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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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Angela Ferrara
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In our sessions together, we will explore the thoughts and emotions that feel the most pressing to you. We will help make sense of your world and process the reoccurring feelings, mindsets, and behaviors that you're unsure how to change.


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In our sessions together, we will explore the thoughts and emotions that feel the most pressing to you. We will help make sense of your world and process the reoccurring feelings, mindsets, and behaviors that you're unsure how to change.

Something to know about my approach is:

I offer a unique combination of depth-oriented therapy and skills-based training in my practice. Our work will be pragmatically focused as well as exploratory of the underlying cause of the issue for long-term growth.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Codependency
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Couples
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin
  • Grief
  • Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)
  • Life Transitions
  • Love Addiction
  • Men
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women
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Andre St. Hilaire
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I specialize in adults who want more out of life. I'm passionate about helping people heal from burnout and rediscover their adventurous spirit. We can explore your inner strengths, build hope and move towards what you want for the road ahead.


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I specialize in adults who want more out of life. I'm passionate about helping people heal from burnout and rediscover their adventurous spirit. We can explore your inner strengths, build hope and move towards what you want for the road ahead.

Something to know about my approach is:

As a therapist I see myself as a guide. The support I proved will meet you where you are at. I am here to help you discover your goals and walk alongside you as you pursue them. I work with clients in the outdoors and online.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Feeling Stuck
  • Finding Meaning or Purpose
  • Life Balance
  • Life Transitions
  • Men
  • Stress
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Jenn Parretta
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Together we can explore sexuality, mental health, and creativity to enhance your relationships. I offer support in communicating your needs and desires, finding your passions in life, and embracing your true self.


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Together we can explore sexuality, mental health, and creativity to enhance your relationships. I offer support in communicating your needs and desires, finding your passions in life, and embracing your true self.

Something to know about my approach is:

Talking about emotions, sex, or passions in life can be uncomfortable, especially to a stranger. That's why I offer alternatives to traditional talk therapy. I use art, music, movement, nature, and EMDR to create a treatment plan unique to you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescent Anxiety
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Anorgasmia
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anxiety in Relationships
  • Artists and Creative Personalities
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Problems
  • Birth Trauma
  • Body Acceptance
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Body Image
  • Bulimia
  • Childbirth
  • College Students
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Compulsive Sexuality/Hypersexuality
  • Couples
  • Couples Sex Therapy
  • Creative Expression
  • Creatives
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Entrepreneurial Women
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • First Responders
  • Food and Eating Concerns
  • Functional Anxiety
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Healing From Relationships
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Mild Depression
  • Mismatched Sex Drives
  • New Parent
  • Open Relationships
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Polyamory
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Prenatal
  • PTSD from Abuse
  • Queer
  • Relationship Skills
  • Relationship Trauma
  • Religious Trauma
  • Self-Expression
  • Sex Anxiety
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Health
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Pain
  • Sexual Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Sex Workers
  • Teenagers
  • Teen Anxiety
  • Teen Depression
  • Teen Girls
  • Trauma
  • Trauma-Related Disorders
  • Vaginismus
  • Young Adults
  • Young Men
  • Young Professionals
  • Young Women
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Maggie Eastman
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set goals, create an actionable plan to reach goals, and continue to evaluate the process and where we're seeing success. We'll also look at ways to practice maintaining outside of therapy sessions.


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set goals, create an actionable plan to reach goals, and continue to evaluate the process and where we're seeing success. We'll also look at ways to practice maintaining outside of therapy sessions.

Something to know about my approach is:

I like to bring brain science into therapy to help clients understand what will help them be successful in making changes. I will always ask what the best use of our time is, and my clients control the direction of their therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Adjustment to Medical Diagnosis
  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anxiety in Relationships
  • Anxiety Management
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Stress
  • COVID-Related Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • End of Life
  • Fear of Failure
  • First Responders
  • Functional Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Grief from Losing a Pet
  • Health Anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Life Adjustment
  • Mild Depression
  • Political Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder
  • Relationship Distress
  • Seasonal Depression
  • Situational Grief
  • Situational Stress
  • Suicide loss
  • Traumatic Loss
  • Work Stress
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Jamila Iraqui
Together, we will:

get to a place of feeling like your past doesn’t control you, handle emotions without it ruining your day, and know what to do when you’re feeling triggered. You don’t have to struggle silently trying to keep it all together. There is a way through.


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Together, we will:

get to a place of feeling like your past doesn’t control you, handle emotions without it ruining your day, and know what to do when you’re feeling triggered. You don’t have to struggle silently trying to keep it all together. There is a way through.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use CBT (helps to change thoughts), EMDR (a powerful trauma therapy), and Somatic therapy (allows the body to metabolize difficult experiences from the past). I value the wisdom that comes from intuition and honor the pace of my clients.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescent Anxiety
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anxiety in Relationships
  • Anxiety Management
  • Biracial Women
  • Burnout
  • Career Burnout
  • Childhood Trauma
  • College Students
  • Complex Anxiety
  • Empowering Women
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • High Anxiety
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Job Stress
  • Life Balance
  • Life Transitions
  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Muslims
  • Professional Women
  • Psychosomatic Issues
  • Religious Trauma
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Separation
  • Situational Stress
  • Spiritual Trauma
  • Starting College
  • Stress
  • Teachers
  • Teen Anxiety
  • Teen Girls
  • Teen Trauma
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Women
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Work Stress
  • Young Women
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