First Responders

We value those who protect, serve, and care for our community. We are your trusted guide through dark times. Things will get better.

Going first.

The first one there.
The first contact.

The first to respond without having all the details and without the assurance of safety. First responders confront evil, pain, human suffering, and tragedy to serve our community.

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The personal impact.

Daily exposure to high-risk, high consequence

Begin Counseling recognizes the unique nature of public safety professions. Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Communications, among others, experience daily exposure to high-risk, high-consequence environments. Over time, the images, sounds, smells, thoughts, and details can build up and negatively impact sleep quality, relationships, mood, and overall quality of life.

Effective treatment.

Succeed personally and professionally

Mental and psychological health is essential for success both personally and professionally. Begin Counseling diligently pursues effective treatments, expands access to wellness solutions, and strives to reduce the stigma and barriers to facilitate true hope, wholeness, and connection for first responders and their families.

Change the trajectory of your life.

It is possible. You are not alone. We get it.

Our counseling process is tailored to comprehensively address the impacts of emergency service careers from training to retirement. It is possible, and our team is specifically equipped to come alongside first responders, to promote healthy, full careers, and transition into retirement with confidence and purpose. The decision you make now to address the ways your experiences, career, or circumstances (past or present) are affecting you, not only changes the trajectory of your life, but impacts generations.

We understand the unique challenges first responders and their families face at work and at home.

We do not provide psychological evaluations, and we do not perform fitness for duty exams. Your privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
You will be respected, understood, and valued in our work together.


Addresses the impact of trauma on both the mind and body


Specialized approach to treat trauma and associated symptoms


For clients seeking to integrate a biblical perspective into therapy

Our first responder counseling is for:

  • Corrections
  • Emergency Communications
  • Emergency Medical Personnel
  • Emergency Responders
  • EMTs
  • Firefighter
  • Fire Service
  • Law Enforcement
  • Local, State, and Federal Government Personnel
  • Military
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Physicians
  • Police

We're a first responder trauma counseling in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield and PEIA insurances and a non-network Tricare Certified Provider.

Are you ready to Begin?

Intentionally address the expected, frequent, impact of trauma, and rediscover a full, purposeful career. If you’re a department looking for First Responder support, please contact Begin directly.

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