First Responders

Counselling & Psychotherapy for First Responders

Support & Advocacy

We offer a wide range of mental health services, support, and information for First Responders. Our clinicians have training and experience in working with the unique cultures and challenges faced by First Responders, such as law enforcement officers, paramedics, EMT’s (emergency medical technicians), and firefighters. We work with emergency department personnel, such as nurses and doctors, and others who are required to respond to disasters and critical situations.

Our clinicians treat a range of issues, such as anger difficulties, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorderrelationship difficulties, substance abuse, and problems with work-life balance.

The most important thing to realize is that you are not alone – help is often just a phone call away.

Meet Our Psychologists and Therapists with Specific Training in Working with First Responders

Andrea Brown, M.Sc.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) (Adults) - Burlington & Online

Primary Areas: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder/Trauma; Depression; Anxiety. Populations: Adults Locations: Burlington Onli [...]

Dr. Taylor Hatchard

Psychologist (Adults) - Burlington & Online

Areas: Depressive Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; & Emotion Regulation. Populations: Adults [...]

Andrea Paschert, RN, CNP

Certified Nurse Psychotherapist (Teens, Adults) - St. Catharines & Online

Primary Areas: Anxiety; Depression; Trauma; Grief; Addictions. Populations: Teens (10+) Adults Seniors (65+) Licensi [...]

Michele Vernet, MSW, RSW

Social Worker, Psychotherapist (Adults, Seniors) - Burlington & Online

Primary Areas: Anxiety; Depression; Trauma; Compassion Fatigue; Chronic Pain; Grief. Populations: Adults Seniors (65-80 [...]

Carolyn Golden, MSW, RSW

Social Worker, Psychotherapist (Kids, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families, Seniors) - Burlington & Online

Primary Areas: Anxiety; Depression; ADHD; Suicidal Ideation; Stress; Trauma; Grief; Substance Use/Addiction; Relationship [...]

Don Webers

Registered Psychotherapist (Adults) - Online

Primary Areas: Complex mental health; Addictions; Posttraumatic stress disorder; Personality disorders; Depression; Anxiety. Po [...]

David Sider, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist (Kids 8+, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Couples, Families) Online

Primary Areas: Anxiety; Depression; Drug and alcohol abuse; Borderline personality disorder; Dissociative identity disorder; [...]

Sheryl Johns, M.Ed.

Registered Psychotherapist (Teens, Adults, Seniors) - St. Catharines & Online

Primary Areas: Life transitions; Depression; Grief; Anxiety & Stress Management; Trauma; Relationship issues. Populations: [...]

Holly Raymond, MSW, RSW

Social Worker, Psychotherapist (Kids 6+, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families) Burlington & Online

Primary Areas: Mental Health; Addictions; Grief; Self-Harm/Suicidal Ideation; Relationships; Stress; Trauma; Sexual Concerns; [...]

Dr. Samantha Longman-Mills

Psychologist (Adults) - Online

Primary Areas: Anxiety; Self -Esteem; Depression; Bipolar Disorders; Chronic Pain; Trauma; Personality Disorders; & Retu [...]

Dr. Areeba Adnan

Psychologist & Neuropsychologist (Adults, Seniors) - Online

Areas: Brain injury; Stroke; Dementia; Depression; Anxiety; ADHD. Populations: Adults Seniors Location: Bur [...]