Resilience is a Process That Starts Before Critical Incidents
Fire psychology looks at the health, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and environmental factors of individuals and families involved in the firefighting profession. I have spent time working within a large fire department as a Director of Behavioral Health where I have responded to critical incidents, supervised and managed a peer support team, and have served as the clinical provider of individual, couple, and family therapy sessions. I understand the challenges are not only trauma related but can be connected to organizations, cultural demands, as well as to the transitions between the firehouse and the family. If you or your family member is connected to the fire service and is looking for a provider who understands the culture, please let me know how I can assist you.