Group Therapy

One of the many things that makes First Responders First a truly special place is the fact that you are surrounded by people who understand what you’re going through. If you’ve ever attended a group therapy session and felt out of place because you’re a first responder, then you’ll be refreshed by the community we’ve built here.

What group therapy means to us

Fundamentally, group therapy is aimed at facilitating grief and loss, trauma resolution, skill-building, and self-care. At First Responders First, our Grief and Loss Groups educate residents on the grief process, awareness of the various kinds of loss (including the impact of trauma as loss), and application of competent grieving processes. The ultimate goal is to lead residents through the grief cycle to acceptance and relief from emotional pain.

Our primary resource is the Grief Recovery Handbook. We facilitate many different groups, and most of them are related to trauma and grief recovery, trigger management, and relapse prevention. Other groups are more focused on education, such as developmental psychology and self-concept/identity formation, etiology of emotions, especially anger (guilt/resentment), sadness and fear, and concepts of addiction, trust, etc.

When you arrive at First Responders First, you will be given a complete medical examination and evaluation as well as an individualized plan of treatment, placing you into therapy groups that fit your treatment needs. With the guidance of our trained clinicians, you can heal alongside your brothers and sisters.

At First Responders First, you won’t be alone

Recovery is hard, but it shouldn't be punishment; it's about getting well. Group therapy is a core element of the healing process for our first responders. If you’re ready to learn more, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here for you.