Families of First Responders Support Group

Having a loved one who is a First Responder can bring us a lot of pride and joy, along with stress and worry. Whether it is from California’s wildfires, medical pandemics, civil unrest, or day-to-day duties, First Responders are exposed to tremendous suffering. This can lead to second-and third-hand trauma on their loved ones. Some signs you may need some support are: feeling mentally and physically fatigued, feeling alone, having trouble taking care of yourself because you need to “hold everything together” for your loved ones, feelings of guilt because you are not actually in your loved ones shoes, having trouble focusing or staying present, etc.

The therapists at Avedian Counseling Center work closely with first responders and their loved ones, so that you can explore the many emotions that come with being a hero, and loving our heroes.