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 Voluntary Memory/Image Replacement 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 – rather than the events themselves – 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

Therapy for Depression

Are you feeling hopeless, isolated and not your usual self? You might be feeling depressed or deep despair.

Family-Based Counseling

Family-Based Therapy (FBT) is a therapeutic approach that focuses on addressing and resolving psychological and emotional issues within the context of the family unit. It is widely used to treat various mental health and behavioral problems, and its effectiveness has made it a popular choice for families seeking help and support.

Counseling for Anxiety

Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? Have you already tried therapy but found it ineffective? If this sounds like you, Mindfully Healing can help. Our practice offers the most effective forms of treatment, to get relief from the anxiety that you deserve. When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just symptoms to the problem.

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.
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10650 Red Circle Drive, Suite 103
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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