strengths and attain the personal growth you desire.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach encompasses a variety of techniques based on your individual needs. We will work collaboratively on your goals, identify the roots of your symptoms, and develop tools to overcome your current challenges

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Overwhelmed
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress Management
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
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Keesha Parker
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My super powers are being able to remember everything you ever tell me as well as being an excellent dot connector. Life experiences teach us everything we know about the world. Together we will get to the root of your struggles.


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My super powers are being able to remember everything you ever tell me as well as being an excellent dot connector. Life experiences teach us everything we know about the world. Together we will get to the root of your struggles.

Something to know about my approach is:

Our work will not be your typical sessions where you emotionally vomit out your story while someone sits across the room nodding their head and taking notes. I will be on the edge of my chair listening to every word and feeling it with you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child Abuse
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Family Conflict
  • Perfectionism
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress
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Keesha Parker remote and phone therapy in Arkansas, Florida, Texas
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Kirsten Davis
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determine what you need to grow into your best self, and work collaboratively to facilitate that growth.


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Together, we will:

determine what you need to grow into your best self, and work collaboratively to facilitate that growth.

Something to know about my approach is:

I tailor my approach to what you're looking to gain from therapy. Before you leave your first session, we will establish how you want to heal, and how we can develop that together.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Anxiety
  • College Students
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Sexuality
  • Teenagers
  • Transgender Issues
  • Young Adults
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Kirsten Davis remote and phone therapy in Arkansas