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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 District of Columbia, 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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Alicia Rozycki, PhD
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Identify your main concerns, review your history for patterns, build up your strengths, and create a practical plan to help you cope better, worry less, and rest more. Let's break through what's holding you back from living your most actualized life.


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Together, we will:

Identify your main concerns, review your history for patterns, build up your strengths, and create a practical plan to help you cope better, worry less, and rest more. Let's break through what's holding you back from living your most actualized life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My process offers the opportunity to identify the life patterns, thoughts, and behaviors that have you stuck, and include growth exercises to help you between visits. I provide expert, custom-tailored care in a thorough, compassionate and honest way.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Active Duty Military
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Career Transitions
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Moral injury
  • Moving and Relocation
  • Professional Women
  • Veterans / Military Families
  • Women's Issues
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Alicia Rozycki, PhD remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia
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Priscilla Chin
Together, we will:

Help you move from surviving to thriving. You may have come far from the discontent in your childhood, but inside, you still struggle with high-functioning anxiety, feeling broken, feeling emotionally numb, self-doubt, or maybe even past traumas.


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Together, we will:

Help you move from surviving to thriving. You may have come far from the discontent in your childhood, but inside, you still struggle with high-functioning anxiety, feeling broken, feeling emotionally numb, self-doubt, or maybe even past traumas.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will help you understand, address, and find relief from the root causes of your struggles. The journey to deepen your self-awareness and heal your inner child wounds is by no means easy or quick but it’s one of the best gifts you can give yourself.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Complex Trauma
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Emotional abuse
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Overachievers
  • Perfectionism
  • Racial Trauma
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Priscilla Chin remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Florida, New Jersey, New York
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Willard Vaughn
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We will work on creating meaning despite, or in spite of, your circumstances. Unfortunately there is no quick fix, but I will walk down that road with you and we can explore together.


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Together, we will:

We will work on creating meaning despite, or in spite of, your circumstances. Unfortunately there is no quick fix, but I will walk down that road with you and we can explore together.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will be very frank and honest with you, while also pragmatic. I like to converse and hear what is on your mind, molding that into a topic related to what your issues are. I look at how you think and what that does to your emotions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma Related Disorders
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Willard Vaughn remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP
Together, we will:

identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems


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Together, we will:

identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems

Something to know about my approach is:

authentic, no-nonsense, and straightforward, with equal measures of compassion and humor, to focus on your presenting concerns. We'll highlight your current assets and strengths, while building new skills, tools, and resources to tackle any situation

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • College Students
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Life Satisfaction and Fulfillment
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personal growth
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Shame
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Working Professionals
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia
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Sarah Nichols
Together, we will:

Together we will work together to identify each concern/struggle in your life, explore life goals/values, and find ways to work toward those goals to begin building you the life you see for yourself.


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Together, we will:

Together we will work together to identify each concern/struggle in your life, explore life goals/values, and find ways to work toward those goals to begin building you the life you see for yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

I tend to focus on Acceptance and Commitment therapy and Cognitive Behavioral therapies in my practice and also include a strengths-based and person-centered approach to custom tailor each session to the client and their individual needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Stress
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Sarah Nichols remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Virginia