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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 Florida from Altamonte Springs to Winter Garden or even Miami, 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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Holly Spotts, Psy.D.
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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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Danielle Edwards
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Get to the root of what is causing your distress by identifying what is unhelpful or no longer serving you. We will find out what is getting in the way and what you need to move forward in a way that is meaningful for you.


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Together, we will:

Get to the root of what is causing your distress by identifying what is unhelpful or no longer serving you. We will find out what is getting in the way and what you need to move forward in a way that is meaningful for you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I truly believe that the magic of therapy begins when you feel free enough to trust your therapist. Therefore my first goal is to establish a therapeutic alliance built on safety, non-judgement, mutual respect and you as the expert in your life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Domestic Violence Survivors
  • EMDR
  • Families of Trauma and Critical Incidents
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma
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Danielle Edwards remote and phone therapy in Florida, Georgia
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Ania Torres
Together, we will:

Identify triggers, uncover a sense of self awareness and find healthy coping skills through evidence based practices tailored to your specific needs. Techniques used are known to help with decreasing negative thoughts and improving relationships.


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Together, we will:

Identify triggers, uncover a sense of self awareness and find healthy coping skills through evidence based practices tailored to your specific needs. Techniques used are known to help with decreasing negative thoughts and improving relationships.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a firm believer of the importance of the therapeutic connection and the power it holds in therapy. You are the expert of your own life - I just provide the space where you can explore your thoughts, goals, and beliefs/values without fear.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Boundaries
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Law Enforcement
  • Life Transitions
  • Married to law enforcement officers
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma Recovery
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Ania Torres remote and phone therapy in Florida
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Heather Schumer
Together, we will:

I can help you figure out why you keep saying "it is what it is" instead of actually doing the work to shift whatever "it" is. We will identify whatever is keeping you stuck and work together to get you on a new path towards healing and happiness.


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Together, we will:

I can help you figure out why you keep saying "it is what it is" instead of actually doing the work to shift whatever "it" is. We will identify whatever is keeping you stuck and work together to get you on a new path towards healing and happiness.

Something to know about my approach is:

I approach my work with honor, however I also hold my clients accountable. Clients in the past have called me a "hardass" (and thanked me for it) because I call BS when I hear it, and I expect my clients to work harder than me in their own healing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Academic Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • Burn Out
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Complex Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Therapy
  • First Responders
  • Gun Violence survivors
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Mass shooting survivors
  • Parenting Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma Related Disorders
  • Vicarious Trauma
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Heather Schumer remote and phone therapy in Florida
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Alicia Johnson
Together, we will:

identify the barriers preventing you from taking care of your needs and find solutions that can provide relief without feeling guilty. We will understand where the pressures are coming from in order to help you find your true inner voice.


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Picture of Alicia Johnson, therapist in Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma
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Together, we will:

identify the barriers preventing you from taking care of your needs and find solutions that can provide relief without feeling guilty. We will understand where the pressures are coming from in order to help you find your true inner voice.

Something to know about my approach is:

it is different for everyone based on your unique needs. If there was a cookie cutter approach that worked, you would have tried it by now. Together, we can use humor and your strengths to find what works for you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Burn Out
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Life changes
  • Medical Professionals
  • Trauma
  • Work-Life Balance
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Alicia Johnson remote and phone therapy in Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma