Stress Management

For First Responders

More first responders die by suicide than in the line of duty. The risk for suicide, PTSD, substance use and divorce is vastly higher for public safety personnel. It doesn’t have to be this way.

I offer an 8 week Resilience Class for first responders to learn practical, effective strategies to reduce stress, feel more in control and prevent the job from taking a physical & emotional toll.

Classes are routinely offered in departments or in an online format.

I am available to do trainings and workshops for departments, offer resilience skills individually and in groups and am working with the Minnesota Fire Initiative to create a more comprehensive system of care for firefighters statewide.

For Organizations

Stress-related disorders are estimated to cause half of all work absences. Work- related stress can also lead to higher rates of accidents, employee turnover and presenteeism. Job Stress carries a price tag for U.S. industry estimated at over $300 billion annually .

Happy employees armed with effective preventative & stress-reduction strategies enhances job performance & satisfaction, saving organizations money in the long run and creating a positive work environment.

Stress Management Classes & Coaching Groups are available.


Individual coaching and therapy is available to address a wide array of issues including.

  • Stress
  • Coping strategies
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma

Individual Therapy

Individual appointments are available if we decide to work together.  I primarily work using state of the art telehealth technology so you can “meet” anywhere that’s convenient for you.  No commuting or waiting in a random waiting room!

Speaking & Workshops

Speaking engagements, workshops and trainings are available and can be customized to fit the need of your group.  Topics I’ve presented on the past include: mental health awareness; Mind-Body Medicine, Biological Underpinnings of Mind Body Approaches, Self-Care, Neurobiology of Trauma, Trauma, Relationships & Sexuality. Posttraumatic Growth; Treating Trauma; Mindful leadership; Compassion Fatigue.

Organizations I’ve worked with in the past include:

  • People, Inc
  • Pathways Counseling Center
  • Touchstone Mental Health
  • Many local fire departments


Mental Health Assessment

You might know something if off, but not sure what it is or how to begin.  Full diagnostic assessments are available for this purpose.

Schedule a free call to determine if this is the right option for you.

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