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The counselors in this directory have completed the rigorous training program, and passed the certification exam with at least a 90% score. While Academy Hour and CFRC does not endorse any counselor or his/her abilities, we do believe the CFRC program provides a counselor with a stronger understanding of the Law Enforcement and First Responder community and the unique counseling and mental health needs of these warriors.

Each * beside a CFRC's name indicates how many years they have completed as an active CFRC.

Canada

CFRC 03/06/2022 - 03/05/2024


Address: 134 Queen Street East, Suite 404 | Brampton, ON | L6V 1B2
Phone: (905) 497-2788
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.livingwelltherapy.co


Bio: Darlene Artt is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified First Responder Counselor in Ontario, Canada, with a focus on trauma and post-traumatic stress, trained in EMDR therapy. She feels very privileged to serve individuals, couples, and families facing difficult circumstances. Darlene recognizes that life can be challenging, often leaving us overwhelmed and unsupported. She offers compassion, empathy, and encouragement in a safe, non-judgmental, and culturally-sensitive manner. Together, you will face your day-to-day challenges as you work to renew your strength and courageously re-learn how to thrive.

CFRC 6/4/2022 - 6/4/2024


Address:  3-251 Queen Street South, 114, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 1L7
Phone: 2892067332
Email[email protected]
Web: http://www.erinbincepsychotherapy.com/


Bio: I have 10 years of experience in the mental health and education field. The core to my approach is strength-based, non-judgmental, solution-focused, trauma-informed and compassionate psychotherapy. A warm and attentive presence is what you will find in your relationship with me. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to process your emotions and traumas, and trust in your innate ability to heal and love yourself well.

CFRC 03/21/2022 - 03/20/2024


Address: 224 Pembroke Street WEST, Suite 223 | Pembroke, ON | K8A 5N2
Phone: 1-613-631-1097
Email: [email protected] 
Web: www.forgingforward.ca


Bio: Lisa is a trained Clinical Traumatologist, Master Social Worker that practices Psychotherapy, and a Registered Rehabilitation Professional offering services in Canada, the provinces of Ontario and Nova Scotia. The services are offered via video, phone and in office using approaches that foster self-determination and promote resiliency. Lisa and her team believe that you have a natural and intrinsic tendency to behave in effective and healthy ways. She offers professional and respectful services in a safe and confidential environment. Her commitment is to provide effective strategies that result in lasting resolutions. Lisa works with you to develop a customized counseling plan with personalized goals and measurable outcomes from a best practice and 'do no harm' approach.

CFRC 04/30/2022 - 04/29/2024


Address:  Toronto, ON 
Phone: 647-895-9610
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Rosana Brasil, MA. LMFT. RP. CFRC, holds the position of clinical supervisor with LifeWorks Workplace Support Program. Rosana Brasil, holds a MA degree in Pastoral Ministry and in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida. She supervises a group of caring and compassionate counselors and also provides private counseling. She enjoys gardening, nature walks and traveling as opportunities to learn, connect and growth as spiritual human being.

CFRC 9/21/2019 - 9/20/2023


Address: 3250 Bloor St W, East Tower, Suite 600 | Toronto, ON | M8X 2X9Q
Phone: 647-390-0166
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/elizabeth-carey-toronto-on/395772


Bio: Elizabeth is a Registered Psychotherapist based out of Toronto, Ontario and has over 15 years experience in the mental health field. She specializes in serving clients with concurrent substance use and mental health concerns in a wide range of environments. She is especially passionate about her work providing trauma informed care, teaching suicide intervention strategies, and supervising new clinicians. Trained in multiple evidenced-based practices including DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Elizabeth takes a personalized eclectic approach to client care, bringing humor, compassion and authenticity to every clinical interaction.

CFRC 06/04/2022 - 06/03/2024


Address: 6004 102 Ave NW | Edmonton, Alberta | T6A0N4
Phone: 780-540-4099
Email: [email protected]
Web: Rediscoverpsych.com


Bio: Wanda is a registered psychologist who has a Masters of Counselling degree from Athabasca University. Wanda became interested in the study of Psychology while enrolled in the the Canadian Armed Forces. She started to see symptoms of trauma in her comrades and witnessed the impact this had on the member and their family members. She has since left military to pursue her interest in psychology, human behaviour and trauma. Wanda is currently working towards her certification in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, the world’s leading research-based approach to relationships. She has already completed levels 1 and 2, along with Treating Affairs and Trauma. She also has a sincere passion for working with childhood and intergenerational trauma and has over 15 years of experience working in trauma and addiction services. She has worked with adolescents and adults struggling with addictions, trauma, and mental health issues within residential, community outreach, and child protection settings. ‚ÄčShe currently teaches Couples Counselling, Family Systems Theory, and Group Counselling at City University in Edmonton, Alberta. On a personal note, Wanda is married with two step-children and one fur child. She loves anything that takes place in the wilderness - camping, sailing, kayaking, hiking, etc. She also enjoys painting, cooking, baking, and well…eating her gastronomic creations of course!

CFRC 05/12/2022 - 05/11/2024


Address: #209 Athlone Court | 2187 Oak Bay Avenue | Victoria, BC V8R 1G1
Phone: 250-590-0215
Email[email protected]
Web: www.ciceri.com


Bio: Peter is a certified First Responder Counsellor with police, firefighters and other emergency responders making up the majority of my practice. His focus is PTSD/Trauma, as well as psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, grief, loss, etc.. The psychotherapies that are used include EMDR, CBT, Solution Focused, Mindfulness as well as a wide range of other modalities.

CFRC 9/22/2021 - 9/21/2024


Address: British Columbia 

Phone: 604-655-3006
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.kitt.global


Bio: Throughout her career, Kimberly has had the privilege of working with athletes, private investment groups, entrepreneurs, executives & their boards, to build and grow their companies through strategically managed processes. She has been part of teams that completed both National and International corporate mergers & acquisitions, took companies from private to public status, built merchant banks, raised $100M in a capital campaign and structured strategic mergers & acquisition deals in the amounts of $1.7B & $3.2B. Her industry experience is just as varied having worked in sports, gaming, radio & television, marketing, mental health and cancer research organizations. Kimberly started her career by training in Critical Incident Stress Management with a Fire Fighters Association and understands that the greatest changes and healing comes through experience. After successfully managing her own life & health recovery, integrated her past experiences with proven business, coaching & counselling methods & techniques, to work with clients who experience complex trauma, PTSI, PTSD. Kimberly’s unique integrated approach, focus & training, have helped thousands of trauma survivors & their supporters, heal, recover their lives, build and increase their confidence & self worth. The added benefit shown by this increase has shown up in their lives in every way, showing marked increases in their personal relationships & their overall business success. Kimberly offers services on an International basis and currently serves clients in 32 countries online, via telephone, email or Zoom. Kimberly is a member of the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists (MTC #2161), The International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP), the International Council of Psychotherapists (NCH), the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, the National Guild for Hypnotists (NGH), the International Association for Counselling (IAC), the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), the International Association of Forensic Psychotherapy (IAFP), the Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).

CFRC 9/04/2021 - 9/03/2022


Address: Unit 7 - 468 29th StreetCourtenay, BC | V9N2S2
Phone: 236-255-1514
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.heastrongcounselling.ca


Bio: Kirstin is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and EMDR trained therapist specializing in trauma informed care, counselling therapy, and is experienced working with the first responder community.

CFRC 2/07/2022 - 2/06/2023


Address: #500-666 Burrard St. | Vancouver, BC | V6C 3P6
Phone: 604-910-3866
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.phoenixsoars.ca/


Bio: Kristie is a single mother of 4 that has long had it in her heart to work with Responders. She owns her own counselling practice where she specializes in trauma recovery. In addition to that, she works as a critical incident responder and has taken 100+ hours of education to prepare her for that role. During her recreation time, Kristie enjoys spending time with her busy children, pursuing activities in the creative arts including singing, playing a variety of instruments and creating visual art work through photography. Knowing the sacrifice that Responders willingly give, Kristie has had a strong desire to give back to those who so selflessly give of themselves and is excited to begin this path in her career!

CFRC 06/04/2022 - 06/03/2024


Address: 42 Sharron Drive | Toronto, ON | M4G 2A6
Phone: 416-801-4181
Email: [email protected]
Web: donshunter.org


Bio: Don is a psychotherapist with over 45 years experience in mental health settings for children and adolescents and over 30 years in private practice working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. He is a husband, father of two and grandfather of four. He is trained and experienced in using a broad range of therapeutic methods to facilitate change. "Change is always possible, even in a single conversation."

CFRC 9/21/2019 - 9/20/2023


Address: 318 Salem Ave | Ontario | M6H 3C7
Phone: 647-243-6490
Email: [email protected]
Web: greyzonetherapy.com


Bio: Marcus works in the Greater Toronto Area both remotely and in-person. He is pleased to add the CFRC credential to his ability by helping those who keep us all safe - First Responders. He is active on YouTube at Grey Zone Therapy with a channel aimed at making therapeutic ideas accessible to others using the same down-to-earth approach that helps him connect with clients. He is looking forward to his next course on the Gottman couples approach.

CFRC 06/04/2022 - 06/03/2024


Address: 8920 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 403 | Markham, ON | L3R 9W9
Phone: 647-691-4349
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.christinaskoulos.com


Bio: Christina is a Registered Psychotherapist and Kinesiologist, with over 20 years of experience in the health, fitness, and wellness industry. As a former Hospital ER employee, Christina has had first hand experience witnessing and working with all types of responders facing stressful and traumatic events. She is available to offer support as she strives to help empower individuals to overcome trauma, challenges, and other obstacles. Her trauma-informed, humanistic approach focuses on helping to support and heal the entire individual in a natural, holistic and integrative way. For more information please contact her for a free consultation or visit her website.

CFRC 1/16/2022 - 1/15/2023


Address: Portage la Prairie, MB
Phone: 0306-717-2515
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Shaylee is a registered social worker. She has been working in the field for 10 years. She understands that taking that step to seek support is incredibly courageous and feels especially honored to walk along one's journey to wellness.

CFRC 2/19/2022 - 2/14/2023


Address: 79 High Street, Unit C | Barrie, ON | L4N1W5

Phone:  705.330.5371
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/ira-stevanovic-barrie-on/895805


Bio: Ira is a person-centered and strength- based counsellor who nurtures a safe, respectful, and collaborative relationship as the foundation of her work. She informs her work from different treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), to name a few. Ira has a passion in working with First Responders and is a Certified First Responder Counsellor by Academy Hour. Ira lives and works in Barrie, Ontario and offers in person and virtual counselling in Ontario, Canada.

CFRC 11/11/2021 - 11/10/2023


Address: 100 Roger Guindon Avenue, Unit 801  | Ottawa, ON | K1G 3Z7
Phone: 613-620-1265
Email[email protected]
Web: www.saterra.ca


Bio: As a Registered Social Worker (Ontario, Canada), I provide counselling therapy to couples and individuals. I enjoy primarily working with individuals and couples using a systemic and experiential approach that includes models of counselling based on The Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Individuals. I am currently under supervision and working towards my registration as a Marriage and Family Therapist through the Canadian & American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. My employment background includes working in health care, mental health, and rehabilitation settings; critical and trauma care; as well as the grief and bereavement sector as a licensed Funeral Director. I am certified to offer EMDR virtually. I enjoy working with First Responders, and provide special services to this population.

CFRC 02/04/2023 - 02/03/2024


Address: 45 Shirley Ave | Kitchener, ON | N2B 2E1
Phone: 519-742-5409
Email: jackiev.psychotherapy@gmail.com
Web: https://www.frontlineforward.com


Bio: Jackie has experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient substance use, community-based services, acute mental health and hospital settings. She currently works in hospital in a mental health crisis role alongside her community clinical and supportive counselling at Frontline Forward, which is a space geared towards First Responders. She is eclectic in her approach and uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused, Acceptance and Commitment, and psycho-education in her work with individuals. Jackie uses a strengths-based, client-centered, and trauma-informed approach in treatment planning and psychotherapy approach. Her areas of specialty include depression and anxiety, self-esteem, substance use, trauma and personality/mood disorders. She also has her dog join sessions as a form of pet therapy.

CFRC 08/06/2022 - 08/05/2024


Address: 18967 Leslie Street, Unit 2A | Sharon, ON | L0G 1V0 
Phone: 289-383-0355
Email:¬†[email protected]


Bio: Joddie holds a Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and a Certified Trauma Specialist from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. She holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Traumatic Stress and is a National (USA) Credentialed Advanced Advocate. Joddie has 30 years of experience with domestic violence, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, adult survivors of child abuse, families of homicide and first responders. Joddie’s philosophy of treatment is the use of evidence-based and trauma-informed practices in a strength-based, multi-disciplinary approach. With vast experience working in the criminal justice system, she understands the secondary victimization that compounds the primary trauma and thus integrates a multi-system approach to her work to minimize such. Helping clients become empowered in their own healing, Joddie is trained in TF-CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Structured Intervention Trauma-Child and Adolescent (SIT-CAP). She specializes in trauma treatment, grief and loss, stress and anxiety issues for children, adolescents and their parents. A specialized area of expertise is providing treatment to first responders and their families. Further, she supports treatment for those individuals who are in the helping profession who may be experiencing PTSD or secondary traumatic stress. She has a strong knowledge of first responder culture which allows her to build connections. Joddie offers one to one treatment for first responders and also group therapy. In addition to Joddie’s clinical practice, she conducts training throughout the USA and Canada on topics such as line of duty death, victimology issues, sexual offenders, secondary traumatic stress and multi-disciplinary team approach to child abuse response and treatment. Joddie has provided consultation and interventions for York Region’s Public Health Unit, Peer Support Group since 2014. Joddie has conducted critical incident group debriefings for hundreds of front-line public health nurses and staff during the COVID-10 pandemic.

CFRC 03/14/2022 - 03/13/2024


Address: 200-400 Dundas St W | Whitby, ON | L1N 4X9
Phone: 647-998-9059
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://comriecounselling.com/ourteam/hatty-wong-m-psy-in-counselling-psychology-rp/


Bio: Hatty has worked with a number of individuals ranging from ages 7 – 65+ from diverse populations to help them work through a variety of issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, self-harming behaviors, substance misuse. She has experience working with those in the LGBTQ community and marginalized groups. During her time in completing the Master’s degree in Psychology, she had the opportunity to complete practicum hours at two correctional facilities where she participated as a co-facilitator in DBT groups, provided individual psychotherapy sessions to those incarcerated, and assisted in psychometric testing. It was from these experiences that she was able to develop a deeper understanding of the various psychological difficulties.

CFRC 03/08/2023 - 03/07/2024


Address: 3-35 Beechwood Avenue | Ottawa, ON | K1M 1M1
Phone: 613-415-0576
Email[email protected]
Web: www.bewelltherapyinc.janeapp.com


Bio: Stephany’s approach to therapy is collaborative and centered around respect and empathy. She meets people where they are, understands and walks alongside them to where they want to be. Stephany believes that there is no one-size fits all approach to therapy. She draws from a variety of methodologies and techniques to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual. Whether you are struggling with short-term or lifelong difficulties, Stephany will spend some time understanding exactly what you are experiencing and why, so that when you start making changes to improve your life, they will stick. Simply “surviving” is not healthy, and it is not sustainable. Stephany is of the opinion that each individual has a right to live a meaningful and purposeful life. Stephany has worked in the mental health field since 2000 and currently works at a medical trauma center. Her role in this fast-paced setting is a combination of raw emotion, high intensity, and a desire to support patients and their families through what is oftentimes the worst day of their lives. Her time with them may only be a few hours, but she is honoured to support them, and takes pride in trying to be the calming force. Over 20-years later, Stephany’s passion and dedication to this work burns as bright as ever. Private practice was a choice Stephany made because she felt it offered her full autonomy, closer client relationships, and an option to best serve clients with the least amount of stress while maintaining a healthy personal work-life balance. Private practice affords her the opportunity to do deeper work with a diverse range of clients. By helping clients learn more about themselves, they begin to create a life that feels more authentic to them. Asking for help shows signs of strength, confidence and resourcefulness. Stephany’s clinical areas of interest and specialization focus on those impacted by trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, PTSD, stress management, relationship challenges, anxiety, self-esteem issues and personal growth. Licensed Clinical Social Worker*; WLU ON Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist; International Trauma Institute Certified First Responder Counsellor; Academy Hour, U.S.A. Trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy Trained in Brainspotting, Level 1 & 2

CFRC 05/07/2023 - 05/06/2024


Address: 375-1855 Kirschner Road | Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 4N7
Phone: 250-718-6084
Email[email protected]
Web: elainewalkerrpc.com


Bio: Elaine has been married to a first responder for over 25 years, and offers safe and confidential counselling in person or online. Let’s get through this together, to help you win back your quality of life! 

CFRC 10/14/2023 - 10/13/2024


Address: 190 Harwood Ave S | Ajax, Ontario |  L1S 2H6
Phone: 365-885-8408
Email: sheeba@hopefulmindspsychotherapy.com
Web: www.hopefulmindspsychotherapy.com


Bio: Sheeba has a Master's Degree in Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist with College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, Canada. She has has over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and their families and adults with major mental health challenges. She uses a strength -based, trauma informed, client centred and culturally sensitive approach. Therapy is tailored to the unique needs, strengths and circumstances of individual clients. She works collaboratively with individuals to use their own inner strengths for enhancing their functioning, optimizing their hope and reaching their goals. She primarily uses CBT & DBT strategies; however, incorporate various other therapeutic models and techniques (such as solution focused, brief, cognitive processing, narrative and family therapy) as relevant to the needs of the individuals. A good therapeutic relationship is essential for the success of therapy. Building and maintaining a trusting therapeutic relationship with her clients is a focus throughout the therapeutic process. Some of the common mental health challenges that Sheeba has mostly worked with include generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, panic disorder, depression, suicidality, borderline personality disorder, trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, school/ work related problems and relational challenges.

CFRC 04/17/2024 - 04/16/2025


Address: #4-9912 Manning Ave | Fort McMurray, Alberta | T9H 2B9
Phone: 780-788-5067
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.pathways-consulting.ca/


Licensed In Other States: Alberta British Columbia New Brunswick


Bio: Providing Best Practice Therapies for the treatment of trauma and other clinical mental health disorders, specializing in serving First Responders, Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement.

Alabama

CFRC 8/5/2019 - 8/4/2022


Address: 4800 Whitesport Circle, Suite 2 | Huntsville, Alabama | 35801
Phone: 256-533-9393
Email[email protected]
Web: https://alabamacounselingservices.com/about/


Bio: Grace is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Alabama. She has over 24 years of clinical experiences working with adolescence and adults of all ages . Her journey has given her experience in adult and geriatric partial hospital programs, community mental health day treatment programs, individual, couples and group therapy and addressing the diverse challenges of University students while working as a University counselor and disability coordinator. She is a Certified Mental Health First Aid trainer and conducts mental health training to help bring awareness to the signs and symptoms and the help available for individuals who are experiencing a mental health illness.

CFRC 08/14/2022 - 08/13/2024


Address: 2112 11th Ave S Ste 330, Birmingham AL 35205
Phone: 205-934-2281
Email:¬†[email protected]


Bio:Karen is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Board Certified in Telemental Health, and a Certified First Responder Counselor. She has experience working in correctional institutions, higher education, and community mental health. She has a passion for working with and training first responders. She sees clients both in person and telehealth focusing on depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, and trauma.

CFRC 03/04/2020 - 03/03/2022


Address: 5413 Court H | Birmingham, AL | 35208
Phone: 205-923-7347
Email:  [email protected]
Web: www.iCAREWellnessServices.com 


Bio: Dr. Griena H. Knight Davis is a licensed professional counselor, board certified tele-mental health counselor, a board certified coach, and recently certified first responder counselor located in Birmingham, Alabama. Through I C.A.R.E. Wellness Services, LLC, she provides counseling to help clients achieve results that empower them to cultivate a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Dr. Davis is an educator, motivational speaker, Red Cross volunteer with Services to Armed Forces, and a life member of both the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.

CFRC 03/14/2022 - 03/13/2023


Address: 715 Avenue D | Opelika, AL | 36801
Phone: 334-363-2178
Email[email protected]
Web: https://www.frontlinetherapyauburn.com 


Bio: Kylie is a licensed marriage and family therapist and master level social worker. She offers online counseling session to anyone in the state of Alabama and in person counseling sessions in downtown Opelika, Alabama. She has been working with first responders for the last 3 years and opened up her practice, Frontline Therapy, to serve the front of the lines in her community.

CFRC 08/19/2022 - 08/19/2023


Address: 635 W. College St | Florence, AL | 35630
Phone: 256-764-3431
Email:¬† [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Liz James graduated from The University of Tennessee with a Master of Science in Social Work. She has been licensed in the state of Alabama since 1990 and has worked since that time at the local community mental health center in various capacities. Liz facilitates mental health training for law enforcement officers all over North Alabama and oversees training/credentialing for Community Mental Health Officers in eight municipalities.

CFRC 11/18/2021 - 11/17/2024


Phone: 225-202-8637
Email:¬†[email protected]¬†
Web: Https://www.amyvranicllc.com


Bio: Amy Vranic graduated from Southeastern University, May 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She earned a Master's Degree in Psychological Counseling from Nicholls State University, December 2012. After obtaining her LPC for the state of Louisiana in 2019, she acquired additional credentials, including National Certified Counselor and Board Certification in TeleMental Health Services. In addition, Amy holds an LPC for Alabama and a TeleHealth provider certification for the residents of Florida. Amy's goal for clients, especially the First Responder community, is to provide a safe nonjudgemental environment, while we work together achieving your personal goals and supporting your mental health.

CFRC 01/16/2023 - 01/15/2024


Address: 867 N. Memorial Dr., Suite B | Prattville, AL |36067

Phone: 334-356-0381
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.clarkcounselingcares.com


Bio: Rebekah Clark is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with years of experience working with military and first responders. She has a background in suicide prevention, PTSD and trauma work.

Alaska

CFRC 5/20/2021 - 5/19/2024


Address: PO BOX 32561 | Juneau, Alaska | 99803
Phone: 907-921-1291
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Teri is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Supervisor), Master Addictions Counselor, and a Certified First Responder Counselor. She is an LEO wife, and on an LE department peer support team. She is passionate about helping first responders and their families achieve and maintain health and wellness in all areas of their lives. She practices in Alaska, via telehealth only. She is EMDR trained, and certified in the Grief Recovery Method.

Arizona

CFRC 08/31/2022 - 08/31/2023


Address: 5151 E Broadway Blvd; Suite 1600, Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: 520-991-0902
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.Barrettecounseling.com


Bio:  Susan Barrette-Mozes has been working with military, veterans, and first responders throughout her career. She is deeply committed to advocating for the mental health care of first responders and regards her role in working with First Responders as a privilege. Susan is trained in EMDR and other trauma treatment modalities.

CFRC 10/16/2020- 10/15/2022


Address: 753 N Main St Suite H-3
| Cottonwood, AZ | 86326
Phone: 928-238-3396
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Dorothy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Arizona and Massachusetts with over 15 years' experience working in the mental health field. She is a Certified First Responder Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Sex Trafficking. Dorothy is also trained in Brainspotting a "powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms." Dorothy is client centered, strength based, and uses a style of therapy that is eclectic resulting in sessions being individual for you and your issues. Areas of interest include anxiety, stress and trauma, depression and mood disorders, grief and loss.

CFRC 12/23/2020-12/22/2022


Address: 1176 E. Warner Rd.  #110| Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone: 480-482-0690
Email[email protected]
Web: www.aliveinrecoverycounselingaz.com


Bio: Brenda is a licensed independent substance abuse counselor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and a member in good standing with NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. She obtained a Master of Science in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from the University of Phoenix. She is a Certified First Responder Counselor with Academy Hour. Brenda has been working with individuals and families with mental health and addiction issues for the past nine years.  Her experience includes: Street outreach to homeless teens; Mentor to Native American girls and women; Direct care in group home for sex-trafficked teenage girls; Family support specialist; Outpatient counselor for families with addiction and custody struggles; Individual and group counselor in an intensive outpatient day program for co-occurring disorders; and Counselor in a residential substance abuse treatment center.

CFRC 05/31/20 - 05/30/21


Address: 7220 N.16th Street | Phoenix, AZ | 85020
Phone: 602-691-4090
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.UrimRecovery.com


Bio: Meira has felt committed to provide First Responders trauma care since witnessing the fallout of events from 9/11 in New York and its ongoing impact on the residents and first responders living and working in that region. She is aware of the vicarious trauma and profound sense of duty that makes their service much more than a job and requires the utmost consideration of confidentiality and trust. She is trained in body-centered modalities that recognize how trauma is experienced in the body and manifests in a variety of ways that include stress, depression and burnout.

CFRC 10/04/2020 - 10/03/2021


Address: 1425 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 201 | Gilbert, AZ | 85233
Phone: 480-241-8919
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.IlisaKeithCounseling.com


Bio: Ilisa Keith is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified First Responder Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with training in EMDR and expertise in a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT and mindfulness techniques. Ilisa works with both individuals and couples. Her specialties include PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, communication and relationship issues. She is the ghostwriter of a book on trauma by J. Eric Gentry, founder of the International Association of Trauma Professionals and VP of the Arizona Trauma Institute. Ilisa is now offering extended hours and telehealth options to accommodate First Responders.

CFRC 11/23/2021 - 11/22/2023


Address: 8920 E Woodland Rd | Tucson, AZ | 85749
Phone: (520)749-2360 x605
Email: [email protected]
Web: trotarizona.org


Bio: Sierra has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Equine Assisted Mental Health. She is an Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). Sierra has presented both nationally and internationally related to Equine Assisted Therapies. Horses are barometers that provide feedback to allow humans to explore the mind, body, spirit and emotions. Sierra has extensive training in somatic therapies, meditation, yoga, and dance. In addition, she is trained in Eye Movement and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her office is mostly outside in the beauty that is all around, and the horses are her co-therapists. The horses allow for co-regulation, felt sense, and non-verbal communication in a supportive manner. It is through the partnership with horses that Sierra is able to guide people on their journey.

CFRC 7/2/2022 - 7/1/2024


Address: 9139 W. Thunderbird Rd., Ste. 210, Peoria, AZ 85381
Phone: (623) 238-3652
Email[email protected]
Web: saguarosol.com


Bio: Audrianna is an LPC and Certified First Responder Counselor. She is the spouse of a law enforcement officer and was raised in a family of first responders, to include one killed in the line of duty. This allows Audrianna to bring in a personal understanding of first responder culture and life to better support responder clients and their families. In addition to outpatient individual counseling, Audrianna has experience working in correctional mental health, intensive outpatient substance abuse, inpatient psychiatric stabilization & crisis intervention. She is trained in EMDR, including additional training in EMDR with dissociative disorders and complex PTSD.

CFRC 07/28/2022 - 07/27/2023


Address: 21300 N John Wayne Pkwy, Suite 103, Maricopa AZ 85139
Phone: 623-243-2774
Emailbrianna@northernlightstherapyaz.com
Web: www.northernlightstherapyaz.com


Bio:  Brianna comes from an extensive family history of first responders as well as working in the field herself. She is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy to help process trauma. She enjoys giving back to those that serve the community.

CFRC 09/17/2022 - 09/16/2024


Address: 2129 E Vaughn Ave,  Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone: 480-241-8678
Email: [email protected]
Web:


Bio:  Kristi has been providing mental health therapy to individuals and couples for over 25 years. Having been a Phoenix Police Officer previously and also living life married to a retired fire captain, Kristi brings a genuine awareness of and love for supporting first responders and their loved ones. She is dually licensed in Arizona as a clinical social worker and independent substance abuse counselor.

CFRC 08/09/2021 - 08/08/2023


Address: 2550 W. Union Hills Dr., Suite 350 | Phoenix, AZ | 85027
Phone: 602.828.6021
Email: [email protected]
Web: silverleafcounseling.com


Bio: Melissa is currently the Director/Owner of Silver Leaf Counseling & Consulting in Phoenix, AZ. She is a USA Military Police Veteran and has experience working with first responders and military families. Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling. She is a Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC), a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), and certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). Melissa is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. She addresses issues including: trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, and anger management.

CFRC 07/05/2022 - 07/04/2024


Address: 501 E. Plaza Circle, Suite 5  }  Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Phone: 623.252.0862
Email[email protected]
Web:www.sparkpointcounseling.com


Bio:  Micaela is the Director/Owner of SparkPoint Counseling and Consulting Services. Micaela is a Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC) with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Micaela is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. She addresses issues including: trauma, PTSD, anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, and anger management.

CFRC 04/26/2021 - 04/25/2024


Address: 501 E. Plaza Circle, Suite B | Litchfield Park, AZ | 85340
Phone: 623-252-0163
Email[email protected]
Web: www.mindrevolutioncounseling.com


Bio: Kenni is a Certified EMDR Therapist offering EMDR intensives and extended sessions to those who want relief from symptoms quicker than a weekly model can provide. Hourly appts are also available.

CFRC 05/18/2023 - 05/17/2024


Address: 9139 W Thunderbird Rd, Suite 210 | Peoria, AZ | 85381
Phone: 602-695-6077
Email[email protected]
Web: Wildflowerwellnesscounseling.com


Bio: Cassidy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified First Responder Counselor, and Certified Clinical Military Counselor. She comes from a family of responders and military personnel. Growing up in the responder community has given her an understanding of the culture, demands, risks, hardships, and fulfillment of a responders job and the effects it can have on their over all wellbeing, as well as their families. Cassidy is a trained EMDR therapist working towards certification and is trained in EMDR with dissociative disorders and complex PTSD. Cassidy has experience in community mental health, correctional mental health, and private practice.

CFRC 06/15/2023 - 06/14/2024


Address: 5452 Madalein Drive | Hereford, AZ | 85615
Phone: 520-678-4080
Email[email protected]


Bio: Casi E Ruffo has been a licensed, practicing Psychologist since 1999. She has provided services for all age groups, with an emphasis on Grief and Trauma as well as Debriefing and Brief, Solution-focused strategies. She has provided services in psychological assessments and strategies to move forward that utilizes addressing the client's Mental, Emotional, and Physical Health.

CFRC 03/16/2024 - 03/15/2025


Address: 9247 S 15th Ave | Phoenix, AZ | 85041
Phone: 480-231-4468
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Hello! I work with teens 16+, adults, First Responders, and Veterans who are experiencing Complex PTSD, PTSD, Sleep-Related Issues including Nightmares, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Suicidal Ideation, Self-Esteem Issues, ADHD, and Problems in Relationships. I am a Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC) trained in the Flash Technique and love seeing my client’s experience such quick improvement in processing trauma related memories! I am also trained in anger management and CBT-I (Insomnia). I specialize in Reality Therapy and Choice Theory and use a strength-based, client-centered approach and utilize interventions such as Trauma Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Harm Reduction, Exposure Therapy, Imagery Rehearsal Therapy, and supportive Talk Therapy.

CFRC 03/16/2021 - 03/15/2025


My practice is all telehealth.

Address: 8237 East Bonnie Rose Avenue | Scottsdale, AZ | 85250
Phone: 602-699-5024
Email: [email protected]

Web: https://nataliesummit.com/

Licensed In Other States: Arizona, Utah. Washington, Virginia


Bio: Natalie has been a counselor since 1996. She also worked with the Scottsdale Police Department as a Police Crisis Interventionist. She is licensed in multiple states and has a focus and certification in working with First Responders and trauma fields. Natalie enjoys a variety of therapeutic strategies and, most recently, Internal Family Systems. Natalie is LGBTQ+ friendly.

CFRC 05/24/2024 - 05/23/2025


Address: 39506 N. W Daisy Mountain Dr | Suite 122, Box 225 | Anthem, AZ | 85086

Phone: 623-295-9288
Email: DrMugge@serenityfoundations.com

Web: https://serenityfoundations.com

Licensed In Other States: Arizona - LPC & PsyD Oregon - LPC


Bio: Dr. Michelle Mugge is a dual-licensed psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a robust background in treating trauma and anxiety disorders. A military veteran, Dr. Mugge has been providing compassionate, expert therapy since 2005. Leveraging a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by fellow veterans, first responders, and others affected by trauma, Dr. Mugge is dedicated to facilitating healing and resilience through evidence-based practices and personalized care.

CFRC 03/20/2024 - 03/19/2025


Address: 4140 E Baseline Rd. 101 | Mesa, AZ | 85206

Phone: 602-726-4857
Email: [email protected]

Web: http://www.crcsaz.com


Bio: Tuesday Lucas is a licensed professional counselor with a private practice in Mesa, Arizona. Her passion for helping others was ignited during her active duty service in the US Army, where she was inspired by a remarkable LCSW at the post's clinic. Tuesday graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2016 and has dedicated herself to private practice. She specializes in working with first responders, healthcare workers, teachers, and couples. With experience as a diversion, probation, and court-ordered treatment therapist and as a clinical director for inpatient treatment, Tuesday is committed to serving those who serve our community, driven by her family's legacy of military veterans, nurses, firefighters, correction officers, and teachers.

Arkansas

CFRC 09/28/2020 - 09/27/2023


Address: 31 E. Center Street, Suite 200 | Fayetteville, AR | 72701
Phone: (479) 445-7726
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Kasie Dawson has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University and has been working in the mental health field since 2012. Kasie is a clinical treatment provider for ARLEAP (Arkansas Law Enforcement Assistance Program) which focuses on mental health and responses to critical incidents for First Responders in the state of Arkansas. Together, Kasie and her husband Greg (VP ARLEAP), who has been a law enforcement officer for over 20 years, also work with law enforcement marriages and relationships navigating post critical incident stress as well as daily challenges LE marriages face. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

CFRC 01/07/2022 - 01/06/2024


Address: 835 Central Ave Suite 402G | Hot Springs, AR | 71913
Phone: 501-622-0983
Email: [email protected]

WEB: 


Bio:  Stephanie has 12 years experience as an EMT, as well as experience as a Volunteer Fire Fighter. Not only does she have the direct experience of working as a responder, but experience as the spouse of a responder. When obtaining her education as a Licensed Professional Counselor, her goal was to help with the mental health for responders. Her therapeutic approach includes trauma, inner child work and EMDR level 1&2 trained. Stephanie continues to seek out educational opportunities, network connections, and other ways to assist responders of all aspects in their mental health goals.

CFRC 01/13/2022 - 01/12/2024


Address: 31 School Drive Suite B, PO Box 245 | Melbourne, AR | 72556
Phone: 870-300-2112
Email: [email protected]

WEB: https://www.prosperinghopecounseling.com 


Bio: Dana Ingram is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors. Dana has been working in the mental health field since 2005. She received a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in 2008. For the majority of her career Dana has worked in a rural, community mental health setting. As a native to Izard County, Arkansas she is familiar with the challenges and barriers in receiving quality mental health in a rural area. In her practice, she uses an individualized, person centered approach to actively involve her clients in identifying their goals for treatment and deciding on what treatment approach and resources are best for them. Dana maintains frequent communication with outside resources and other community providers to assist with meeting the needs of the clients she works with. Dana has experience working with all ages, populations, and disorders; and specializes in the treatment of traumas. Dana is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT); Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)--including using this method in recent traumas, with groups, and with first responders; and Brainspotting.

