Code 3 Podcast: What happens when you see a therapist?
A licensed professional counselor explains the process of counseling and how it can help firefighters
By now, you’ve heard over and over about the value of professional counseling to manage mental or behavioral health challenges, particularly those associated with work-related stress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Are you still skeptical? Maybe you think it’s too-touchy feely. Maybe you’re worried that word will get out that you’re seeing a therapist. Or it could be that you just don’t think a therapist will understand what you do for a living.
In this episode of Code 3 Podcast, host Scott Orr speaks with Courtney Stewart about what exactly happens when you walk into a therapist’s office. Stewart is a licensed professional counselor in Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as a law enforcement wife, and a mother. She works in corrections as a therapist and volunteers as a mental health consultant for law enforcement peer support teams.