Online Therapy for First Responders

Over 1.2 million first responders put themselves on the line every day to protect the communities and people they serve. As noble as the profession is, this line of work exposes first responders to constant trauma and tragic experiences that can lead to PTSD, depression, anxiety and substance use. Because of the stressful nature of their roles, first responders often experience extreme stress that the everyday person could never understand. The connection between stress associated with being a first responder is often considered to be a significant factor that interacts with other potential risk factors to make these individuals more vulnerable to developing issues with substance abuse and other mental health conditions. In addition, a co-occurring factor that can increase the risk for the development of a substance use disorder is that many individuals employed in these professions typically use alcohol as a means to “blow off steam” or deal with stress. With the current events related to COVID-19, a new kind of stress is taking place for first responders. While there is this non discriminating unseen threat taking place, first responders are still expected to do their jobs. We at VTT are here to assist first responders in reducing their stress via an online presence throughout the state of Washington. Next date appointments are available for short-term brief counseling.

What to Expect

Emergency Appointments

Same day and next day appointments available.

Online checkups

Quickly connect with one of our therapists.

Overwhelmed

We understand your anxiety, stress, and worry.

Confidential Services

What you say to us stays with us.

Together

We’re committed to working with you no matter what.

Intensive Care

You’ll be treated with the same dedication and care you give your patients.

Why Choose Us?

Therapist Experts

We are adding expert therapists every week to meet the demand of your needs. We know your stretched thin with time, exhausted, and overwhelmed. Our expert therapists will work with you quickly and efficiently to help you cope with the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Review your Case Documents

We keep all information confidential and private. You don’t have to worry about us sharing information with anyone. You can vent or discuss anything on your mind without the worry that HR, upper management, the media, or any other person will know what you’ve said.

Fight for Justice

We are here to help you advocate for your needs to be met. We will help you identify what your worries and fears are and address them in a quick solution focused approach.

Best Case Strategy

We have answers for your questions and concerns. Our therapists utilize a brief solution approach because we value your time. This means you get answers to your “problems” quickly with realistic solutions you can use the second you are off our call.

Make An Appointment

Don’t wait to schedule an appointment with one of our therapists today. We are ready to help you get through COVID-19.

Our Professional Therapists

Erica London

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Experience working with Healthcare Professionals, trauma, PTSD, groups, anxiety, depression, end of life, grief, and chronic illness

More info on Erica and her group practice can be found at compasswholehealth.com

david simonsen
Dr David Simonsen

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Experience working with First Responders, PTSD, anxiety, depression, groups, grief, and trauma

More info about David can be found at davidsimonsen.net