CFRC 06/06/2021 - 06/05/2025


Address: 6801 Isaacs Orchard Rd, Ste 209 | Springdale, AR | 72762
Phone: 479-259-1090
Email: [email protected]

Web: https://www.tensevencoaching.com/ 


Bio: Alisa received her bachelors in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2011 and received her masters in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University in 2015. Alisa truly believes that everyone can benefit from therapeutic intervention as a resource for adjusting to life's unexpected changes and personal growth. She has a deep passion for bringing healing to responders who have been through a traumatic experience, and is also trained in EMDR. As a former law enforcement officer, she has a strong passion for working with our servicemen and women with their individual needs and developing coping skills that are needed in the field. She strives to help her clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and knows that no single approach is the right one for every individual. She believes that her experience and education have provided a strong foundation in creating a non-judgmental, comfortable and motivating environment for clients, helping them reach their full potential. Alisa and her husband, a police & SWAT officer for 9 years and Marine, live in NW Arkansas with their German Shepherd, Meeka. She is currently in private practice in Springdale, AR.

CFRC 09/23/2023 - 09/22/2024


Address: 7 Country Cove | Greenbrier, AR | 72058
Phone: 501-733-4593
Email: [email protected]

WEB: www.insynccounseling.com


Bio: Katelyn Coney is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Certified First Responder Counselor, and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She received her Master’s in Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas. Over her career Katelyn has worked with Substance Use, Trauma disorders including PTSD, serious mental illness, leadership, workplace issues, and private practice consultation. Katelyn volunteers as a clinician with ARLEAP (Arkansas Law Enforcement Assistance Program), responder Wellness Units, and participates in Critical Incident Debriefing. Katelyn has training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - including using this method with recent traumas.

California

CFRC 06/26/2021 - 06/25/2025


Address: 

Primary: 111344 Coloma Road Suite #455 | Gold River, CA | 95670

Second Office: 681 Main Street Suite #216 | Placerville, CA | 95667


Phone: 530-391-9918
Email: [email protected]
 


Bio: Jennifer Alexander is a certified brainspotting specialty trainer, consultant, and therapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma and addictions with an emphasis on difficult to engage populations such as first responders, military personnel, and their families. Jennifer has over 30 years of combined experience in the field as a former first responder and current licensed marriage and family therapist. Married to a firefighter for 21 years, while raising children, Jennifer understands the complexities of these populations firsthand and the need for effective therapeutic support combined with the importance of cultural competency. She is additionally trained/certified in EMDR, DBT, CBT, TF-CBT, AAT (and other modalities). CISM certified.

CFRC 11/24/19 - 11/23/23


Address: 1316 26th Street  | Sacremento, CA | 95816
Phone: 916-712-5310
Email:  [email protected]
Web: www.therapywithtraci.com

 


Bio: Traci is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Sacramento, CA. She has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and a Master of Public Administration/Health Services Administration from the University of San Francisco. She is TAC-Certified therapist (Training for Adoption Competency – Center for Adoption Support and Education) and she has completed more than 60 hours of substance abuse, addiction, and recovery related training. She has 10 years of extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families healing from complex trauma, grief and loss, substance use and abuse, and relapse prevention and recovery. In addition to her private practice, she works with the Sacramento County Office of Education Community Schools to provide trauma-informed crisis intervention services to high-risk students and their families. She works with her therapy dog, Coyote, to nurture resiliency, and help clients heal from trauma, grief and loss, and assist in the development of healthy connections with others. Traci is passionate about providing trauma-informed care to the community and she became certified to work with first responders and their families in 2019.

CFRC 1/04/2022 - 1/03/2025


Address: Sacramento, CA 
Phone: 818 929-4208
Email: [email protected]
Web:


Bio: Dr. Brien is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in working with those who have been injured on the job, through the workers compensation system.

CFRC 11/29/2022 - 11/29/2023


Address: 334 Armstrong Dr | Claremont, CA  91711
Phone: 909-678-9700
Email[email protected]


Bio: Dr. Maribel Contreras is a Psychologist trained in Various modalities especially how the Brain impacts our experiences as First responders. The reactions that first responders have are normal to an abnormal situation and she can help compartmentalize and give you practical tools to implement. Her services are offered via video, phone and in office using approaches that promote resiliency. Her commitment is to offer strategies and using solution therapy we can come up with long lasting resolutions. Dr. Contreras speaks Spanish and has worked with not only first responders but their family members who have also been impacted by this line of work. If you are struggling or want to see if we can me a good fit, please reach out! We are here to help.

CFRC 07/02/2022 - 07/01/2024


Address: Merced, CA  95348
Email[email protected]


Bio: Kadi is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor based in the Central Valley.

CFRC 07/24/2020 - 07/23/2022


Address: 13308 Agua Cayendo Road | Desert Hot Springs, CA | 92240
Phone: 760-464-5673
Email: [email protected]

BIO:  Nichole holds a B.A.Degree in Psychology a CADC III and is an MSW Intern. Nichole is the Program Director at Bella Monte Recovery Center and is trained in EMD

CFRC 02/20/2020 - 02/21/2023


Address: 4660 Palm Avenue| San Diego, CA | 92154
Phone: 877-496-0450
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Ms. Davis is a bilingual (Spanish) and bicultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. She also works in an Emergency Room evaluating patients for imminent risk of danger to self or others or to determine if they are gravely disabled due to a mental health condition. Another professional interest is in teaching child development at the community college level, which she does online and in person.

CFRC 11/02/2022 - 11/01/2023


Virtual Only
Phone: 415-328-7031
Email[email protected]
Web: www.adifranco.com


Bio: Alissa has been in practice for over 16 years and specializes in the treatment of trauma. She has training in trauma-sensitive yoga for the treatment of complex trauma and PTSD and is currently completing training in EMDR therapy. She is an artist and yoga practitioner and combines her training in psychodynamic, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Relational Therapy to best assist individuals in their healing and development. She works via Telehealth and is licensed in California and the District of Columbia.

CFRC 09/18/2022 - 09/18/2023


Address: 1508 F St | Sacramento, CA | 95814
Phone: 916-345-4320
Email[email protected]
Web: https://hereandnowtherapist.com/


Bio: Nercy is a bilingual Navy veteran who earned her dual degree in clinical psychology and professional counseling. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is trained in different modalities because she genuinely believes that one size does not fit all. Therefore, her trainings include a variety of modalities, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Level I, and Emotionally Focused Therapy Level 1, Theraplay Therapy, Sand-tray Therapy, and Non-directive Play Therapy Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. Nercy works with kids, teens, and adults, she is currenlty offering session in person and via Zoom.

CFRC 06/06/2020 - 06/05/2022


Address: 6135 King Road, Suite B | Loomis, CA | 95650
Phone: 916-397-9039
Email: [email protected]
Web: Support@heartstringscounseling.org


Bio: Darla Gale has a Master's Degree in Psychology from Brandman university and is a trained EMDR therapist. She specializes in healing trauma. and has a deep desire to provide healing to those who are hurting, to give each individual the resources for positive change, and to help them gain insight and understanding into the world; resulting in a brighter tomorrow. Darla holds to the belief that you cannot change the past, but you can be strengthened by it. Her therapeutic approach is creative and engaging and she believes the client-therapist relationship is of the utmost importance. Her goal is to lead individuals on a personal journey of awareness while providing clients with hope, empathy, and unconditional positive regard.

CFRC ACTIVE


Address: 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 2A | Modesto, CA | 95350
Phone: 209-605-9626
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: www.marriageandfamilytherapymodesto.com


Bio:  Dr. Irit Goldman received her Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy in 2002. She received her Doctorate in clinical psychology in 2004 completing both programs as Magna Cum Laude (honor in excellence). She has experience working extensively with women victimized in domestic violence and sexual, emotional abuse. In 2004, she created free support group for parents grieving infant loss. She was trained by Dr. Laurel Parnell with EMDR in 2009 and is very passionate in providing healing from trauma. She utilizes EMDR with 80% of her practice, working with veterans, first responders, victims of crime and single trauma events. Dr. Goldman spoke about trauma recovery in different group settings as a guest speaker. She also volunteered to treat PTSD victims in Israel during the last war and was invited to return and speak about the treatment of EMDR modified protocol to mental health clinicians in Israel. She has also been trained in treating OCD in the School of Psychiatry at the Philadelphia University. She works with couples and individuals. Dr. Goldman’s approach is very eclectic relying heavily on mindfulness, CBT and client centered. Dr. Goldman is certified and approved consultant by EMDRIA and Parnell institute and loves to share her experience with other professionals.

CFRC ACTIVE


Address: 72677 Beavertail St | Palm Desert, CA | 92260
Phone: 202-486-7792
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Leslie Hamady is the lead counselor at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Southern California. She is CADC certified and recently became a CFRC. Leslie knows from experience that substance abuse can only be treated by healing the underlying issues. She provides a compassionate, accepting & loving space where clients feel safe to begin the healing process. She specializes in relationships, but believes that it is the damaged relationship with self that must be restored first. Leslie has been working at Bella Monte since 2016.

 

CFRC 04/25/20 - 04/24/23


Address: Telehealth for California Residents 
Phone: 510-606-5502
Email[email protected]
Web: https://gretchenisidoro.com/


Bio: Gretchen earned her Master's degree in Social Work from San Jose State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the Bay Area, California. She has been providing therapy services since 2015. Gretchen currently has her own psychotherapy private practice in Oakland, California where she provides services to individuals, couples, and families. She also works within the Behavioral Health Unit of a Law Enforcement agency in the Bay Area. Gretchen's partnership with Law Enforcement has familiarized her with the culture and practices of the Law Enforcement community. Gretchen is a Certified First Responder Counselor. She offers support for first responders, who often find their lives impacted by the challenging jobs they do. She has worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. She supports clients with mental and emotional suffering, relationship difficulties, life transitions, daily stresses, and unhealthy behavior patterns. In her practice, she provides a warm, genuine, and compassionate space for those sharing their story. She understands that taking that step to seek support is incredibly courageous and feels especially honored to walk along one's journey to wellness.

CFRC 07/24/2020 - 07/23/2024


Address: Indio, California 92201
Phone: (760) 883-7441
Email: brockjenikovsky@gmail.com
Web: www.abcrecoverycenter.org


Bio: Brock Jenikovsky has been involved in the behavioral health field for over 8 years. He believes that most people engaging in substance abuse, or process addictions, are doing so as a very practical means of solution. The underlying traumas and negative core beliefs, that commonly fail to be addressed, fuel an individual's need to find relief, despite negative consequences. Brock has a passion for assisting those who may have previously gone misunderstood.

CFRC 07/17/20 - 07/16/23


Address: 13006 Philadelphia Street, Suite 210 | Whittier, CA | 90601
Phone: (909) 529-6308
Email[email protected]
Web: https://www.paxtherapy.com/


Bio: As a licensed counselor, Monica specializes in LGBT+ issues, complex and multiple trauma, and domestic or interpersonal violence. She sees adult individuals both in person and using teletherapy. She prefers to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a starting point in therapy and will adjust as needed.

CFRC 09/03/2022 - 09/02/2024


Address: 9075 Elk Grove Blvd | Ste 220 A | Elk Grove, CA | 95624
Phone:  916-407-0988
Email:¬†[email protected]


Bio: She works with the clients to establish their goals and help them find ways to reach those desired goals. She has many years of experience working with first responders and is culturally sensitive. She understands the unique needs of first responders as it relates to trauma, crisis, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, job-related stress, job security, suicide, etc. She understands how difficult it can be to reach out to a therapist and you want to be sure that they understand your work and life culture. She has worked in various areas of social work to include; Child and Adult Welfare systems, trauma social worker in the ED, AOD, forensic interviewing and working with LE.

Licensed In Other States: LCSW TN

CFRC 05/15/2020 - 05/14/2023


Address: 14622 Ventura Blvd., #102 Unit 413 | Sherman Oaks, CA | 91403
Phone: 310-251-5622
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.JoannaLovinger.com


Bio: Joanna Lovinger, MFT is a writer and licensed marriage and family therapist, working in the San Fernando Valley. Her work focuses on reducing anxiety, improving mood, and helping clients repair old wounds and heal strained relationships. She strives to help her clients find wholeness and works towards each client saying they don’t need her help any more.

CFRC 08/03/2020 - 08/02/2023


Address: 1751 Colorado Blvd, Box 381 | Los Angeles, CA | 90041
Phone: 323-250-9137
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Trauma can be obvious, such as a car accident, the sudden death of a loved one, or being involved in a natural disaster. Other traumas are more subtle, such as emotional abuse or bullying. If you are suffering from feelings of inadequacy, low self-worth, anxiety, depression, difficulty connecting with others, or with achieving your goals, you may be suffering from trauma-related symptoms. Jillian Luz offers EMDR (with art therapy incorporated if desired), for effective and efficient treatment to support alleviating these symptoms and helping you live a more fulfilled life.

CFRC 06/14/2021 - 06/13/2022


Address: 11801 Pierce Street, #222| Riverside CA | 92505
Phone: 951-902-9515
Email: [email protected]
Web: inlandwellnesscenter.com


Bio: Marla is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who has been practicing in the Inland Empire for over 14 years. She has an M.S. in Counseling Psychology and a B.A. in Marketing. She has spent the last 20 years blending her business consulting skills with her extensive training in Family Systems therapy to bring a common sense approach to her practice. Her heart is to bring freedom and wholeness to individuals and family units. As an Adjunct Professor at California Baptist University, she teaches various psychology and behavioral science courses in the Online Professional Studies department, as well as being a Guest Lecturer in the Physicians Assistant program. Marla is trained in various trauma therapies to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, including TRM (Trauma Resiliency Model), CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy), PE (Prolonged Exposure) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for depression, EMDR training, and most recently trained as a Certified First Responder Counselor. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich, a program for premarital and marital counseling, and a certified P/E Seminar Trainer for those who wish to become certified facilitators. She is available to do various trainings or seminars in communication, conflict management, family systems & trauma recovery. Marla has been married to Mike for over 28 years. They were both widowed and blended their family of two sons and a daughter. They have navigated the challenges of a "blender" family and successfully reached the "Promised Land" of empty nesting. All three children are happily married, have satisfying careers, and have produced seven amazing grandchildren. They teach numerous marriage, parenting, and personal growth courses. Contact Marla at 951.902.9515 or [email protected]

CFRC 09/21/2020 - 09/20/2023


Address:  207 16th Street, Suite 310 | Pacific Grove, CA | 93950
Phone: 831-236-3122
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.cyndimcdonald.com


Bio: Cyndi is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has 10 years of experience working with adults in private practice as well as crisis treatment centers. She enjoys helping clients develop coping skills to manage the challenges in life and healing the impacts trauma & stress can have on our brain and wellbeing. She is trained in EMDR, TF-CBT, AMSR and The Flash Technique. She also comes from a family of first responders and is able to bring her personal understanding of the life behind the badge to further support responders and their families.

CFRC 10/12/2020 - 10/11/2021


Address: 1919 Grand Canal Blvd., Suite C-3 | Stockton, CA | 95207
Phone: 209-406-4196
Email: [email protected]
Web: mellotherapy.com


Bio: As a solution-focused therapist, Pamela Mello works regularly with PTSD, stress, anxiety, and marital issues. She has been trained in EMDR, EFT and brain-spotting, which are additional tools for PTSD. Helping people learn positive coping skills and building resilience is a priority for her.

CFRC 10/12/2020 - 10/11/2022


Address: 1665 Creekside Dr., Suite 106 | Folsom, CA | 95630
Phone: 916-710-0503
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Jennifer Nava is a trauma-based therapist that works extensively with First Responders and their families. She sees individuals and couples and utilizes techniques including EMDR.

CFRC 03/28/20 - 03/27/24


Address: 950 Bascom Ave, Suite 2010 | San Jose, CA | 95128
Phone: 408-903-6425
Email[email protected]
Web: https://nugenttherapy.com/


Bio: Geoff Nugent is trained in approaches for working with adolescents, couples, families, and individuals through issues including depression, anxiety, addiction, self-esteem, and relationships. He has been trained in CBT, DBT, TF-CBT, social cognition, bully prevention, and other evidenced-based approaches. Geoff was a Supervisor of Behavioral and Mental Health for a local school district where he supported Marriage Family Therapist Interns (MFTi’s), Associate Social Workers (ASW), and Professional Clinical Counselors Interns (PCCI) in counseling general education students. He has also worked with a Mobile Crisis team doing county-wide suicide assessments for children and adolescents in crisis. He is the owner, creator, lead therapist, and provider of neurofeedback therapy at Nugent Family Counseling Center Inc.

CFRC 1/12/2021 - 1/11/2024


Address: 2155 Union Street, Suite 6  |  San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: 415-534-9249
Email:[email protected]
Web: www.mosaicsf.com 


Bio: Brienne (Brie) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and lives and works in San Francisco, California where she opened her private psychotherapy practice, Mosaic Psychotherapy & Consulting in 2018. Brie moved to private practice after several years in high-acuity medical settings, bringing her experience with catastrophic illness, injury and trauma into her therapy practice. Brie got her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW) in 2002 from Castleton University in Vermont and her Master's Degree in Social Work from Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts. She was in the first day of her BSW internship on September 11, 200 and vividly remembers asking who was supporting the first responders and how there didn't seem to be a clear response. As a result, she developed a clinical interest in disaster mental health with a goal of integrating first responder counseling into her clinical practice. Brie also had the opportunity to work in a pediatric burn center as her 2nd year master's clinical, which served to give her experience with severe trauma and trauma counseling. Her style is authentic and interactive and she welcomes clients to "come as they are", bringing clinical skills but also humor to the therapeutic process. She works from a cognitive-behavioral framework and is also certified as a grief counseling specialist. Brie is licensed in California and Massachusetts and is currently accepting new clients.

CFRC 07/10/20 - 07/09/21


Address: PO Box 85 | Bishop, CA | 93515
Phone: 805-540-8555
Email: [email protected]
Web:  http://www.couplestherapyinstitute.net


Bio: Joan Porter MFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, is a Certified First Responder Counselor and provides crisis response to mass critical incidents locally and internationally. She is trained in critical incident debriefing, emergency psychiatric services, and is a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist (research based approach). She offers telehealth video sessions for long distance treatment. Joan provides individual, premarital, couples, and marital counseling as well as affair and addiction recovery treatment. With over 22 years of experience, she supports clients in healing through change and personal growth.

CFRC 11/19/2020 - 11/18/2021


Address: 8841 Williamson Dr., Suite 40| Elk Grove, CA | 95624
Phone: 916-753-5179
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Shevonne is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with adults, couples, teens and families. She received her Bachelor's degree in 2002 from the University of California, Davis and earned a Master’s degree in 2006 from Sacramento State. Shavonne’s therapy approach is to meet her clients exactly where they are in their present struggles offering support, guidance and understanding that is free from judgement and criticism. Her therapeutic specialty includes trauma, depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, PTSD, grief, OCD, eating disorders, behavioral issues, stress management, anger management, abuse and teen issues. She works in a private practice and is one of 4 partners with Creekside Counseling Partners LLC. Over 15 years ago Creekside Counseling launched an association which includes 14 licenses clinicians who all specialize in different treatment modalities.

CFRC 12/10/2020 - 12/09/2024


Address: 101 Gregory Ln, Suite 33 | Pleasant Hill, CA | 94523
Phone: 925-827-9876
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.RubinoCounseling.com


Bio: Dr. Rubino has over 20 years experience treating children and teenagers and victims of trauma. Dr. Rubino is an adjunct professor for JFK University regarding teens and trauma. He is certified to do critical incident debriefing and has experience working with local police departments as a community liaison regarding teenagers and domestic violence. He is also a 730 expert for Contra Costa County Superior Court. Additionally he is a co-host for Street Soldiers Radio a show dedicated to helping troubled teenagers. He also is a referral source for the Rape Crisis Center. For more information visit his website RubinoCounseling.com

CFRC 12/03/2021 - 12/02/2023


Address: 12125 North Old Stage Road| Weed, CA | 96094-9522
Phone: 530-859-3155
Email: [email protected]
Web: spiritandlogic.org 


Bio: Not the typical fluffy therapist, Chera rides a Harley Road King, is a firearm enthusiast, has a great sense of humor (and even enjoys cussing when appropriate), so is a good fit with the responder culture. She is a nationally board certified therapist state-licensed in California & Oregon and is an adjunct professor at SOU Psych Dept with a bachelor minor in crim. With family in both military and police force, she has focused her private practice on helping veterans with PsychArmor training and earned her certification as a CFRC to provide crisis, cumulative trauma, and emotional agility training to first responders.

CFRC 4/20/2020 - 4/19/2025


Address: 210 S. Mooney Blvd., Suite E | Visalia, CA | 93291
Phone: 559-901-4732
Email: [email protected]
Web: melindasiders.com 

Licensed In Other States: TN


Bio: Are you losing hope due to emotional stress, anxiety, past trauma and abuse, or difficult relationships? Melinda believes hope is what drives emotions, relationships, job satisfaction, and life fulfillment. Melinda is a bilingual English and Spanish counselor who treats individuals, couples and families. She is especially trained to treat first responders, and has provided trainings to police departments on trauma and coping with trauma, as well as trainings on the culture of a first responder family. Melinda recognizes that, in addition to trauma, often what brings a first responder to therapy are relationship/marriage issues, childhood trauma, or anxiety and depression due to burnout or grief. Melinda is a trauma-informed therapist who uses Polyvagal Concepts, Brainspotting, and EMDR as healing modalities. Each is based upon neuroscience and on how the brain and body react to trauma and difficult experiences, and she has witnessed extraordinary results. Any struggle can be difficult to overcome. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. Melinda believes she can guide you to experience victory over your challenges, gain new perspective, and find renewed hope!

CFRC 12/17/2019-12/16/2022


Address: 800 E. Ocean Blvd, Suite 107 | Long Beach, CA | 90802
Phone: 714-376-6235
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.psychotherapypracticeca.com


Bio: Dr. Siegel has been in private practice since 1990, treating individuals and couples in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.  She has both an MSW and Doctorate in Psychology and is a former employee at UCI Medical Center where she worked in the Emergency Room as well as the Traumatic Stress Program. She completed a year of training in 2013 at the Los Angeles Institute’s Trauma Studies Program before earning her certificate as a First Responder Counselor.  Dr. Siegel is also a member of The Soldiers Project, serving Veterans and their families returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  Her primary area of interest is treating adults with childhood trauma. 


 

CFRC 01/07/2024 - 01/06/2025


Address: Costa Mesa, CA 
Phone:  949-294-5104
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.melodystonelmft.com


Bio: As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Melody has been practicing for over 18-years and traditionally from a psychodynamic approach. However, have transitioned to a more multifaceted approach incorporating a Psychodynamic modality with EMDR, Performance Psychology, and Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy (HCH). This integrated approach is a much deeper process of psychotherapy and is achieved through a relaxed state of consciousness. This approach which focused on the somatic experience embraces the concept of self-determination and the belief that every client contains, deep within their own subconscious mind, the key to their own individual health and healing.

CFRC 01/10/20-01/09/22


Address: 183 Forest Avenue Suite 2 | Pacific Grove, CA | 93950
Phone: 831-272-2327
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.alishasweyd.com


Bio: Growing up as the daughter of a police officer helped Alisha to understand the family dynamics that are "normal" to first responder families. As the spouse of a law enforcement officer, she now sees it all from a different and more insightful perspective. First responder cultures are often misunderstood by those outside of the culture itself, and thus it can be difficult to find someone who comprehends the adversity faced in these careers. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Alisha's focus has been in working with trauma, adolescents, and family dynamics. She also has extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, and grief and loss. One of her primary areas of interest is with first responders, military, and their loved ones. In sessions, Alisha makes sure to form a personal link with her clients to establish a relationship that is real, honest, caring, and helpful. Through empathy and a deep mutual understanding, I am able to bear witness to the experiences of her clients in a way that provides insight and allows for growth in the chaos of life.

 

CFRC 02/14/2021 - 02/13/2024


Address: San Diego, CA | 92108
Phone: 619-356-2005
Email: justyna@embodiedlivingwellnessenter.com
Web: https://www.embodiedlivingwellnesscenter.com

Licensed In Other States: LCSW CA: 93709 LCSW CT: 10132


Bio: Justyna Wawrzonek, DSW, LCSW provides Telehealth mental health counseling services to couples and individuals in CA and CT. Justyna specializes in working with trauma, and PTSD and uses a holistic treatment approach.

CFRC 09/08/2022 - 09/08/2023


Address: 2040 Shasta St, Ste A | Redding, CA | 96001
Phone: 530-638-3811
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.attunehealing.org


Bio: Christina Whitney is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Arizona and California that works with people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Christina moved to Redding CA in 2013 and began working as a social worker for a local forster care agency. In 2016 Christina took a position as a therapist at a local agency providing counseling to individuals and families. In 2018 Christina opened her private practice where she currently works and supervises others in process of becoming licensed. In 2020 Christina began to see the growing need for mental health services for first responders and began the journey of starting a non-profit that is geared towards serving first responders and their families. Christina has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Training for adoption competency (TAC) through C.A.S.E. and is currently a Certified First Responder Counselor Christina is the wife of a first responder, and mother to 6 children, one of which is adopted. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, hanging out on her farm, and dreaming.

CFRC 04/02/2024 - 04/01/2025


Address: 1139 San Carlos Avenue #303 | San Carlos, CA | 94070
Phone: 650-440-6334
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/maria-medvedev-san-jose-ca/471852


Bio: Maria focuses her mission on helping others, from children to elderly clients. She has a lot of compassion, patience and understanding in human emotions. She offers clients a person-centered approach since every client is individual and comes in with different needs and expectations for their therapy experience. Maria believes all people are capable of growth and healing their own selves. Maria is here to provide a safe, non- judgmental space for clients to share their stories past or present. It’s a place where exploration and reflection of the self is encouraged but never rushed. Every client goes at their own pace and Maria is there to guide the process.

CFRC 06/06/2024 - 06/05/2025


Address: 231 N Euclid Ave | Upland, CA | 91786
Phone: 951-254-2303
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.norinamurphylcsw.com/


Bio: As the daughter of a police officer, I have a unique perspective on the needs of first responders and their families. It would be my honor to provide you with support, resources and a safe environment to address the complexities and stressors you are currently managing.

Colorado

CFRC 10/10/2022 - 10/9/2024


Address: 8774 Yates Dr., Suite 350, , Westminster, CO
Phone: 303-884-6768
Email:¬†¬†[email protected]
Web:  https://www.mountainmindstherapy.com/


Bio:  Tommy received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado and went on to get his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), a Certified EMDR therapist, a Certified First Responder Clinician (CFRC) and an Emergency Responder and Public Safety Certified Clinician (ERPSCC). Tommy has worked in a variety of settings, including adolescent detention centers, residential treatment centers, day treatment centers, outpatient centers, and schools. He serves first responders and athletes who have issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, and/or addictions. In addition to his clinical work, he responds to both natural and human caused disasters to help support victims experiencing traumatic responses to those events. He has also been a Wilderness First Responder since 2016 and he is working on starting a wilderness therapy program for first responders. He is passionate about healing trauma with the power of human connection while also utilizing evidence-based approaches, such as, EMDR, CBT, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Functional Family Therapy. When Tommy is not at work, he spends as much time as possible outside. He loves to go mountain biking, backcountry snowboarding, trail running, and backpacking.

CFRC 12/14/2021 - 12/13/2022


Address: PO BOX 984, Frederick, CO 80530
Phone: 720-560-4293
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  


Bio:  Luciana is a program supervisor in a residential treatment facility supporting mental health crisis stabilization and substance abuse treatment. Luciana is both an LPC and LAC. Luciana uses an integrated person centered approach to support clients in overall wellbeing. Luciana provides therapy to individual clients via telehealth through SonderMind.

CFRC 1/18/2020 - 1/17/2022


Address: 4689 W 20th Street, Unit E | Greeley, CO | 80634
Phone: 970-682-0909

Email: [email protected]

Web: Www.counselingclinicllc.com


Bio: Sara has been in Private Practice for 7 years and has found that first responders have a special place in her heart. She enjoys working with all types of responders and feels that she is able to connect with them and get them because her husband is a first responder. She understands the ups and the downs they go through as well as their family members and feels like she can really help first responders understand their trauma and continue to do their job and be the best they can.

CFRC 10/18/2020 - 10/17/2021


Address: 933 Alpine Ave | Boulder, CO | 80304
Phone: 720-309-5526
Email: snowlinecounseling@protonmail.com
Web: https://snowlinecounseling.com/


Bio: Trelsie Cople is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor (LPC, CAC II). Trelsie's practice focuses on helping both first responders and their families, working with individuals across the lifespan. Her practice strives to minimize both emotional and physical hurdles first responders might experience when seeking counseling services, so that they can receive the help that they deserve. Trelsie provides services to first responders from all disciplines including but not limited to: Police, Firefighters, Health Care Professionals, Emergency Medical Services, Alpine Rescue, Ski Patrol, and National Park Services. She approaches each client with empathy, understanding and openness. Trelsie genuinely wants to help first responders process events that they have seen, heard, or taken part in, to help them work through them and come out stronger. She wants first responders to know that they are no longer alone with their thoughts and having to worry about how these feelings might be affecting their job, family, and personal well-being. She wants to be a source of support and strength for first responders to allow them to excel in both their life and work.

CFRC 10/01/2019 - 9/30/2020


Address: 323 E 27th Street | Loveland, Colorado | 80537
Phone: 9703813388

Email: [email protected]


Bio: Krista Cowan Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, LAC, EMDR, Biofeedback, CFRC) brings a warm, sincere, tender-hearted, and compassionate approach to counseling. She creates a space where you feel welcome and encouraged to share whatever you need openly, in a relaxed, safe and non-judgmental environment. Krista meets you where you are and supports your healing journey. Krista understands that each person is unique, and she’ll help you find your own path on your way to healing and wholeness. She’ll support you with each step forward, using creative and integrative interventions that meet your needs. Krista has 10 years experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults in all areas of mental health and substance abuse. Her training and background includes Biofeedback, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Relapse Prevention which supports treatment for the symptoms related to most diagnoses. You’ll be invited to engage fully in your therapy, and you’ll be in charge of what you want to change and heal. Through taking responsibility and a willingness to grow, you’ll learn how to make decisions that create the life you’ve always wanted.

CFRC 08/26/2022 - 08/26/2023


Address: 1130 Southgate Dr. | Windsor, CO | 80550
Phone: 970-339-6254
Email: [email protected]
Web:  https://www.aims.edu/


Bio: Alison is a mental health therapist at Aims Community College and serves first responder students and candidates at the Windsor campus.

CFRC 2/16/2021 - 2/15/2023


Address: 1764 Topaz Drive | Loveland, CO | 80537
Phone: 303-717-0865
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: www.soulhealthcounseling.com


Bio: Megan Duncan is an active Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, counselor, and friend. Her professional passion is aimed at helping to relieve and heal the impact that trauma may currently have on client’s most significant and intimate relationships. Megan’s therapeutic approach is both collaborative and integrative. She believes in the exploration process of a client’s narrative and personal story. Megan is trained in EMDR therapy and continues to research and study human sexuality, body work, neuroscience, and DBT. Megan’s constant prayer is to remain connected to the Holy Spirit, allowing His work to be accomplished through her time with clients.

CFRC 02/05/2022 - 02/04/2024


Address: 2526 Patterson Rd., Suite 200 | Grand Junction, CO | 81505
Phone: 970-812-3353
Email: [email protected]
Web:  https://www.thrivemarriagefamilycounseling.com/


Bio: Eric has lived in Western Colorado for nearly 40 years. He has worked in mental health since 2010. For 4 years, he was a co-responder clinician, riding along with law enforcement into scenes that included a mental health component. In performing his duties in this role, Eric came to recognize the need for counseling to be available for first responders, who frequently experience stressful events and have few options to work through these experiences. He is a nationally certified counselor, licensed in Colorado, and is a member in good standing of the Americ.an Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota

CFRC 1/27/2020 - 1/26/2023


Address: 2922 Evergreen Parkway, Suite 325 | Evergreen, CO | 80439
Phone: 720-775-0055

Email: brookeharris@creativecounselingofevergreen.com

Web: www.creativecounselingofevergreen.com


Bio:   Brooke is a licensed professional counselor in Evergreen, CO. She provides virtual services for residents throughout the state and in person sessions for first responders in her area. She is certified in EMDR therapy.

CFRC 8/22/2019 - 8/21/2023


Address: 7120 E. Orchard Road, Suite 308 | Centennial, CO | 80111
Phone: 720-854-9973
Web: www.Afterthecallcounseling.com
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Sarah is an authentic and compassionate clinician with over 14 years of experience. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified EMDR therapist and a Licensed Addictions Counselor. Sarah is passionate about working with responders, their families, legal professionals and survivors of trauma. Sarah utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques to help reduce symptoms of occupational stress injuries, teach coping skills and build resilience. Treatment is tailored using a collaborative approach to improve performance and meet goals. Sarah is the wife of a police officer and has worked alongside deputies at a county jail earlier in her career.

CFRC 03/15/2022- 03/14/2023


Address: 1828 N Clarkson St | Denver, CO |80218
Phone: 720-295-6097
Email: [email protected]
Web:  https://www.grovetherapydenver.com/


Bio: Eliza Kienitz is a psychologist and owner of Grove Therapy Denver. She completed an internship and post-doctoral fellowship through the VA Healthcare system and has worked in clinics and primary care settings. She practices from a bio-psycho-social perspective and uses Evidence Based Practices. Her training includes various forms of trauma treatment as well as a yoga background. Her style is collaborative, non-judgmental, and solution focused. She has experience in co-morbid chronic health conditions, substance use, and mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma.

CFRC 06/27/2021 - 06/26/2024


Address: 5360 North Academy Blvd., Suite #220 | Colorado Springs, CO | 80918
Phone: 303-437-9862
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: https://terriemartinezcounseling.com


Bio: Terrie Martinez, owner of Martinez Counseling, is a licensed counselor certified in sex addiction through The American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy. She works with individuals who struggle with sex addiction and/or intimacy anorexia and their partners as well as individuals who suffer betrayal trauma. She uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with individuals who suffer trauma from PTSD, emotional, physical or sexual abuse.

CFRC 11/21/2019 - 11/20/2020


Address: 5911 S. Middlefield Road, Suite 100 | Littleton, CO | 80123
Phone: 970-834-3699
Web: www.HeartCenteredCounselors.com
Email: [email protected]


Bio:  Emily believes all individuals need a safe and understanding space to help cope with experiences and learn to resolve issues/problems. She is a direct and authentic individual that is person-centered, solution-focused, and works to help individuals improve their lives through education, care, and support. She is trained in EMDR and recognizes that the experiences of first responders are unique to them. Emily understands (to a degree) the culture of first responders, having worked 6 years in a prison and having spent 300 hours riding along with police officers in Tampa.

