Connecting First Responders with Qualified Providers
Our program provides access to a curated list of licensed providers who specialize in services such as therapy, counseling, and wellness treatments. Through our scholarships, first responders can receive financial assistance to cover the costs of these services, including insurance co-pays or self-paid service fees. As a nonprofit organization dedicated to the well-being of first responders, we aim to expand our network of qualified providers and ensure that our community heroes have access to the support they deserve. By connecting first responders with qualified providers, our Resilience Scholarship program not only eases the financial burden of seeking mental health and wellness treatments but also ensures that individuals receive the best care tailored to their needs. We are proud to empower our local heroes in their journey towards better mental health and overall well-being.
If you struggle with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, trauma, OCD, relationship issues, or addiction, you have come to the right place. Schedule a session with us and see for yourself how helpful our counseling and psychiatry approaches can be for you and your loved ones. Experience lasting changes you are so capable of making with less time and effort than you might think! Meet our Our Team of Counselors
Carmen is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in therapy for teens and adults facing trauma, anxiety, and depression. She emphasizes the importance of creating a safe and judgment-free space for her clients, drawing from her personal experience with trauma and therapy. Carmen is trained in therapeutic modalities like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), offering support for addressing trauma and managing intense emotions.
Joan holds an M.Ed. in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. With over 35 years of experience in emergency services, including roles as a paramedic, firefighter, and law enforcement instructor, she brings a deep understanding of crisis and trauma. Joan has a strong commitment to working with Veterans due to her familial connections, aiming to provide them with support and understanding. Her counseling expertise includes the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a proven method for helping trauma survivors heal. Her specialty areas encompass trauma, EMDR, and offering support to first responders.
Chaplain (MAJOR) Ret. U.S. Army 1991-2017 Hospital and Hospice Chaplain
Chaplain Laird, is very solution-focused and has a lot of experience working with healthcare providers in hospital and hospice settings as well as in the military. As a Chaplain, he also offers a spiritual perspective for those who are interested in this, and he respects all faiths and belief systems as well. Chaplain Laird offers Life Coaching Sessions for Individuals and Couples, Premarital/Relationship Counseling, Crisis/Suicide Prevention/Intervention, Trauma/Stress Management Coping Skills, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/Grief Support, Self-Care/Resiliency Training for First Responders, Health Care Professionals, and Pastoral Care for all. Chaplain Laird also offers Hospital/Home Visitation, and Adventure/Social Outings. Learn more about Chaplain Laird’s Growth Groups .
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