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The counselors in this directory have completed the rigorous 40-hour 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 heroes.

The Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC) program was first released on July 1, 2019. The first 10 graduates to pass the exam have been named "Inaugural Graduates," and are contained within our directory listing below.  Other CFRC counselors are listed alphabetically by last name under the state they practice in.

Alabama

CFRC 8/5/2019 - 8/4/2020


Address: 4800 Whitesport Circle, Suite 2, Huntsville, Alabama 35801, US
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.

Arizona

CFRC 10/17/2019 - 10/16/2020


Address: PO Box 64789 Tucson, AZ 85728
Phone: 8553144454 ext 2
Email[email protected]
Web: www.spirosperopllc.com


Bio: Michelli is a Licensed Professional Counselor in AZ, WA, and the UK, an EMDR (In the office and Online), and RO-DBT therapist working online and in the office. She works with individual and couples. Mrs. Simpson also has extensive experience with a co-occurring disorder, general anxiety, relationship issues, depression, grief and loss, life adjustments, work-related stress, PTSI, and traumas. She offers her services in English and Portuguese and has advanced conversational in Spanish.

 

Colorado

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 8/22/2019 - 8/21/2020


Address: 7120 E. Orchard Rd., Suite 308, Centennial, CO US
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.

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.

Illinois

CFRC 8/19/2019 - 8/18/2020


Address: 654 W Veterans Parkway, Suite B, Yorkville, IL 60560 US
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 9/22/2019 - 9/21/2020


Address: 106 S. Lincolnway Street Suite D North Aurora, Illinois 60542
Phone: 630-801-1669
Email[email protected]
Web: www.takingcontrolcounseling.com


Bio: Dana Pauley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She earned her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Lewis University and has been with Taking Control since June 2015. Dana is experienced in working with adolescents and adults. She has a strong passion for working with clients who are working through grief and trauma, as well as depression, anxiety, self-harm, behavioral modification, anger management, suicidal ideation, and self-esteem issues. Having a Master of Science in Criminal/Social Justice, also from Lewis University, and being a Certified First Responder Counselor (CRFC), Dana has a passion for working with first responders.

 

Indiana

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


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


Address: 808 E Main St, Ste B Greenfield, IN 46140
Phone: (304) 389-0804
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://www.mosaiccounselingindy.com/


Bio: Sandy graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with her bachelor's degree in Psychology and obtained her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. Sandy has worked with individuals of all ages and with a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges in outpatient settings and inpatient facilities. She has worked with adults of all ages and has a professional interest in the field of addictions as well as pre-marital counseling. She is a certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator. Sandy utilizes a family systems approach, believing that the individual's support system can empower and share in the opportunity for sustained change.

 

CFRC 10/07/2019 - 10/06/2020


Address: 16711 Maraschino Dr. Noblesville, IN 46062
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.

Minnesota

CFRC 8/16/2019 - 8/15/2020


Address: 2515 White Bear Avenue, A/8-213. Maplewood, MN 55109
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 EMDR therapy, 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 - 8/1/2020


Address: 13055 Riverdale Dr NW, Ste 500-363, Coon Rapids, MN 55448 US
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.

Oklahoma

CFRC 8/28/2019 - 8/27/2020


Address: 2500 McGee Drive, Norman, OK 73069, US
Phone: 405-623-3081
Email[email protected]
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Bio: Jessica J. Smith, MHR, LPC Candidate and EMDR trained clinician provides therapeutic services to first responders, first responders spouses and their children who have experienced trauma. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and her MHR in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to becoming a therapist, Jessica worked as a Forensic Interviewer for 8 years. She has presented various trainings and workshops to law enforcement officers on a local and national level. Ms. Smith is married to a police officer in a Norman and they have three children.

Ontario

CFRC 9/21/2019 - 9/20/2020


Address: 38 21st Street Toronto, ON M8V 3L7
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.

Oregon

CFRC 9/30/2019-9/29/2020


Address: 1791 NW 173rd Ave 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.

 

Texas

CFRC 9/4/2019 - 9/3/2020


Address: 3417 73rd Street, Suite A, Lubbock, TX 79424
Phone: 8065001345


Bio: Rae is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She has 10 years experience as a licensed professional, 4 of which have been with law enforcement. She is EMDRIA trained and a licensed TCOLE instructor and Mental Health First Aid instructor.

CFRC 10/31/2019 - 10/30/2020


Address: 216 N. Michigan Ave League City, TX 77573
Phone: 281-332-5100
Email: [email protected]
Web:  www.psychology-resources.com


Bio: Gina is a licensed clinical psychologist, who works with first responders, critical incidents, and trauma.  She is trained in multiple trauma treatments (e.g. EMDR, CPT, PE, etc.) and takes most insurance.

CFRC 8/31/2019 - 8/30/2020


Address: 3502 Rolling Forest Dr Spring, Texas 77388
Phone: 281-796-7102
Web: www.PathOfLifeChristianCounseling.com


Bio: Karen is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. She is trained and experienced in EMDR, and specializes in trauma and the effects it has on people and their relationships.