CFRC 11/23/19 - 11/22/20


Address: 215 W Oak St, Suite 400 | Fort Collins, CO | 80521
Phone: (970) 670-0358
Email: taylorr@heartcenteredcounselors.com
Web:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/taylor-ann-roberson-fort-collins-co/408689 


Bio: Taylor Roberson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado. Taylor has an ever-growing passion for collaboratively fostering healing through trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. She has been trained in trauma treatment modalities of EMDR and Prolonged Exposure therapy. She received her Master's and Education Specialist degrees in clinical mental health counseling from Clemson University (Go Tigers!), where she also attained an undergraduate degree in psychology and criminal justice studies. Taylor strives to ensure that those helping others on a day-to-day basis have a safe, accepting space where they can receive the support they are utmost deserving of.

CFRC 1/4/2021 - 1/3/2024


Address: 4101 South Yates Way, Denver, CO 80236
Phone: 303-437-9862
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  www.pfamhs.com


Bio: Co-owner of PFA since 2008. She graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Clinical Psychology. She graduated with honors from Regis University with a Bachelor's degree in Clinical Counseling with a minor in the Psychology of Violence. She is also a DVOMB approved provider. She speaks nationally on High Profile Grieving in addition to working at the Colorado State Mental Institute.

CFRC 10/06/2020 - 10/05/2023


Address: 645 Grandview Meadows Dr | Longmont, CO | 80503
Phone: 847-800-8085
Email: frtransitionscounseling@gmail.com
Web:  www.frontrangetransitions.com


Bio: Having worked in hospitals, hospices, schools, and community mental health for over 10 years, Karen strives to continue to offer support in healing trauma as a Marriage/Family Therapist. She currently volunteers with the Longmont Police Department as a Volunteer Victim Advocate. She sees first hand some of what the police officers are exposed to and feels with her experience that she can help.

Connecticut

CFRC 08/25/2020 - 8/24/2021


Address: 187 Holland Lane | East Hartford, CT | 06118
Phone: 860-834-3240 
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.advancedtreatmentsolutions.net/about-james-m-classon-


Bio: National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC), a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), as well as a Certified Recovery Support Specialist (RSS). Masters of Science: Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitative Counseling Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. CHI SIGMA IOTA - Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society Membership Bachelors of Arts in Psychology: Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. Drug & Alcohol Recovery Counselor (D.A.R.C.) Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT. Summa Cum Laude. Presidential Medallion Recipient. PHI THETA KAPPA – International Honor Society 10 years experience working with individuals with substance abuse and mental health issues. He possesses specialties working with individuals in recovery from opioid, alcohol and sedative disorders. He also has significant experience with medication assisted treatment (MAT) and its best practices including being a Senior Supervising Counselor at one of the largest medication assisted treatment organizations in Connecticut. James counseling approach is an eclectic blend of empirically based therapeutic modalities to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). He employs a strengths based perspective when meeting with his clients individually or in a group. Most importantly, He possesses the ability to meet clients “where they are” while working to identify healthy positive life choices. In addition, he has received specialized training in EMDR, therefore qualified to help you try to undo years of negative programming, possibly improving your relationships and your overall sense of well-being.

CFRC 08/13/2021 - 8/12/2023


Address: 32 Maple Avenue | Windsor, CT | 06095
Phone: (860) 973-9171 
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.ctctherapists.com/


Bio: Phet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 24 years of experience working with diverse clients. Phet graduated with her Master of Social Work from Springfield College. Phet’s professional experiences consist of working with individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS, loss and grief, substance use disorders, trauma, and incarceration. Phet uses a person-centered, compassion-focused, and holistic integrative approach to treatment. She believes that an individual's healing process takes place holistically, through the connection of mind, body, and spirit. Her approach focuses on the whole person in their environment and how this may impact their overall wellness. The therapeutic process utilized is based on beliefs that each person has unique inner strengths and abilities to learn healthy tools to achieve their goals, heal themselves and reach their full personal potential. ‚Äč

CFRC 02/14/2021 - 02/13/2024


Address: 17 S Highland St | West Hartford, CT | 06119
Phone: 860-258-4171 
Email: justyna@westhartfordholisticcounseling.com

Bio: Justyna Wawrzonek, DSW, LCSW, LADC earned both her Master's and Doctorate in Social Work and practices as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Justyna provides telehealth services in CT and works with individuals and couples through West Hartford Holistic Counseling.

CFRC 06/09/2023 - 06/08/2024


Address: 606 Post Road East, Suite. 568 | Westport, CT | 06880
Phone: 203-690-2132 
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.palliativeturns.com

Bio: Laura is a licensed clinical social worker providing telehealth services for individuals in CT and in-person sessions in Fairfield County. Laura specializes in trauma, illness, grief & loss and is experienced in working with health care professionals, first responders & military personnel. Laura is safe, trustworthy and non-judgmental and helps clients feel better, regain a sense of control, and find a path forward. In addition to talk therapy, Laura also offers Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which is especially helpful in resolving trauma and is a great option for individuals who want to feel better but would prefer not to do much talking. Interested in learning more? Don't hesitate to reach out!

Delaware

CFRC 02/18/2022 - 02/17/2024


Address:  Lewes, DE | 19958
Phone: (302) 448-8501
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  


Bio: My name is Greg Bisset. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware. As being a Social Worker, I am also a Marine Corp Veteran, service 4 years on active duty. I have experience providing individual counseling, group counseling, and family counseling to individuals with mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness. Being certified to work with the responder community is a great honor and hope to bring much of my professional and personal experience to the forefront.

CFRC 07/13/2021 - 07/12/2024


Address:  300 Creek View Rd, Suite 101A ,Suite 204 | Newark, DE | 19711
Phone: 302-635-0505
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: https://www.centerforgrieftherapy.com/


Bio: Dr. Mikolajczyk received her PsyD from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018. She works with The Center for Grief and Trauma Therapy in Newark, Delaware to provide therapy for a diverse population, including first responders and others who are grieving or have been through traumatic experiences. She also has experience working with clients with depression, anxiety and more. She has specialized training in EMDR. She is passionate about serving those who serve their community with a caring and nonjudgmental approach.

Florida

CFRC 9/29/2019 - 9/28/2020


Address: 2824 Windguard Circle, Suite 102 | Wesley Chapel, FL | 33544
Phone: 813-785-6477
Email: [email protected]
Web:  www.oneanothercounseling.com


Bio: Lynette Arthurton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with nine years experience. She is a Certified First Responder Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and a Certified Anger Management Treatment Professional. Lynette has a certificate in EMDR and ART. She has experience in counseling veterans, first responders and their families. Lynette continues to advance her education to learn the latest techniques to help her clients. Lynette aims to ensure that you feel safe, that you are being heard, respected and valued in the sessions. Specialties: PTSD, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger management, communication, marital counseling and sex therapy.

CFRC 12/11/2020 - 12/10/2021


Address: 1501 South Pinellas Ave, Suite P | Tarpon Springs, FL | 34638
Phone: 727-547-36929
Web: Stephanie@breakingfreeservices.com
Email: https://breakingfreeservices.com/stephanie-barnes-m-ed-registered-mental-health-counselor-intern/


Bio: Stephanie is a registered mental health counselor intern in the state of Florida, and specializes in grief and trauma. Stephanie is very familiar with the Responder community, where she has served on the board of directors for West Central Florida Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) since 2012, and currently serves as its president. Stephanie’s experience in working with Law Enforcement and their families, who have experienced trauma from their jobs, or the loss of an officer, has encouraged her to want to work with responders and their families in a counseling role.

CFRC 07/22/2020 - 07/21/2022


Address: 210 S Pinellas Avenue, #245 | Tarpon Springs, FL | 34689
Phone: 727-275-0282
Web: vitalityinwellness.com
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Dr. Shay Caramiello earned her Psy.D. from the Florida School of Professional Psychology (Tampa, FL). She completed a clinical psychology internship at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital (Tampa, FL). She completed one year of postdoctoral training in neuropsychology at Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida in Gainesville, FL and her second year of postdoctoral training at Bay Area Neuropsychology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Caramiello has extensive training in multicultural psychology with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ and veteran populations.

CFRC 06/16/2020 - 06/15/2023


Address: 326 Jupiter Lakes Boulevard, #2315C | Jupiter, FL | 33458
Phone: 570-991-2109


Web: drsaracornell.com


Email: [email protected]


Bio: 

CFRC 11/04/2020 - 11/03/2023


Address: 1614 US Hwy 90 W, Suite A | Defuniak Springs, FL | 32433
Phone: 850-238-7131
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.Allegiancetherapy.com  


Bio: Patricia Cross is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor currently in private practice in Florida. Her prior experiences in Mental Health have included working in community mental health, inpatient with military personnel, outpatient, and private practice. She has worked in the social service field since 1997 while traveling as a spouse of an active-duty military member. Her experiences as a military spouse directed her in the path of completing her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health with Troy University. While completing her internships she received significant experience and training while working with children and adults’ survivors of trauma. In 2018 her area experienced Hurricane Michael which devastated several coastal communities within our area. It was at this point Patricia realized the significance of supporting our first responders who worked around the clock while experiencing their own personal losses. In 2019, she opened her private practice Allegiance Trauma Therapy and Consulting which is in the rural community of Defuniak Springs Florida. Patricia finds it is an honor to support and work with trauma survivors and their families and she looks forward to strengthening that support!

CFRC 08/20/2021 - 08/19/2023


Address: 2419 E Commercial Blvd, Unit 203 | Fort Lauderdale, FL | 33486
Phone: (561)703-2406
Web: https://awakeninghopellc.com/
Email: [email protected]


Bio:  Heather is an Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Heather I trained in EMDR therapy, a trauma therapy technique, and also utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. Heather helps empower adults to overcome inner obstacles to obtain a sense of peace and fulfillment in life.

CFRC 09/05/2020 - 09/04/2024


Address: 1900 Corporate Square Blvd | Jacksonville, FL | 32216
Phone: 904-899-4500 ext. 4553
Web: lakeviewhealth.com
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Brianne Gill, M.A., LMHC

CFRC 03/25/2020 - 03/24/2022


Address: 817 S. University Drive, Suite #121 | Plantation, FL | 33324
Phone: 954-372-8007

Email: mindfulwellnesscounselor@gmail.com
Web: www.mycounselingconnections.com


Bio: Damarys works with clients who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, unhealthy behaviors, first responder trauma, and/or mood disorders. Her commitment to her clients is to work together to create a relationship where there is a sense of comfort and safety to address feelings and promote healing. Clients learn about resources to deal with situations and about tools to help improve their lives. Clients learn to recognize triggers and use tools to deal with symptoms. Damarys collaborates with clients to develop a treatment plan tailored to their needs to help navigate through life and achieve personal growth.

CFRC 04/26/2022 - 04/25/2024


Address: 137 Crystal Beach Drive Ste. 137- C | Destin, FL | 32541
Phone: 850-226-7100
Web: https://thecranecenterllc.com/
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Kathleen Hensley is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working in private practice at The Crane Center, LLC in Destin and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. She is an EMDR trauma informed trained clinician. Her passion is working with first responders and law enforcement officers. She strives to offer as much support and counseling to those that serve and protect us.

CFRC 09/14/2021 - 09/13/2024


Address: 1119 North Dixie Freeway | New Smyrna Beach, FL | 32168
Phone: 386-243-2851
Web: www.thewellspringnsb.com
Email: [email protected]


Bio: As a law enforcement officer wife and mom, I understand that confidentiality is the priority when working with those in the public safety. Being part of the community of public safety professionals for over 20 years has led me to building a practice with a focus on this culture. With specialized, public safety mental health training, I can help you and your loved ones learn how to cope with the many unique situations that can arise in this field. I specialize in trauma recovery, as well as PTSD, and working with individuals struggling with anxiety and depression, so that you can have your life back. Counseling, while it can be uncomfortable at times, will move you forward restoring peace and comfort through learning coping mechanisms while developing healthy patterns for life. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment, for you to process your thoughts, with the goal to restore wholeness and clarity to your life. I offer both in person and telehealth options and a private pay rate of $70.00 per session for First Responders.

CFRC 10/18/2021 - 10/17/2024


Address: 505 Brevard Avenue, Suite 106 | Cocoa, FL | 32952
Phone: 321-632-5792
Web: www.lccbrevard.org
Email: Abigail.BrownJones@LccBrevard.org


Bio: 

CFRC 04/09/2020 - 04/08/2021


Address: 1375 Gateway Boulevard | Boynton Beach, FL | 33426
Phone: 561-314-5074

Email: [email protected]
Web: www.soulambitionfl.com


Bio:  Julie has often described herself as a personal trainer for the mind. Her approach is uncomplicated but requires hard work by both therapist and client. Julie uses this simple motto: Change your thoughts, change your life. Her passion is empowering clients to engage in deep self reflection and challenge the unhealthy choices we make on a daily basis that result in increased stress and prevent us from experiencing joy. She would be honored to help you take control of your mental health and guide you through the process of making a lasting lifestyle change.

CFRC 05/22/2022 - 05/21/2023


Address: 5610 Nepsa Way Unit 4303 | Delray Beach, FL | 33484
Phone: 309-737-3550
Web: 
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Annalee Moody is a licensed mental health counselor who acquired a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling with a focus in neuroscience-based therapies. She had a 15-year career working as a civilian paramedic, acquired five years of autopsy and bereavement counseling experience at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as a hospital mortician, and is a military police veteran of the US Army Reserves. Annalee is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with advanced EMDR training for treatment of early intervention and cumulative traumatic stress specifically for veterans and emergency responders. She is a certified first responder counselor (CFRC) who developed a private practice specialty treating first responders in Iowa prior to relocating to Florida.

CFRC 04/11/2020 - 04/10/2021


Address: 1375 Gateway Boulevard | Boynton Beach, FL | 33426
Phone: 561-603-4903

Email: [email protected]
Web: www.soulambitionfl.com


Bio: Kim Neuparth, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Master Certified Addiction Professional, graduated with a Master of Science in mental health counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a specialization in addiction from Liberty University. Kim is a Certified First Responder Counselor and is trained in Rapid Resolution Therapy and Prepare/Enrich Couples Counseling. She has worked in multiple settings and has helped clients with a variety of concerns. Kim enjoys working with Veterans and First Responders understanding that their experiences are unique and present unique challenges. Kim’s approach is to collaborate with her clients, using integrative evidenced-based therapy, creating a safe environment for sharing and healing.

CFRC 06/26/2022 - 06/25/2025


Address: 2760 SE 17th Street | Suite 101 | Ocala, FL | 34471
Phone: 352-208-6379

Email: [email protected]


Bio: It is an honor to hold someone's heart as they journey through healing and unfold into the individual they desire to be. Traumas, attachment trauma, and life challenges such as loss, depression and anxiety can leave us feeling empty, lost and wondering if life will ever improve. Finding the right prescription of modalities is vital for healing. It is my professional philosophy that it is the therapist's responsibility to provide multiple processes from which a client can gain healing and healthy perspectives. I have made it a point to gain skills from several modalities and continue on a regular basis to add to my skillset.

CFRC Since 08/06/2021 


Address: 505 Brevard Ave. Suite 106 | Cocoa, FL | 32922
Phone: 321-632-5792
Web: 
Email: [email protected]


Bio:  Rene' Nyberg has been in counseling for over 12 years and works with adolescents, and adults male/female. She specializes in the areas of anxiety, PTSD, depression, victims, anger management and grief/loss. Rene' is an EMDRIA approved EMDR therapist. She has a passion to come along side and help guide people on their journey through the healing process.

CFRC 05/01/2021 - 04/30/2024


Address:  3000 S Ocean Blvd, Apt 1402 | Boca Raton, FL | 33432
Phone: 561-756-6033
Web: [email protected]
Email: www.StepstoneConnect.com


Bio: Elizabeth Ossip is an LCSW, certified in EMDR, and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor who specializes in trauma and substance use disorders. She is a CFRC and dedicated to assisting First Responders in their healing.

CFRC 06/09/2020 - 06/08/2023


Address:  6237 Presidential Court, Suite 110 | Fort Meyers, FL | 33919
Phone: 239-450-7155

Email: [email protected]

Web: https://www.lifescapecounselingservices.com/first-responder-counselor


Bio: Dena Paniccia has spent 10 years working with families and individuals on healing from a multitude of issues. Too often, have these issues included things such as trauma, anxiety and depression. She has seen issues that responders faced being ignored or excused away because "that's what you signed up for." Making a decision to help your community is selfless act. Responders deserve to have someone in their corner that understands the decisions you make everyday are both selfless and sometimes tiring. Being part of a responder family herself, she understands this. You deserve the care, attention and privacy to be able to work through the difficult things you deal with on a day to day basis. Dena would love to be able to help. She offers both in office and teletherapy services to best serve responders with ease. There is a lot that is difficult to manage in a responder's life, getting help shouldn't be one of them. Please, feel free to call for a consultation.

CFRC 05/21/2020 - 05/20/2021


Address: 8615 Commodity Circle Suite 12  |  Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-476-1212
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Sarah Steger is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified First Responder Counselor—the first in the Central Florida area. She has over 12 years experience in the counseling field, and counseling military and first responders is her true passion. Sarah comes from a family of helping professionals, including growing up in the fire service as her brother is currently a Captain at his fire department.

CFRC 08/09/2020 - 08/08/2023


Address: 1551 Flamingo Court | Homestead, FL | 33035
Phone: 786-309-3146
Web: www.hopevirtualcounseling.com
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Rochely Terron is a bilingual Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor with 20+ years experience in treating issues such as depression, anxiety, anger management, family issues, grief, behavior problems and many other problems that people may be experiencing. She works with clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds and different sexual orientations. She has a unique, interdisciplinary background. The well-being of her clients is her biggest passion. Rochely is committed to helping people avoid negative consequences in their lives and resolve their issues and internal conflict sensibly, effectively, and compassionately. She offers therapy from the assumption that you are the expert of your life, you are powerful, capable, and worthy. It is possible to change and be happy. Rochely looks forward to providing a safe, non-judgmental environment and has experience working with individuals across the lifespan individually, as well as couples, families, and groups. She loves what she does for a living, especially watching people's lives transform. Rochely uses empathy, compassion, and broad, up-to-date therapeutic knowledge and skills to help you find relief and see real, lasting change. Online therapy is offered for your convenience and accessibility.

CFRC 08/10/2020 - 08/09/2024


Address: 1543 Lake Baldwin Lane, Suite B | Orlando, FL | 32814
Phone: 407-777-5679
Web: www.mosaiccounselingfl.com
Email: [email protected]


Bio:¬†Scott enjoyed a fast-paced career as a youth pastor for over 20 years before he founded FreshStart Church in Tampa, Florida where he has been the lead pastor since 1999. Scott is a dynamic public speaker who has presented nationally and internationally. He is a national trainer with Prepare/Enrich, the world‚Äôs leading pre-marital and marital inventory. He speaks nationally as a Stronger Families Master Level Trainer and currently teaches marriage and family counseling and adolescent counseling courses at Trinity College.‚ÄčScott is a certified family mediator with the Supreme Court of Florida and a Qualified Parent Coordinator. His expertise with pre-marital, marital and post-marital endeavors provide him with a plethora of methods and resources to guide families in improving communication, working through differences, partnering with one another, and parenting more effectively. Scott is currently Gottman level 3 trained and is working toward certification with the elite institute. Employing Gottman's ground-breaking researched methods, Scott guides couples through an evidence-based, individualized road-map of interventions that aid them in compassionately managing conflicts, deepening intimacy, and sharing their life purpose and dreams.

CFRC 06/13/2021 - 06/12/2024


Address: Weston, FL 
Phone:  510-529-8935
Web: www.rotemmoshelmhc.com
Email: [email protected]

Licensed In Other States: NY, NJ, PA, GA, OK, CO, UT


Bio: Rotem Moshe is a licensed mental health counselor based in Florida.

CFRC 04/29/2023 - 04/28/2024


Address: 11127 42nd Rd N | West Palm Beach, Florida | 33411
Phone: 561-293-1670
Email: [email protected]


Bio: I am a counselor working with the military and first responders.

CFRC 05/31/2022 - 05/30/2025


Address: 1030 A1A N | Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida | 32082
Phone: 407-937-9834
Email:¬†[email protected]


Bio: Before embarking on detox, our team, led by Dr. Jeremy Mirabile, MD, a physician who is board certified in substance abuse and family medicine, carefully and thoroughly assesses the health of each patient. During our comprehensive substance dependency evaluation, areas reviewed by our treatment team of doctors and chemical dependency counselors include the substance use disorder, co-occurring mental health conditions and the patient’s overall physical condition, including an assessment of chronic medical conditions that contributed to the addiction or have been made worse by substance abuse. Initial detoxification may take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks, depending on the type of drug and the level of addiction. During that time, patients may be prescribed medications that significantly relieve physical withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. Medications may include: Suboxone (buprenorphine) Vivitrol (naltrexone) Librium Campral (acamprosate) Neurontin (gabapentin) Clonidine Vistaril (hydroxyzine) We use those medications as needed, and to the extent desired by the patient and indicated by their condition, to allow patients to focus on their recovery. The goal is to eventually wean patients off of scheduled medications if possible, through a careful tapering process, allowing them to live a drug-free life.

Georgia

CFRC 12/31/2020 - 12/30/2022


Address: 205 Lakeshore Point, St. Marys, GA 31558
Phone: 912-225-1117
Email: dblanton@coastalcounselingcenter.org
Web: www.CoastalCounselingCenter.org 


Bio:  Dale spent 16 years in pastoral care and psychiatric chaplaincy prior to his 28 years' experience in mental health and addictions counseling. Many of his family members have been firefighters and paramedics. He works closely with local first responders in providing CISM/CISD. He holds master's degrees in education and counseling and a doctorate in addictions counseling. He married with adult children and grandchildren.

CFRC 07/25/20 - 07/24/21


Address: 1085 Old Tennessee Hw| Rydal, GA | 30171
Phone: 770-530-2470
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.doncarsonlpc.com


Bio: Don Carson, Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in trauma recovery, restoration, and resiliency. Two Service Locations: 2404 Refuge Road, Jasper, GA 30143, Pickens County 911 North Tennessee St., Cartersville, GA 30121, Bartow County.

CFRC 02/08/21 - 02/07/22


Address: 5355 Hunter Road | Atlanta, GA | 30349
Phone: 404-765-9088
Email: [email protected]
Web: Talbottcampus.com

 


Bio: Craig is an experienced therapist, program developer and leader in the behavioral healthcare industry. Driven by a commitment to help others, he takes pride in providing the highest quality of care possible while working to establish creative treatment programs to meet the needs of his clients.

CFRC 02/04/2022 - 02/03/2025


Address: GA Corporate Office

327 Dahlonega Street, Suite 101A | Cumming, GA | 30040-2481
Phone: 470-239-4119
Email:¬†¬†[email protected]
Web: www.springtidecounseling.com 

 


Bio: Ms. Ferg is a licensed professional counselor in Georgia and South Carolina. She is a Certified First Responder Counselor and member of the GA Murder-Suicide Response Network. She holds an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in forensics. Ms. Ferg married a Khe Shan veteran and has four children and five grandchildren. Her father was a Fire Chief in their hometown and a WWII veteran, as were his father and two brothers. She has experienced the ups and downs of first responders her entire life and looks forward to helping you.

CFRC 02/10/2022 - 02/09/2024


Address: 108 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 207| Decatur, GA | 30030
Phone: 404-277-4026
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.whitepinetherapy.com

 


Bio:  Mark specializes in trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and stress management. He uses evidenced-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Brainspotting, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Yoga. His goals are to help you feel better, regain functioning, mend relationships, navigate difficult life changes, and develop strong coping skills. He uses an outcome-based model and works with you to accomplish tangible goals to improve your quality of life.

CFRC 08/22/2022 - 08/21/2023


Address: P O Box 1166| Conyers, GA | 30012
Phone: 404-966-6939
Email:[email protected]
Web: 

 


Bio: Marcia has 14 years experience in the Mental Health field. She has worked with children/adolescents, worked with the substance abuse population, worked with the homeless population, done mobile crisis as well as served as a Coordinator for a Suicide Prevention program. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a go-to modality for Marcia because she knows that thoughts drive behavior. However, Person-Centered and Strength-Based therapies are always included in treatment. She believes in being a team player in the therapeutic relationship rather than the expert.

CFRC 06/03/2020 - 06/02/2024


Address:  707 Whitlock Ave SW, Suite H11 | Marietta, GA | 30064
Phone: 678-401-8106
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.therapywithdrg.com

 


Bio:¬†Dr. Godfrey is a native¬†Texan with a BA (Psychology), BS (Nursing), MA (Psychology), & PsyD (Sport & Performance Psychology). Graduating from my NP program in 6/2021. She is a veteran of OPERATION ENDURING FREDOM (Major, USAFR, Flight Nurse). Dr. Godfrey has been in private practice as an LPC since 9/1/2010 and¬† published her first book, What If Your Mother (or Father) Was Wrong?, in 2015. She is married, has an adult daughter, & two grandchildren. Dr. Godfrey feels truly blessed to combine all the things she loves ‚Äď horses, dogs, veterans, sports, leadership, & therapy ‚Äď in answering her calling to be a 3rd set of footprints in the sand.

CFRC 12/17/2020 - 12/16/2021


Address: 3915 Cascade Rd., SW, T-92| Atlanta, GA | 30344
Phone: 678-435-9344
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.dialdrgrimes.com


Bio: Neil is a therapist with over 15 years of experience in assisting individuals with managing stress/anxiety/depression. He has worked with crisis lines, community mental health centers, private practice, and contracted mental health services with the military both CONUS and OCONUS.

CFRC 09/20/20 - 09/19/21


Address: 200 North Lewis Street | LaGrange, GA | 30240
Phone: 706-887-5787
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Nan has been a licensed therapist for 15 years. Her certifications and trainings include: National Certified Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, Sexual Offender Treatment Specialist, Certified First Responder Counselor and Trauma Focused CBT. Nan has an extensive background in Trauma, Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, and Stress dealing with life's circumstance-work and personal. She has operated within topics of: communication skills, development of social skills, bereavement, boundaries, setting goals, relationships, conflict resolution, parenting, self-concepts and values. Her focus is to create a safe, trusting environment for clients to heal and grow in personal strengths.

CFRC 10/31/20 - 10/30/23


Address: 2075 Wilshire Dr SW | Marietta, GA | 30064
Phone: 770-601-2759
Email: c[email protected]


Bio: Christopher LaSalle has over 25 years working with addictions and mental health.

CFRC  04/09/2020 - 04/08/2024

Address: 3790 Old US Hwy 41 N, Suite A | Valdosta, GA | 31602
Phone: 229-262-1000
Email: enspirecounselingandwel[email protected]
Web: www.enspirecounselingandwellness.com

 


Bio: Leah McMillan, DPA, LMFT, EMDR Trained obtained her B.A. in Criminal Justice (2000), her M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy (2004) and her Doctorate in Public Administration with a concentration in Higher Education (2011) from Valdosta State University. Dr. McMillan has extensive clinical experience ranging from being a rape crisis advocate/domestic violence assessor (Haven), a child & adolescent therapist (BHS), an Intensive Family Intervention team leader/clinical supervisor (CFG), and Senior Staff Counselor/Assistant Director/Interim Director for the VSU Counseling Center. Currently, Dr. McMillan works full-time in private practice at EnSpire Counseling & Wellness, LLC (founder/owner/clinician) in Valdosta, Georgia. Dr. McMillan is clinically licensed as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (since 2006, GA) and is an active member (clinical fellow) of AAMFT & GAMFT. Currently, she serves as Chair of the South Georgia GAMFT Chapter. Her clinical path has allowed her to gain significant knowledge and experience in the field of mental health and counseling. She provides ongoing counseling in the areas of individual (children, adolescents, & adults), family, marital/couple, and group treatments with a focus on the specialty areas and psychopathology of PTSD/trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, child abuse, bereavement, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, couple/marital/pre-marital, divorce/co-parenting, and compassion fatigue/secondary traumatic stress with first responders. Dr. McMillan specializes in an eclectic modality of therapy utilizing eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. In addition to counseling, she continues to teach part-time with VSU.

CFRC 06/30/2022 - 06/29/2024


Address: 108 S Zack Hinton Pkwy | Henry County Police Department Uniform Patrol Division | McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: 770-288-7733
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://hcpd-marla-patterson.clientsecure.me


Bio: Marla Patterson is a licensed professional counselor. She believes in treating people with respect and kindness. Her theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioral with a strength based approach that will focus on an individual's resourcefulness and resilience. Her understanding of first responder culture allows her to approach the treatment process with insight and acceptance.

CFRC 11/16/19 - 11/15/22


Address:  

1684 Barnett Shoals Road | Athens, GA | 30605

Phone: (678) 425-4452
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://sites.google.com/view/wellspringcounseling/home

 


Bio:  Teresa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Board-Certified Music Therapist. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Individual (CCTSI), and is certified in EMDR. Teresa has over 25 years of experience in a variety of mental health settings, providing counseling in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric centers, the public schools, medical centers, community mental health, forensic settings, and the Veterans Administration. These diverse experiences have given her deep insight into the human condition and taught her that everyone's story is important.

CFRC 08/09/2020 - 08/08/2023


Phone: 786-309-3146
Web: www.hopevirtualcounseling.com
Email: [email protected]

 

Bio: Rochely Terron is a bilingual Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor with 20+ years experience in treating issues such as depression, anxiety, anger management, family issues, grief, behavior problems and many other problems that people may be experiencing. She works with clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds and different sexual orientations. She has a unique, interdisciplinary background. The well-being of her clients is her biggest passion. Rochely is committed to helping people avoid negative consequences in their lives and resolve their issues and internal conflict sensibly, effectively, and compassionately. She offers therapy from the assumption that you are the expert of your life, you are powerful, capable, and worthy. It is possible to change and be happy. Rochely looks forward to providing a safe, non-judgmental environment and has experience working with individuals across the lifespan individually, as well as couples, families, and groups. She loves what she does for a living, especially watching people's lives transform. Rochely uses empathy, compassion, and broad, up-to-date therapeutic knowledge and skills to help you find relief and see real, lasting change. Online therapy is offered for your convenience and accessibility.

CFRC 06/16/20 - 06/15/22


Address: 1880 Braselton Hwy., Suite 118 #5094| Lawrenceville, GA | 30043
Phone: 407-223-6178
Email:[email protected]
Web: https://www.thebluetransformation.com/


Bio: Nicole Williams received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and her Life Coach Certification from the International Coach Academy. She has over 20 years of professional experience in the field. Nicole specializes in counseling utilizing cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, solution focused and brainspotting techniques. Nicole is a critical thinker and excellent listener who readily develops trust with her clientele and is easy to talk to. In her free time, she enjoys reading, learning new things, being in nature and exercising.

CFRC 08/15/2023 - 08/14/2024


Address: 700 Sunset Drive Building 300, Suite 302 | Athens, GA | 30606
Phone: 706-705-7407
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: https://elliementalhealth.com/locations/athens-bishop-park-ga/


Licensed In Other States: North Carolina / South Carolina


Bio: Shannon Bruckner, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in the field for over 10 years. She has worked in addiction, domestic violence, and trauma, and is passionate about helping the silenced find their voice.

CFRC 01/03/2024 - 01/02/2025


Address: Columbus, GA | 31906
Phone: 470-816-1998
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.emotionalacuity.net


Licensed In Other States: Florida


Bio: Whether you’re looking for support for yourself or an entire department, for a critical incident response or to process years of disturbing events, Kelly is here to help. She has advanced training in EMDR including the IGTP-OTS, PRECI, ASSYST protocols (see website for more info on these). Her practice is mostly online but she does on-site 2-day group intensives as well. Kelly has 17 years of counseling experience and has focused mostly on trauma and addiction. Kelly is solution-focused, affirming, non-judgmental, and steady. She is honored to do the work she does with first responders.

CFRC 05/14/2024 - 05/13/2025


Address: PO Box 1795 | Carrollton, GA | 30112
Phone: 770-490-0926
Email: [email protected]
Web: engageeap.org


Bio: Wes Webster has been a licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia for over 25 years and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional for over 15 years. He has worked with first responders for many years and is trained in EMDR.

CFRC 05/15/2024 - 05/14/2025


Address: 76 W Candler Street, Ste 4 | Winder, GA | 30680
Phone: 678-979-7300
Email: katie.pivotalcounseling@gmail.com
Web: www.pivotalcounseling.net


Bio: Katie has 15 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various clinical settings. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Community Counseling. She holds multiple certifications including being a Certified First Responder Counselor and certification in EMDR. Katie is a United States Marine Corps Veteran and former military spouse, she has an intimate understanding of the unique struggles military members and their families face. She is passionate about working with active duty personnel, veterans, and first responders.

Idaho

CFRC 04/27/2022-04/26/2024


Address: 1510 Overland Avenue, Burley, Idaho, 83318
Phone: 208-878-6270
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.akeytochange.com


Bio: Melinda Barboza is a Mental Health Counselor in Burley, Idaho, specializing in helping people heal from emotional trauma. Melinda is trained in individual and group therapy techniques for mental health and addiction therapy and uses a blend of EMDR, CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy to provide a truly Strength-Based approach to gaining emotional wellness so you can live your best life! Melinda is trained and certified in EMDR, and is now a Certified First Responder Counselor!

CFRC 07/10/2022 - 07/09/2024


Address: 8680 N. Wayne Dr, Suite A, Hayden ID 83835
Phone: 208-627-7818
Email: braveconnectionstherapy@gmail.com


Bio: Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with several years of experience helping others navigate challenges within their lives. She works with many clients who have suffered traumatic events. Jennifer is a trained EMDR therapist, using this treatment most often for helping her clients heal from trauma. Jennifer has family members who are first responders which has provided some knowledge of the culture of those who have chosen that line of work. She offers a safe and welcoming, judgment free space for clients to work on their healing.

CFRC 10/27/20 - 10/26/24


Address: 101 East Main Street, Ste. 210 | Rexburg, ID | 83440
Phone: 208-390-3209
Email: [email protected]¬†


Bio: Holly is a Master Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) clinician and specializes in treating trauma. She has a deep respect for all first responders and wants to do her part in helping them heal their wounds as they have worked to help everyone else in their time of need.

CFRC 7/9/2022 - 7/8/2024


Address: 4604 N Penngrove Way, Ste 110, Nampa, ID 83653
Phone: 208-505-6951
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.rkwellness.com


Bio: Rikki Davlin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been working in the Mental Health field for the past 20 years, with 10 of those years being in the public sector. Rikki’s passion for neuroscience drives her to integrate the latest research into her work. She believes strongly in the practice of mindfulness to improve thinking, focus and overall well-being. Rikki specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Stress Reduction, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

CFRC 12/25/2020-12/24/2022


Address: 5231 N. Sorrento Dr. | Boise, Idaho 83704
Phone: 208-353-2223
Email: [email protected] 
Web: www.alex-duncan.com


Bio: Alex is an LPC in Boise, Idaho and currently accepting new clients.

CFRC 12/29/2020-12/28/2024


Address: PO Box 297, Fruitland, Idaho, 83619
Phone: 208-953-1109
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: www.rhcounselingandtherapy.com


Bio: Ronya is a Licensed clinical social worker. She is a certified EMDR therapist who specializes in first responders. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and trained in Critical Incident Stress Management. She is an active CISM member with Oregon State Police. She worked in the juvenile justice and criminal justice system for 20 years then an acute psychiatric hospital for 7 years before starting her own private practice. She is passionate about working with first responders. She is licensed in Idaho and Oregon.

Illinois

CFRC 02/27/2022 - 02/26/2024


Address: 3513 Cricket Ave. | New Lenox, IL | 60451
Email: [email protected]

Phone:  815-351-0208
Web: http://www.greatchanges.net/


Bio: Deanna Blyth, M.A., M.A. NCC, LCPC (tel) 708-995-7226 Individuals, Couples & Families Adults, Children over 8 and Adolescents Depression, Anxiety,& Trauma Self-destructive Behaviors Substance Abuse, Self-injury Anger Mgmt Attachment Issues Social Emotional Difficulties Certified Gottman Couples Therapist, Level I & II Deanna has been treating adolescents and adults who struggle with the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, and self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, non-suicidal self injury, and anger. Her focus is driven from a perspective that we are strengthened by our experiences and through these experiences we gain courage and confidence. Without our human struggles we cannot discover our hidden internal strengths. Her passion stems from an Emotional Focus theoretical orientation. Through our attachment we learn to navigate the world. Through the discovering of the client's strengths they can learn to effectively utilize and build the support systems that surround them. Encouraging the adoption of a healthy lifestyle from the physical, psychological, and sociological elements, this allows for the client to be able to safely reflect upon their current self and their circumstances. Within this journey they are empowered to embrace their present selves and free to determine their desired future. As a previous teacher of adolescents, current Adjunct Professor and graduate of Roosevelt University with a master's in Clinical Counseling, she has worked with a variety of settings with adolescents, young adults, and families that have presented with a variety of emotional, social, and behavioral concerns. In addition to teaching and counseling she is a trainer for The National Council for Wellness, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and for Edwards/Elmhurst Hospital, including Linden Oaks Behavioral Health.

CFRC 8/19/2019 - 8/18/2024


Address: 654 W Veterans Parkway, Suite B | Yorkville, IL | 60560
Phone: 630-553-9686
Web: www.joicounseling.com
Email:¬†[email protected]


Bio: Laura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience in the field. Areas of expertise include forensic social work, substance use disorders, and anxiety and trauma related disorders. In addition to her clinical licensure as a social worker, Laura is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Masters Addiction Counselor (MAC), Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorder professional (CODP I), Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP), and Clinically Certified Juvenile Treatment Specialist (CCJTS). Most of her career was spent working in corrections, and in addition to her work in private practice, Laura is a professor of graduate social work.

CFRC 05/07/2020 - 05/06/2022


Address: 1601 W. Main St., Suite 120 | Maryville, IL | 62062

Phone:  618-208-1690
EmailApril.anewperspectiveinc@gmail.com
Web: anewperspectiveinc.com


Bio: . I believe that there are many reasons that a person may seek out counseling at some period in their lives. I value that you have experiences and concerns that are unique to you and therefore, understand the importance of listening to your individual story. With an individualistic approach, I believe that we can work collaboratively for you to understand your situation with greater self-awareness and identify your own personal strengths which will empower you to cope with circumstances more effectively.

CFRC 09/04/2021 - 09/03/2023


Address: 616 IAA Drive | Bloomington, IL | 61701

Phone:  309-261-6129
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.thecompasscounselors.com


Bio: John has been counseling individuals, couples, and leading small groups since 1995. He was called to attend Lincoln Christian Seminary, whereas he obtained his Masters in Counseling degree. After a career in the social work arena and acquiring his Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor certificate from the state, he elected to go into private practice. John is a problem solver, highly intuitive, and is honored to walk with people in times of distress. He is especially gifted working with men and first responders. Utilizing a Christian worldview, John draws from his professional education, training, past experience, while using compassion and empathy to deliver hope, resiliency, and guidance to his clients.

CFRC 10/27/2019 - 10/26/2023


Address: 451 Dunham Rd, Suite 400 | Saint Charles, IL | 60174
Phone: 630-297-7559
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.thompson-tm.com/


Bio:¬†In terms of my education, I earned my Doctoral Degree in psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus and I completed my Master‚Äôs Degree in Clinical Professional Psychology at Roosevelt University. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with an infinite love for learning and knowledge. In addition, I am the owner of Thompson Therapeutics and Mediation. In therapy, I provide a warm, genuine, empathic environment for clients, while fostering sensitivity and vulnerability by encouraging clients to focus inward. During therapy, I assist clients in transforming their pain into positive change in order for them to push through their struggles and shift from a state of feeling stuck to a state of feeling empowered. This includes developing the capacity for emotion regulation, learning to self-soothe, assertiveness training, and building insight into the self. Therapeutically, I implement Emotion-Focused Therapy, which is an integration of humanistic, cognitive, and psychodynamic therapies, and I have witnessed rewarding change through the use of this orientation. Through collaboration, I make a strong effort to meet clients where they are at, which involves adapting therapy to the client‚Äôs needs and respecting how diversity influences each person‚Äôs unique narrative. I understand that life consists of complex twists and turns that require both compassion and resilience ‚Äď two of the areas I focus on growing in therapy. I enjoy working individually with adults who experience anxiety, ADHD, depression, mood dysregulation, trauma/PTSD, domestic violence, loss, relationship issues and those who identify as LGBTQ. I am also a Certified First Responder Counselor and have a passion for serving this population. Having been an athlete in the past, I also likes to work with athletes experiencing performance issues and stress.

CFRC 04/02/2022 - 04/01/2023


Address: 8077 Northland Drive | Breese, IL | 62230
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Christina Gall is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has 12 years of experience in the social work field ranging from working with adolescence to geriatrics. Christina received her master’s in social work from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Christina likes to use a variety of approaches when working with an individual, as one size does not fit all. Christina understands that situations are not always black and white, which is why she embraces the gray with her approaches. Christina resides in a small farming town in southern Illinois with her husband and two children. She loves doing anything outdoors and enjoys staying physically active, laughing, and helping others.

CFRC 03/06/2022 - 03/05/2024


Address: 3015 E New York St, Suite A2170 | Aurora, IL | 60504

Phone: 847-787-9959
Email: [email protected]
Web: AnitaJohnsonInternational.com


Bio: Anita is a U.S. Army Veteran who holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Rehabilitation, and she has over 20 years’ experience in the mental health field. Anita is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Disaster Mental Health Counselor - Credentialed, Certified Anger Management Specialist II, and Certified First Responder Counselor. Anita is known for her passion for helping others through difficult situations and Anita understands that the decision to seek counseling can be a difficult one; so, she is patient and trustworthy. For those who decide to seek counseling, the outcome is often life altering.

CFRC 08/02/2021 - 08/01/2022


Address: 450 E 22nd St, 158 | Lombard, IL | 60148
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.madrigalconsultingandcounseling.com/


Bio: Carie has been in the field of social work for the past 25+ years. Her areas of expertise are in crisis intervention, family systems, PTSD and trauma, and offers a faith-based approach upon request. She serves children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Carie is board member on Blue HELP Illinois advocating for suicide prevention and supports for law enforcement and their families. Her mission in life is to support the healing journey of others so they can live a purposeful life. Carie is there to support all first responders and their families.

CFRC 04/22/2022 - 04/21/2024


Address: 733 W Hillcrest Rd | Palatine, IL | 60074
Email[email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Ms. Klibanow has a holistic background, focused on the connection between Body, Mind, and Spirit. She takes an integrative approach using elements of Yoga, Mindfulness, and Dance Movement Therapy as well as incorporating Cognitive Behavioral and insight-oriented interventions, whatever is best suited to the needs of the individual. With over 25 years experience working in Deaf & Hard of hearing communities she is fluent in ASL and provides culturally sensitive therapy for Deaf/HOH individuals, and, as a CRFC, provides similar cultural sensitivity to the First Responder community.

CFRC 10/28/2020 - 10/27/2022


Address: 265 Stebbings Ct, Suite 1 | Bradley, IL | 60915
Email: heatherl@riseandthrivewellness.net
Phone: 815-200-9291
Web: Https://riseandthrivewellness.net


Bio: Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and has worked in may different settings. Throughout her career, I have worked inpatient, outpatient including intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs, and now private practice, with many different types of people. She is married to a first responder as well as having family and many friends in responder positions. Her outlook in therapy can be described as "the world has started to be a slightly more difficult place to navigate and we feel like there are a lot of things out of our control, but we can control what we do to better ourselves."

CFRC 10/28/2020 - 10/27/2024


Address: 1801 N Leavitt Street | Chicago, IL | 60647
Email: susanlloydpsychotherapy@gmail.com
Phone: 312-304-1036
Web: www.susanlloydtherapy.com


Bio: Susan Lloyd is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Chicago, Illinois, providing teletherapy services to individuals and couples living in Illinois on a variety of topics including addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, LGBTQI+ identity/coming out, career transitions, grief/loss and health concerns. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago & Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, and has worked in private practice, corporate, higher education and hospital settings.

CFRC 04/25/2022 - 04/24/2024


Address: 1204 E. Oak St., 2-2 | Mahomet, IL | 61853

Phone:  270-302-0905
Email[email protected]
Web: Www.Gritandgraceillinois.com


Bio: Jessica McClellan is an LCSW in Illinois. She is dedicated towards creating mental health resiliency within a safe environment so that First Responders and their families are able to address the unique challenges that they face. Jessica works with First Responders and their family members as individuals, couples, families, and children. Jessica’s ultimate goal is to ensure that every client that suffers with mental health, work related stress, or even day to day stressors has the ability to receive top quality treatment without fear of judgment or a lack of confidentiality.

CFRC 08/06/2021 - 08/05/2024


Address: 1850 W Winchester Road Ste 108 | Libertyville, IL

Phone: 847-989-4708
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: www.livingponocounseling.com


Bio: Cindy McKnight is a mental health therapist and owner of Living Pono Counseling. She is a nationally certified counselor with two decades of experience in the mental health field. Cindy is dedicated to helping her clients achieve a high level of emotional and mental well-being. Working interactively with individuals, couples, families, teens and first responders. She is solution focused to assist her clients in living their lives to the fullest potential. Integrating research based methodologies and techniques; Cindy assists her clients on their journey of emotional strength building and personal fulfillment with a focus on lifelong health and prosperity.

CFRC 12/18/2021 - 12/17/2024


Address: 

Telephone:  (331) 704-0469


Email: [email protected]
Web: www.shorelinetherapypllc.com


Bio:  Originally from the Chicagoland area, Megan traveled down to central Illinois in 2008. Since that time, she has developed a tremendous passion to assist individuals looking to rediscover and redefine themselves in a safe and welcoming environment. She is in it to walk this path alongside you, however that may look. Professional Experience Megan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker earning her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. Shortly after, she went on to earn her Masters of Social Work degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Since 2013, Megan has been working with children/adolescents and adults, coming from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Megan has developed a special passion for working with those within the First Responder field. She has assisted individuals with various wants/needs such as trauma, grief/loss, COVID-19 related losses, abuse, anxiety, depression, anger, LGBTQA+, self-esteem, body image, and codependency. Professional Skills Megan has developed a passion for a holistic approach during her time as a trauma therapist and later, as a critical care social worker at a Level I trauma center in central Illinois. To strengthen this approach, Megan obtained her personal trainer certification (ACE-CPT) as well as her emergency medical technician license (EMT-B). Each of which has provided education and training to better understand and help an individual in various stages of needs. Other techniques she utilizes in treatment are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Informed therapy, client-centered, strengths-based, and play therapy. Megan has always felt that your mind can be the mountain before you, and is ready to conquer the mountain you feel is before you, together.

CFRC 11/15/2020-11/14/2022


Address: 1454 Blume Dr | Elgin, IL | 60124
Phone:  847-302-3069
Email[email protected] 
Web: www.connectwithcalm.com 


Bio: Melissa Nytko is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with over 20 years of experience helping children, adolescents, and adults. She is Level 2 Trained in Gottman Couples Therapy, and Perinatal Mental Health. She is a Certified First Responder Counselor and a Licensed School Social Worker. Melissa is the Owner and Director of Calm Connections Therapy, LLC, which provides counseling services in the Fox Valley area for Teens, Adults, Couples, Educators and First Responders.

CFRC 9/22/2019 - 9/21/2022


Address: 2172 Blackberry Drive Suite 205| Geneva, Illinois | 60134
Phone: (630) 765-3214
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.anchorcounseling.org


Bio: Dana is a clinically licensed therapist (LCPC) and has experience working with adolescents and adults. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), she has a strong passion for helping clients who are working through grief and trauma, as well as depression, anxiety, self-harm, behavioral modification, anger management, suicidal ideation, LGBTQIA+, transgender, and self-esteem issues. Having a Master of Science in Criminal/Social Justice, also from Lewis University, and being a Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC), Dana has a passion for working with first responders. Dana has been in practice for over 7 years and is certified in EMDR Therapy.

CFRC 08/13/2020 - 08/12/2022


Address: Elgin, IL | 60120
Phone: 224-276-6339
Email: contact@melaniepignotti-lcpc.com

Website:  https://melaniepignotti-lcpc.com/


Bio: Melanie is a Licensed Clinical Professional counselor (LCPC) and a Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC). She has an undergraduate degree in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice, and a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling. She has worked in the field of mental health for the past 16 years. She truly believes in the significance of the therapeutic alliance, meaning the client counselor relationship is supportive and collaborative with the common goal of healthy change and personal growth. Melanie is passionate about providing emotional support to the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to help and save others. She has partnered with law enforcement, special prosecutors, medical professionals, and child protection investigators in over 3000 cases conducting specialized forensic interviews with children, adolescents, and adults with cognitive or other developmental disabilities who have survived or witnessed violent crime. This role has allowed Melanie to gain insight into the culture and work of first responders. She knows firsthand how burnout, compassion fatigue and/or vicarious trauma can impact your life. Her specialized training and education make her highly skilled at providing essential counseling services to a population who faces unique challenges. Melanie offers a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment for first responders and their families (spouses and children) to understand the impact of trauma, heal, restore resiliency, and reach overall wellness on and off the job.

CFRC 09/14/2020 - 09/13/2023 *


Address: 309 W Clark Street | Champaign, IL | 61820
Phone: 217-398-9066
Email: [email protected]
Web: elliottcounselinggroup.com


Bio: My name is Jessica Runde and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) at Elliott Counseling Group. I am a recent graduate of Eastern Illinois University. I received my Bachelors in Psychology with minors in Neuroscience and Criminology and my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Throughout my education journey, my interests grew in the mental health of first responders and the benefits of animal-assisted interventions in counseling. I have a passion for learning about the importance of mental health and the role I can play in facilitating and fostering change for individuals. In order to best help each individual, I bring a flexible, eclectic counseling style to meet the specific needs of each individual, while remaining grounded in unconditional positive regard and empathy. I have a soon-to-be therapy dog who will hopefully be joining me in the office as an extra tool and resource for clients. I look forward to helping all my clients, including those who are protecting, serving, and helping our communities.

CFRC 04/18/2022 - 04/17/2024


Address: 8640 Kimball Avenue | Skokie, IL | 60076
Email[email protected]
Web: www.mettacounselingchicago.com


Bio: Melissa Schleicher-Park, LCPC, BC-DMT, CFRC, iRest® Level 2 Teacher, is owner of Metta Counseling Chicago, LLC . Since graduating from Columbia College Chicago in 2011, she has worked throughout Chicago providing counsel, education in mindfulness meditation and support in recovery from the effects of chronic and severe mental illness. In 2021, Melissa joined a group of wellness professionals at Chicago’s Swedish Hospital to develop a wellness program devoted to providing mental health support, wellness education and workplace stress management for healthcare professionals in units hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CFRC 12/31/2019 - 12/30/2020


Address: 3037 Peachtree Circle | Aurora, IL | 60502
Email[email protected]
Web: www.heartfeltrecovery.com


Bio: As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Meredith sees patients in her own private practice setting within the western suburbs of Chicago. She is grateful for the path she has traveled as it has given her the strength, hope and experience in which to pass along to those she gets the privilege of working with. Her mission is to help her clients create the life they have envisioned and desire. She explores the paths that have led them to this point in their life and have created this unique “self”. Meredith believes that the  choices we make in every aspect of our life, including relationships and career has to do with our past experiences and encounters. By exploring those paths, she learns how to take the positive lessons and change the unhealthy perceptions in order to create a fulfilling present.

CFRC 8/4/2022 - 8/3/2024


Address: Peoria, IL 61615
Email:¬†[email protected]
Phone: 309-306-2766


Bio: Colleen is a graduate of Bradley University in 2006 and works as an LCPC in Central Illinois. Colleen has a passion for supporting and working with responders and their families knowing that healthier responders lead to healthier communities. Colleen works to provide a safe and culturally aware environment so responders can have a space to be themselves. There is no experience so wild, mistake so big, or thought so out of place that will cause Colleen to think any differently of you. Whether you are coming in to cuss and discuss, develop communication skills, process trauma, improve family functioning, or just figure out who you are/who you want to be, you are welcome and you are wanted.

CFRC 2/27/20232/26/2024


Address: 6201 W Main Street Suite 120 | Maryville, IL 62062
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 618-208-1690 Web:www.anewperspectiveinc.com

 


Bio: Therapist Practicing in the greater St Louis area, Madison and Jersey Counties in Illinois. Have been providing therapy for over twenty five years. Work with a diverse population of clients. Extensive history working with trauma, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a primary treatment technique.

CFRC 3/1/2023 - 2/28/2024


Address: 6201 W. Main st. | Maryville, IL 62062
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 618-558-9035 

Web: https://www.anewperspectiveinc.com/

 


Bio: I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and I have lived my entire life in the Metro-east area. I have a profound connection to helping people with emotional and/or psychological issues. Consequently, I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and obtained a dual masters from Lindenwood University in both Clinical and School counseling. My expertise includes depression, self-esteem, grief, anxiety, separation anxiety, children, adolescents, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD parenting, family issues and training in the Kelly Method of Reunification Therapy. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is important. I like to focus on the whole person and supporting that person to build on the strengths they have to facilitate change. My approach starts with developing a supportive relationship to empower a person and make a person feel comfortable. My goal is to offer hope and help you face challenges.

CFRC 4/11/2023 - 4/10/2024


Address: 405 Washington Blvd | Suite 201 | Mundelein, IL 60060
Email[email protected]
Phone: 224-279-0980

Web: www.mhshelps.com

 

Bio: Elena is a licensed clinical professional counselor and certified addictions counselor. She is also working towards a doctorate in health psychology. She believes that physical and mental health are connected and aims to support her clients in achieving wellness. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and with military and first responder populations. Creating a trusting relationship with a provider is a process in which both parties learn about each other, their style, and their strengths. Elena also works with couples, having completed both Level 1 and 2 Gottman Training.

Licensed In Other States: Wisconsin

CFRC 06/24/2023 - 06/23/2024


Address: 1862 E. Belvidere Road #138 | Grayslake, IL | 60030
Phone: 847-485-9608

Email:¬†[email protected]

Web: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/lisa-s-block-libertyville-il/870950


 Bio: As a mental health counselor, Lisa strives to partner with you on your therapeutic journey. Lisa assists clients in managing life's stressors and finding solutions. She has experience helping clients gain an understanding of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Through the process, clients can gain further self-awareness and create more meaningful connections with others. Lisa believes your story is not fully written, and seeks to provide you with the tools to make your story a healthier, brighter one. Lisa provides a comfortable, safe space - for you to feel seen, heard and valued. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults, including first responders, veterans, and healthcare providers,. With experience in hospital, intensive outpatient and residential settings, Lisa aids clients dealing with grief & loss, trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, relational issues and life transitions. Key treatment approaches include: trauma-focused, client-centered, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Lisa believes therapy is a collaborative process. She aims to build on your inherent strengths and resiliency, to allow for more fulfilment, joy, and peace for you to live the life you desire and deserve.

CFRC 08/22/2023 - 08/21/2024


Address: 164 Division Street, Suite 505-506 | Elgin, IL | 60120
Phone: 224-288-5976

Email:¬†[email protected]

Web: www.hablemostherapy.org


 Bio: Shari is a graduate of Luther College with a degree in Social Work and the University of Illinois Chicago with a Masters in Social Work. She has worked in and around law enforcement for nearly 25 years. In 2017, she began in private practice specializing in the treatment of trauma and anxiety. Shari is married 30+ years with two grown children.

CFRC 12/07/2023 - 12/06/2024


Address: 32 Main Street | Park Ridge, IL | 60068
Phone: 847-823-4444

Email: maggie.e.clines@athansandassociates.net

Web: https://www.athansandassociates.net/


 Bio: Maggie, based in a suburb just north of Chicago, is a licensed professional counselor, certified trauma professional, and certified first responder counselor. She specializes in supporting adolescents, adults and first responders with a focus on assisting those coping with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and life changes. Her psychotherapy sessions involve a customized, strengths-based, trauma-focused, and integrative approach, often utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy and narrative interventions. Maggie prioritizes building trust and rapport, fostering a safe and compassionate space for clients to heal. Her sessions, characterized by humor, authenticity, and empathy, reflect her commitment to honoring and supporting clients on their healing journey.

CFRC 02/27/2022 - 02/26/2024


Address: 9435 Bormet Dr | Mokena, IL | 60448
Phone: 815-351-0208

Email: [email protected]

Web: https://www.athansandassociates.net/


 Bio: Deanna has been treating adolescents and adults who struggle with the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, and self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, non-suicidal self injury, and anger. Her focus is driven from a perspective that we are strengthened by our experiences and through these experiences we gain courage and confidence. Without our human struggles we cannot discover our hidden internal strengths. Her passion stems from an Emotional Focus theoretical orientation. Through our attachment we learn to navigate the world. Through the discovering of the client's strengths they can learn to effectively utilize and build the support systems that surround them. Encouraging the adoption of a healthy lifestyle from the physical, psychological, and sociological elements, this allows for the client to be able to safely reflect upon their current self and their circumstances. Within this journey they are empowered to embrace their present selves and free to determine their desired future. As a previous teacher of adolescents, current Adjunct Professor and graduate of Roosevelt University with a master's in clinical counseling, she has worked with a variety of settings with adolescents, young adults, and families that have presented with a variety of emotional, social, and behavioral concerns. In addition to teaching and counseling she is a trainer for The National Council for Behavioral Health, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and for Edwards/Elmhurst Hospital, including Linden Oaks Behavioral Health.

CFRC 01/19/2021 - 01/18/2025


Address: 6201 W. Main St. | Ste. 120 | Maryville, IL | 62062
Phone: 618-977-6252

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.anewperspectiveinc.com


 Bio: As a therapist, I strive to meet my clients where they are at in the treatment process in order to increase their self-awareness. As a result, this helps me understand their thoughts and feelings in relation to the problems at hand. I realize that my clients are the experts in their own life experiences, therefore, I utilize an individualistic approach in working alongside them in efforts to restore emotional balance. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, an Illinois and Missouri Supreme Court Approved Mediator, a Certified First Responder Counselor and an EMDR Trained Therapist. My clinical background consists of expertise in anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, stress management, coparenting, codependency and divorce. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I look forward to working with each new client I meet in hopes to be a source of support in their time of struggle. I offer evening availability, as well as Saturday appointments to best accommodate your schedule.

CFRC 05/24/2024 - 05/23/2025


Address: Chicago, IL | 60611
Phone: 207-227-8943

Email: [email protected]


 Bio: Molly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified First Responder Counselor in the state of Illinois. She graduated with her master's in social work from Loyola University Chicago in 2021. Molly currently works as a clinician assisting law enforcement during 911 calls as well as practices as an individual psychotherapist on the side. Molly specializes in trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, and grief.

Indiana

CFRC 10/22/2020 - 10/21/2021


Address: 202 South Jackson St. Auburn, IN | 46706
Phone: 260-204-1155
Email: [email protected]
Web:  www.heidishope.life


Bio: 

CFRC 10/12/2019 - 10/11/2020


Address: 10412 Allisonville Road, Suite 105 | Fishers, IN | 46038
Phone: 317-578-9200
Email[email protected]
Web:  www.Indyhope.com


Bio: Mandy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate working mainly with couples and teens. Mandy has been a pastor for over 15 years working primarily with youth and their families and recently received her Masters in Counseling.

CFRC 12/11/2019 - 12/10/2024


Address: 4307 S Leonard Springs Rd | Bloomington, IN | 47403 
Phone:  812-223-7186
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.bodiebryte.com/


Bio: Bodie earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Since 2009, Bodie has specialized in working with trauma and attachment issues including PTSD, complex trauma, and other dissociative disorders. Bodie is certified in EMDR and is a member of EMDRIA. She is also a certified yoga instructor and a certified Reiki practitioner. Bodie is married to a first responder and is familiar with the unique rewards and challenges of this profession.

CFRC 01/07/2023 - 01/06/2024


Address: 3 Civic Square | Carmel, IN | 46032
Phone: 317-495-8825
Web: https://www.carmel.in.gov/government/departments-services/police
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Hannah works as the Crisis Intervention Manager with the Carmel Police Department. She holds a LCSW and CCIS–II. Hannah is certified in CISM.

CFRC 10/07/2019 - 10/06/2022


Address: 970 Logan St | Noblesville, IN | 46060
Phone: 317-678-7256
Email[email protected]


Bio: With 20 years in public safety, Michelle is continuing her commitment to first responders so they may continue to serve and protect the public.

CFRC 05/14/2021 - 05/13/2024

Address: 2100 Goshen Rd. Ft. Wayne, IN 46808 - work address | 260 E. Franklin St. Berne, IN 46711 - personal address 
Phone: (260) 715-3385
Email[email protected]


Bio: Paul received his Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University in December 2013. He is currently licensed in the state of Indiana as a Mental Health Counselor. Paul has a passion to help others achieve a greater purpose in their life by improving their mental and emotional health. Paul has training in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, addictions, and trauma care. Paul likes to incorporate the therapeutic modalities of cognitive-behavioral, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral and motivational interviewing in his therapeutic process.

CFRC 09/03/2020 - 09/02/2024


Address: 7517 Beechwood Centre Rd, Suite 300 | Avon, IN | 46123
Phone: 317-268-8070 x125
Web: www.lifeenrichmentindy.com
Email:¬†[email protected]


Bio: Master's of Science in Counseling from Campbellsville University Clinical Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Trained in Clinical Trauma Treatments through International Association of Trauma Professionals.

CFRC 07/24/2022 - 07/23/2024


Address: 711 E 65th Street | Indianapolis, IN | 46220
Phone: 317-344-9819
Web: kellyspiegel.com
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Kelly helps clients imagine and create their best lives by exploring how past influences and patterns may be holding them back or blocking their paths. Client and therapist will explore how thoughts determine feelings and behavior (cognitive behavioral therapy). Client and therapist also talk about the influential forces behind long-term relationships (attachment theory), and how early relationships and decisions made as a child may be impacting individual personality today. As a wife of 30 plus years with three adult children, Kelly comes from a place of genuine compassion and understanding for the complexities of life. Kelly is culturally sensitive and can fully understand the nuances unique to interfaith relationships, family, or marriage. She is also trained and certified to work with First Responder clients. Whatever the client’s background or situation, Kelly is on the client’s side and believes in a person’s innate ability to create a meaningful, fulfilling life. This therapist specializes in working with individuals, families, first responders, veterans, and couples. She can also help clients overcome family of origin issues, ADHD issues, trauma, work-related stress, PTSD, addictions, anxiety, and depression.

CFRC 03/06/2024 - 03/05/2025


Address: 1332 Lincoln Ave | Evansville, IN | 47714
Phone: 888-492-8722
Email: rachael.virgin@lifepointhealth.net


Bio: Rachael works as the Clinical Program Manager at Brentwood Springs Behavioral Health Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. She obtained her Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana and has been providing current and proven mental health treatment modalities in her community for over 15 years. She is licensed in the state of Indiana as an LCSW. Rachael has been providing care to active-duty military, veterans, first responders and other front line healthcare workers for the past 6 years. She is the clinical lead for her local police department peer support team.

Iowa

CFRC 03/29/2022 - 03/28/2023


Address: 7328 Moonlight Dr. | Johnston, IA | 50131
Phone: 515-210-4701
Email: [email protected]
Web:  


Bio: Deena graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, IA with a Master’s in Rehabilitation, Community, Community and School Counseling in 2007. She originally worked as a school therapist before moving into a community setting. As a therapist Deena believes therapy should be individualized, based on each person’s specific needs. Her ultimate goal is to empower clients to change what can be changed and to identify appropriate coping skills for what cannot be changed. She does this by creating a safe, client-centered therapeutic environment that allows the client to identify their individual goals. Deena believes each person is the ultimate expert in their own lives and she is just there to assist them in achieving their personal goals.

CFRC 06/24/2021 - 06/23/2024


Address: 1225 East River Drive, Suite 350, Davenport, IA | 52803
Phone: 563-265-1203
Email: [email protected]
Web:  www.wagsforwellnessqc.com


Bio: Christina is a Navy veteran and licensed mental health counselor. She currently works part time in community mental health and owns her own private practice, Wags for Wellness, where she provides mental health services for military and first responders, as well as links appropriate clients to organizations that can provide service dogs and therapy dog training.

CFRC 03/10/2024 - 03/09/2025


Address: 1310 W. 5th Street, Spencer, IA | 51301
Phone: 319-310-5197
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Meredith Frasher, LISW has a history of working in many different types of environments such as hospitals, a residential care facility, a nursing home and mental and behavioral health facilities. Meredith feels that being the daughter of a retired paramedic and working in these different areas of mental health will help her gain trust and rapport with other first responders as she will be able to ‚Äúget them‚ÄĚ better than others might because of her own personal experience with first responders and their culture.

CFRC 04/23/2024 - 04/22/2025


Address: 1225 E. River Drive, Suite 330 | Davenport, IA | 52806 
Phone: 563-424-0783
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.insideoutqc.com/team-3


Bio: Matt has worked with first responders as both a clinician and on various peer support teams since 2019. Matt takes each person’s story and tries to help them understand what happened and how they can use it to their advantage. Matt is also a Christian and helps clients who also come from various faith backgrounds, but also individuals who may not be religious or spiritual. Matt is always ready to help clients both in-person and virtually.

Kansas

CFRC 08/02/2020 - 08/01/2021


Address: 4240 Blue Ridge Blvd, Suite 530 | Kansas City, MO | 64133
Phone: 816-569-1043
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.ipa-kc.com


Bio: Dr. Brewer is a licensed professional counselor. She is a national certified counselor, certified clinical trauma professional, certified first responder counselor, and board certified tele-mental health. She volunteers as a disaster counselor for the Red Cross and in the family advocacy network for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She has worked in psychological trauma since 2000. She has experience in non-profit, inpatient, outpatient, and private practice. She specializes in trauma-related symptoms including post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, dissociation, borderline personality, self-injury, chronic pain/illness, and suicidality. She is trained in EMDR, DBT, MI, TF-CBT, CT, and Exposure Therapies.

CFRC 04/11/2022 - 04/10/2023

Address: 2809 N Broadway St, Suite E | Pittsburg, KS | 66762
Phone: 620-644-3013
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.gotyoursixcounseling.com/


Bio: Dr. Costello is an Army spouse and currently resides in Pittsburg, KS with her spouse and three children. She is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist and an approved clinical supervisor. She received her master's degree in counseling psychology from Tarleton State University and her PhD in marriage and family therapy, with a specialization in military family therapy, from Northcentral University. Being a therapist has been her lifelong calling, and the privilege of serving and hold a safe space for service members and first responders is one that she takes seriously.

CFRC 11/22/2022 - 11/22/2023

Address: 22214 D Street | Winfield, KS | 67156
Phone: 620.705.5530
Email: [email protected]
Web: N/A


Bio: Manon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Four County Mental Health Center located in Winfield, KS. Manon enjoys providing individual and couple's therapy to those experiencing anxiety, trauma, depression, etc.

CFRC 12/30/2021 - 12/29/2024

Address: 120 N. 6th Street | Hiawatha, KS | 66434
Phone: 785-740-4647
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://therapyhorizon.com/


Bio: To be human is to struggle. Your struggle is real to you and it is real to me. It takes courage to look into the mirror and realize change is needed. There is a profound importance to feeling safe when opening up to what you’re struggling with. When we feel safe in opening up we can work towards goals, which can improve overall personal growth. I want to come alongside you and together help you gain insight, skills and strength to make positive changes within your life. Together, we can explore your struggles and create a strategy to help you move forward confidently on your life journey.

CFRC 7/22/2022 - 7/21/2024

Address: Mindfully Re-Align LLC |  250 N Rock Rd. Suite 150 | Wichita, KS 67206
Phone: (316) 364 -1495
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Bridgette is a licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. She is passionate about providing counseling and mental wellness education to first responders and their spouses/families. Bridgette has experience in trauma counseling, critical incident stress debriefings (CISD’s), and has completed the 40-hour peer support training. She is a culturally competent first responder therapist/counselor.

CFRC 1/12/2022 - 1/11/2024

Address: 1344 N. Peterson | Wichita, KS | 67212
Phone: 316-393-6750
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.linkedin.com/in/corey-reed/


Bio: Corey has worked directly with first responders for 8+ years and is passionate about educating others on the importance of mental wellness, stress management and resiliency. He has been a resource to first responders (police, EMS, fire, dispatch) and departments across the South-Central Kansas region for counseling, education/training, peer support, crisis response and critical incident stress debriefings (CISD’s). His experience ranges from front-line up to Command Staff. Corey brings a rich and diverse educational and professional background. He appreciates the complexities of life and values a good sense of humor.

CFRC 7/8/2022 - 7/7/2024


Address: 500 SW 27th, Topeka, KS 66611
Phone: 785-272-0778
Email: stephanie@christfirstcounseling.com
Web: https://christfirstcounseling.com


Bio: Stephanie worked in the Criminal Justice system for 8 years prior to obtaining her LPC and LMAC license.

CFRC 04/08/2022 - 04/07/2023

Address: 
Phone: 254-228-5830
Email: [email protected]

Web:  https://pathwaysgroupcc.com/team/stephanie-witwer/ 

Bio:  Bio is included on the website link. 

You may also visit 911 Ease International at the following website, https://1strcf.org/get-mental-health-support

No insurance is used, no notes are kept on file, and this program is completely free to First Responders and their family members.  Looking forward to hearing from you.
You can also call 833-327-3633 and provide my name Stephanie Witwer and be set up.  
 
