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Find First responders Therapists & Counselors in San Mateo, CA.

 

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 San Mateo, the suburbs of San Mateo, other nearby places such as San Bruno, Daly City, or anywhere else in California, 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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Audrey Schoen
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Together we will work to understand how your past is influencing your present, connecting your past and present in order to build a more fulfilling, authentic future so you can build a more connected and congruent life.


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Together, we will:

Together we will work to understand how your past is influencing your present, connecting your past and present in order to build a more fulfilling, authentic future so you can build a more connected and congruent life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am comfortable with seemingly “uncomfortable” topics — sex, money, gender roles, whatever — while also welcoming the humor and joy that often arises on the journey self-discovery.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • First Responders
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Perfectionism
  • Personal Development
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationship problems
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Dr. Kalana Greer
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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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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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Blanca E Amaya
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dissect personal issues and develop effective tools to assist you in reaching your goals.


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Together, we will:

dissect personal issues and develop effective tools to assist you in reaching your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I practice culturally competent, solution focused, collaborative, trauma informed psychotherapy. My training has been using evidence based models that have been effective in assisting those struggling with mood disorders and trauma.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • College Students
  • Depression
  • Existential Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Finding Meaning or Purpose
  • grief
  • Helping Professionals
  • Loneliness
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Work stress
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Eric van der Voort
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Work to find ways you can better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge your unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and journey toward pursuing more pleasure in your life!


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Together, we will:

Work to find ways you can better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge your unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and journey toward pursuing more pleasure in your life!

Something to know about my approach is:

Active, collaborative, empowering, kink-affirming, and evidence-based. I draw primarily from CBT, Motivational Interviewing, ACT, DBT, psychodynamic, humanistic, and sex therapy models when conceptualizing and treating clients.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acute Grief
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Issues
  • Compulsive Sexuality / Hypersexuality
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Front Line Workers
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Grief counseling
  • Guilt
  • Healthcare workers
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Kink Community
  • 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 issues
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Jessica Roper
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We will practice mindfulness & various emotional regulation techniques to cope and transcend limiting patterns, beliefs, behaviors. We will celebrate your inner knowing, authenticity, creativity.


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Together, we will:

We will practice mindfulness & various emotional regulation techniques to cope and transcend limiting patterns, beliefs, behaviors. We will celebrate your inner knowing, authenticity, creativity.

Something to know about my approach is:

I support clients in befriending their nervous systems as a guide to cultivate emotional regulation and connection to oneself and others. I trust in your resilience. I strive to meet each relationship with a sense of reverence & play.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Body Acceptance
  • Body Image
  • Burn Out
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Complex Trauma
  • Confidence and Self-worth
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Disordered Eating
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional abuse
  • emotional eating
  • Feelings of not being good enough
  • Healing from Relationships
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Identity
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Mindbody Connection
  • Mindfulness
  • Nervous System Regulation
  • Oppression
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosomatic Issues
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Self-expression
  • Sexuality
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • White Privilege
  • Women's Issues
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