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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 West Virginia, 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!

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Work toward your goals and lean into the very best version of you.

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Dr. Spada is a gestalt psychotherapist that always meets the patient where they are and works collaboratively with the patient toward their goals.

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Charles Wasserman
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We will accomplish the the goals that you set forth for your therapy. The therapy is for your growth, benefit and to help live a more satisfying and peaceful, productive and meaningful life


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We will accomplish the the goals that you set forth for your therapy. The therapy is for your growth, benefit and to help live a more satisfying and peaceful, productive and meaningful life

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I use a combination of therapeutic styles including cognitive-behavioral methods, interpersonal and relational approaches and mindfulness in a collaborative approach to meet client needs and goals

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  • Anxiety Disorders
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For couples, I use a structured method called "The Gottman Method", considered the gold standard for couples therapy, in which I am trained at level 2. For individuals, I utilize Solution Focused Brief Therapy and CBT/DBT approaches.


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For couples, I use a structured method called "The Gottman Method", considered the gold standard for couples therapy, in which I am trained at level 2. For individuals, I utilize Solution Focused Brief Therapy and CBT/DBT approaches.

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I specialize in relationships. Whether you are experiencing relationship issues that affect your own mental health, or whether you need therapy for yourself and your partner, I am here to help you start your journey.

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Dr. Vinita Menon
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help you feel calmer, more confident, and find ways to improve the relationships most important to you. We will also explore patterns of responding that are holding you back and leaving you feeling frustrated.


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help you feel calmer, more confident, and find ways to improve the relationships most important to you. We will also explore patterns of responding that are holding you back and leaving you feeling frustrated.

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We'll work at your pace to practice proven strategies for social anxiety, stress management, and organization to meet your goals. Let’s work to to improve your confidence & connection and relieve your stress and frustrations.

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  • Autism Related Challenges
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Dr.  Vinita Menon remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Dr. Speshal Walker Gautier
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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.


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Together, we will:

Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.

Something to know about my approach is:

Therapy is about change. During our work, I will support you and assist you in identifying and changing the patterns that are not serving you. I approach therapy with an integrative approach, combining relational and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Dr. Speshal  Walker Gautier  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia