With a specialization in trauma, you will reach your goals faster
Trauma symptoms often include hypervigilance, anxiety, avoidance, irritability, family problems, sleep problems and more. It involves a complex interplay of the brain and the body.
Being a therapist with a specialty in First Responders and other burnt out helping professionals means I hone my skills on working with this population.
In order to help you, I have training on first responder culture, trauma, hypervigilance, anxiety, depression, anger, family problems, and more.
All specialization means is I do what all therapists do, but I focus my trainings on a more specific population than everyone out there. Similar to a medical specialist who has a general medical degree, then go on to specialize.
A hallmark of PTSD is hypervigilance.
Hypervigilance broken down is: Hyper (exaggerated) and Vigilant (Observant/watchful/Cautious).
Thus hypervigilance is an exaggerated watchful state of being.
This is probably one of the top symptoms people with PTSD experience and can be very debilitating.
I provide field placement opportunities for MSW students
Take a look at my specialty pages through the links below which go into detail on those specializations.
First responders including police, fire, EMTs, paramedics, and 911 dispatchers are a vital part of our community. It is normal to suffer from the effects of your daily routines.
Medical and Court/Corrections Personnel are part of our Critical Care Givers and are on the front lines, dealing with disaster and human suffering every day.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a specialization one step above first responders, but deeper than other therapists who “know how” to treat trauma.
I maintain my status as a Certified Expert Trauma Professional which included an intensive six month training and ongoing continuing training yearly.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidenced based (studied) form of therapy which is incredibly helpful for trauma recovery. It has been a life saver for many of my clients who have all but given up prior to trying EMDR.