 

CFRC 12/29/2021 - 12/28/2022

Address: Hiawatha, KS | 66434
Phone: 785-741-5105
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Taking the first step in seeking help is not only admirable, but it is brave. It’s brave to admit you can’t continue facing life’s challenges on your own. While it may not be easy, freeing yourself from the heavy burdens you carry is worth your time. It will be my job to normalize difficulties, validate your feelings, and give healthy challenges to guide you toward growth and healing. I believe in resiliency, getting through the trenches, and coming out on the other side stronger than ever. I’m passionate and committed to helping my clients see the best in themselves and learn to fall in love with who they are becoming through their therapeutic journey.

Kentucky

CFRC 04/18/2024 - 04/18/2025


Address: Telehealth Only
Phone: (606) 506-4291
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: FindYourNewWay.com


Bio: Dr. Britta D. Caudill holds a doctorate in clinical social work from the University of Kentucky. Married to a retired law enforcement officer, Dr. Caudill spent the past 15 years hand-in-hand with the first responder family, giving her a thorough understanding of the challenges first responders face. A seasoned professional, with extensive knowledge of various diagnoses, treatment modalities, and addiction recovery, Britta emphasized furthering her knowledge on better understanding trauma in the first responder population. Dr. Caudill believes mental health is as important as physical health. The stigma of treatment does not have to hinder your career. Healing equals strength.

CFRC 01/23/2022 - 01/22/2025


Address: 431 Claypool Boyce Rd | Alvaton, KY | 42122
Phone: 270-791-8189
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: fullerlifecounseling.org


Bio:¬†¬†Kristy Fuller LPCC-S and Owner of Fuller Life Counseling Partners‚ÄčKristina ‚ÄúKristy‚ÄĚ Watt Fuller has a Master‚Äôs degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Kentucky University and has been a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor since 2001. Kristy has a special interest in those with dealing with anxiety, depression, family dynamics, substance use, and trauma. Kristy is trained in a variety of evidence-based practices including EMDR and was a Circle of Compassion recipient in 2010 from the University of Kentucky for her work with children in foster care. I understand and respect the courage it takes to talk with someone about personal and sometimes uncomfortable topics. It is my goal to assist a client in achieving overall wellness, which I believe is key to long term happiness.

CFRC 07/11/2020 - 07/10/2022


Address: 8106 Red Stone Hill Rd.  |  Louisville  |  KY | 40214
Phone:  502-257-5576
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.lifeinmotionkentucky.com


Bio: Marriage and Family Therapist. Trauma trained and EMDR trained.

CFRC 03/15/2022 -03/14/2024


Address: 5966 Scottsville Road, Suite 7  | Bowling Green, KY 42104
Phone:  270-404-5616
Email: [email protected]
Web: fullerlifecounseling.org


Bio: Leisia Landers has a MSW, and BSW in Social Work from Western Kentucky University and an Associates from JCTC in Early Childhood Education. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2020 and a CSW previously since 2011. Leisia has a special interest in teens, adolescents, and families dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, family dynamics, substance abuse, intellectual/behavioral issues, grief/loss, juvenile offenses, adoption/foster care, deficits in coping skills, and anger management, and first responders. Leisia is trained in a variety of evidenced-based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and CBT+ Substance Abuse for Teens. Leisia lives in Glasgow, Ky with her 7 dogs and has two sons and three grandchildren. C.S.Lewis once said, " You can't go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending". I believe that you must meet the client where they are currently. To provide a safe environment to alleviate crises, identify current needs, process past issues/traumas, and identify future goals for self. Also, to help clients learn to change negative behaviors/habits, to identify their own strengths, and develop positive coping skills in order to improve their quality of life. I believe your past does not have to define you but you can use it to propel yourself forward into the future that you hope to have.

CFRC 07/11/2020 - 07/10/2022


Address: 1215 Ormsby Lane | Lousville, KY | 40222
Phone:  502-523-7863
Email: [email protected]
Web: Lifeinmotionkentucky.com


Bio: Hello, I am Chase Longnaker. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Kentucky. I recently received my certification as a first responder counselor and I look forward to serving the needs of first responder individuals and their families. Please Let me know if you would like any further information about my professional experience, areas of speciality, and any further details that may be beneficial in choosing me as a licensed mental health provider. Thank you and I look forward to working with you in the near future.

CFRC 12/11/2019-12/10/2022


Address: 
Phone:  502-257-5576
Email: [email protected] 
Web: www.LifeInMotionKentucky.com


Bio: I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Kentucky. I am the Founder and Co-owner of Life In Motion Counseling. I created a counseling practice specifically designed for first responders and veterans. This population is very near and dear to my heart for very personal reasons. We have 3 Certified First Responder Counselors and 2 associates trained. Thank you for your sacrifices to our country. Let us help you take your life and your relationships back. We got your 6!

CFRC 04/19/2023 - 04/18/2024


Address: 218 W Washington St | Glasgow, Kentucky | 42141
Phone: 270-746-4357
Email: [email protected]
Web: Www.i43new.com


Bio: Amanda is an LPCC-S that is trained in EMDR and Somatic experiencing. Amanda has been in the mental health field for 10 year and provides services at a small private practice. Amanda values all first responders and respects what they do each day.

CFRC 06/23/2023 - 06/22/2024


Address: 126, Heady Avenue | Louisville, Kentucky | 40207
Phone: 502-592-7276
Email:¬†[email protected]

Licensed In Other States: LPCC-S OH | LPCC-S KY


Bio: Nicole is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a supervisory designation in both the states of Kentucky and Ohio. Nicole earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. Nicole is passionate about helping people reach their maximum potential while providing a safe and healing environment to elicit positive change. Nicole has broad experience working with children and adolescents as well as adults. Nicole's primary focus is child and adolescent therapy and most recently broadened her expertise to treat first responders. Nicole completed her certification to become a Certified First Responder Counselor. Nicole spent several years working as an inpatient clinical therapist in a psychiatric hospital here in Louisville, KY working with the most acute and at-risk youths in the state. Nicole has extensive experience with children and adolescents who have been through severe trauma and loss. Additionally, Nicole has worked extensively with adolescents involved in the Juvenile Justice System. Nicole practices from a cognitive-behavioral and a strength-based background. She incorporates an eclectic approach to best meet her clients’ needs. Nicole also has extensive training in Functional Family Therapy which an evidenced-based therapy model and applies certain aspects of this training to assist clients with therapeutic interventions and techniques to reach positive results. Nicole is trained to provide Clinical Supervision to LPCA’s working towards earning their LPCC. Nicole applies a collaborative and empathic approach when working with supervisees to help them prepare for independent licensure.

Contact¬†Information¬†Email:¬†[email protected]

CFRC 01/28/2024 - 01/27/2025


Address: 110 Liberty Avenue | Berea, Kentucky | 40403
Phone: 859-779-1231
Email: mallory.rice@mindsightbehavioral.com

 


Bio: Mallory provides in person services in Somerset, KY as well as telehealth for anyone in the state.

CFRC 03/23/2024 - 03/22/2025


Address: PO Box 481 | Bowling Green, Kentucky | 42102
Phone: 270-543-3123
Email: sarah.light.therapist@gmail.com

Web: www.lighthousecounselingllc.org


Bio: Sarah Light, LCSW, is the owner of Lighthouse Counseling LLC, established 2019 in Bowling Green, KY. With a history as a front-line worker with Child Protective Services, she has advanced knowledge in providing crisis intervention and ongoing treatment for those suffering from workplace trauma. Sarah has advanced knowledge in Critical Incident Stress Management and Clinical Emergency Response Management. With 18 years of experience, she is skilled in diffusing and debriefing following natural disasters, traumatic events and other front-line work crisis. As a member of the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Team, she is certified in Psychological First Aid. Sarah offers faith-based spiritual approaches in her counseling as requested.

Louisiana

CFRC 5/21/2021 - 5/20/2024


Address: 3825 Plaza Tower Drive | Baton Rouge, LA | 70816
Phone: 225-810-3836
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://premierpsychiatricservicesllc.weebly.com


Bio: Rixie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience in the mental health field completing her Master's degree from Baylor University in 2001. Rixie is EMDR trained, advanced trained in EFT, and CISM trained. Rixie (a LE spouse) is the Louisiana state liaison for How 2 Love Our Cops - a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the relational, emotional, and spiritual wellness of law enforcement families. Rixie also volunteers with some of the local law enforcement peer support teams. Rixie has a passion for working with First Responders and/or their spouses and families to equip them with tools for an improved quality of life.

CFRC 1/6/2020-1/5/2021


Address: 6612 Canal Blvd | New Orleans, LA | 70124
Phone: 504-650–1585
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.nolachat.com


Bio:  Jessica Alvendia is an integrative psychotherapist from New Orleans, LA. She works with a diverse population of clients and is well versed in both traditional and modern-day approaches suited specifically for the client’s needs.



 

CFRC 03/19/2023 - 03/18/2024


Address: 1258 Brownswitch Road | Suite C | Slidell, LA 70461
Phone: 214-293-2181
Email: ilsa@northshorefamilycounseling.com
Web: https://www.northshorefamilycounseling.com/


Bio: Ilsa is a trauma-informed counselor with extensive experience working with individuals and couples presenting with anxiety, depression, sexual trauma, childhood trauma/attachment issues, complex trauma, PTSD, and relationship conflicts. Ilsa is trained in EMDR, IFS, EFT, Somatic Experiencing and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

CFRC 12/9/2019-12/8/2020


Address: 27999 Old Walker South, Suite G | Walker, LA | 70785
Phone: (225) 998-1223
Email: katherine@presenthopecounseling.com

Web: www.presenthopecounseling.com


Bio: Katherine S. Arnold holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor (LPC-S) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She is the owner and administrator of Present Hope Counseling, LLC in Walker, Louisiana. Katherine has specialized training in Southern Law Enforcement Foundation Basic CISM, EMDR, EFT, Suicide, Psychological Autopsy of Suicide, and Trauma. She has experience working with law enforcement professionals, couples and families, and survivors of abuse. In addition, Katherine works closely with her local law enforcement negotiator team.



 

CFRC 02/08/2021 - 02/07/2024


Address: 905 Jefferson St., Suite 500-D
Lafayette, La 70501
Phone: 337-806-5552
Email:¬†[email protected]

Website:  carranzacounselingservices.com


Bio: A graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Tabitha Carranza holds a Master’s degree in Counselor Education. In her Lafayette, Louisiana based practice, Carranza Counseling, she provides counseling to children, adolescents, and adults using an eclectic approach combining techniques and ideas from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Relaxation Techniques, Conflict Resolution, and Mindfulness. Tabitha Carranza is a Licensed Professional Counselor certified in Louisiana and Mississippi and a Certified First Responder Counselor. Tabitha Carranza also sees clients through Telehealth.

CFRC 07/27/2020 - 07/26/2022


Address: 201 Pine Bluff Road | Chatham, LA | 71226
Phone: 318-957-2530
Email: [email protected]


Bio: I have been practicing behavioral health for 15 years in Louisiana as Licensed Professional Counselor ( LPC). I see all ages and have special training in Children and Adolescent PTSD from LSU Health Sciences and Tulane University School of Psychiatry. I am listed a PTSD Provider in the Louisiana Trauma Project. I have experience working with those with complicated grief, homicide, and serious trauma. I love my job helping people in their darkest moments.

CFRC 11/24/2022 - 11/24/2024


Address: 8221 Summa Avenue, Suite F | Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: 225-562-8488
Email: [email protected]

Website: http://linkedin.com/in/rebekah-durham-ms-ma-lpc-833a5071


Bio: Rebekah Durham is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana, with an MS in Psychology from Mississippi State University and a MA in Counseling from Louisiana Tech University. She has 30 years of experience counseling individuals experiencing a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, family stressors, divorce, infidelity, communication issues, PTSD, and trauma and abuse. She works with individuals of all ages, couples and families, and is a Certified First Responder Counselor with experience working with military, law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. Her training and clinical skills include the following interventions for trauma: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She utilizes the Gottman Method and Restoration Therapy for couples counseling.

CFRC 12/23/2022 - 12/22/2023


Address: 712 Celebrity Drive | Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: 318-433-9650
Email: [email protected]
Licenses: Lousiana, Texas


Bio: Please call or email with any questions.

CFRC 11/4/2022 - 11/4/2023


Address: 9189 Linwood Avenue | Shreveport, LA | 71106
Phone: 318-459-8088
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Allyson is a therapist with Reef Wellness Counseling located in Shreveport, LA. She offers in-person and teletherapy sessions to those located in Louisiana.

CFRC 01/29/2023 - 01/28/2024


Address: P.O. Box 934 | Keithville, LA 71047
Phone: 1-844-707-HEAL
Email: thunt@affinitycounselingcenter.com
Web: https://www.affinitycounselingcenter.com


Bio: Tambria Hunt is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Affinity Counseling Center. She offers telehealth therapy sessions. Dr. Hunt utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches such as EMDR, Client-Centered, and Cognitive-Behavior therapy, to help clients begin the journey toward emotional and mental wellness.

CFRC 01/24/2023 -01/23/2024


Address: 763 North Blvd | Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-414-3359
Email: brandon@brchristiancounseling.com
Web: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/brandon-husted-baton-rouge-la/912845


Bio: Brandon is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He attained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University in 2017 during his ten years in the Navy. Acquiring a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Malone University in 2020. Brandon focuses working with trauma, addictions, depression, and anxiety. He is EMDR trained. Brandon is an energetic and passionate counselor who works with you to get to the heart of the issues. His goal is to create an environment that is safe in which counselor and client can journey together into the issues at hand.

CFRC 02/12/2023 - 02/11/2025


Address: 3112 W. Pinhook Road, Ste B | Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: 337-703-2806 
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.treeoflifecoun.com


Bio: Maria ‚ÄúMica‚ÄĚ Salazar Istre graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with her Master‚Äôs in Counselor Education. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Maria has a heart for helping people overcome the obstacles, traumas, and patterns that continue to hold them back from living life to the fullest. As a veteran Marine spouse and family member of law enforcement officers, she understands the unique culture of veterans and first responders. She is a Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC) and strives to provide the highest quality of care to those who serve our community. Maria's specialties include trauma recovery (PTSD and Complex Trauma) for events such as sexual assault, childhood abuse, combat trauma, etc. She has received over 200 hours of trauma training throughout my years as a counselor and approaches counseling through a trauma-informed lens. Maria is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Trauma Resolution Therapy (TRT), and has received training from Ashland Theological Seminary in Formational Prayer (Inner Healing). She is currently working towards her EMDR certification, which adheres to EMDRIA's highest level of care and expertise, and is an evidence-based and highly effective trauma treatment. Maria accepts BCBS, Aetna, UHC, UMR, Humana, and Tricare insurances. She is licensed in Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida. To schedule an appointment call (337) 703-2806 or email¬†[email protected].

CFRC 02/07/2020 - 02/06/2022


Address: 701 Papworth Avenue, Suite 209 | Metairie, LA | 70005
Phone: 504-485-8676
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.nolacounselingcenterllc.com


Bio: Dottie M. Martin holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor (LPC-S), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and has specialized training in Southern Law Enforcement Foundation Basic CISM and EMDR. Dr. Martin has worked with the general population in private practice since 2007 and currently owns and see’s clients at NOLA Counseling Center. She has experience working with law enforcement professionals, couples and families, survivors of childhood sexual/physical abuse, and experience with PTSD, depression, anxiety and more. In addition, Dr. Martin is an Associate Professor of Counseling at the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, Louisiana.
 

CFRC 12/7/2022 - 12/7/2023


Address: 1103 Audubon Trace | Jefferson, LA | 70121
Phone: 504-495-3019
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Kimberly "Kim" earned her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Holy Cross College in 2014. She holds a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license in Louisiana, and a Clinical Professional Counselor - Reciprocity license in Nevada. Kim is an Approved Instructor in Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervetnion for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She currently holds a Certified Critical Incident Stress Management certification from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Kim is certified as a Telehealth Clinician, and offers Brainspotting as part of her therapuetic process. She volunteers with the Southern Law Enforcement Foundation Critical Incident Stress Managment Team as a Mental Health Professional and an Instructor. Kim has conducted various mental health related trainings for law enforcement agencies in Louisiana and Nevada. Prior to becoming a LPC, Kim worked as a law enforcement officer in Louisiana. She retired in October of 2019 after serving 30 years.

CFRC 12/27/2022 - 12/26/2023


Address: 1442 E. Bridge St. | Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
Phone: 337-250-5798
Email: [email protected]
Web: mirecounseling.com


Bio: Scott is a licensed professional counselor in Breaux Bridge, La. He is a former police officer and United States Border Patrol Agent. He owns and operates a community mental health clinic in Breaux Bridge. He is a certified Internal Family Systems therapist (IFS), a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SE) and level 2 trained EMDR therapist.

CFRC 08/29/2022 - 08/29/2023


Address: 1945 Carolyn Sue Dr. | Baton Rouge, LA | 70815
Phone: 225-465-3615
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.voascla.org/reillycounseling


Bio: Mamie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Louisiana. She obtained a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University Shreveport. She provides counseling to children, adolescents, adults, and families experiencing trauma, grief, depression, anxiety and those seeking better ways to handle life’s challenges. She has training in EMDR, TF-CBT, PCIT, and CISM. She believes it takes a lot of strength and courage for an individual to confide in someone about the most vulnerable parts of their lives, and it is a privilege for her to work with First Responders.

CFRC 03/26/2023 - 03/25/2023


Address: 403 N. 6th St. Suite #2 | West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: 318-737-7201
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://findingsolace.life


Bio: Taryn is a counselor who is honest and unshakeable. If you are a person who doesn't want or need your problem sugarcoated, she is going to be straightforward with you. She will tell you the hard stuff, but she will also be there to help you through the process of working through it. She has a heart for her clients and cares for them. To her, she sees your potential for the best version of yourself, even if you cannot see it yet.

CFRC 11/18/2021 - 11/17/2023


Address: 510 N. Range Avenue, Suite C | Denham Springs, LA | 70726
Phone: 225-202-8637
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: Https://www.amyvranicllc.com


Bio: Amy Vranic graduated from Southeastern University, May 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She earned a Master's Degree in Psychological Counseling from Nicholls State University, December 2012. After obtaining her LPC for the state of Louisiana in 2019, she acquired additional credentials, including National Certified Counselor and Board Certification in TeleMental Health Services. In addition, Amy holds an LPC for Alabama and Tennessee and a TeleHealth provider certification for the residents of Florida. Amy's goal for clients, especially the First Responder community, is to provide a safe nonjudgemental environment, while we work together achieving your personal goals and supporting your mental health.

CFRC 12/23/2022 -12/22/2023


Address: 522 Clarence Street | Lake Charles, LA 70605
Phone: 337-302-0801
Email: [email protected]
Web: eddiewindham.com


Bio: Eddie Windham is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in private practice since 2004. Eddie has experience treating trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger and marriage/family issues. Eddie has been a volunteer mental health professional assisting with CISM through Southern Law Enforcement since 2002. Eddie has provided counseling and mental health treatment to dozens of first responders since 2004. Eddie is known as a down-to-earth counselor who is easy to talk to, and as someone who greatly respects and supports law enforcement and other first responders.

CFRC 04/12/2023 - 04/11/2024


Address: 1400 Gause Blvd | Suite 200 | Slidell, LA 70458
Phone: 985-326-9855
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: warriorassistance.org


Bio: Julie has a unique view on how trauma affects the body and brain and uses a holistic approach in working with patients including EMDR. As a mother of three and spouse of a first responder, she has deep empathy for those struggling to cope with daily stressors as well as healing from past experiences. Sessions with Julie include looking at different parts of someone’s life and looking for the root cause of mental health disturbance. Julie is the founder of Integrative Warrior Assistance, a non-profit organization providing mental health and wellness referral resources and care for first responders and their families, as well as psycho-educational presentations for public service departments. She is a volunteer for the Louisiana Trauma Resource Network (TRN) and teaches classes about nervous system regulation to local law enforcement agencies. Julie has worked with at risk youth and their families as a substance abuse counselor intern. She earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Art degree in Criminal Justice from Southeastern Louisiana University. In a previous career, Julie served in law enforcement.

CFRC 11/18/2023 - 11/17/2024


Address: 221 Rue de Jean | Suite 100 | Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: 225-341-2580
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://robynsonnierlpc.com

Also licensed in Arizona & North Carolina


Bio: Robyn is a licensed therapist specializing in trauma, OCD, military & first responders to individuals in LA, NC, & AZ. She offers evidenced based treatment modalities such as EMDR, IFS, & ERP both virtually and in-person in Lafayette, LA. She is passionate about ongoing training & education & is currently pursuing her doctorate. She offers free counseling for military & financial assistance for first responders through a non-profit. To learn more visit her website!

Maine

CFRC 07/05/2022 - 07/04/2024


Address: PO Box 5360  | Augusta, ME 04332
Phone: 207.941.0010
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.nperceptions.com


Bio:  Amy has been practicing as a counselor for over 20 years. She is located in Maine but is dually licensed in Maine and New Hampshire. She has worked solely with first responders for the past 7 years and is excited to be part of the national certification program. She owns New Perceptions, Inc. which is dedicated to the treatment of first responders, training and managing peer programs. She is a certified CISM provider and often spends time helping first responders manage day to day crisis situations. She is also the Behavioral Health Director for the Professional Firefighters of Maine.

CFRC 04/08/2021 - 04/07/2024


Address: 336 Mt. Hope Ave, Suite 6 | Bangor, ME | 04401
Phone: 207-881-9776
Email:¬†[email protected]
 

Licensed In Other States: WA - LMHC - LH60970859


Bio: Michelle joined the ARMY in 1988 and was active duty for 4 years and then National Guard for another 4 years. She then used her GI Bill to complete her Bachelors in psychology at Washington state University and then her Master's degree at Heritage University. Michelle has worked in several areas of mental health as well as Law Enforcement. She was out-stationed with a police department when she was a social worker for the state of Washington and has worked in a prison in Santa Fe, NM as well as Umatilla, OR. She is now the mental health therapist at a jail in Bangor, ME. Michelle feels she understands the stress of working as a First Responder and is ready to listen to you.

Maryland

CFRC 08/16/2022-08/15/2024


Address: 6915 Crain Highway, PO Box 189, LaPlata, MD 20646
Phone: 301-609-6548
Email: [email protected]
Web:


Bio: Jackie is a nationally certified counselor with over fifteen years of mental health experience. She is familiar with the needs and resources of the Charles County local community, the importance of trauma-informed care, and the benefit of strong relationships with partner agencies to enhance collaboration and best practices. Jackie is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with a keen interest and specialized skillset for diagnosing and treating simple and complex post-traumatic stress disorder and related issues. She completed her Master's Degree in Clinical Community Counseling at the Johns Hopkins University and continually strives to expand her toolbox to provide relevant and culturally competent counseling, consultation and psychoeducation.

CFRC 08/03/2022 - 08/02/2024


Address: 1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway | Annapolis, MD |21401
Phone: 410-829-9408
Email: caroline.fowler@cedarcounselingandwellness.com
Web: www.cedarcounselingandwellness.com


Bio: Caroline Fowler is a clinical social worker working in private practice in Annapolis, MD. Caroline considers her style warm, nurturing and directive when necessary. Caroline is passionate about working with first responders and those suffering the effects of traumatic stress. Caroline utilizes principles of sensorimotor psychotherapy and internal family systems psychotherapy heavily in her work with clients.

CFRC 09/21/2022-09/21/2023


Address: PO Box 2456 | Leonardtown, MD | 20650
Phone: 301-690-0779 ext 708
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.empoweredconnections.net


Bio:  Jennifer has 24 years of experience working with individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety and depression. She utilizes different modalities working with clients to include CPT for PTSD, CBT, and EMDR. She is EMDR-Certified as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She strives to help her clients heal and move forward with self-compassion, self-love and an increased sense of emotional and mental health and wellness.

CFRC 02/21/2022-02/20/2024


Address: 560 Riverside Dr, Suite B101 | Salisbury, MD | 21801
Phone: 443-978-8688
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.yourbalancedlife.net


Bio:  Laura has been providing therapy service for over 20 years. She works with a wide variety of patients and particularly likes working with patients coming to treatment due to trauma. This certification is an additional layer of knowledge that will hopefully be helpful for our First Responder population in our area.

CFRC 02/01/2022-01/31/2024


Address: 560 Riverside Drive, Suite B101 | Salisbury, MD | 21801
Phone: 443-978-8688
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.yourbalancedlife.net/


Bio:  Kelly Hawkins is a clinical social worker located in Salisbury, MD. Her previous work experience has contributed to her having an understanding of responder culture and a desire to provide support services to this population.

CFRC 09/16/2021-09/15/2024


Address: 23090 Leonard Hall Drive | Leonardtown, MD | 20650-5901
Phone: 240-587-1741
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Alexis Higdon is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) through the state of Maryland. Alexis has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She also has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Alexis represents St. Mary’s County as the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Coordinator and is also an instructor for CIT Southern Maryland. She is a certified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor and has completed certifications in Assisting Individuals in Crisis, Group Crisis Intervention, and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).

CFRC 10/09/2021-10/08/2023


Address: 3111 Walnut Avenue | Owings Mills, MD | 21117
Phone: 301-481-3451
Email: [email protected]
Web: nperspectives.com


Bio:  Jessica LeTourneau, LCPC has been working in the mental health field for over 19 years. She has been established in private practice since 2013 and is the CEO of New Perspectives. Prior to private practice, Jessica worked with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings such as inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, residential treatment, Veterans Affairs intensive outpatient programs, in-home behavioral intervention, and outpatient clinics. Through her experience, she has encountered hundreds of trauma survivors who were motivated to start the healing process. She is most passionate about treating service members, military veterans, healthcare workers, law enforcement, and first responders. In addition to her tenure in the mental health field, Jessica has an extensive background in health and fitness. She worked as a CrossFit Coach, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor for 15 years. It is her belief that mental and physical health go “hand and hand.” When the mind is healthy, the body follows suit. Jessica utilizes a direct and no-nonsense approach when educating about trauma and the impact on the mind/body, attachment, the autonomic nervous system, neuroscience, the importance of health and wellness in alleviating mental health symptoms, and self-care.

CFRC 10/27/2022-10/27/2023

Address: 8181 Main Street, 2nd Floor | Ellicott City, MD | 21043

Phone: 410-505-0062
Email: [email protected]
Web: Villageoec.com


Bio:  Gardner has extensive training from Johns Hopkins and Dept. Veteran affairs to guide him in his work as a clinician and specializes with those suffering from intense daily trauma.

CFRC 12/12/2019-12/11/2020


Address: 4 Kuethe Road | Glen Burnie, MD | 21061
Phone: 443-203-8098
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.marylandvirtualcounseling.com 


Bio: Allison is a licensed counselor with over 15 years experience, with additional specialized training in on-line therapy. Through empathy and dedication to individualized care, she strives to put clients at ease. Clients describe her as "approachable, non-judgmental and caring." Her counseling approach is strengths-based, with the utilization of mindfulness-based practices, along with cognitive behavioral and solution-focused counseling techniques. She helps individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, phase of life concerns, concerns related to sexuality, relationship issues and more. 

 

CFRC 10/27/2022-10/27/2023

Address: 8181 Main Street, 2nd Floor | Ellicott City, MD | 21043

Phone: 410-505-0062
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.villageoec.com


Bio:  Amy Phillips (she/her/hers), LCSW-C Amy has been in the field working with trauma for over 10 years. Many of her clients need help with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and relationship issues. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples. With over a decade of experience working within private practice, her goal is to maximize your time in sessions and give you a space where you are seen, heard, and understood. Together we will assess your strengths and identify patterns of behavior you desire to change. We will create space for self-care and reconnect you to the life you want to lead. Change is within your reach and you are not in this alone.

CFRC 09/24/2022-09/24/2023


Address: 5016 Dorsey Hall Dr. | Ellicott City, MD | 21042
Phone: 240-832-1548
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.counselingrcwc.com


Bio:  Michele Santos-Launay graduated from UMBC and South University/ West Palm Beach. She did her 2 years of supervision leading groups in a dual diagnosis inpatient psychiatric facility and then came to Maryland as a coordinator and clinician for the Grassroots Mobile Crisis Team (MCT). She is currently in private practice and Master Certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, which is a short term therapy that uses eyes movements to remove negative images and sensations and bring relief for trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, sleep issues and many other mental health concerns. She is CISM trained and has a heart for what First Responders have to deal with on a daily basis. Her goal is to help First Responders recuperate from past traumas and/or resolve any mental health struggles that would make their jobs easier and lives more enjoyable.

CFRC 08/03/2022 - 08/02/2024


Address: 111 Camden Street, Suite 101 | Salisbury, MD |21801
Phone: 443-359-0662
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: www.tryontherapy.com


Bio: Dr. Scott is a Psychologist and the Clinical Director at The Child & Family Center in Salisbury, Maryland. Dr. Scott offers both counseling and assessment working with children, teens, adults and families. Dr. Scott has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Modification techniques, Play Therapy, and Parent Training. She also enjoys working with first responders, including those in the child welfare system, to mitigate the impact of vicarious trauma.

CFRC 03/03/2022-03/02/2024


Address: 1404 Terry Way | Fallston, MD | 21047
Phone: 443-504-7221
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio:  Life can sometimes create challenges that make it difficult to identify our feelings and emotions. As time goes on, these feelings and emotions can build up inside and start creating even more challenges in our lives. I am here to work beside you to help process both current and past thoughts, feelings and challenges. I believe in creating a safe and judgement free zone for you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and achieve personal growth. This time is for you, with a client-centered environment you take the lead in your treatment. I have experience working with individuals, couples and groups from various backgrounds. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, couples and families. I use a wide range of therapeutic techniques based on the specific needs of my client.‚ÄčOnly you can decide when to start taking care of your mental health. I look forward to being by your side as you embark on this brave journey towards growth and change.

CFRC 09/16/2021 - 09/15/2024


Address: 41650 Courthouse Drive, PO BOX 2514 | Leonardtown, MD | 20650
Phone: 301-481-3451
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.hopehealingtherapy.com


Bio:  Jennifer has 20 + years experience working with survivors of trauma. She sees her job as helping her clients to prepare for and/or heal from the struggles of life. Jennifer uses a variety of therapeutic tools (such as CBT, CPT for PTSD and TF-CBT) to help clients achieve goals and have an overall improved quality of life.

CFRC 09/17/2021 - 09/16/2024


Address: 23140 Moakley Street, Suite 6, PO BOX 2514 | Leonardtown, MD | 20650
Phone: 301-690-8404
Email:¬†[email protected]

Web: www.hopehealingtherapy.com


Bio: Anastasia is licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. She works with individuals who have experienced anxiety, depression, trauma and life transition challenges in a variety of capacities. She uses multiple modalities (such as CBT and CPT for PTSD) to help clients worth through their individual fears, struggles, and experiences to meet their overall goals. Anastasia provides services through telehealth to those who reside in the state of Maryland.

CFRC 05/16/2023 - 05/15/2025


Address: 9954 N. Main Street, Unit 1 | Berlin, MD | 21811-1076
Phone: 410-973-2567
Email: dianebrissey@acadiacounselingandwellness.com

Web: www.acadiacounselingandwellness.com


Bio: Ms. Brissey has over 30 years experience working in the field of mental health. She is a certified trauma therapist and certified first responder counselor. Ms. Brissey integrates techniques in order to meet the need of the client.

CFRC 06/19/2023 - 06/18/2024


Address: 603 Post Office Road, Suite 210  | Waldorf, MD | 20602
Phone: 301-705-7593
Email: [email protected]

Web: https://www.pinnaclecenter.com/


Bio: Rebecca Marvin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with years of clinical experience, allowing her to support individuals experiencing trauma, specifically childhood abuse and domestic violence, disenfranchised youth, individuals with developmental challenges, addictions, and first responders. Rebecca works with various clients, including children, adolescents/teens, and adults. Rebecca has been trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She utilizes a person-centered holistic approach to provide a client-centered experience. Rebecca aims to collaborate with clients and provide individualized treatment that focuses on the client’s needs. She offers a safe space to explore and process the challenges experienced by stressors, trauma, family dynamics, and behavior patterns.

Massachusetts

CFRC 09/25/2020 - 09/24/2024


Address: 4 Water Street, 2nd Floor | Arlington, MA | 02476
Phone: 781-859-5901
Email: michelle@centerpsychotherapy.com
Web: www.centerpsychotherapy.com


Bio: Michelle is a licensed mental health counselor with over 10 years of experience. She has clinical interests in developmental trauma, cumulative or complex trauma, adoption, caregiver support and family therapy. Michelle utilizes creativity, collaboration and compassion to meet clients where they are at in their healing journey. She takes a strength based, solution focus approach with a belief that all clients have an inherent desire to heal and thrive. She joins with clients to help them re-connect to a sense of self, safety and control in their lives.

CFRC 08/29/2021 - 08/28/2022


Address: 4 Sanderson Avenue | Northampton, MA | 01060
Phone: 413,582,6922
Email: [email protected]

Bio  The certification from this training is an exciting addition to her over 30 years working as a therapist!

CFRC 07/18/2020 - 07/17/2021


Address: 4 Water Street, Second Floor | Arlington, MA | 02476
Phone: 781-218-2377
Email: Melissa@centerpsychotherapy.com
Web: Centerpsychotherapy.com


Bio: Melissa graduated from Lesley University in 2016 with a masters degree in trauma counseling. Melissa takes a whole person approach to trauma counseling, and is trained in EMDR, as well as talk therapy. Melissa strives to work from a place of cultural humility and respect, and welcomes the opportunity to connect with individuals from all walks of life.

CFRC 02/09/2022 - 02/08/2025


Address: 123 Dwight Rd | Longmeadow, MA | 01106
Phone: 413-262-9573
Email: [email protected]

 Bio:  Becky has worked in various settings throughout her career and is excited to add working with first responders to that!

CFRC 06/29/2020 - 06/28/2022


Address: 235 Greenfield Rd | South Deerfield, MA | 01373
Phone: 413-824-2911
Email: [email protected]

 

CFRC 01/26/2023 - 01/25/2024


Address: 876 Turnpike Street | North Andover, MA |  01845
Phone: 978-494-4508
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Toni is an experienced counselor specializing in mental health and addiction. As a licensed social worker and licensed drug and alcohol counselor, she has worked with a diverse client population including first responders for several years. Toni has studied Psychology and Criminal Justice, and is a Master level graduate from the University of Massachusetts. Toni currently has a private practice but has experience working in treatment centers, outpatient programs, domestic violence shelters and hospitals.

