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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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Kate Williams
Together, we will:

figure out what you want, what you need and make a plan to get there. We will practice skills for feeling calm and clear. How about the past stuff? Together we will address those experiences in a way that keeps them from coming back to haunt you.


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Together, we will:

figure out what you want, what you need and make a plan to get there. We will practice skills for feeling calm and clear. How about the past stuff? Together we will address those experiences in a way that keeps them from coming back to haunt you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I want you to know that for whatever you reason you seek therapy, you are most likely having a normal and common response. I'm here to help you learn about that and have compassion for yourself. I'm ready to partner with you in making the change.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • First Responders
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Social Anxiety
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Kate Williams remote and phone therapy in California, Oregon
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Brett Ryan
Together, we will:

Explore what is causing yourself or your marriage difficulty, and put an action plan in place to try to resolve those issues so you can find freedom from the hardship


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Together, we will:

Explore what is causing yourself or your marriage difficulty, and put an action plan in place to try to resolve those issues so you can find freedom from the hardship

Something to know about my approach is:

I am trained in EMDR and help people process their trauma so that they can possibly find some relief from it. I am a EFT trained therapist as well, so I work with couples on how to improve their communication and be close again.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Christian Counseling
  • Couples Therapy
  • First Responders
  • Trauma
  • Veterans / Military Families
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Brett Ryan remote and phone therapy in California
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Dr. Kalana Greer
Together, we will:

Focus on what’s important to you and help you see blind spots to meet your life and internal goals more effectively.


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Picture of Dr. Kalana Greer, therapist in California
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Together, we will:

Focus on what’s important to you and help you see blind spots to meet your life and internal goals more effectively.

Something to know about my approach is:

Direct, solution-focused, and emotionally available.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Academic Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Issues
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Codependency
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional regulation
  • Family of Origin
  • Helping Professionals
  • Identity Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Racism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
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Dr. Kalana Greer remote and phone therapy in California
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Holly Spotts, Psy.D.
Together, we will:

create something new. Together, we will sift through the mess and give voice to your goals and dreams. Together, we will create a life you love!


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Together, we will:

create something new. Together, we will sift through the mess and give voice to your goals and dreams. Together, we will create a life you love!

Something to know about my approach is:

You are complex, with deep layers, not a mere list of symptoms or a diagnosis to treat. My approach to therapy is integrative, meaning that I blend elements from different theoretical approaches to customize treatment according to your needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Burn Out
  • Family of Origin
  • Helping Professionals
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Relationship Distress
  • Women's Issues
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Holly Spotts, Psy.D. remote and phone therapy in California, Florida, Mississippi
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Eric van der Voort
Together, we will:

Find ways for you to better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and create more purpose & pleasure in your life (both in & out of the bedroom)!


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Together, we will:

Find ways for you to better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and create more purpose & pleasure in your life (both in & out of the bedroom)!

Something to know about my approach is:

As a psychologist, I am collaborative, empowering, kink-affirming, and evidence-based. An eclectic provider, I draw from CBT, Motivational Interviewing, ACT, psychodynamic, humanistic, and sex therapy models when working with patients.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Issues
  • Compulsive Sexuality / Hypersexuality
  • Couples Counseling
  • Couples issues
  • Couples sex therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Engagement and Marriage
  • Front Line Workers
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Grief counseling
  • Guilt
  • Healthcare workers
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Kink Community
  • Marriage
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Out of Control Sexual Behavior
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sex Anxiety
  • Sex problems
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Health Issues
  • Sexual Issues
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
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Eric van der Voort remote and phone therapy in California