Police Officer and First Responder Wellness

"Mindfully Healing embraces a personal growth based model unlike a problem or deficiency based model of traditional mental health... Our clients experience this during their first session."

Police Officer and First Responder Wellness

“Support for first responder safety and wellness is vital to the field and community, as well as the well-being of their colleagues, agencies, and families.”
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Stressors in police work can include:

  • Threats to officers’ health and safety
  • Boredom, alternating with the need for sudden alertness and mobilized energy
  • Responsibility for protecting the lives of others
  • Continual exposure to people in pain or distress
  • The need to control emotions even when provoked
  • The presence of a gun, even during off-duty hours
  • The fragmented nature of police work, with only rare opportunities to follow cases to a conclusion or even to obtain feedback or follow-up information

Services include:

  • Telehealth or in-person sessions

The stressors first responders face can have serious implications for overall health and wellness. Supporting police officer and first responder mental health is essential for the well-being of these individuals and their colleagues, agencies, and communities.

First Responders can often feel hesitant about reaching out for support. Be assured that psychological services are confidential in nature. Prevention and treatment are much better than suffering alone. Let us help, we will provide therapy that is solution focused, practical, and realistic for first responders.

Effective Treatments

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

The client is always in control of the entire ART session, with the therapist guiding the process. Although some traumatic experiences such as rape, combat experiences, or loss of a loved one can be very painful to think about or visualize, the therapy rapidly moves clients beyond the place where they are stuck in these experiences toward growth and positive changes. The process is very straightforward, using relaxing eye movements and a technique called <em><a title="Voluntary Memory Replacement / Voluntary Image Replacement (VMR/VIR)" href="http://acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com/voluntary-memory-replacement-voluntary-image-replacement-vmrvir/">Voluntary Memory/Image Replacement</a> </em>to change the way in which the negative images are stored in the brain. The treatment is grounded in well-established psychotherapy techniques, and the end result is that traumas and difficult life experiences will no longer trigger strong emotions or physical reactions. Importantly, clients do not even have to talk about their traumas or difficult life experiences with the therapist to achieve recovery.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts and feelings, and free them from unhelpful patterns of behavior. CBT is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. CBT sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the person in treatment are focused on the different goals of each session, which in turn ensures that each and every session is productive. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events – <i>rather than the events themselves</i> – that determines how he or she will feel and act in response. If you or someone you know would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, please reach out today. We would be happy to speak with you about how a Mindfully Healing therapist may be able to help.

Other Clinical Specialties

Police Officer and First Responder Wellness

“Support for first responder safety and wellness is vital to the field and community, as well as the well-being of their colleagues, agencies, and families.”

Online Counseling

*Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing recommendations, some Mindfully Healing Clinicians are now offering VIDEO TELEHEALTH services to both new and established clients.

Grief & Bereavement Counseling

Bereavement and grief aren’t light-hearted topics. Bereavement refers to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one, and grief is a reaction for any form of loss. Both encompass a wide range of emotions such as fear, anger and deep, deep sadness. The process of adapting to a loss can dramatically change from person to person, depending on his or her background, beliefs, relationship to the person who’s passed, and other factors. Common symptoms of grief can be physical, emotional or social.

Counseling for Trauma

Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime whether it’s a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster. While many people can recover from trauma over time with the love and support of family and friends and bounce back with resiliency, others may discover effects of lasting trauma, which can cause a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress far after the event has passed. In these circumstances, the support, guidance and assistance of a therapist is fundamental to healing from trauma.

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4154 Shoreline Drive, Suite 202
Spring Park, MN 55384
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(952) 491-9460

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