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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. Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, or anywhere else nearby, 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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I am a solution focused brief therapist who focuses on increasing hope, positive outcomes, desired change, empowering clients to be the best version of themselves despite experiencing problems or issues.

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  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Front Line Workers
  • Grief
  • Healthcare Professionals
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Together, we will explore what is in the way of a healthier more meaningful life. I can assist with providing support with emotional needs, faulty communication patterns, and attachment dynamics to create a roadmap for growth and understanding.

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With over a decade of experience, my goal is to help individuals, couples and families work through depression, anxiety and trauma. I am honored to help my clients create healing around their painful experiences - together & individually.

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  • Depression
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  • Helping Professionals
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  • Relationship Skills
  • Trauma
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Anita Sandler
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explore the patterns in your relationships that are causing you distress. We will free your mind from those repetitive thoughts, learn how to spot patterns in the moment, and give you tools to create a new path forward with your loved ones.


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explore the patterns in your relationships that are causing you distress. We will free your mind from those repetitive thoughts, learn how to spot patterns in the moment, and give you tools to create a new path forward with your loved ones.

Something to know about my approach is:

I help clients to recognize their strengths and help them to achieve their goals. Working collaboratively with clients, using the Cognitive Behavioral Model, I help them to understand how changing their thoughts can change the way they feel.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
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Bonnie Lords
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Explore core beliefs, where they came from, and how they may be holding you back from the life you want. Sessions will be collaborative and focused on what each individual client wants to focus on for growth.


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Explore core beliefs, where they came from, and how they may be holding you back from the life you want. Sessions will be collaborative and focused on what each individual client wants to focus on for growth.

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My passion and focus is on empowering women to prioritize their self care that may have been put to the side due to stress, burnout, parenting, or trauma. I use EMDR, EFT (tapping), somatic-interventions, and narrative approaches.

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  • Motherhood
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Find ways for you to better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of experiencing pleasure, communicate more effectively, and enjoy better sex.


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Find ways for you to better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of experiencing pleasure, communicate more effectively, and enjoy better sex.

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I work with people in the kink, LGBTQIA+, and non-monogamous communities to address performance anxieties, desire discrepancies, use of sex/porn or substances, confusion about sexuality, relationship conflict, and communication issues.

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  • Communication Skills
  • Compulsive Sexuality/Hypersexuality
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  • Couples Sex Therapy
  • COVID-Related Stress and Anxiety
  • Engagement
  • Front Line Workers
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Guilt
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • High-Functioning Anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
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