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

Dr. Jean Dennis

Psychologist (Children, Teens, Adults) - St. Catharines & Online

Primary Areas: Brain injury & concussion; Gender identity; Autism; Learning disabilities; & Depression. Populations: [...]

Dr. Areeba Adnan

Psychologist & Neuropsychologist (Adults, Seniors) - Online

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

Andrea Brown, M.Sc.

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

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

Dr. Samantha Longman-Mills

Psychologist (Adults) - Online

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

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: [...]

Dr. Cheval Chez-Roy Birchwood

Psychologist (Adults) - St. Catharines & Online

Primary Areas: Anger management; Behavioural disorders; Anxiety; Depression; & Addictions. Locations: St. Catharines [...]

Don Webers

Registered Psychotherapist (Adults) - Online

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

Jason Stotts, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist (Adults, Couples, Families) - Burlington & Online

Areas: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Depression; Grief; Sex Therapy; & Relationship Issues. Populations: Adults Licen [...]

Dr. Elena Ivanova

Psychologist (Teens, Adults) Online Counselling

Primary areas: Anxiety Disorders; Depression; Self-esteem; Pain management; & Anger management Location: Burlington Li [...]

David Sider, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) (Children 10+, Teens, Adults) St. Catharines & Online

Primary Areas: Anxiety; Depression; Drug and alcohol abuse; Self-harm/suicidal ideation; ADHD; & Pain Locations: [...]