Do certain sights, sounds and smells trigger a physical or emotional response? Do you find yourself numbed out and isolating from family and friends? Has drugs, alcohol, sex or technology become a distraction from images or thoughts you can't get out of your head? Do the sound of sirens, the smell of burning or the shriek of a radio send your heart racing and blood pressure soaring? If you’ve been impacted by what you've experienced in your life or on the job then it's time to give yourself permission to focus on you. It's time to build coping skills and increase resilience so you can let go of the past and bounce back faster in the present.
"I didn't become an EMT to get a front-row seat to other people's tragedies. I did it because I knew the world was bleeding and so was I, and somewhere inside I knew the only way to stop my own bleeding was to learn how to stop someone else's."
-Daniel José Older
Sarah offers a variety of evidence-based, therapeutic approaches to help reduce symptoms of occupational stress injuries and reactions, learn coping skills and build resilience. A few examples of the techniques used are: Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing to include Flash Technique and the DeTUR Protocol. Sarah is also trained in the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) model. Each approach is tailored based on a collaborative, strengths-based fit to match the needs, goals and performance of the individual.
Making that first call takes a lot of courage; courage to be vulnerable and admit that it's time to get more support. Waiting to get a call back and to hear that a clinician is taking new clients can be frustrating. Let's get the conversation going and work together to build the resilience you need to be the best version of yourself!
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