How we help Police Officers

Counseling can make a significant impact on the way individuals deal with stress and trauma in their daily lives. Phoenix Rebellion Therapy offers confidential counseling services for police officers and other first responders looking to talk with someone or learn healthy coping mechanisms.

Police Officer PTSD FAQs

What are challenges police officers face?

  • Thoughts of Suicide
  • Depression and/or Anxiety
  • Drug or Alcohol Addiction
  • Survivor’s Guilt
  • Feelings That the World Would be Better off Without Them
  • Feelings of Being a Burden on Everyone in Their Lives
  • Fear of “Losing Control”
  • Not Being Able to Have Fun or Enjoy Activities That Used to be Enjoyable

How Do I Cope?

Get moving. Trauma disrupts the natural balance of your body. Your nervous system gets “stuck.” Exercising for at least 30 minutes most days can help put your nerves at rest. Rhythmic exercises involving both your arms and legs are best.

Don’t isolate yourself. Many feel the need to withdraw from others following a traumatic event. Isolation only makes things worse. Connect with others face to face. A network of support will help you heal.

Take care of your health. Along with meditation techniques such as mindful breathing, getting plenty of sleep and eating a well-balanced diet go a long way. Having a healthy body can increase your ability to cope with the effects of trauma.

At Phoenix Rebellion Therapy, we will work with you to develop additional healthy coping skills. Call or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

Do I need counseling?

If you feel you have experienced trauma or PTSD, it is important to address these issues and work through them with an experienced professional. We are committed to easing the stresses of everyday life and working with individuals to overcome traumatic events. Please consider counseling if you are:

  • Having Trouble Functioning at Home or Work
  • Suffering From Fear, Anxiety, or Depression
  • Unable to Form Close, Satisfying Relationships
  • Terrifying Memories, Nightmares, or Flashbacks
  • Avoiding More and More Triggers
  • Avoiding Things That Remind You of the Trauma
  • Feeling Numb and Disconnected From Others
  • Using Alcohol or Drugs to Feel Better

Are sessions confidential?

Many departments have begun to provide psychological services for officers and their families, but confidentiality and stigma are often concerns. Confidentiality is a part of our code of ethics. We take this policy very seriously. Phoenix Rebellion Therapy is completely independent from all police department and we ensure strict confidentiality.