First Responders and Veterans

First Responders and Veterans

Those who serve their communities in times of crisis often come face to face with experiences which bring about immense emotional difficulty. Both first responders (those who are designated to respond to emergencies) and veterans (those who have served their country’s armed forces, either at home or abroad) are more likely to develop challenges such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use disorders, and/or suicidal ideation…challenges which do not have to be faced alone.

At Kaafi Counseling, we hold the utmost respect for those who keep people safe on the front lines. From first responders for emergencies at home and in the community, to veterans who have served their country both at home and abroad, we understand that your role comes with a great deal of responsibility, risk, and stress. We are here to support you through the challenges you have faced by helping you to process and integrate the challenging experiences that you have encountered while doing the important work of serving your communities.

Therapy for therapists:

Psychotherapists are also considered first responders, and like everyone else, they can experience mental health issues. Mental health issues can be caused by a variety of factors, such as stress, burnout, traumatic experiences, vicarious trauma due to the nature of their work, and more. Psychotherapists are exposed to a great deal of stress, making them vulnerable to mental health issues. Additionally, they often work long and unpredictable hours, which can lead to fatigue and burnout. All of this can lead to mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

How We Help?

Our team of experienced and dedicated therapists are uniquely qualified to provide specialized services to those who serve and protect our communities. We understand the unique experiences of First Responders and Veterans and tailor our therapy to meet their individual needs. We provide a safe, respectful, and supportive environment for individuals to explore, process, and heal from their unique experiences.

We are proud to offer evidence based counseling services tailored to first responders and veterans that include but are not limited to::

  • Trauma Therapy (EMDR)
  • Behavioral Therapy (CBT and DBT)
  • Somatic Coaching

Feel free to browse our website to determine which services would be best suited for you and your needs. Additionally, please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions regarding which services may be most appropriate for you.

Thank you for your service to your community! We appreciate the work that you do and look forward to helping you live the best life possible.