It’s not uncommon...

for emergency responders and healthcare providers who’ve sought counseling in the past to express frustration with their general Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider. Major complaints include that the service provider takes too long for scheduling, didn’t understand the culture, or seems traumatized by the information shared.

You shouldn’t have to wait for days to speak with someone or feel as though you need to take care of your therapist during a session. Our clinicians get it. We understand the types of incidents that lead to sleepless nights and increased vigilance. We know you may not want to go home and tell your families about the horrific things you experience on the job but also knows how valuable talking about those experiences with someone can be.

Processing Experiences

The human brain wants to compartmentalize every experience we have, including trauma. Think of the brain as a giant mail room.  Every piece of information has to be “put” somewhere (into the right mailbox).  Talking about experiences helps the brain organize what happened and allows the brain to process the mail and file it away properly in the memory centers. Trying to shove it away and not think about it may work in the short term but at some point, unprocessed experiences start to create brain clutter.

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Support for first responders and their loved ones

Code-4 Counseling also serves as a support system for family members of police, fire and medical personnel. Whether you need assistance working through your own life struggles or want help understanding how to live with a responder, our clinicians share healthy ways to manage these challenges and more.

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