Counseling Can Help Strengthen the Family Unit
By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety
Police officers, firefighters, and EMTs regularly experience high levels of stress and trauma. These experiences not only impact their own mental health, but can be detrimental to the wellbeing of the entire family unit.
On this episode of In Public Safety Matters, learn about the unique challenges first responder families face and how they can benefit from professional counseling. Joining the conversation is American Military University professor Dr. Marie Isom who has extensive experience providing both child and family counseling.
Dr. Isom explains how counseling can strengthen the family unit by enhancing communication, teaching coping mechanisms, building problem-solving skills, and more. She also shares what a family should look for in a counselor, the importance of remaining open-minded, and how to create goals for counseling.
Listen to the full podcast here: