Counselling for Police, First Responders and Military Personnel/Veterans in London, ON
If you're a first responder or member of the military, there's no doubt - you've seen a lot. Some things that other people can't even imagine. Being faced with the pressure of responding to crisis every single day builds up inevitably starts to have impacts on our emotions, relationships and daily lives. This is a natural byproduct of how stress and trauma can impact our lives and is not a symptom of being weak, but rather being human.
It's important to know that counselling has shown to help people manage the symptoms of trauma and PTSD. Utilizing different therapeutic approaches such as EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing ) or IFS (Internal Family Systems Therapy), we can successfully reduce symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, flashbacks, hypervigilance, emotional difficulties (numbness, outbursts, etc) that often accompany traumatic experiences. We can also work to develop healthy coping habits and increase our awareness of stress both in our mind and bodies in order to help develop resiliency against the impact of future trauma as well.
Mike Fluit, MSW RSW works specifically with adults dealing with the effects of chronic stress and trauma. As a member of the Police Force or First Responder in London, ON, your extended health benefits may cover counselling services as a proactive way to ensuring that your mental health and well-being is supported due to the demands of the job.
For members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans, Mike is a registered provider of psychotherapy services through Medavie/Bluecross. Often, through consultation with your case manager or Doctor, we are able to provide direct billing for services provided, meaning that you don't have to pay out of pocket for counselling.
If you'd like to speak to Mike about how trauma focussed counselling may help you, or have questions about your eligibility for coverage for counselling, contact us at 519-200-4376 or email to learn more.