Who Can Therapy Help?

When you're a veteran or first responder, the work you do is hard. It can be stressful, dangerous, and often devastating. Veterans and first responders may struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, and anger issues as a result of their line of work. These struggles can make it hard to have a happy and productive life. Therapy provides an opportunity to talk about your experiences and process them in a safe and non-judgemental space.


When soldiers return from duty, they often struggle with adjusting to life as it is outside of the military. Therapy helps veterans navigate this transition to civilian life while also addressing mental health issues such as PTSD, grief, anxiety and depression.

RCMP Officers

RCMP officers are often exposed to scary, dangerous, disturbing, and traumatic situations that can cause them to develop PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Counselling can help officers understand and process what they have experienced and learn coping strategies to help them heal.

Medical Responders

Medical responders are often the first people to witness the aftermath of terrible crimes and injuries. Responders have to suppress their feelings to provide aid resulting in unprocessed stress, anxiety, and trauma. Therapy can help them cope with the emotional impact and demands of their work.

911 Operators

911 operators often hear disturbing and upsetting calls from people in crisis. The nature of their work can make it difficult to manage their own stress and emotions, which can lead to burnout, compassion fatigue and other issues. Therapy can help individuals cope with these difficult experiences and feelings instead of taking them home.


Firefighters face significant risks and tragedies on a daily basis. Many firefighters may be affected by trauma and need professional help to deal with their experiences. Therapy can help them make sense of the things that happened and process them in a healthy way. It helps them heal and prevent their experiences from affecting their personal lives.


Rescuers are often exposed to dangerous situations, and witness severe injuries or death. Although they are trained for this, being exposed to traumatic experiences can take it's toll. Therapy can help rescuers cope with what they've been through, as well as manage the guilt, anxiety, and depression that results from these experiences.

Trauma & PTSD Counselling

Trauma counselling is an important part of the recovery process. First responders and veterans experience traumatic events on a daily basis, but sometimes those experiences cause deep trauma that manifests as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Trauma counselling can be a very effective way to help those who are experiencing PTSD. It helps them to cope with the symptoms that they may be experiencing as a result of their traumatic event such as flashbacks or nightmares.
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Veteran Affairs and First Responder Therapists

Arian Guedes
Virtual and In-Person

Arian Guedes

Registered Psychologist M.A.C.P
$220 per hour
Arian has over 10 years of experience providing counselling to adult individuals and couples with anger issues, anxiety, trauma & PTSD, relationship issues, depression, identity concerns, low self-esteem, work-related issues, and more.
Michelle Ruiz
Virtual & In-Person

Michelle Ruiz

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Michelle specializes in helping adult individuals struggling with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, grief & loss, relational concerns, occupational stress injuries, trauma, PTSD and more. ***Available for day-time therapy sessions on Thursdays & Fridays***

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