CFRC 02/27/2023 - 02/26/2025


Address:  Telehealth Only (Middleboro, MA)
Phone: 508-322-1437
Email: [email protected]

 

Licensed in Rhode Island (MHC00865) and Massachusetts (13095)


Bio: Katie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in both RI and MA and provides telehealth sessions. Katie graduated with her Masters from Rhode Island College in 2013 and has worked in the mental health field ever since. She has worked with many responders and members of the military as well as their families in her years of practice, and began the CFRC program to further hone her skill set and knowledge. Katie aims to create a safe, respectful, non-judgmental and comfortable space for all of her clients and utilizes a person centered approach which means she meets you where you are at. Katie is not shy about talking through difficult topics and situations and is never shocked when clients use humor as they share. In her personal life, Katie has another layer of understanding of responder culture as her partner is both an LEO and is in the military. With her free time Katie enjoys playing music in a local community orchestra, spending time with her partner and bonus kids, as well as with her spoiled house rabbit Radar.

CFRC 04/04/2024 - 04/03/2025


Address: 397 Grove St. | Worcester, MA | 01605
Phone: 978-254-1519
Email: [email protected]

Web: cornerstonebehavioralhealth.com

Licensed in ‎Massachusetts and Texas


Bio: Andrea is a licensed marriage and family therapist located in Worcester, MA and is able to provide either in-person sessions at her Worcester location or telehealth sessions. Andrea graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2005 and went onto achieve a Master of Science degree from University of New Hampshire in Family Studies with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2009. Andrea is also licensed as a marriage and family therapist in Texas. Andrea’s specialties include supporting individuals and couples through significant life transitions, relationship and/or marital issues, reproductive and postpartum challenges, trauma and complex trauma, depression, anxiety, and communication issues. Andrea has a special interest in working with first responders and their families and believes it is a privilege to help those who protect and serve others. In therapy Andrea uses a variety of therapeutic techniques based in family therapy theory. Andrea uses cognitive behavioral therapy and also is trauma focused with her work. Andrea is person-centered and aims to create a safe and comfortable environment for the people she works with. Andrea invites any first responder who is thinking about seeking help to send her an email and ask questions about therapy and what to expect. Andrea understands it can be hard for first responders to seek therapeutic help because of stigma as well as concern about how seeking help could impact their career. Andrea welcomes the opportunity to provide you with information and clarity about confidentiality.

Michigan

CFRC 01/07/22 - 01/06/25


Address: 26216 Gibraltar Rd, Unit 1072, Flat Rock, MI 48134
Phone: 734-887-1124
Email: [email protected]
Web:https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/jessica-balowski-monroe-mi/464226


Bio: Jessica's passion is working with first responders and their families; as a first responder spouse, she understands how difficult the lifestyle can be. She believes that each individual is unique; therefore, their therapy should be as well. Her goal is to create a welcoming and safe environment for all. Using a variety of integrated therapeutic methods, we can work together to develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

CFRC 05/26/2022 - 05/25/2024


Phone(248) 990-1359
Email[email protected]


Bio:  Audrey is a licensed masters level psychotherapist who has many years of experience in outpatient clinical settings, inpatient psychiatry, emergency room psychiatry and crisis assessment and intervention. She has experience working with first responders and their families and has been trained in multiple therapy modalities to address the varying needs of her clients. Audrey recognizes the importance of trust, integrity and empathy in addressing the challenges of those that serve and the value of therapy in working through challenging situations.

Licensed in MI, WI, IN, UT, CO and WA.

CFRC 06/29/2021 - 06/28/2024


Address: 41000 Woodward Avenue, Suite 350 East | Bloomfield Hills, MI | 48304
Phone: (248) 850-1000
Email: [email protected]
Web:  https://www.risepsychiatricservices.com/


Bio: Meghan is committed to helping clients achieve whole body health and wellness by addressing both their physical and mental health needs. She believes the foundation of counseling begins with a strong alliance between therapist and client. She has a special interest in working with patients struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, family planning, and new/expectant mothers. Meghan looks forward to creating an environment for clients to feel safe, secure, and begin their healing process.

CFRC 07/12/2021 - 07/11/2024


Address: 4660 Marsh Road | Okemos, MI | 48864
Phone: 517-295-3351
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://cmasoncounseling.com/


Bio: Candace's first priority is making a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental space for her clients. She utilizes EMDR, CPT, CBT and DBT modalities to help clients who feel weighed down by anxiety, depression and trauma. Candace has worked closely with first responders through her work as a paralegal for a prosecutor's office, Rape Recovery Center and as a counselor for families involved in the CPS system and enjoys helping those whose have chosen to help others as their career.

CFRC 06/26/2021 - 06/25/2024


Address: 41000 Woodward Ave, Suite 350 East | Bloomfield Hills, MI | 48304
Phone: 248-850-1000
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.risepsychiatricservices.com/


Bio: Brittany deeply believes in each individual's innate abilities to overcome issues in their lives with positive support and guidance. As a passionate and empathetic provider, Brittany has a unique ability to relate and recognize the true needs of her clients. She is highly skilled in fostering awareness and resilience, and facilitating action with set goals and personalized care. With an expansive background that includes working with children and families in the foster care and adoptions system, operating a crisis/suicide hotline, a professional advanced specialization in child and adolescent psychology, first responder counseling certification, and years of experience practicing counseling with individuals facing a wide variety of obstacles and tribulations, Brittany is dedicated to being a genuine partner and ally in an individual's journey through change, growth, and personal successes.

CFRC 04/4/2022 - 04/3/2024


Address: 8025 W Walker Road | Manton MI 49663
Phone231-342-8105
Email[email protected]


Bio: Stacey is a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for Michigan, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC). She is part of a critical incident stress management team for first responders in northern Michigan. Trained in DBT, motivational interviewing and crisis assessments.

CFRC 03/18/21 - 03/17/24



Phone: 313-489-1589
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Hillary has been a Co-Responder Clinician with Oakland Community Health Network since 2021, and is currently working with four Law Enforcement agencies: Auburn Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Twp, and the City of Rochester. She is the first of five Co-Responders in Oakland County, and enjoys being part of the Crisis Outreach Team. She is a trained in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), and completed the FBI's 40-hour regional Crisis Negotiation Training. She previously acquired her Masters in Social Work from Wayne State University in 2010. She has been in private-practice for 11 years, working with individuals that are impacted from Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and/or behavioral difficulties. She has also worked as a School Social Worker for 11 years, 7 of which were working specifically with children in a basic classroom setting, who meet the criteria for an emotional impairment within the Special Education program.

CFRC 01/22/2022 - 01/21/2023


Address: 16836 Newburgh Road | Livonia, MI | 48167
Phone: 313-574-9418
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Dr. Tehmina Shakir is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. She works with both adults and children. Her areas of interest include working with individuals who have been traumatic experiences especially children, adolescents and adults who have been through multiple adversities. In addition, she also likes to work with first responders.

CFRC 06/03/2022 - 06/02/2023


Address: 6560 Red Arrow Hwy | Coloma, MI 49038
Phone269-202-6059
Email[email protected]
Web: 


Bio: We have two outreach locations in South Haven and Paw Paw as well as our Coloma office. Katie Rosenbaum is a Licensed Master Social Worker with training in the following areas: TF-CBT, EMDR, CFRC, DBT, CBT, and most recently completed the MDMA therapy training program. Katie has over 12 years of experience working in the mental health field with adolescents, children and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment concerns, and OCD. Services are provided, via telehealth as well as in the office.

CFRC 07/01/2023 - 06/30/2024


Address: 800 S Euclid Ave, Suite 6 | Bay City, MI 48706
Phone989-259-4005
Email[email protected]
Web: www.resiliencecounselingandforensicconsulting.com


Bio: Dr. Rainey has a long history of working with 1st responders and trauma survivors. She provides informed and compassionate support to those experiencing anxiety, stress, the effects of trauma, and depression.

CFRC 03/04/2024 - 03/03/2025


Address: 677 E Main St | Centreville, MI 49032
Phone: 269-503-9466
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Bryann Books is a Police Social Worker currently working through Pivotal St. Joe at the Three Rivers Police Department full time. She is trained in DBT and TF-CBT. She is passionate about working with a variety of populations including first responders, teens, LGBTQ+ and gender questioning folks. She has 5+ years in crisis training and a background in ACT, homebased therapy, and outpatient therapy. Her work with the TRPD includes co-responding to calls that range from suicide, domestic violence, community catastrophes, CSCs, etc. to responding solo in the community for more low level social work needs.

CFRC 03/19/2024 - 03/18/2025


Address: 85 Macomb Place, Suite 102 | Mount Clemens, MI 48327
Phone: 248-509-0590
Email: samantha.askpsychological@gmail.com
Web: https://askpsychologicalservices.com/


Bio: Samantha is a licensed therapist that has been working with individuals in the legal system for over 5 years. She has worked as a mental health professional in jail settings, has conducted psychological evaluations in the legal system, and has experience providing individual and group therapy for individuals struggling with a wide range of mental health concerns. As a first responder spouse, Samantha has an understanding of how this career can impact many areas of not only mental wellbeing, but also social life, physical health, and much more. She is passionate about working with first responders and their families to work together in processing trauma and fostering a safe space to express emotions.

Minnesota

CFRC 8/16/2019 - 8/15/2022


Address: P.O. Box 47 | Hugo, MN | 55038
Phone: (651) 300-2362

 


Bio: Dennis Conroy is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He is certified in clinical hypnosis and an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant, and is also a licensed police officer with 30 years experience. He consults with many police departments and has 35 years of teaching experience in an upper division collegiate setting.

CFRC 8/2/2019 - 8/1/2022


Address: 13055 Riverdale Drive NW, Ste 500-363 | Coon Rapids, MN | 55448 
Phone: 763-274-4028
Web: www.brentrichterconsulting.com
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Brent spent 30 years involved in public service - police, fire, EMS and military. Since retirement he serves those same populations as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and board certified expert in traumatic stress. He teaches and presents from coast-to-coast on almost anything related to surviving and thriving as an emergency responder.

CFRC 01/26/2020 - 01/25/2024


Address: 1411 West St. Germain, Suite 105 | St. Cloud, MN | 56301
Phone: 320-253-3715
Web: www.yourcaringresource.com
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Lynette has a master’s degree in Community and Guidance Counseling as well as a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of MN. She has over 30 years of experience working in the mental health and substance abuse. 

In her bachelor’s degree she minored in Police Science, giving her the opportunity to work as a Reserve Police Officer with the City of St. Cloud in 2006. She helps with Stress Management Debriefings to First Responders.

She is currently practicing in St. Cloud, MN at Psychotherapeutic Resources. Her practice includes working with adults both individually and couples. She works with those struggling with addiction issues, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. In addition, she works with First Responders who are struggling with issues related to truama and PTSD. 

CFRC 05/07/2023 - 05/06/2024


Address: 1409 Willow St, Ste 305 | Minneapolis, MN | 55403
Phone: 612-325-1905
Web: catherinerussellcounseling.com
Email: catherine@catherinerussellcounseling.com


Bio: Catherine has been in private practice for 7 years, and has worked in a Level I Trauma Center for over 9 years. She has worked first hand with families, medical teams and first responders in the moment with their experiences with trauma. She has been involved in her community first as a McGruff house, then in the schools before she worked in the hospital, as they addressed the many changing needs in Minneapolis.  

CFRC 08/23/2023 - 08/22/2024


Address: 1303 South Frontage Road | Hastings, MN | 55033
Phone: 224-424-4194
Web: https://www.livingponocounseling.com
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Megan Woyke is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified First Responder Counselor at Living Pono Counseling in Hastings, Minnesota. She approaches therapy from a strengths-based lens and believes therapy should be about meeting you where you are at and working together from there. She knows her clients are the experts in their own lives and therefore works hard with each individual to find the right tools for each person. Megan understands that healthy communities need healthy first responders and is honored to be able to provide this support.  

CFRC 12/15/2023 -12/14/2024


Address: 7650 Currell Blvd. Suite 255D | Woodbury, MN | 55125
Phone: 612-405-2967
Web: www.anchorpointtherapy.net
Email: [email protected]

Licensed In Other States: Wisconsin


Bio: Kay grew up in a first responder home which has fueled her passion and commitment to this community. Kay prioritizes building trust through collaboration and transparency. Kay has additional trainings in grief/loss, trauma and addiction.

Mississippi

CFRC 2/8/2021 - 2/7/2024


Address: 600 Jefferson St. Ste 903 | Lafayette, LA | 70501 
Phone: 337-806-5552

Web: carranzacounselingservices.com
Email: [email protected]


Bio: A graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Tabitha Carranza holds a Master’s degree in Counselor Education. In her Lafayette, Louisiana based practice, Carranza Counseling, she provides counseling to children, adolescents, and adults using an eclectic approach combining techniques and ideas from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Relaxation Techniques, Conflict Resolution, and Mindfulness. Tabitha Carranza is a Licensed Professional Counselor certified in Louisiana and Mississippi and a Certified First Responder Counselor. Tabitha Carranza also sees clients through Telehealth.

Missouri

CFRC 08/02/2020 - 08/01/2021


Address: 4240 Blue Ridge Blvd, Suite 530 | Kansas City, MO | 64133
Phone: 816-569-1043
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.ipa-kc.com


Bio: Dr. Brewer is a licensed professional counselor. She is a national certified counselor, certified clinical trauma professional, certified first responder counselor, and board certified tele-mental health. She volunteers as a disaster counselor for the Red Cross and in the family advocacy network for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She has worked in psychological trauma since 2000. She has experience in non-profit, inpatient, outpatient, and private practice. She specializes in trauma-related symptoms including post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, dissociation, borderline personality, self-injury, chronic pain/illness, and suicidality. She is trained in EMDR, DBT, MI, TF-CBT, CT, and Exposure Therapies.

CFRC 12/10/2020 - 12/09/2022


Address: Columbia, MO | 65202
Phone: 408-507-6300
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.telementalhealing.com


Bio:  First and foremost....THANK YOU!!! Law enforcement personnel and first responders often struggle to manage the challenges associated with competing demands. Very intense and difficult circumstances must be addressed while simultaneously mitigating the impact those demands have on personal health and well-being. Seeking and adhering to needed medical and behavioral treatments can present specific dilemmas and challenges. This population respond to and witness some of the most tragic events that happen in our communities. On-the-job stress can have a significant impact on their physical and mental well-being, which can accumulate over the course of a career. Many officers struggle with alcohol abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts, post-traumatic stress disorder and other challenges. Treatment can make a dramatic difference in your well-being. With the right support, you can get on track for success in all areas of life. Licensed in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, LD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

CFRC 12/27/2021 - 12/26/2024


Address: 1900 N. Providence | Columbia, MO | 65202
Phone: 573-230-7809
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://columbiapsychology.com/index.php/stacy-l-stegeman-lpc-shrm-cp-phr/


Bio: Stacy believes that we do not get through life without baggage, and as a first responder, your bags are heavy. She wants to help you carry these heavy bags, help unpack the ones that can be unpacked, and help hold those that cannot. She cares and is willing to walk through life with you.

CFRC 02/12/2021 - 02/11/2022


Address: 621 South Fifth Street | St. Charles, MO | 63301
Phone: 636-328-1185
Email: [email protected]
Web: ldenisonlpc.com


Bio: Linda has been in private practice for almost 11 years and in the field of mental health for over 18 years. Linda is an LPC and CFRC. She has much experience in trauma, grief, stress, anxiety and depression. She has had a passion for helping the First Responder community for many many years. Linda provides a comfortable environment to work through all the things that are weighing her clients down and prides herself on keeping things real and meeting the client where they are mentally. Linda also offers either in person or video appointments.

 

CFRC 07/24/2020-07/23/2022


Address: Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 417-576-8810
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Christen Geisler started her career as an Investigator with the Children’s Division in Jackson and Cass Counties. She graduated from Webster University in 2014 and continued to work with trauma survivors in a different role by providing counseling with EMDR, DBT, CBT, and other forms of psychotherapy. Christen has friends and family that are First Responders and wanted to give back to the heroes that make our world safer.

CFRC 04/16/2020 - 04/15/2021


Address: 408 NE Green St | Lees Summit, MO | 64063
Phone: 417-296-4038
Email: [email protected]
Web: Code1Wellness.org


Bio: Mary Catherine is a licensed therapist in Mental Health Counseling, certified as a Substance Use Counselor, and a Certified Frist Responder Counselor. Mary Catherine is the Director of Therapy Services for the Code 1 Wellness Organization. Code 1 Wellness is a Non-profit that provides therapy services throughout the United States for all First Responders, their families, their children, and Veterans. Having 16 years counseling experience in an inpatient/outpatient setting provides both sides in understanding where the individual is at in his or her life. Her counseling style is a combination of warm and empathetic, along with tactful honesty and accountability. Mary believes in mutual respect and compassion. She encourages her clients to be honest, and if something is not working, to speak up and tell her. She believes in allowing her clients to take ownership of their therapy and gain skills in advocating for themselves and their loved ones. She also believe in understanding the human condition of imperfection and that we all make mistakes.

 

CFRC 02/12/2022 - 02/11/2024


Address: 901 NE Independence Ave. | Lee’s Summit, MO | 64086
Phone: 816-554-4398
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Alicia McLemore holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Central Arkansas and a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. She has worked for more than a decade in the behavioral health field providing direct care as a therapist and leadership as a Clinical Director in a community support program. She has specialized training and experience in the treatment of substance use disorders, mental illness, trauma, and domestic violence.

CFRC 09/08/2021 - 09/07/2022


Address: 339 Broadway, Suite 102 | Cape Girardeau, MO | 63701
Phone: 573-271-2008
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.greatoakcounseling.com


Bio: Jody completed Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University in 2011. She has obtained certification in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) in 2016, working with individuals, families, and couples with varying degrees of both simple and complex trauma. In 2021, Jody completed certification for Certified First Responder Counselor. She also serves as the Mental Health Professional for the local police department Peer Support Team. As Assistant Clinical Director of Great Oak Counseling, she also develops and maintains relationships with local first responder departments, bridging the gap between responders and mental health.

CFRC 07/20/2022 - 07/19/2024


Address: 68 Blue Bird Hill Rd. | Elsberry, MO 63343
Phone: 314-640-6599
Email:¬†[email protected]


Bio: Deanna loves what she does! She has a desire to help those that help and assist others as First Responders. In her counseling practice she provides a direct and solution focused approach. Her goal is to help her clients through their struggles, finding healing and support. She is also ICISF trained and facilitates Critical Incident Stress Debriefings for workplaces that have endures some sort of traumatic event.

CFRC 12/16/2021 - 12/15/2023


Address: 4650 Mexico Road | Saint Peters, MO | 64063
Phone: 314-276-1491
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: As a therapist, my main focus is to care for the concerns of the client's heart. I believe that we are made for connection and attachment. When relationships have been harmed or trauma has occurred, there is a fracture, wound or scar. This can run deep and needs to be treated with tenderness and understanding. Those who have experienced trauma may not understand the toll it has done to the brain, body, heart, soul or voice. I have the privilege of educating and finding therapeutic ways in which the client can heal. It is a true honor to walk alongside someone while they find their way towards healing and wholeness. I have the honor of serving first responders and those dear to them. I am a Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC). I care for responders through the Missouri Crisis Intervention Team (MOCIT) (https://www.missouricit.org/first-responders). Along with MOCIT, I am an IAFF mental health provider for the state of MO (https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com). We often find ourself wounded and do not know how to move forward. It is my true honor to care for those who have lost their way. It would be a priviledge to care for you and walk alongside you while you regain your strength, confidence and reinstate your valuable voice in this world.

CFRC 11/08/2023 - 11/07/2024


Address: 4650 S National Ave, Suite A4 | Springfield, MO | 65810
Phone: 417-208-9840
Email: [email protected]
Web: restoredcounseling.online


Bio: Leslie Bashioum is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri about 10 years of experience. She received her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Evangel University. She is trained in the areas of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and Christian Sex Therapy. Leslie is also a therapist at Focus on the Family’s Hope Restored marriage intensive program.  Her specialty areas include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, first responders, and marital counseling. In addition, if requested, Leslie specializes in the integration of religious/spiritual issues and the treatment of mental health issues.  Being the wife of a police officer, Leslie knows firsthand the stressors and challenges that first responders and their families face. Leslie is passionate about creating a safe space for her clients to experience personal growth and healing. She considers it an honor to come alongside other’s on their path to restoration and wholeness. She offers services in-person and through Telehealth when appropriate.

CFRC 05/14/2024 - 05/13/2025


Address: 5608 North 13th Avenue | Ozark, MO | 65721
Phone: 417-581-6911
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.touchstonehelping.com


Bio: Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with special training and skill in working with clients who are struggling with substance use. She enjoys working with adults and adolescents (age 12+) with substance use concerns, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), self-esteem issues, life transitions, stress management, and codependency. Education: Ashley graduated from Sparta High School before going on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 2009. She graduated from Missouri State University in 2017 with her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Current Specialties/Interests: Ashley spent four years counseling in a substance use/mental health treatment program before joining the Touchstone family in August 2021. She enjoys helping clients gain self-awareness to better navigate their lives. Ashley loves the privilege of being a part of each individual’s unique story and healing journey. Ashley provides counseling evaluations and risk assessments for high school students facing disciplinary actions due to substance use related incidents. She also has a passion for working with first responders to assist in stress management and trauma therapy due to their difficult occupation. Ashley completed training as a Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC) in May 2024. Sessions will involve working together to help gain insight into thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, as well as learning healthy coping skills. She believes in matching the pace of therapy to where the individual is and what changes they feel ready to conquer. Ashley has a state credential for substance use; Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (CRAADC) and is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She also has a T.R.U.S.T (Teaching Recovery Understanding, Support, and Transformation) program for court-ordered substance use counseling. This program is custom-tailored for individual needs and a certificate is provided upon completion. Ashley primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing approaches to therapy. However, she also believes in adapting the therapeutic techniques to meet the needs, strengths, and goals of each client; and will incorporate other modalities to best match each individual.

Montana

CFRC 07/23/2022 - 07/22/2024


Address: 145 Mill Town Loop Suite B | Bozeman, MT | 59718
Phone: 406-206-0510

Web: www.bigskysc.com
Email:¬†[email protected]


Bio: Katy's social services career began during her undergraduate program at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, where she earned her Bachelor of Psychology degree. After graduating in 2002, she began to grow professionally while living in the Tampa Bay, Florida region, where she worked in the mental health, medical, and education fields for 13 years, collaborating with community leaders, first responders/law enforcement, and educators. During her years in Florida, she earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Florida in 2013. She have experience working with children, teens, adults, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and clients with different ethnicities and backgrounds. Katy has had the pleasure of providing clinical services to the Gallatin Valley since returning to Montana in 2016. To provide balance in her life, she enjoys spending time with her family skiing, hiking, running, going to the gym, and enjoying the many activities that the valley brings to the community.

CFRC 07/08/2023 - 07/07/2024


Address: po box 105 | Cameron, MT | 59720
Phone: 406-209-2265

Web: https://bigskyhealingmt.com/
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Darcy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Ennis and Big Sky, Montana and continues to offer telehealth to clients in California and Montana. Darcy obtained her master’s in social work after beginning her career in education. For over 27 years, Darcy has provided therapeutic interventions in various settings, including Child Welfare, Veterans Affairs, the DOD, and hospitals. Darcy is married to a retired fire captain. Darcy utilizes various modalities including EMDR, EFT, and NMT and tailors sessions to the individual or couple.

Licensed In Other States: MT 14800 CA 26585

Nebraska

CFRC 08/23/2020 - 08/22/2021


Address: 11060 Oak St, Suite 2 East | Omaha, NE | 68144
Phone: 402-933-8998
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://movingforwardomaha.com/


 Bio: Tara holds two Master of Science degrees, one in human services and the other in clinical counseling. She has worked as a licensed therapist in the Omaha area for 15 years, and been a part of the local First Responder Support Team for the last 4 of those years. Tara's late husband was a local volunteer firefighter and she is proud to help responders and their families recover from the effects trauma has had on them and their relationships.

CFRC 02/10/2021 - 02/09/2023


Address: 4004 North 91st Street, | Omaha, NE | 68134
Phone: 402-613-0691
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.www.annscouch.com


 Bio: Ann is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in private practice. She utilizes teletherapy to work with people near and far. Ann works with people of all ages to assist with overcoming obstacles placed by life events, including trauma of all forms. She is a Navy veteran and works with many veterans and their families to address military related issues. Ann has significant experience working with people who engaged in domestic violence and problematic substance use. Ann utilizes EMDR, Heart Centered Hypnotherapy and Motivation Interviewing to help bring about restorative change.

CFRC 08/23/2020 - 08/22/2022


Address: 3000 Farnam Street, Suite 6 East | Omaha, NE | 68131
Phone: 402-212-9633
Email: jess@magnoliatherapyandconsultationservices.com
Web: www.magnoliatherapyandconsultationservices.com


 Bio: Jessica Winternheimer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker practicing in Omaha, NE. She specializes in providing therapy to women and first responders experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD and grief. Her office is located in midtown.

Nevada

CFRC 01/15/2022 - 01/14/2025


Address:  3732 Lakeside Dr, Suite 100 | Reno, NV | 89509
Phone: 775-870-6552
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.stbicounseling.com


 Bio: As a military spouse of over 30 years, Erin is passionate about the mental health of First Responders. She works closely with local agencies and departments toward building resilience and treating the invisible wounds that accompany their service.

CFRC 12/7/2022 - 12/7/2023


Address: 1103 Audubon Trace | Jefferson, LA | 70121
Phone: 504-495-3019
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Kimberly "Kim" earned her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Holy Cross College in 2014. She holds a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license in Louisiana, and a Clinical Professional Counselor - Reciprocity license in Nevada. Kim is an Approved Instructor in Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervetnion for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She currently holds a Certified Critical Incident Stress Management certification from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Kim is certified as a Telehealth Clinician, and offers Brainspotting as part of her therapuetic process. She volunteers with the Southern Law Enforcement Foundation Critical Incident Stress Managment Team as a Mental Health Professional and an Instructor. Kim has conducted various mental health related trainings for law enforcement agencies in Louisiana and Nevada. Prior to becoming a LPC, Kim worked as a law enforcement officer in Louisiana. She retired in October of 2019 after serving 30 years.

CFRC 05/07/2023 - 05/06/2024


Address: Currently only providing virtual individual and couples therapy
Phone: 702-551-9380
Email: [email protected]

Website: mendedhopes.clientsecure.me


Bio: Kelli Mosley, the founder of Mended Hopes, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of professional experience in the field of psychology. Kelli has a well-rounded background, working with individuals and families from all walks of life. Kelli's specialized training in cutting-edge treatment interventions (including certification in Brainspotting), has helped her clients achieve greater results in less time than typically achieved with traditional talk therapy interventions. As the Clinical Program Manager working within the juvenile justice system, Kelli not only experiences the daily triumphs and challenges that come with working as a second responder, she specializes in working with the first responder community and their support systems. Kelli provides continual support to the officers in the field, whether through participating in ride-a-longs or facilitating the bureau's peer support group. Kelli is passionate about developing and maintaining healthy cross-cultural and cross-racial relationships and is committed to meeting each client with empathy, and a welcoming presence.

New Hampshire

CFRC 12/05/2023 - 12/04/2024


Address: 92 Portsmouth Ave. Suite 10, First Floor | Exeter, NH | 03833
Phone: 603-580-6698
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: exeterhospital.com


Bio: Penny Lee Remick is a licensed clinical mental health counselor with over two decades of experience working in community mental health, college settings in Virginia and Maine, and with employee assistance, which is available to first responders and other businesses serving our community.

 

CFRC 12/29/2023 - 12/28/2024


Address: 3 Greenleaf woods Unit 3 | Portsmouth, NH | 03820
Phone: 207-206-4445
Email: [email protected]

Licensed In Other States: Maine


Bio: Tracy specializes in counseling people who have anxiety and trauma. She has experience counseling first responders and medical staff. She is trained in EMDR and ART, which are approaches that help resolve trauma. She is also certified in CISM, as well as being a Certified First Responder Counselor. Tracy is aware of how stress and anxiety can sometimes lead to feelings of despair. She is passionate about helping people to find ways to lead a fulfilling life. Tracy is a licensed counselor in New Hampshire and Maine.

 

CFRC 


Address: 38 Summer Street | Nashua, NH | 03064
Phone: 603-305-3439
Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.clearreflectioncounseling.com/

Licensed In Other States: under supervisor


Bio: Emily has her masters degrees in clinical mental health. She's been working with individuals in the mental health and the substance abuse field for over 12 years. Emily has experience at many different levels of care from crisis stabilization to maintenance. She has a vast understanding of substance use disorders and mental health issues. Her approach involves building a therapeutic environment for each person to feel safe and comfortable to express themselves. With the goal to help understand patterns of behaviors to change or develop from. She utilizes skills from DBT, CBT and REBT. This approach allows for the treatment to be individual paced dependent on each persons needs. In her free time i enjoy being with my 2 boys, husband , sisters and nieces and nephews.

 

New Jersey

CFRC 01/12/2021 - 01/11/2025


Address: 20 Community Place | Morristown, NJ | 07960
Phone: 973-937-7636
Email: dayna@specializedcounselingllc.com
Web: specializedcounselingllc.com


Bio: Dayna’s office is located in downtown Morristown, New Jersey (Morris County) and she offers in person and virtual sessions. Dayna works with first responder/law enforcement clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, and/or trauma symptoms. She also works with loved ones and family members of first responders or law enforcement professionals. Dayna’s approach can be described as passionate, caring, and direct. She strives to meet clients where they are while also providing feedback/coping skills to support them and their unique goals.

Dayna has completed a three year trauma training called Somatic Experiencing¬ģ. This approach works with the nervous system to help resolve symptoms and dysregulation from trauma. Trauma can result from a singular stressful event or cumulative stress over time which can happen both on the job and in personal experiences. In addition, Dayna utilizes other evidenced based and action oriented approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support change and growth.¬†

Dayna's credentials are Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC), and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS).

CFRC 05/22/2022 - 05/21/2024


Address: 25 Lindsley Dr, Suite 203 | Morristown, NJ | 07960
Phone: 201-787-9011
Email:  [email protected]
Web: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/kathleen-dennis-morristown-nj/333980?preview=1&return_to=https%3A%2F%2Fmember.psychologytoday.com%2Fus%2Fprofile%2Fstatement


Bio: Kathleen is a master’s level clinician with a degree in Counseling and more than 25 years’ experience working with adults. Kathleen is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Certified Grief Educator. Kathleen works from a person-centered approach, meeting each individual where they are. Kathleen’s areas of specialty include substance use and recovery, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, other mental health issues, and general life challenges. Kathleen has specialized training and experience working with individuals from the military, law enforcement, and other first responders. Kathleen is dedicated to hearing client’s stories, helping them heal, and finding ways to live a more fulfilling life.

CFRC 09/09/2021 - 09/08/2023


Address: 290 SIP AVENUE | Jersey City, NJ | 07306
Phone: 201-400-9156
Email: [email protected]
Web:  https://www.sacredspacepsychotherapy.com/


Bio:  In 16 years as a social worker, Vincent has worked in schools, hospitals, and agencies, all of which prepared him for his practice as a psychotherapist. Vincent is client-centered, works through a systems theory lens, and is informed by existential psychotherapy. These approaches have prepared him for his role as a Certified First Responder Counselor, a role he cherishes, and is rooted in his respect and admiration for this vital, vulnerable, and often misunderstood population. He is ready to help, heal, and support all first responders with whom he has the honor to work in a counseling capacity.

CFRC 01/09/2021-01/08/2023


Address: 180 Tices Lane, Suite 02 | East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732-354-0050
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.resolutionpointbh.com


Bio: Juan is the Clinical Director of Resolution Point Behavioral Health where he oversees 13+ other therapists. He is certified in addictions and first responders counseling. He is bilingual (English/Spanish) and works with individuals, couples and families. He also specializes in the needs of the LGBTQ+ population.

CFRC Since 08/17/2020


Address: 1418 New Road | Northfield, NJ | 08225 
Office: 609-796-7936

Cell: 609-365-1996
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: www.phrendbh.com


Bio: The stressors inherent within the demanding lives we lead may become overpowering, oftentimes activating distress and discord. We may feel trapped in a vicious cycle of self-doubt, discontent and despair. Seeking therapeutic support is your first step toward restorative wellness. My therapeutic orientation integrates foundational concepts of Cognitive Behavioral and Schema therapies to promote introspection, solution-focused intervention and restoration of resiliency. My mission is to provide a respectful and empathic environment to foster therapeutic progress. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified First Responder Counselor and Clinical Director of Phrend Behavioral Health, offering services in Northfield, New Jersey.

CFRC 07/05/2020 - 07/04/2023


Address: 19 Holly Street | Cranford, NJ | 07016
Phone: 201-519-5428
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.MelissaManenteLPC.com

 


Bio: I am a warm, genuine, compassionate therapist working with diverse populations including Police, Firefighters, EMT, Paramedics, and other responders for 20 years. In addition to being trained in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy I use Mindful therapy techniques to help my clients experience the most out of their daily lives.

CFRC 01/03/2021-01/02/2025


Address: (56 Main Street, Suite 2B, PO Box 1027, Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: 732-667-5567
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: Find her on Psychology Today


Bio: Marielena is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She believes in treating the whole person by providing collaboration and support within the therapeutic relationship. She has 15 years of experience providing individual and couples counseling from a trauma informed perspective. She is a certified clinical trauma professional. She utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach to encourage change.

CFRC 08/28/2020 - 08/27/2024


Phone: 908-292-8017
Email: [email protected]
Web: anapaistherapy.com 


Bio: I am a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified First Responder Counselor, and a trained Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. I offer a variety of evidence-based, therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and EMDR to help reduce symptoms of occupational stress injuries and reactions, learn coping skills, and build resilience.

CFRC 10/27/2022-10/27/2023

Address: 8181 Main Street, 2nd Floor | Ellicott City, MD | 21043

Phone: 757-651-3009
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.villageoec.com


Bio:  Amy Phillips (she/her/hers), LCSW-C Amy has been in the field working with trauma for over 10 years. Many of her clients need help with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and relationship issues. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples. With over a decade of experience working within private practice, her goal is to maximize your time in sessions and give you a space where you are seen, heard, and understood. Together we will assess your strengths and identify patterns of behavior you desire to change. We will create space for self-care and reconnect you to the life you want to lead. Change is within your reach and you are not in this alone.

CFRC 07/27/2020 - 07/26/2023


Address: 567 Park Avenue, Suite 204 | Scotch Plains, NJ | 07076
Phone: 908-242-3634
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.BraveMindsNJ.com 


Bio: Claudia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in NJ. You may also call her a Relationship Builder who helps couples, families, adults and children utilize their strengths and skills to thrive. Claudia is a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor in NJ and responds to large scale events such as hurricane Sandy to provide support to individuals and families impacted by those events. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals, live their best life, and move past whatever challenges and traumas they face. She also speak both Portuguese and Spanish.

