Law Enforcement, Military, Fire, and Emergency Medical Response Personnel Focused Therapy
The demands placed on the men and women employed in the San Francisco Bay Area's public safety industry are complex and ever-changing. Long hours, a fast-paced work environment, and the myriad of challenges that our public safety personnel face can have a dramatic impact on them as individuals as well as on their families. Sometimes our lives can get out of balance when work consumes us, and those closest to us can feel like we aren't available to them or as attentive as we used to be.
Sometimes we find ourselves so immersed in a high-energy career that we have lost sight of what is most important to us and we're not sure how to find our way back.
Critical incident stress can also play a part in moving us away from the people we love and toward isolation and "combat fatigue."
Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, anxiety, and self-destructive behaviors including addictions can result from leaving critical incident stress unattended to, but this doesn't have to be the end result.
Therapy specific to public safety personnel's needs can be useful:
- If you find you've changed in ways you aren't comfortable with and you want your "old you" back
- If you believe you've begun to isolate yourself from the people you love as a means to protect them from your work
- If you are a parent with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and need some tools for parenting with the related symptoms
- If you find yourself becoming melancholy, irritable, or angry over things that didn't used to bother you
- If your level of stress and anxiety keeps you from a good night's sleep or enjoying your days off
- If you've turned to drinking or other addictions to manage your stress or depression and you want to find a better way
- If you've experienced a critical incident and feel that event has changed how you view your world and your work
If you or your loved one are going through a difficult transition right now, please visit here for more information and resources.
Talking about these issues can help you find direction and alleviate some of the stress, anxiety, and distress they create. Remember, you may be going through a really difficult time right now, but you don't have to go through it alone. Contact me today to schedule a session.