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First Responders, Military &Veterans

“You have permission to rest. You are not responsible for fixing everything that is broken. For now, take time for you. It’s time to replenish.”
Alyse Ruriani

Firefighters, police officers, corrections personnel, and other emergency service personnel often encounter severe stress, human tragedy and other crises that threaten their lives. Working in such a demanding environment can cause disorders of extreme stress.

First responders endure significant levels of toxic stress due to their high level of exposure to hazardous situations and exposure to traumatic events found within their professional roles.

Exposure to such a stressful environment can lead to a range of psychological, emotional, relational, and performance-based symptoms and syndromes that can derail a person's career and life.

First responder professionals are facing many clinical challenges, including but not limited to:

  • Traumatic stress syndromes and post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Alcohol abuse and addiction

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Depression and mood disorders

  • Drug and prescription abuse and addiction

  • Behavioural and acting out issues

  • Psycho-physiological problems

  • Complex chronic pain disorders

  • Relational, behavioural and performance issues

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Our practice provides the following assistance to uniform service personnel, men and women

  • Evaluation and consultation

  • Individual counselling and intensive psychotherapy

  • Group psychotherapy

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