CFRC 09/03/2023 - 09/02/2024


Address: 191 Woodport Ave | Sparta, NJ | 07871
Phone: 862-266-2009
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://centerforeval.org/index.php/the-team/

Virtual/in-person


Bio: Tierney Veliz is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Certified First Responder Counselor who has experiencing working with individuals and couples. Tierney specializes in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, depression, interpersonal issues, stress related disorders, trauma, and PTSD. Tierney is an empathic and non-judgemental counselor who has dedicated her career to helping those who have experienced trauma, especially those who serve the community. Tierney specializes in providing Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT), and Level 1 and 2 Gottman Counseling for Couples Therapy. Additionally, Tierney has served a forensic population since 2019 and is comfortable with dark humor! If you are interested in relief from symptoms and want to explore evidenced based treatment in a non-judgemental atmosphere, please reach out for a free consultation.

CFRC 11/09/2023 - 11/08/2024


Address: Lawrence, NJ
Phone: 239-963-7112
Email: [email protected]

Licensed In Other States: Maine Florida


Bio: Licensed in New Jersey, Maine and Florida, Lisa is a Certified First Responder Counselor with decades of experience specifically with first responders, their families and challenges they face. Lisa‚Äôs strength-centered trauma informed approach focuses on promoting emotional wellness, trauma resolution, self-care, healthy relationships, and an understanding of the various systems that impact first responders and their families. Lisa employs a solution-focused, cognitive behavioral framework, splashed with a sense of humor. Lisa has over twenty-six years of proven, successful leadership in clinical services and community organizations. In her spare time she endorses her life phrase of ‚Äúwork hard; play hard,‚ÄĚ and can be seen around NJ and Maine antiquing, hiking, shucking oysters, repurposing a vintage find, offering decorating ideas, and spending quality time with her adult children, husband, friends, and family.

CFRC 04/22/2024 - 04/21/2025


Address: 25 Lindsley Drive | Suite 300 | Morristown, New Jersey | 07930
Phone: 973-270-3667
Email:¬†[email protected]

Website: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/michelle-l-durkin-morristown-nj/448688

Licensed In Other States: Montana


Bio: Michelle Durkin is a Licensed Professional Counselor with previous experience working as a School Counselor in both middle and high school settings. In addition, she has taught undergraduate psychology classes at various higher education institutions which has enabled her to share her love for teaching, counseling, and professional experiences with others. Michelle holds a certification as a clinical trauma specialist who has worked with individuals and first responders that have experienced disruptive events in their lives. Michelle Durkin is a Licensed Professional Counselor with previous experience working as a School Counselor in both middle and high school settings. In addition, she has taught undergraduate psychology classes at various higher education institutions which has enabled her to share her love for teaching, counseling, and professional experiences with others. Michelle holds a certification as a clinical trauma specialist who has worked with individuals and first responders that have experienced disruptive events in their lives. Although maintaining a balance and prioritizing overall wellness can be challenging, Michelle believes it is achievable. Guiding clients toward these objectives has become a central focus of her counseling work, driven by the profound impact observed in achieving such goals. Michelle emphasizes that individual identities are not defined by past experiences.

New Mexico

CFRC 12/03/2020 - 12/02/2022


Address: 23041 Sandia Circle | Santa Fe, NM | 87507
Phone: 505-974-1358
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.albuquerquefamilycounseling.com


Bio: Kelly is the Executive Director of Albuquerque Family Counseling. She is a clinical counselor in 3 states, NM, AZ and CO. She is also a Certified Trauma Professional, Certified Sexologist and Certified Coach. She specializes in: First Responders Counseling Trauma, Stress and Anxiety Sexual issues, Marriage & Divorce Kelly has been featured in numerous national and regional publications. She is author, presenter and speaker, and an adjunct professor for Webster University and the University of NM.

CFRC 04/09/2022 - 04/08/2023


Address: Farmington, NM | 87402
Phone: 970-759-3878
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Sean is a Clinical Mental Health Therapist with over 14 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in community mental health, educational and private practice settings. Prior to that, Sean spent 20 years in pastoral ministry. Sean completed his Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2008 from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and soon after moved to Northwest New Mexico. His professional experience includes: Administrator of a Residential Treatment Center, Clinical Administrator for Children's Behavioral Health, Student Assistance Coordinator for a school district, Visiting Professor at a School of Social Work, Private Practice, Outpatient Clinical Manager, Health Services Coordinator for a school district, and Integrated Behavioral Health Provider in a family medical practice setting. In addition to working with high risk/high needs children and adolescents, he works primarily with trauma as well as anxiety and depression.

CFRC 05/19/2022 - 05/18/2024


Address: 333 S CAMPO ST, Las Cruces, NM | 88001
Phone: 575-496-8532
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Robyn has been in the mental health field since 2003 and began specializing in working with individuals with trauma histories in 2009. Robyn is the daughter of two first responders and was brought up in the “first responder culture.” Robyn is trained in numerous techniques including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotional Trigger Technique (ETT). Robyn has volunteered with DASO since 2020 as a mental health professional and is currently the contracted Wellness Advocacy Coordinator for DASO and helps to coordinate Peer Support and Officer Wellness.

New York

CFRC 11/15/2020 - 11/14/2023


Address: 11 Highland Ave | Glenwood Landing, NY | 11547
Phone: 11547
Email: [email protected]
Web:  https://blossomingcherrymentalhealth.com 


Bio: Meghan is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. She is known for her empathy and lightheartedness, but also for the ambition and commitment she brings to the care she provides to clients.

CFRC 07/08/2021 - 07/07/2022


Address: 3136 State Route 207 | Campbell Hall, NY | 10916
Phone: 845-674-6375
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://hvcfsc.clientsecure.me/


 Bio:  Kristina Barton, LMHC, CASAC-M, CFRC completed her Master’s Degree at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2010. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and uses this approach in her practice. She has extensive experience treating co-ocurring disorders (substance use & mental health) and she holds credentialing as an alcohol and substance abuse counselor in addition to her mental health counseling license. Kristina offers both virtual and in-person sessions at her Campbell Hall, NY location.

CFRC 07/03/2020 - 07/02/2024


Address: 131 E. 83rd Street 6E | New York, NY | 10028
Phone: 917-689-1798
Email: [email protected]
Web:  www.psycinthecity.com

 


Bio: Although Kelley has always been a bit of a science/psychology nerd, before she became a shrink, she spent 25 of her early years working as a professional actor and comedian doing TV commercials, standup, Improv, and writing/directing all things comedy. Fast Forward to today --As a psychotherapist and couple’s counselor, Kelley has found that humor can be a powerful healing tool and believes that when you mix scientific-based theories and techniques together with lots of experience, expert training and creativity and humor --- amazing changes can happen.

CFRC 05/13/2022 - 05/12/2024


Address: 1991 Smith Street, Suite 200 | Merrick, NY  11566
Phone: 917-670-7915
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.donnacavalluzzilcsw.com


 Bio:  Donna has over 25 years of experience as a therapist, with a specialty working with adults and adolescents. Donna's treatment approach is based on the needs of the individual client, concentrating in psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy, as well as some CBT. Going beyond technique and theory is what makes therapy work. It's the realm of the trusting relationship: the ongoing human-to-human connection that provides the foundation for change. Donna provides a safe and warm environment that allows the client to engage with her in their process of change. Without a therapeutic relationship, there is no therapy. Donna combines empathy with humor to help the client feel comfortable, and bring a humanistic approach into the room. Donna has advanced clinical expertise in the areas of interpersonal violence and will work with the client to bring back their self-esteem, empowerment, and function in the world independently again. Donna has worked with post 9ll crisis intervention for those who were at the scene or who lost a loved one. Donna is also now certified as a Certified First Responder Counselor. Education: Master of Social Work – NYU School of Social Work Certified in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Adults & Adolescents, from the Psychanalytic Association of New York Donna spent some time as an Adjunct Lecturer in Human Behavior – at the NYU School of Social Work Donna has an Advanced Certification in Clinical Supervision Areas of Expertise include coping with depression and anxiety, recovering from domestic violence and sexual assault, coping with grief and loss, maternal and post-partum depression, adjustment to life transitions (school, work) relationship issues (divorce, dating, separation, conflict, affairs) PTSD, trauma, coping with the effects of the COVID pandemic, LGBT population. Donna has provided crisis intervention to 911 responders and families who lost loved ones. Donna accepts Aetna, Oxford and United Health Care. Private pay clients will receive a superbill to present to their insurance company for out of network reimbursement. Contact Donna at (917) 670-7915 or [email protected] to make an appointment. Donna has offices in Brooklyn, NY and Long Island, NY Website: www.donnacavalluzzilcsw.com Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/donna-cavalluzzi-brooklyn-ny/376233 ZocDoc: https://www.zocdoc.com/practice/donna-cavalluzzi-56664

CFRC 06/29/2021 - 06/28/2022


Address: 435 North Prospect Street | Herkimer, NY | 13350
Phone: 315-507-7616
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.cudacounseling.org/ 


Bio: Andre Cuda grew up in upstate New York and went on to attend Ithaca College where he received a Bachelor's degree. Andre then completed a Master's program at the University of New Hampshire where he received his Licensed Master Social Work degree.‚ÄčAfter the completion of his Masters degree, Andre returned home to help his community and be closer to his family. Andre started Cuda Counseling in 2017 and has continued to expand in order to reach a greater population of clients in need.‚Äč

CFRC 08/25/2020 - 08/24/2024


Address: 502 Court St. | Utica NY | 11513501
Phone: 315-733-1709
Email:¬†[email protected]¬†
Web:  


Bio: 

CFRC 08/10/2022 - 08/09/2023


Address: 4 Fuller St | Alexandria Bay, NY | 13679
Phone: 315-482-1225
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.riverhospital.org/services/behavioral-health/river-post-traumatic-stress-services


Bio: Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker apart of the RPTSS Team that specialize in treating PTSD through Evidenced Based Practices.

CFRC 08/23/2021 - 08/22/2022


Address: 2079 Park Settlement Rd | Owego, NY | 13827
Phone: 607-222-3562
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


 BIO:  Brian is a clinical social worker from Upstate, NY whose clinical experience includes emergency room social work and providing support to first responders. His specializations include mental health wellness, resiliency and adaptive capacity building, crisis intervention, bereavement counseling, PTSI and trauma, depression, anxiety, and critical incident stress management. Brian is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CCISM), is a New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association Mental Health Medical Liaison and an approved instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). Brian is also the New York and New Jersey State Coordinator for HOPE: Animal- Assisted Crisis Response.

CFRC 10/18/2020 - 10/17/2024


Address: 8201 Main Street, Suite 11| Williamsville, NY | 14221
Phone: 716-276-8320
Email: denise.fuller@solutionscounselingofbuffalo.com
Web: http://www.solutionscounselingofbuffalo.com/

 


Bio: Denise Fuller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing as a licensed therapist for over 20 years. She specializes in helping individuals who have been exposed to trauma. From physical, emotional, and sexual abuse to natural disasters and operational trauma experienced by emergency services personnel like police, corrections, fire, and ambulance professionals. Additionally, Denise is a veteran with the experience of deployment and aiding military members and their families. Denise is trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques, to include EMDR, and uses an individualized approach to ensure each person is getting the approach that is right for him/her/them.

CFRC 11/24/2019 - 11/23/2020


Address: 200 North Village Avenue, Suite 101 | Rockville Centre, NY | 11570
Phone: 917-662-7913
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.mediationandcounseling.com 


Bio: Dana Greco, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in systems theory, which means treating the relationship that connects each of us. She believes that when the patient is struggling, those around him or her also struggle and are directly affected. Dana is a graduate of Fordham University and the Ackerman Institute for Families and Couples. She is also a certified divorce mediator, specializing in keeping families out of court and treating the family's transition. Dana is a clinician on the Mental Health professional panel of the Appellate court as a forensic evaluator for families during custody battles and other family disputes. In addition to her private practice in Long Island and Manhattan, she is a Certified First Responder Counselor, serving a population of men and women whose lives depend on protecting its citizens. She is the co-author of Conscious Coupling: Positive insights for Long-Lasting Relationships shared by two divorce mediators, and author of Please Don't Buy Me Ice Cream. Dana presents her work to professionals throughout the New York area.

CFRC 02/28/2020 - 02/27/2022


Address: 3630 Hill Blvd., Suite 204A | Jefferson Valley, NY | 10535
Phone: 914-302-2858
Email: JenniferKJackman@appletreetherapygroup.com
Web: https://appletreetherapygroup.com

 


Bio:   Jennifer K. Jackman is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings for the past 23 years. Receiving her Masters Degree in Social Work at New York University, Jennifer has been motivated by the idea that people could elicit powerful change not only by examining what is going wrong in their life but by looking at what is going right. Experience as a private practitioner, a school social worker, and as the primary therapist in an acute psychiatric setting, has culminated her ability to look at all different aspects of a person’s life while still seeing them as an individual.

CFRC 09/21/2020 - 09/20/2021


Address: 221 Pomeroy St. | East Peekskill, NY | 10566
Phone: 917-817-2820
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.RivertownsRecovery.com 


Bio:  Amy is a licensed mental health counselor and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor. After working on a dual diagnosis unit (BRU) for years she started a private practice in Tarrytown, NY. Her specialty is treating individuals and families where substance use disorder is an issue. However, Amy also treats people with depression, anxiety and other co-occurring disorders. Many of her clients are first responders and she wanted to be better educated about their specific needs and the pressures they face everyday. Amy is grateful for her wonderful patients and for their trust. In addition to her private practice, Amy is an adjunct professor at Pace University in the psychology department.

CFRC 06/30/20 - 06/29/22


Address: I.M.H. Consulting, LLC 
Phone: 607-382-2099
Email: [email protected]

 


 Bio: Teresa McMahon holds degrees in Clincial Psychology and Criminal Justice.  The foundation of her therapeutic techniques are client centered and strength-based with tools that build resiliency.  She has been privleged to help people heal from trauma for 25 years. Teresa's location is rural and discreet and tele-mental health is available.

CFRC 08/10/2022 - 08/09/2023


Address: 4 Fuller St | Alexandria Bay, NY | 13669
Phone: 315-482-1225
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.riverhospital.org/services/behavioral-health/river-post-traumatic-stress-services


Bio: Anita is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD. She works with active-duty military, Veterans, local law enforcement, first responders, and corrections officers, as well as other occupations at high risk for PTSD.

CFRC 04/02/2020 - 04/01/2022


Address: 155 North Main Street, PO Box 932 | Liberty, NY | 12754
Phone:  888-975-2256
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.calmseapsyc.com

 


Bio: Kiran Miner, LCSWR, CFRC, in New York State, obtained her Master's degree from Columbia University in Social Work. She is trained in EMDR level I and II and CISM. She works with responders, military, veterans and families including children. She has a strong CBT approach and specializes in anxiety, trauma, PSTD, and depression. Kiran has over 20 years experience in private practice at Calm Seas Psychotherapy in Liberty NY and state-wide Telehealth.

CFRC 07/25/2021 - 07/24/2023


Address: Whitesboro, NY | 13492
Phone: 315-323-7893
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: www.youfitcounselinglcswpllc.com


Bio: As a United States combat veteran, Lori knew she wanted to continue to serve her community after her enlistment commitment. She went on to to graduate Cum Laude from University of Albany in 2012, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Masters in Social Work from Edinboro University in 2015. As a clinician she places emphasis on offering the highest quality of individualized care; by helping identifying individual client needs, strengths, support system, and resources; in order to assure each individual can begin to feel supported and improve symptoms and work through environmental stressors.


 

CFRC 02/07/2023 - 02/06/2024


Address: 2155 Rt 22 B |Morrisonvile, NY | 12962
Phone: 518-563-8000
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.bhsn.org


Bio: Maegan has been working as a mobile mental health crisis clinician since 2018. Modalities of treatment include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Therapy, and Internal Family Systems within a trauma-informed lens. Her experience with first responders includes being an EMT and Interior Firefighter for the past 10 years and frequently co-responding with first responders for mental health emergencies and traumatic incidents as part of her licensed work.

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CFRC 10/27/2022-10/27/2023

Address: 8181 Main Street, 2nd Floor | Ellicott City, MD | 21043

Phone: 757-651-3009
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.villageoec.com


Bio:  Amy Phillips (she/her/hers), LCSW-C Amy has been in the field working with trauma for over 10 years. Many of her clients need help with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and relationship issues. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples. With over a decade of experience working within private practice, her goal is to maximize your time in sessions and give you a space where you are seen, heard, and understood. Together we will assess your strengths and identify patterns of behavior you desire to change. We will create space for self-care and reconnect you to the life you want to lead. Change is within your reach and you are not in this alone.

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CFRC 02/26/2020 - 02/25/2020


Address: 6315 Fly Road, Suite 104 | East Syracuse, NY | 13057
Phone: 315-289-6107
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.transformativesvcs.com

 


Bio: Karen has provided mental health and chemical dependency services since 1984, worked as a program director at a chemical dependency treatment center, and has supervised other counselors. She has worked with individuals, groups, couples, and families. Karen has provided trainings to professionals on counselor ethics, counselor/client relationships, group therapy process, diagnosing substance abuse and dependence, and more. She has practiced divorce mediation, performed alcohol and drug evaluations, is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, and has recently become certified as First Responder Counselor. She has been in private practice since 2006, and updates her skills regularly with ongoing continuing education.

CFRC 02/07/2023 - 02/06/2024


Address: 2155 Rt 22 B | Morrisonville, NY | 12962
Phone: 518-572-6020
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Kourtni is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor from Upstate New York, primarily overseeing a mobile crisis team. Kourtni is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, with training CISM, DBT, and Suicide Assessment.

CFRC 10/18/2020 - 10/17/2024


Address: 300 Center Road, 2nd Floor | West Seneca, NY | 14224
Phone: 716-598-0063
Email: [email protected]
Web: Scs.counseling.org


 

CFRC 08/10/2022 - 08/09/2023


Address: 4 Fuller St | Alexandria Bay, NY | 13607
Phone: 315-482-1188
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.riverhospital.org/services/behavioral-health/river-post-traumatic-stress-services


Bio: Allison is a licensed creative arts therapist specializing in trauma-focused psychotherapy for active duty service members, veterans, and those who work in high-risk careers, such as law enforcement. She is trained in Creative Arts Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Telehealth appointments within the state of New York may be an option for some clients as needed.

CFRC 03/04/2023 - 03/03/2024


Address:  683 Lake Ave | Saratoga Springs, NY | 12866
Phone: 518-306-4500 
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.holdingthelightcounseling.com


Bio: Barbara is a National Certified Counselor and a Certified First Responder Counselor who is licensed in the state of New York. She is trained in Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Flash Technique and has a trauma-informed, person-centered approach. She has experience helping clients who are struggling with past trauma, anxiety, and depression. She also enjoys working with clients who are seeking to make behavioral changes, navigating a new stage of life, and existential issues. She offers traditional therapy, virtually and in-person, as well as equine assisted psychotherapy.

CFRC 03/14/2024 - 03/13/2025


Address: 1925 Kensington Ave | Cheektowaga, NY | 14215
Phone: 716-320-0442
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/1233422


Bio: Kayla is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice and has worked within the behavioral health field for over 10 years. Kayla actively participates and works with the responder community and specializes in individuals struggling with extreme stress, trauma, anxiety, substance use and relationship issues. Appointments are available in person and virtually.

North Carolina

CFRC 06/13/2022-06/12/2024


Address: PO Box 35081 | Charlotte, NC | 28235
Phone: 910-995-3270
Email: [email protected]
Web:  


Bio:  Alisha has been working with the first responder community for almost 3 years on various co-response teams. She currently responds with Law Enforcement to mental health calls for service. Alisha has been in a patrol vehicle full time for just shy of two years and has sat next to officers learning about the culture and seeing first hand how they operate on calls and in the aftermath. Alisha recently participated in peer support training and hopes to continuing partnering with her local police department.

CFRC 10/22/2021-10/21/2022


Address: 242 S Bragg Blvd. | Spring Lake, NC | 28390
Phone: 910-916-7881
Email: [email protected]m
Web: 


Bio: Sean Bessasparis continued to notice the lack of help out their for the responder community and wanted to help change that. Sean has years of experience working with military members and their families. Sean believes strongly in self care and the importance of taking care of yourself so you are able to take care of others to the best of your abilities.
 

CFRC 12/03/2022 - 12/02/2023


Address: 2713 Merry Oaks Trail | Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 336-884-9510
Email[email protected]
Web: https://newdayhp.com/therapy-trauma-ptsd/


Bio:  Alyssa Szymanski Botte, MA, MDiv, LCMHC, received her Masters of Arts (MA) in clinical mental health counseling and a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Wake Forest University in 2017. Alyssa was ordained in 2016 as a minister by the Baptist denomination and is currently a CBF-endorsed pastoral counselor. Her clinical experience includes work with hospice, trauma chaplaincy, pregnancy and child loss, first response (EMT, fire, law enforcmenet, dispatch), military, complex trauma, and dissociation. She is certified in EMDR, trained in brainspotting, and is a Certified First Response Counselor.

CFRC 08/01/2021-07/31/2024


Address: 42 Senator Reynolds Road, 301 | Asheville, NC | 28390
Phone: 828-808-2860
Email: [email protected]
Web:  www.positivenc.com


Bio: Sheila McKeon has been a therapist since 1996. She earned a Master of Arts in Therapy with an emphasis in Marriage and Family from University of Northern Colorado. She also earned a BS in Biology in pre-med in 1986 in Clear Lake Texas. She has worked in several agencies and currently is in private practice as a trauma specialist. She raised 3 sons and has 3 grandchildren. She loves the outdoors and being in water such as oceans, waterfalls, and swimming pools. She is very passionate about her work in clearing past traumas and losses and bringing in resources to enhance future possibilities and quality of life.

CFRC 01/15/2021-01/14/2024


Address: Sandhills Counseling Associates, PLLC | 242 S Bragg Blvd. | Spring Lake, NC | 28390
Phone: (910) 987-6342
Email: [email protected]
Web:  https://www.sandhillscounseling.com/


Bio: Chauntel Summers pursued the CFRC designation after realizing there was a lack of supportive services available to first responders in her community. Dr. Summers' more than twenty years of professional experience included working in community mental health before moving to NC to provide support for combat veterans, military service members and their families. In addition to her office, Dr. Summers can provide on-site services for First Responders, and is also certified to provide telehealth via a confidential, secure video platform.
 

CFRC 10/06/2022-10/06/2023


Address: 2922 Audrey Drive | Gastonia, NC | 28173
Phone: 703-375-3096
Email: [email protected]
Web:  https://www.therockofrefuge.com/


Bio:  Erin has been passionate about helping military and first responders and their families since she was an adolescent. During therapy, Erin accepts you for who you are and appreciates and understands that everyone is unique. Erin provides an empathetic, understanding, and honest voice to soothe and support you through your therapy sessions. It is a privilege and honor to come alongside you, as you navigate the uncertainty and pain that often comes as a result of individual lived experiences. Erin has several veterans and law enforcement personnel in her family, creating a special place for LEO and veterans..

CFRC 02/27/2022-02/26/2023


Address: 2922 Audrey Drive | Gastonia, NC | 28054
Phone: 704-709-1147
Email: [email protected]
Web:  www.therockofrefuge.com


Bio:  Dr. Nikki Vasilas is a professional clinical mental health counselor with 20 years of service supporting the law enforcement and military community. Throughout her professional career, Dr. Vasilas has had the privilege of providing essential mental health support to these communities, by assisting in critical incident debriefs, post-critical incident seminars, post-deployment seminars, crisis response, as well as individual, family, and couple support. Dr. Vasilas has also had the privilege to serve as a Professor of Mental Health Counseling in which she has trained future counselors, conducted research, and provided professional development workshops to assist the mental health community in building the knowledge and skills necessary to competently work within these unique cultures. In 2020, Dr. Vasilas was awarded the Distinguished Professional Service Award by the South Carolina Counselors Association for her dedication to advocacy, research, and clinical support of the Law Enforcement and Military communities. As the daughter of an Army Veteran and retired Law Enforcement Officer, in addition to being the spouse of a retired National Guard Soldier, Dr. Vasilas has a special appreciation and love for the LEO and military family.

CFRC 03/12/2023-03/11/2024


Address: 1343 S Main St | Burlington, NC | 27215
Phone: 336-221-8813
Email: [email protected]
Web:  www.cherylelawson.com


Bio: Cheryl is a NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a SC Licensed Professional Counselor. She has been in private practice since 2003 and currently specializes in working with Military Service Members/Veterans and First Responders. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional, and incorporates holisitic health and wellness into her treatments.

CFRC  12/29/2023 - 12/28/2024


Address: Charlotte, NC
Phone: 980-284-6595
Email: ctivatingclaritytogether@gmail.com
Web:  https://www.cultivatingclaritytogether.com/

Licensed In Other States: LPC in SC and VA


Bio: Ashley is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) who has served in various capacities, including inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, addiction intensive treatment, and outpatient therapy. Ashley spent four years proudly serving as an embedded therapist for the North Carolina National Guard, providing invaluable individual mental health support to service members and their families. Ashley currently works for Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department providing embedded clinical support for both sworn and non sworn staff.

CFRC 12/6/2023 - 12/5/2024


Address: 200 corolla Ct | Stedman, NC | 28391
Phone: 334-470-9485
Email: [email protected]
Web:  https://www.thefaithworksstablefoundation.com/


Bio: We all carry baggage. Both the past and the present can weigh us down. Make time for self-care whenever you can. Why not get going right now? Bianca was directly affiliated with the military for over 12 years and is familiar with issues concerning the military lifestyle, lifecycle, and the effects on military families. She has worked with Service Members, Military Families, and First Responders since. She is grateful and honored for the opportunity and looks forward to serving everyone!

CFRC 04/09/2024 - 04/08/2025


Virtual

Phone: 336-864-9354
 

Email: [email protected]
 

Web:  https://headway.co/providers/samantha-mitchell-2?utm_source=pem&utm_medium=direct_link&utm_campaign=69769


Bio: Samantha graduated with her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Samantha obtained her Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Samantha worked for three years in a psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescents before transitioning into conducting crisis assessments. Samantha has been working as an embedded co-responder for a local police department for three years. Samantha serves on the peer support and CISM team for the police department. Samantha is part of the local CIT steering committee and facilitates sessions during the week of CIT. Samantha's passion is assisting those who help others and her primary focus is working with first responders and/or their families.

North Dakota

CFRC 02/29/2020 - 02/28/2025


Address: 603 Main Street PO Box 2354 | Williston, ND | 58802
Phone: 701-774-1122
Email:¬†[email protected]


Bio: Tina is a Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Trauma Specialist LENS Neurofeedback provider, and a Registered Play Therapist.

 

Ohio

CFRC 07/02/2020 - 07/01/2022


Address:  148 E. Liberty Street, Suite 221 | Wooster, OH | 44691
Phone: 330-464-3420
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.kateadkinstherapy.com


Bio: Kate Adkins is an experienced therapist working with trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, eating concerns, and couples work.

CFRC 12/25/2021 - 12/24/2022


Address:  22 W. Main Street | Westerville, OH | 43081
Phone: 614-568-3044
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://resiliencecounselingohio.com/


Bio: Amy Bock has been providing trauma informed counseling services since completing her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ohio State University. She has a passion for working with first responders and has completed advanced training to ensure she can meet the unique needs of this population. Amy utilizes several evidence-based therapies, including EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy

CFRC 11/10/2020 - 11/09/2021


Address:  4447 Foresthill Road | Stow, OH | 4424
Phone: 1-330-310-1708,
Email: [email protected]


Bio:  Christopher "Todd" Brisbin LPCC-S, LICDC-CS currently works as an outpatient group therapist at Windsor Laurelwood hospital in Willoughby Ohio. Todd is one of a team of clinicians that run program for first responders called the Guardian program. Todd also does some individual counseling through Free to be Ministries a non- profit in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio.

CFRC 02/12/2020 - 02/11/2023


Address: 401 Market, Suite 801 | Steubenville, Ohio | 43952

30697 King Road | Salem, Ohio | 44460

3201 Belmont Street, Sixth Floor | Bellaire, Ohio | 43906
Phone: 330-853-6523
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.lighthouseoh.com


Bio: Kimberly Ford, CEO/clinician at Lighthouse Counseling and Mediation Services in Steubenville, Salem and Bellaire, Ohio, is an experienced clinician with a passion for helping individuals battling with mental and behavioral health concerns improve their lives. Kimberly received her Master's of Education from Malone University in 2007. Kimberly began Lighthouse Counseling as a home office in 2015, expanded to Steubenville in 2018, expanded to Bellaire in 2020 and plans to open another office in Salem in 2020. Most recently, she obtained a three-year International CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) Accreditation for Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions for Adults and Outpatient Mental Health Treatment for Adults, Children and Adolescents.

 

CFRC 01/21/20 - 01/20/24


Address:  571 North High | St. Worthington, OH | 43085
Phone: 614-395-3154
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Brigitte is a Licensed Individual Social Worker with 15 years of experience. She has worked in a variety of mental health and addiction settings, as well as in child welfare. She has experience working with trauma survivors, and is trained in EMDR therapy. Brigitte is passionate about working with first responders, military personnel, and their families. Her father served as a police officer for 30 years.

CFRC 07/19/21 - 07/18/22


Address:  94 Northwoods Blvd, ste 1B. | Columbus, OH | 43235
Phone: 614-908-1419
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://newperspectiveccs.com/


Bio: Heather holds a Masters in Counseling from Seton Hall University and is a USN veteran. She works well with both youth and adult clients as well as couples and families. She has experience with a wide range of issues including; suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, grief, anger management/domestic violence, alcohol and drug addiction and PTSD. In addition, Heather has extensive experience working with families in all stages of the adoption process. Heather is passionate about helping individuals and families have a holistic healing process geared toward developing a healthy approach to life and relationships. She believes in an individualized treatment planning process. She is trained in multiple evidence-based practices including DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), trauma-informed CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), CPS (Collaborative Problem Solving), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

CFRC 09/20/21 - 09/1/2023


Address:  9220 Mentor Ave. | Mentor, OH | 44060
Phone: 440-856-0225
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Julie received her Bachelor degree from The Ohio State University in Criminal Justice. She then received a Master's Degree in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University. Julie has worked for 21 years as a social worker in the criminal justice field. She has been the CIT Coordinator since 2004 in Lake County, conducted several trainings to criminal justice professionals. Julie is Director of Forensic Services at Crossroads Health and has worked there for 21 years which includes oversight of the First Responder Wellness Program in Lake County, Ohio. Julie is also a Certified First Responder Counselor.

CFRC 09/18/2021 - 09/17/2023


Address:  9220 Mentor Ave.. | Mentor, OH | 44060
Phone: 440-732-0802
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Carla is a licensed clinical counselor who completed the master’s program at Cleveland State University. Carla’s work experience as a dual diagnosis counselor in behavioral health agencies, allowed her to advance her skills and gain experience in addiction, anxiety/depression, panic, trauma (PTSD), mood disorders, and anger. Carla has advanced training in EMDR, an intervention used for trauma. Carla is a Certified First Responder Counselor and assures that your interaction with her will be confidential and without judgement.

CFRC 08/16/2020 - 08/15/2024


Address: 101 Clinton St., Suite 1400 | Defiance, OH | 43512    and

127 Blakeslee Ave | Bryan, OH | 43506


Phone: 1-419-728-0347, ext. 53647


Email: [email protected]


Web:   https://www.harbor.org/leadership/anne-mallett-msw-lisw-s-lcdc-iii-sbhp-tier-3-cfrc


Bio:  Anne Mallett, MSW, LISW-S, LCDC III, SBHP- Tier 3, CFRC: Anne Mallett’s educational background includes receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology through Ball State University and her Master of Social Work degree through Indiana University. Anne has experience in her career as a Probation Officer, Drug Screen Tester and Youth Corrections Officer, Jail Counselor Intern, and Victim’s Assistance Advocate Volunteer. Anne has accumulated over 20 years of clinical practice in the social work profession. Anne provides services to clients who are First Responders and their families, Military Service Members/Veterans, struggling with Substance Use Disorders, experiencing Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Court Referred/Forensic Monitored, seeking Anger Management, enduring Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), receiving Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services, and/or requesting Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). Anne provides individual, couples, and family counseling while utilizing evidence-based therapeutic interventions that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Person-Centered Therapy (PCT) modalities. Anne offers both in-person and telehealth appointments. Feel free to contact Anne to set up a consultation or appointment.

CFRA 12/14/2022 - 12/14/2023


Address:  3255 North Willow Drive | Zanesville, OH | 43701 
Phone: 330-933-4802
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.restorative-pathways.com/sarah-mccullough


Bio: Sarah is dual certified as a licensed professional counselor and music therapist. She has also pursued training in the work with first responders. Sarah enjoys working with clients of all kinds to build self-esteem and find courage to conquer challenges life presents.

CFRC 08/07/20 - 08/06/23


Address:  8622 Winton Road, Suite A | Cincinnati, OH | 45231
Phone: 513-275-6023
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.restoringhopecc.com


Bio:  Paula Powers is a passionate and energetic therapist who believes everyone should be able to live their best lives and achieve their dreams. What you want out of therapy is important to her. Paula wants to assist you with this by teaching you how to implement positive change into your thinking patterns and healthy coping skills into your everyday life. Her mission is to provide you with the best treatment possible to help you achieve your goals. She serves a wide range of people and can help you have a more positive outlook on life. Paula works with issues such as Anger Management, Anxiety, Trauma, Personality Disorders and Suicidal Ideation.

CFRC 11/21/2022 - 11/20/2023


Address:  7213 Whispering Oak Dr | Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: 772-485-6742
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.karunahousellc.com/kh-60-team


Bio: Genevieve approaches counseling as a partnership, with the client as the expert of their own life. She believes strongly in the importance of connection and that fostering a kind and supportive environment is the key to building a trusting partnership on a journey to positive and sustainable change. Utilizing an eclectic tool kit of resources- her clinical approach is grounded in person-centered and strengths-based theory with the use of an array of tools including EMDR, neuroscience, and somatically based interventions. Genevieve earned her Master’s degree in clinical Social Work from the University of Toledo and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University in International Affairs and Political Science. Prior to joining Karuna House, she has gained experience working in private practice as well as the field of co-occurring disorders as a member of an integrated substance use disorder treatment team. She has expanded familiarity in the treatment of an array of mental health diagnoses from various clients of diverse backgrounds. Genevieve is passionate about the care and treatment of members of our military and first responder communities. Genevieve is the co-developer, lead liaison and client care coordinator of first responder treatment at Karuna House, as well as the point of contact for client treatment.

CFRC 12/9/2022 - 12/9/2023


Address:  3170 Kettering Blvd, Building B | Dayton, OH 45439
Phone: 937-208-6626
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.premierhealth.com/services/workplace-wellness/employee-assistance-programs


Bio: Hello, I am presently providing Employee Assistance Counseling to employees of employers we contract our services for. This includes many municipal and county agencies throughout the Miami Valley region.

CFRC 05/02/2022 - 05/01/2023


Address:  35895 Royalton Road. | Grafton, OH | 44044
Phone: 440-396-8076
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.aaronshope.net


Bio: Experience as a Corrections officer for 2.5 years Substance Abuse Treatment Counselor for 5 years, Direct practice Mental Health/Substance abuse Counselor for 2 years Partnering with clients to improve over-all health and well being.

