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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 Washington DC, Anacostia, Ballston, Bluemont, or even Brentwood, 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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Christopher Franklin
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Work to help you let go of old fears or conditioning that hold you back from feeling truly comfortable with yourself. We'll identify subtle sources of self-judgment that create suffering for you, and work to heal these on a deep level.


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Work to help you let go of old fears or conditioning that hold you back from feeling truly comfortable with yourself. We'll identify subtle sources of self-judgment that create suffering for you, and work to heal these on a deep level.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'll create an experience and space that is safe for you. I'll help you let go of old fears or conditioning from the culture that hold you back from feeling worthy. I do NOT focus on, 'What is wrong with you?' I ask, 'What has happened to you?'

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abusive Relationships
  • ADHD in Womxn or Femme Populations
  • Adult ADHD
  • Adult Child of Emotionally Immature Parents
  • Ancestral Trauma
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Boundaries
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Faith/Religious Deconstruction
  • Family Dynamics
  • Family Trauma
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Intimacy
  • Loneliness
  • Men
  • Negative Self-Talk
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • PTSD from Abuse
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Trauma
  • Religious Trauma
  • Reparenting Yourself
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Image
  • Self-Understanding
  • Self-Worth
  • Sexual Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Spiritually Transformative Experiences
  • Spiritual Trauma
  • Trauma
  • Trauma From Abuse
  • Traumatic Loss
  • Women
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Scott Levson
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Therapy is a space to feel grounded in which we will work to gain a non-judgmental perspective on your struggles and put our minds together to strategize ways forward.


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Therapy is a space to feel grounded in which we will work to gain a non-judgmental perspective on your struggles and put our minds together to strategize ways forward.

Something to know about my approach is:

I take a pragmatic and eclectic approach by integrating psychodynamic theories with evidence-based tools. I draw on treatments ranging from CBT, ACT, and CPT, tailoring treatment to your unique needs and experiences.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • College Students
  • Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Depression
  • First Responders
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Job Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationships
  • Relationship Skills
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
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Brittney Waterhouse
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Help you achieve a sense of ease in your daily life by processing unresolved emotions and patterns. You will feel calm, in control, and like you have the tools to help you get through your day from a place of strength.


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Together, we will:

Help you achieve a sense of ease in your daily life by processing unresolved emotions and patterns. You will feel calm, in control, and like you have the tools to help you get through your day from a place of strength.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work collaboratively with my clients to help them overcome their anxiety and depression and the effects it is having on their daily lives. Together, we can get to the root of what you are struggling to create long-lasting and effective change.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
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ERIN SWAN
Together, we will:

Figure out what your heart, mind, and body need to feel safe so that your healing can unfold. Often, there is a softening of symptoms that can happen when you acknowledge your experience in the presence of a compassionate witness.


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Together, we will:

Figure out what your heart, mind, and body need to feel safe so that your healing can unfold. Often, there is a softening of symptoms that can happen when you acknowledge your experience in the presence of a compassionate witness.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am here to be beside you on this journey of self-exploration and healing. This work is led by you and guided by me. Therapy is work and commitment, but it is so worth it when we see progress!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acute Grief
  • Ancestral Trauma
  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Codependency
  • Complicated Grief
  • Confidence
  • Coping Skills
  • Disenfranchised Grief
  • Embodiment
  • Grief
  • Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Religious Trauma
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Women
  • Work Stress
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Kourtney DeBoer
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Enhancing your self-reflection skills, equipping you with the tools & strategies to navigate relationships and life with courage, resilience, and excitement. That's right, I said it!


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Enhancing your self-reflection skills, equipping you with the tools & strategies to navigate relationships and life with courage, resilience, and excitement. That's right, I said it!

Something to know about my approach is:

I use an eclectic style of theories and modalities to develop client-centered, realistic treatment plans. I never recommend unrealistic treatments that don't align with your goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Church Abuse
  • Communication Skills
  • Cult Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Empowering Women
  • Gun Violence Survivors
  • Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)
  • Incest
  • Military Service
  • Parent of Sexual Abuse Survivor
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Trauma
  • Veterans/Military Families
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Violence
  • Women
  • Women Veterans
  • Young Women
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Kourtney DeBoer remote and phone therapy in California, District Of Columbia, Idaho, Virginia, Washington