CFRC 9/27/2019 - 9/26/2020


Address: 7322 Oak Manor Drive #37 San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: 210-685-5195
Email[email protected]
Web:  www.warriorsheart.com


Bio:  Julie has been working in the field of Substance Use Disorders since April 1, 1985. She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (AADC- both national and Internationally), Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS), Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) and, most recently, a Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC). She currently serves on the Texas Certification Board and is the Immediate Past President of the San Antonio Chapter of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. She had the honor to have received the 2014 Texas State Counselor of the Year Award which recognizes a counselor in the field of addictions treatment who has worked in the trenches with the clients and their families, and who has contributed both to their industry, community and the TAAP organization in the true spirit of recovery.

CFRC 9/30/2019-9/29/2020


Address: 190 Tracks Trail Center Point, Texas 78010 

Phone: 210-872-3890

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.warriorsheart.com

 


Bio: Vonnie Nealon is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Certified Anger Resolution Counselor and a Certified First Responder Counselor. She has a passion for working with those with the disease of chemical dependency, due in part to her own struggle with drugs and alcohol. She has been in recovery since 1987 and has worked as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor since 2002. Vonnie initially began working in the chemical dependency field as a nurse for Serenity House of Abilene, while working as a nurse she returned to college to pursue her counselor’s license. Vonnie has taught chemical dependency classes for Cisco Junior College helping others to become counselors. Vonnie has worked in all types of chemical dependency treatment facilities ranging from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, to inpatient facilities including La Hacienda for five years, Origins Recovery Center South Padre Island as the Director of Clinical Services. She has also worked in outpatient programs including Archway Recovery Center Intensive Outpatient Program where she served not only as a counselor but also as the Clinical Director. Vonnie is currently employed by Warriors Heart as the Chemical Dependency Team Lead. Warriors Heart is a privately funded treatment center located in Bandera, TX, where we only treat active military, veterans, firefighters, police, EMTs, and active members from across the United States that belong to organizations that protect and serve the citizens of the United States.

CFRC 8/2/2019 - 8/1/2020


Address Denton County, TX, US
Phone: 469-573-1771
Web: www.HelpforHeroes.com
Email: [email protected]


Bio: Bonnie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas as well as a Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC). She provides training on topics such as Suicide Prevention for First Responders and Military, PTS(d) Awareness, Complex Trauma, Treatment Implications for Active Duty Military, Veteran and First Responders, and more. As the National Director of Clinical Services for the Help for Heroes Program, she oversees clinical programming across the country for our program specifically designed for Active Duty Military, Veterans and First Responders. She is also the owner of Cultivating Hope Counseling, PLLC, and specializes in treating trauma, addictions and other mental health conditions.

CFRC 9/14/2019 - 9/13/2020


Address: 2201 S. FM 51 Ste. A Decatur, TX 76234
Phone: 817-812-2880
Email[email protected]
Web:  logoscounseling.com


Bio: Stacy Strassmann is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Decatur Texas, She specializes in treating anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mrs. Strassmann is certified to work with all levels of anxiety and trauma, but specializes in working with Veterans and First Responders. She was trained in Cognitive Processing Disorder through the Veterans Administration and has been helping Veterans for several years. She recently completed training and became a Certified First Responder Counselor. Her experience also includes clinical mental health through previous positions at Helen Farabee MHMR, and as a therapist at an inpatient behavioral health hospital. Please call Logos Counseling at 817-812-2880 to discuss therapy options, or make an appointment. (Most insurances are accepted, and a sliding fee scale is available). 

Virginia

CFRC 8/31/2019 - 8/30/2020


Address: 194 2nd Street, Office 5, Amherst, VA 24521
Phone: 914-466-8495
Email[email protected]
Web: Www.gowiththatconsulting.com


Bio: Christina has been in the mental health field since 2003. She is certified in EMDR and is a Consultant in Training. She had a variety of experience working with PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance issues, mood disorders, family and couples issues. She currently works full time for a community mental health agency in VA. She is the owner of Go With That Consulting, LLC which is a private mental health consultant company solely working with first responders and their families.

CFRC 9/15//2019 - 9/14/2020


Address: 300 N. Washington St., Suite 205, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-795-7929
Email[email protected]
Web: www.drjeannemiller.com


Bio: Jeanne Miller is a psychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy.  She is licensed as a psychologist in Washington, DC and Virginia and is licensed as a professional counselor in Virginia and a professional clinical counselor in Ohio.  She has been serving the mental health needs of adults since 2000.  She has experience with law enforcement professionals, military and families, adult survivors of childhood sexual/physical abuse, and has experience with PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, substance/process addictions, compulsive sexual behavior and more.

Washington

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


Address: 4407 North Division St. Suite 302 Spokane, WA 99207
Phone: 509-643-3419
Email[email protected]
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Bio: Tanya is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Chemical Dependency Professional in Spokane, WA specializing in working with individuals, couples and families. She works with many diagnoses, including co-occurring. Her emphasis includes Psychotherapy and Addiction Psychology, using an eclectic approach drawing primarily from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI). She considers it a privilege to work with individuals, couples and families in a trusting relationship as they work towards growth and healing. Her specialty is working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, co-dependency, relationship issues and military family life and transitions. She considers it a privilege to begin building a trusting relationship with you as you engage in a journey towards personal growth and healing.

 

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