CFRC 03/07/2021 - 03/06/2022


Address:  3878 Ohio Street | Perry, OH | 44081
Phone: 440-413-3392
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Ms. Smith has been working in the field for sixteen years specializing in substance use disorders with an specific training and focus in working with helping professionals.

CFRC 07/14/2020 - 07/13/2024


Address:  431 Ohio Pike Suite 156 S. | Cincinnati, OH | 45255
Phone: 513-370-7460
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.rosalindsmithcounseling.com


Bio: Rosalind is an LPCC in Ohio and Kentucky. She is the owner of Rosalind Smith Counseling in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she specializes in Christian counseling and relationship counseling. Her passion is working with individuals and couples and helping them heal from emotional pain and trauma. In May 2016, she obtained a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Cincinnati Christian University. Rosalind utilizes a holistic approach while working with her clients, incorporating techniques such as Emotional Freedom Techniques and Mindfulness Meditation. Rosalind enjoys working with her clients and seeing the transformation of their lives from their initial meeting. There is no doubt in her mind that she was purposed to be a counselor. She absolutely loves her work!

CFRC 03/07/21 - 03/06/24


Address: 2863 State Route 45 | Rock Creek, OH | 44084
Phone: 440-710-3288
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.glenbeigh.com


Bio: Brian is the specialized services coordinator and primary counselor for Glenbeigh Hospital's First Responder Tack program. We are an inpatient Drug and Alcohol center that offers detoxification, residential, and outpatient services. Brian started with Glenbeigh in 2010. Brian is also a Fire Captain and EMT with WIndsor Fire Department and has been a first responder since 2002.

CFRC 09/08/2022 - 09/07/2023


Address:  9620 Colerain Ave. Ste. 30 | Cincinnati, OH |45251
Phone: 513-299-4795
Email: zachary.havens@skyfoxcounseling.com
Web: www.skyfoxcounseling.com


Bio: Zachary has always been passionate about helping first responders, as well as those experiencing challenges with the rehabilitation process after experiencing an injury. Zach has worked with a variety of populations, ranging from children, adolescents, and adults, and has a passion towards assisting others with obtaining their desired personal growth. Zach has worked with a variety of disorder and challenges, and specializes in working with trauma response, building rapport, creating an effective path towards reducing the impacts of depressive symptoms, finding meaning in life stressors, and overcoming injury. Zach has worked with a variety of first responders /military personel, including working with nursing/other hospital staff, police officers, ambulatory workers, and firefighters over their years of experience. Zach is looking forward to working with you to meet your goals!

CFRC 07/07/2023 - 07/06/2024


Address: 7140 Port Sylvania Dr. | Toledo, OH | 43617
Phone: 218-269-7458
Email:¬†[email protected]
 

Licensed In Other States: Michigan and Ohio 


Bio:¬†Marcia has been a licensed counselor for over 20 years and has worked with a diverse clientele in the realm of mental health, addiction, criminal justice, and employee assistance counseling. Marcia uses practices from a multitude of treatment modalities when working with individuals, couples, and families, including EMDR, CBT, and IFS. Through a supportive and collaborative approach, she has helped thousands of clients deepen their understanding of their ‚Äústuck points‚ÄĚ, learn tools to successfully navigate their challenges, and help them recover from trauma. Marcia has extensive experience working with first responder and military families as well as providing individual and group support following critical incidents.

CFRC 01/05/2024 - 01/04/2025


Address: Columbus, OH | 43231
Phone: 216-831-1040
Email: [email protected]¬†


Bio: Amy received her Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling from the University of Dayton in 2006. She has over 20 years of experience in social services and treatment of psychological disorders. Her areas of practice include the treatment of chronic pain, psychological conditions related to injury in the workplace, and adjustment to disability. Ms. Akins is a certified psychological provider for the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. She has a variety of past experience including: child welfare, adoption assessment, treatment of adopted children and adoption specific psychological disorders. Amy utilizes a trauma informed, client centered approach while using various techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance commitment therapy.

CFRC 11/28/2023 - 11/27/2024


Address: 985 Bethel Road, Suite B | Columbus, OH | 43214

 
Phone: 614-892-7762
Email: tgrieco@sycamoreprofessionalcounseling.com

Website: https://www.sycamoreprofessionalcounseling.com/


Bio: As a licensed counselor, the spouse of a police officer, and the daughter of a firefighter, Therese desires to help all First Responders and their family members navigate the situations that come their way.

CFRC 04/25/2024 - 04/24/2024


Address: 9930 Johnnycake Ridge Rd Unit 4F | Mentor, OH | 44060

 
Phone: 440-579-5100
Email: [email protected]

Website: https://neocounseling.com


Bio: Abigail received her Bachelor’s in psychology and minor in criminal justice from Cleveland State University in 2018. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University in 2023. Abigail has a wide background in working with anxiety disorders, depression, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation, and trauma. Abigail primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, person-centered techniques, trauma focused techniques within her sessions, and has been trained in EMDR. Abigail is also a Certified First Responder Counselor.

Oklahoma

CFRC 08/07/2021--08/06/2023


Address: 1600 E. 19th Street, Suite 504  | Edmond, OK | 73013
Phone: 405-225-0047
Email: [email protected]

Web:  www.seekingpeaceok.com


Bio: Kristen Callaway, LMFT is passionate about working with adults who are ready to heal themselves from trauma and other overwhelming life events. As a wife to a military veteran and first responder, she understands the challenges that career brings. She primarily uses EMDR, a highly effective evidence-based treatment, to help people overcome difficult events that have changed their perspective of themselves and the world around them. She is honored to serve those who serve and protect our communities and country.

CFRC 11/18/2022 - 11/18/2023


Address:  315 N 4th St | Muskogee, OK |74401
Phone: 918-843-2350
Email: heather.coleman@restorationbh.com


Bio:  Heather Coleman is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Peer Support Coordinator/Clinical advisor for Muskogee Police Department. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Arkansas in Counselor Supervision & Education. Her areas of professional training and experience include first responder wellness, critical incident response, domestic violence, and abuse and neglect experienced in childhood. Heather is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Critical Incident Stress Management and is certified to assist both individuals and groups following critical events. She resides in Oklahoma with her husband, son, and three dogs and spends as much time on the lake as possible.

CFRC 08/18/2022 - 08/17/2024


Address:  710 Colony Drive - Ada, OK 74820
Phone: 580-272-8597
Email:¬†[email protected]


Bio: Ken is an Oklahoma licensed professional counselor and is currently serving with the Chickasaw Nation Department of Family Services.

CFRC 09/06/2022--09/05/2024


Address:  11792 CR 3570 | Ada, OK | 74820
Phone: 580-279-4537
Email: [email protected]

Website:  


Bio:  Molly is a certified rehabilitation and licensed professional counselor who works with local tribal police as a mental health first responder. Molly has previously work on an integrated care team serving tribal members with a focus on pediatric mental health and development. She has her undergraduate in social work and masters in counseling and is looking forward to serving the tribal nations first responders.

CFRC 11/12/2021--11/11/2024


Address:  2214 N. Burdick St | Stillwater, OK | 74075
Phone: 512-761-6249
Email: [email protected]

Website:  Therndoncounseling.com


Bio: Growing up as the daughter of a sheriff officer and married to a military officer, Tiffany gets paramilitary cultures through experience. She is EMDR trained and has focused on military trauma through her career, recently expanding into paramilitary trauma for first responders and their families. Her goals are to walk with clients towards healing and health. Holding a Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies, she is also ready to work through trauma from a Christian perspective if desired. Feel free to contact her with any questions. Her telehealth counseling through a secure video platform can provide anonymity and easy access to therapy.

CFRC 01/31/2022--01/30/2024


Address:  225 Lilac, Suite 250 | Edmond, OK | 73034
Phone: 405-310-3262
Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.restore-bh.com/kelli-hurst


Bio: MA is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and the site director for Restore Edmond. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Arts and obtained a Master of Arts degree from Southern Nazarene University in Counseling Psychology. Kelli completed her practicum at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Center for Wellness and Well-Being in their behavioral counseling center. Kelli primarily works from a Psychodynamic and Person-Center modality. She believes that healing most importantly begins with the relationship between client and therapist. She strives to create a comfortable, secure, and empathetic environment in which clients can work through past and present difficulties. Her belief is that everyone has a story to be told and deserves an opportunity to be heard. She would consider it a privilege to hear yours. Kelli is a member of the Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, Oklahoma Counseling Association, American Counseling Association, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, and Oklahoma Mental Health Counselor Association. Kelli does not currently accept insurance. Her current private pay rate is $130 per session for individuals and $150 for couples. She offers a 15% discount for all first responders.

CFRC 1/3/2023--1/2/2024


Address: 23478 Country Club Dr | Bristow, OK | 74010
Phone: 918-804-6069
Email: denesa.klockenkemper@tulsacc.edu


Bio:  Denesa Klockenkemper has 11 years of LEO experience and specializes in Trauma-Focused CBT and actively responds to crisis situations. Performs well in high stress critical incidents as well as 1/1 sessions. She is passionate in working with military and first responders.

CFRC 05/03/2022 - 05/02/2024


Address: 1008 24th Avenue Northwest | Norman, OK | 73069
Phone: 405-310-3262
Email: [email protected]

Website:  www.restore-bh.com 


Bio:  Craig Long, MHR, LPC-S, CFRC is a therapist at Restore Behavioral Health in Norman, Oklahoma where he is the Clinical Supervisor of Interns and sees adolescent through adults including being a Certified First Responder Counselor. He also spends time conducting disaster psychology Trainings with Stress Response Team www.oksrtinc.com and is a active member of the OKMRC.

CFRC 03/12/2022--03/11/2023


Address:   | Tulsa, OK | 74127
Phone: 918/319-2935
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Kimberly was an on-call domestic and sexual assault advocate for 17 years, working directly with first responders in the field (on-scene, hospital/ER, law enforcement departments) and has had a front-row seat to many of the intense and difficult situations first responders are exposed to. She sees it as a privilege to now work with first responders to regain or maintain the resilience that will keep them at their best.

CFRC 05/27/2022 - 05/26/2024


Address:  710 Colony Drive | Ada, OK | 74820
Phone: 580-272-7782
Email: [email protected]

Website:  


Bio:  Amanda Rhynes is a veteran Licensed Professional Counselor knowledgeable about trauma, crisis intervention, debriefings and behavior intervention treatments and techniques. Proficient in individual, family and group therapy methods, Amanda offers over twelve years of mental health experience and has been trained in multiple trauma protocols including EMDR.

CFRC 08/28/2019--08/27/2022


Address:  2500 McGee Drive | Norman, OK | 73069
Phone: 405-623-3081
Email: [email protected]


Bio: 

Jessica Smith, MHR, LPC, TBRI trained practitioner and EMDR trained clinician provides therapeutic services to first responders, spouses, couples, adults and adolescents who have experienced trauma.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and then went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Oklahoma.  Prior to becoming a therapist, Jessica was a Forensic Interviewer and she worked as a group therapist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center working with children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems.  Currently she is an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma, Department of Human Relations. 

Jessica subscribes to a client-centered approach when working with her client and tends to incorporate elements of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) into her sessions depending on the needs of each individual’s client. 

Jessica is currently married to a motor office from the Norman Police Department and the two of them have presented various trainings and workshops to law enforcement officers on a local and national level. 

CFRC 09/28/2021--09/27/2022


Address:  2821 36th Ave NW, Suite 105 | Norman, OK | 73071
Phone: 405-515-4111
Email: [email protected]


Bio:  Dr. Underhill has a passion for supporting the First Responder Community in as many ways as possible and looks forward to new relationships and opportunities to serve those who serve our community!

CFRC 05/12/2022 -- 05/11/2024


Address:  5350 S. Western Ave, Suite 536 | Oklahoma City, OK | 73109
Phone: 832-258-6866
Email: [email protected]

Website:  www.thesequoyah-group.com


Bio:  Natasha Webb is a mental health therapist and substance abuse counselor presently working in private practice in southwest Oklahoma City. Natasha has practiced for the past 17 years in various settings such as hospitals, community mental health centers, military installations, and in jails, prisons, and other institutions within the criminal justice system. Her interests include working in the community to provide equitable, affordable and accessible mental health services and advocating for underserved populations within the state of Oklahoma. Natasha promotes, mental and physical well-being and utilizing coping skills.  She is EMDR trained.

CFRC 04/07/2024 -- 04/06/2025


Address:  15980 Trail Head Rd | McLoud, OK | 74851
Phone: 405-827-4666
Email: [email protected]


Bio:  Juanita is a smart and caring therapist, who wants to make a difference in the lives of first responders. She is focused on improving moral as well as longevity with the first responder community. Her passion is to use Neurofeedback and EMDR to heal trauma to make a stronger responder.

Oregon

CFRC 9/30/2019-9/29/2020


Address: 1791 NW 173rd Avenue, Suite 140 | Beaverton, Oregon | 97006
Phone: 503-533-9806
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.hardenpsychology.com/


Bio: Serita is a psychologist licensed in Oregon and Washington. She holds an M.A. and a Psy.D. in clinical psychology. She has experience evaluating and treating a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma exposure, and general life stressors or interpersonal problems. She has a particular interest in working with responders, and regularly provides consultation and support to multiple LE agencies. She currently practices at Harden Psychological Associates, which is a well-known and respected practice focused primarily on serving public safety agencies, responders, and their families. She has also completed a citizen's academy and several ride-alongs and dispatcher sit-alongs.

 

CFRC 10/14/2019 - 10/13/2020


Address: 4431SE Woodstock Blvd |  Portland, OR | 97206
Phone: 503-467-8398
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/447677


Bio:  Monica is a therapist in private practice and specializes in supporting people experiencing trauma, anxiety and PTSD using EMDR.  She has family members and clients who are First Responders, so it made sense to her to invest in the certification process so that she could provide the best support possible.  

CFRC 05/27/2022 - 05/26/2025


Address: 65 N. Hwy 101, Suite 207 |  Warrenton, OR | 97146
Phone: 503-468-9464
Email: [email protected]
Web:  www.counselingsolutionsnw.com


Bio:   Camille Holland is a board certified mental health care professional, licensed in Washington and pre-licensed in Oregon to practice therapy. Camille is an EMDR trained therapist. She is a professional member of the Oregon Counseling Association. As a provider of telehealth and in-person counseling services, her mission is to provide the highest quality of clinical practices with authenticity, compassion and professionalism to help clients who are ready to make the commitment to process through emotional adversity and trauma to discover their inherent potential with a sense of wellness and fulfillment.

CFRC 1/2/2020 - 1/01/2022


Address: 15100 Boones Ferry Rd, |  Lake Oswego, OR | 97035
Phone: 503-826-4949
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.debbieleassap.com/


Bio: : I am a Certified First Responder Counselor. I provide responders and their families practical strategies to manage the stress of the job and create a healthy, supportive home environment. My training and experience allow me to understand the needs of personnel, including the importance of confidentiality and trust. I advocate for responder’s mental health by supporting and encouraging them towards self-care.

CFRC 09/27/2020 - 09/26/2023


Address: Three Town Center, 10121 SE Sunnyside Road, Suite 300 |  Clackamas, OR | 97015
Phone: 503-388-2749
Email: rhoberta@peaceandlightpsychotherapy.com
Web:  www.peaceandlightpsychotherapy.com


Bio: Rhoberta believes that everyone is capable of making changes in their lives when given respect and support in a non-judgmental, strength-based and nurturing environment. She views therapy as a collaborative partnership between you and herself; you define what goals to work towards and she offers knowledge and guidance to assist you in reaching optimal functioning and potential. In practice for 30 years and sees therapy as a partnership for client-identified change.

CFRC 06/03/2020 - 06/02/2024


Address: 1732 SE Ash |  Portland, OR | 97214
Phone: 773-405-4637
Email: [email protected]
Web:  www.susanodellphd.com


Bio:  Susan is a PhD, licensed clinical social worker with a private practice based in Portland, Oregon. Additionally, she is licensed in Washington and Illinois. She provides video conferencing therapy. Susan works with individuals, couples, and families of many cultural, ethnic, religious, gender, and sexual orientations. Discussions in therapy often focus on life concerns such as trauma and violence, relationships, addictions, identity, and personal change. Susan is an EMDR certified therapist.

CFRC 09/30/2021 - 09/29/2022


Address: 9730 Hwy 238Jacksonville, OR | 97530
Phone: 541-841-8591
Email: [email protected]
Web:  www.adventuretherapynorthwest.com 

www.alaska-online-counseliing.com


Bio:  Dr. Palmer is licensed to practice in several states (AK, WA, OR, UT, LA, with several more pending), was raised as a Military kid, joined the Army Infantry before finishing college, is a seasoned outdoor guide and wilderness medical professional, has served in mental health across the spectrum from social services/child welfare, Correctional MH, with the Anchorage PD Crisis Intervention Team, Emergency On-Call, & leads Intensive Outpatient Programs & Wellness Appointments for First Responders across the country.

CFRC 09/27/2020 - 09/26/2023


Address: Three Town Center, 10121 SE Sunnyside Road, Suite 300 |  Clackamas, OR | 97015
Phone: 541-316-8234
Email: casey@caseypeddicordcounselingllc.com
Web:  www.caseypeddicordcounselingllc.com


Bio:  Casey has a Master of Arts in Counseling Degree from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Degree from the University of Portland, in Portland, Oregon. Casey's Master’s studies have included: Theories of Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Human Growth and Development, Group Theory and Therapy, Crisis Management, and Multi-Cultural Counseling. Her areas of focus include alcohol and substance dependency and recovery as well as life transitions and military families. She assists clients in understanding individual and family behavior patterns and facilitate healing using creative approaches.

CFRC 12/03/2021 - 12/02/2023


Address: 12125 North Old Stage Road |  Weed, CA | 96094-9522
Phone: 530-859-3155
Email: [email protected]
Web:  spiritandlogic.org


Bio:  Not the typical fluffy therapist, Chera rides a Harley Road King, is a firearm enthusiast, has a great sense of humor (and even enjoys cussing when appropriate), so is a good fit with the responder culture. She is a nationally board certified therapist state-licensed in California & Oregon and is an adjunct professor at SOU Psych Dept with a bachelor minor in crim. With family in both military and police force, she has focused her private practice on helping veterans with PsychArmor training and earned her certification as a CFRC to provide crisis, cumulative trauma, and emotional agility training to first responders..

CFRC 03/13/2021 - 03/12/2022


Address: 1214 NW Helmholtz WayRedmond, OR | 97756
Phone: 541-527-5774
Email: [email protected]
Web:  


Bio:   Tiffany is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified clinical Trauma professional (CCTP), Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC), and is trained in EMDR and EAP (equine assisted psychotherapy). She is the wife of a first responder and has a passion for serving this population. She believes people are created with the ability for self-healing and that it is often helpful to have someone assist in starting the process and guiding them on their journey.

CFRC 10/09/2022 - 10/08/2023


Address: 9370 SW Greenburg Rd. Ste 202  |  Tigard, OR  |  97224
Phone: 503-308-8016
Email: bekahstines@heartafirecounselingservices.com
Web:  http://www.heartafirecounselingservices.com/


Bio:  Bekah is trained in S.A.F.E EMDR (Somatic and Attachment Focused) which provides a unique body centered approach to trauma treatment. She is also a Certified First Responder Counselor, with a focus in treatment of all first responders including law enforcement, fire, EMS, dispatch and their family members. She uses trauma integration methods to incorporate an eclectic mix of body centered therapies, talk therapy, Intergenerational Family Systems and Internal Family Systems work where she seeks to understand the client's history and experiences with the systems which surround the client. She works collaboratively with her clients to incorporate the unique strengths of the individual, using interpersonal and client centered approaches which creates a gentle and safe therapeutic relationship while providing direct interventions for lasting healing. Bekah has a background in addiction recovery, community mental health, school-based therapy services, group, and individual therapy practice. Her specialized training in the treatment of vicarious and complex trauma has enhanced her work as a volunteer director and trainer for a local non-profit, Mending the Soul. She also volunteers her time with local law enforcement agencies to provide training and support. Additionally, she works closely with local community agencies who provide services for victims of commercial sex trafficking and domestic abuse. Bekah feels passionate about supporting local first responders who suffer from work-related trauma and chronic stress and their family members impacted by the "first responder life".‚ÄčIn her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, hiking, paddleboarding, and traveling to new places. She also loves walking with her two German Shepherds, Duke & Sarge.

CFRC 05/24/2024 - 05/23/2025


Address:

Telehealth only.
 

Phone: 623-295-9288
Email: DrMugge@serenityfoundations.com

Web: https://serenityfoundations.com

Licensed In Other States: Arizona - LPC & PsyD Oregon - LPC


Bio: Dr. Michelle Mugge is a dual-licensed psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a robust background in treating trauma and anxiety disorders. A military veteran, Dr. Mugge has been providing compassionate, expert therapy since 2005. Leveraging a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by fellow veterans, first responders, and others affected by trauma, Dr. Mugge is dedicated to facilitating healing and resilience through evidence-based practices and personalized care.

Pennsylvania

CFRC 07/21/20 - 07/20/23


Address: 17 Merline Ave | Erie, PA | 16509

Phone: 814-566-0374
Email: [email protected]¬†
Web: www.LetsConquerThis.com


Bio: Alyssa has always had a passion for helping others. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work in 2005 and later her graduate degree in Social Work in 2012, both from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She also became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2018. Additionally, she has been a proud member of the Red Cross Mental Health Disaster Team. In 2020, she also became a Certified First Responder Counselor to help first responders such as law enforcement, medical personnel, etc. She has had the privilege of more than 12 years experience in child welfare where she worked primarily with abused and neglected children and their families. Although she specializes in children and families, she also work with adults. She has experience in the areas of mental health needs, domestic violence, various court systems, and divorced families. She prides herself on providing a very non-cookie-cutter, strengths based perspective. The goal is not to "fix" you, but rather to gain a different perspective and teach techniques to conquer challenges in a healthy and productive manner. She utilizes a realistic, straight-forward approach while providing a calm environment where you can feel empowered.

CFRC 11/2/2020 - 11/1/2024


Address: 300 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., Suite 221 |  Pittsburgh, PA  15234
Phone: 412-913-6984
Email: [email protected]
Web: 


Bio: Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has been working with clients from all walks of life since 2002 to address their mental health needs. She firmly believes that to enjoy a truly fulfilling life, one must find balance and cohesion amongst all areas of life; spiritual, emotional and mental, achievable through her holistic approach to therapy. Emily provides individuals a safe place to address their concerns, while treating them with dignity and respect, increasing overall client success. She believes that her down to earth personality and client-centered approach, creates a less intimidating experience, wherein her clients can truly engage in the therapeutic process, promoting profound personal growth and lifelong change. Emily holds a Master of Science in Education for Community Counseling and Mental Health from Duquesne University (2002) and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2011, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 2004 and a Certified Trauma Professional since 2019. She is currently in private practice at Emily Boris, LPC, LLC Counseling and Consulting Services.

CFRC 06/26/2020 - 06/25/2022


Address: 100 Northpointe Circle, Suite 306 | Seven Fields, PA | 16046
Phone: 724-772-4848
Email:  [email protected]
Web: http://www.cranberrypsychcenter.com/


Bio: Joe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Retiring after 26 years of law enforcement, Joe returned to school to achieve a Masters in Social Work and now is a Certified First Responder Counselor. Joe has experience working with PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Joe's experience as a LEO helps to "get" the unique First Responder culture.

CFRC 02/27/2020 - 02/26/2022


Address: Virtual
Phone: 917-834-6500
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.purposefullivingnyc.com/


Bio: Daisy is a licensed professional counselor and she specializes in working with those affected by abuse, neglect, abandonment and trauma. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified First Responder Counselor. Her approach in treatment includes Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness. 



 

CFRC 01/12/2021 - 01/11/2023

Address:  1650 Limekiln Pike Suite B19 OMB 31 / Dresher, PA 19025/

Phone:  267-499-4856

Email:  [email protected]

Website:  

Bio:   Megan Comly is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), certified first responder counselor (CFRC) and AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate. She received her Master’s degree from LaSalle University and has over 10 years experience treating clients in outpatient settings. She has experience providing individual, family and group therapy.

CFRC 01/17/2021-01/16/2023


Address: 204 Cedar Blvd., Suite 204  |  Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Phone: 412-583-4252
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://betterinstitute.com/


Bio: April is devoted to working with and supporting first responders. She focuses on the stress of the job, along with other life stress that accompanies this while understanding the uniqueness of the responders’ communities both professionally and personally. Exploring the multiple aspects of the responders’ life, April strives to become part of the responders’ team to be a valuable resource in times of need. She continues to expand her knowledge and experience with responders by increasing understanding of topics a responder may face, continuing her education, and getting real-life exposure to these communities.

CFRC 06/16/2020 - 06/15/2022


Address: Route 115 | Bear Creek Township, PA | 18702
Phone: 570-991-2109
Email: [email protected]
Web:  drsaracornell.com

 

Bio: Dr. Sara J. Cornell, is a Licensed Psychologist in PA and is currently seeking licensure in FL. She is a graduate of Penn State University (BA), Chestnut Hill College (MA), and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine(MS and Psy.D.). Dr. Cornell's philosophy and approach is to treat the whole person in a caring and supportive manner with a focus on finding solutions and achieving the client's goals. She is also certified in Integrative Medicine and Mental Health.

CFRC 12/19/2020 - 12/18/2024


Address: 1000 Cliff Mine Road, Suite 130 | Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Phone: 412-504-0095
Email:¬†[email protected]
Web: ashleyclpc.com


Bio: Ashley has been a practicing counselor since 2009 and follows the approach of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She values the importance of overall health and facilitating sessions to be effective for your needs and to help you grow into your best self.

CFRC 10/24/2020 - 10/23/2022


Address: 110 East Main Street, Suite 1 |  North East, PA | 16428-1333
Phone: 814-347-5018
Email: [email protected]
Web: watershedcounselingservices.com


Bio: Angela grew up with a passion to help people and wanted to be a police officer. She completed an Associate Degree in Police Science in 1996 but then shifted her focus to counseling. Over the past 25+ years she has worked with people experiencing Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders; Trauma Victims; people with HIV/AIDS; and in Crisis Intervention; as well as people dealing with grief, developmental disabilities, behavioral issues, and homelessness. Combining her early education and her extensive experience in counseling, Angela felt that being a Certified First Responder Counselor was not only important but necessary. Angela is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Crisis Intervention Counselor, Certified First Responder Counselor, and an Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor in North East, PA.

CFRC 07/05/2020 - 07/04/2023


Address: 2600 Boyce Plaza Road, Suite 120 |  Pittsburgh, PA | 15241
Phone: 412-838-7148
Email: smiller@knightpsychologicalservices.com
Web: www.knightpsychologicalservices.com


Bio: Sarah Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's in Social Work and a Master's in Mental Health Counseling. Sarah has a special interest in First Responders and Military members. Sarah combines experience with education to provide a realistic approach to counseling by empowering individuals in their journey and help them meet their full potential. While Sarah is grounded in a humanistic, person-centered approach, she believes that no one person is the same and that having an eclectic approach to help others is important. Sarah has experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, and dual diagnosis clients ranging from children to adults.

CFRC 07/25/2020 - 07/24/2022


Address: 400 Spring Garden Lane |  Conshohocken, PA | 19428
Phone:  610-883-0127
Email: [email protected]


Bio: I am really happy and excited to be a part of this community of counseling first responders. I feel passionately and strongly about supporting the incredible and important work that you do. I am committed to helping counsel you with the various interventions that I have been trained in over the last twenty five years. I have experience with individuals, couples and families. I help people to develop coping strategies and to gain insight into how to live holistic and authentic lives.

CFRC 11/23/2021-11/22/2023

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Address: Huntingdon Valley/Jenkintown, PA 19006/19046

Phone267-251-7951

Email:  [email protected]

Website:  AnchorPointsCounseling.com

Bio:  Theresa is a Certified Trauma Specialist who will help you heal from your painful past and the current struggles you have been experiencing. She will guide you in discovering deeper insight into limiting belief systems so that you may live a healthier and more positive lifestyle. Her goal is to assist you in regaining a sense of safety in the present and hopefulness toward your future. After receiving a Master’s degree in Psychology, Theresa received her trauma certification in Prolonged Exposure Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania, and most recently she’s been trained to offer EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. She specializes in trauma that spans from early childhood through adulthood. She has extensive experience working with survivors of childhood abuse and neglect, sexual assault, and those who struggle with PTSD as result of combat including veterans, active military, police officers, and other first responders. She is well versed in the process and cycle of Addiction, including the impact of addiction upon the family system. Theresa's approach to the therapeutic process is Person-Centered and Trauma Informed. She is certified in the Sanctuary Model and modalities include Prolonged Exposure Therapy, EMDR, CBT, TF-CBT and DBT. Theresa accepts LEHB- Law Enforcement Health Benefits, and private pay.

CFRC 11/24/2021-11/23/2022

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Address:  1022H Main Street Extension / Butler, PA 16130

Phone:  724-815-3522

Email:  [email protected]

Website:  

Bio:  Cynthia was a Colorado parole officer specializing in gangs and fugitive investigations in the 1990s for the Colorado Department of Corrections. She has also been a private investigator, corrections officer and corrections program manager. In 2007, she completed her master’s degree in General Psychology at Walden University. In 2014, she took an early retirement from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to work community mental health. Cynthia’s former law enforcement career and years of community mental health counseling contributes to her direct counseling style which is guided by integrity and an appreciation for the unique experiences of first responders.

CFRC 07/18/2020 - 07/17/2022


Address: Liberty Lane Counseling, LLP, 4949 Liberty Lane, Suite 160, Allentown, PA 18106
Phone: 610-393-9741
Email: melissaschaffer@libertylanecounseling.com
Web: libertylanecounseling.com


Bio: Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years experience working in the mental health field. She is a Certified First Responder Counselor and a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider. Melissa earned a Master of Social Work degree from Marywood University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from The Pennsylvania State University. She has experience working in the criminal justice system and in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Melissa is a client centered, strengths based therapist with a cognitive behavioral focus. Areas of interest include anxiety, stress and trauma, depression and mood disorders, family conflict and relationships, anger management, and grief and loss.

CFRC 2/15/2021-2/14/2022

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Address:  2957 Ridge Road / South Park, PA 15129

Phone:  724-255-2615

Email:  [email protected]

Website:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/ellen-scheidt-south-park-pa/704471

Bio:  Ellen is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Pittsburgh, Pa. She has experience of working with adolescents in the juvenile justice system specifically commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC). Ellen has been working with Dawn Marie Friend, PsyD & Associates since January 2020.

CFRC 01/22/2023 - 01/22/2024

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Address:  87 East Maiden Street Suite 32 | Washington, PA 15301

Phone:  724-470-9910

Email:  crystal.schmidt@lotushopecounseling.com

Website:¬† [email protected]

Bio:  Crystal Schmidt has experience working with diverse populations who struggle with mental health and/or addiction across a lifespan. This includes, but not limited to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, and adjustment to transitions. She strives to promote my clients' personal growth by supporting, aiding and guiding the client in processing their past, identifying current patterns and creating lasting changes so they can transform into what they define as the best version of themselves. As a strength based counselor, she believes we all have the skills and capacity to change and grow. At times, we just need someone to guide and assist us through this transformation and difficult times. She places a strong emphasis on the use of Person-centered and mindfulness in counseling. She believes that the relationship is what guides healing. Therefore, she provides an authentic, strength-based and holistic treatment experience.

CFRC 06/07/2022-06/06/2024

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Address:  166 S Main St #203 / Chambersburg, PA 17201

Phone717-746-8750

Email:  [email protected]

Website:  https://wholeandholy.net

Bio:  Susan is a former paramedic, currently a licensed marriage and family therapist and pastor, with a passion for helping others uncover (or recover) their strengths and get to their goals. She is a Certified First Responder Counselor and a Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider. Susan earned a Master of Marriage and Family degree and Master of Divinity from Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown PA, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Wilson College. Susan is a strengths-based therapist with a systemic and integrative focus. Areas of interest include anxiety, stress and trauma, depression, and couple and family therapy.

CFRC 03/17/2023-03/16/2024

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Address:  915 Menoher Blvd. | Suite B |  Johnstown, PA 15905

Phone:  814-241-1754

Email:  soulcompasscounseling@gmail.com

Website: https://bluesgirl119.wixsite.com/counseling

Bio:  Marisa Schuster is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree in Community Counseling. She also has a BA in Communication from the University of Pittsburgh. Marisa is a Certified Grief Informed Professional Counselor and has been serving in the mental health field for over 16 years. Marisa has worked in various settings including: Elementary and High Schools, College Counseling, an Outpatient Clinic and Private Practice. She has worked with various counseling populations including: children, adolescents, adults, individual, couples and family therapy, in addition to grief and crisis counseling. She has has a special interest in First Responders and Military members. She has a brother whom is a Veteran from the U.S. Army and is married to a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Marisa combines experience with education to provide a realistic and welcoming approach to counseling by empowering individuals in their journey and help them along their path. While Marisa utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral and Behavioral Approach, she believes that no one person is the same and that having an eclectic approach to help others is important. Marisa has experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, and dual diagnosis clients ranging from children to adults. Clients are able to utilize Marisa's Tele-Mental Health Credential if they need to ease into feeling comfortable in the in-office setting. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family and traveling, having been to over 15 countries.

CFRC 07/20/2023 - 07/19/2024

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Address:  2500 Baldwick Road | Suite 280 |  Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Phone:  412-922-4300

Email:¬† [email protected]

Website: www.solutionswest.org

Bio:¬† Nicole has a passion for working with adults who want to become who they want to be versus who they had to become. She has over a decade of experience assisting individuals develop a sense of self and stabilize symptoms that have become challenging. Clients she has worked with are interested in learning about what has been going on underneath the surface to better understand how the past is impacting the present through body awareness, emotional awareness/regulation, and processing the ‚Äúunprocessed‚ÄĚ event to ‚Äúrepair‚ÄĚ the mental injury. She works with each client as their own person as everyone has their own unique experiences and needs through EMDR therapy and other counseling techniques/therapies. She is a Certified Trauma Therapist and Certified First Responder Counselor, as she has a special interest in serving the First Responder community.

CFRC 03/02/2024 - 03/01/2025

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Address:  2524 Huntingdon Pike |  Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Phone:  267-645-9822

Email:¬† [email protected]

Website: https://anchorpointscounseling.com

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Bio:  Sarah’s goal is to work with parents and teens together to assist them in understanding one another and rebuilding their family relationships. Sarah also specializes in working with those struggling with depression, anxiety, verbal conflict, and anger/aggression. She enjoys working with people to help them understand their emotions so that they may find their voice. Joining her in therapy means working together to address the patterns that have you or your teen feeling stuck. The aim is to create change. Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She utilizes ABFT, CBT, and DBT skills to help build self awareness and establish emotional strength. Sarah accepts LEHB- Law Enforcement Health Benefits, Allied Trades-Union Workers, and private pay.