Support for First Responders

Hey Hero,

You dedicate your life and your career to helping others, you face crisis and uncertainty on a regular basis. You carry the weight of the job on your shoulders and hold others’ lives in your hands daily.

Whether you are a:

  • Paramedic
  • Police Officer
  • Firefighter
  • Nurse
  • Dispatcher
  • Corrections Officer

You are likely to experience some sort of job burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma or PTSD.

Because of the nature of the work done in emergency services, specifically, the violent, traumatic and stressful situations encountered in everyday calls, many first responders prefer not to share their stories or feelings to family members and friends outside of the “community” and avoid doing so with close work partners for fear of being considered weak or less competent in their skills.

We offer:

  • individual counselling
  • family counselling
  • group debriefing 
  • peer support & mental health training
  • 24/7 online booking 



Get the support you need

Symptoms of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma can include:

  • exhaustion
  • anger
  • irritability
  • isolation
  • negative coping behaviours including alcohol and drug use
  • reduced ability to feel sympathy and empathy
  • a diminished sense of enjoyment or satisfaction with work
  • increased absenteeism
  • an impaired ability to make decisions and care for patients and/or clients

Symptoms of post-traumatic stress can include:

  • sleeplessness
  • intrusive thoughts
  • flashbacks
  • nightmares
  • nausea
  • anxiety

Therapy for First Responders in Timmins

There is hope.

At Creating Connection, our therapists are trauma-informed and utilize an integrative approach that includes somatic psychotherapy (movement), sensory processing, mindfulness and art therapy to help you heal.

These bottom-up approaches are evidence-based and promote change and healing when just talking doesn’t seem to be enough. 

It all starts with the first step. Get in touch.

Together, let’s create a thriving, balanced life for you and your family.

Contact Us

Please call to book an appointment or ask about services, fees, and scheduling. Offering evening and weekend appointments.


192 Third ave, Timmins, ON