Guiding Light Counseling PLLC Lighthouse

First Responders


Police/Firefighters/EMS/ER Staff


Life sometimes feels confusing and overwhelming.  One can become angry, disenchanted, fearful or distrustful of others based on things that have happened to them or around them.  The nature of a career where you are always "on" during your working hours - serving, protecting, even saving others - can lead to direct or secondary trauma. The complex challenges of this line of work are often layered on top of the commonplace problems we all have.  

My first goal is to provide a confidential, warm, and welcoming space to explore the issues that may be keeping you from experiencing life to the fullest.

“I want to be a person, not an incident…”  

- Police Officer-

Problems often arise from more than just one critical incident.  Organizational and cumulative stress can be just as difficult to manage.


Although the job is physically dangerous, the psychological hazards can be less obvious but more damaging.  Brain pain is an injury and can be healed.  

Other people’s tragedies do not have to become your trauma!

Witnessing other people’s misery and bad choices can be overwhelming, but it does not have to define you.

Significant others can be affected as well.

        I can help with...

  • Trauma and Posttraumatic stress

  • Domestic violence

  • Sexual abuse

  • Grief and loss

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Chronic illness/pain

  • Parenting

  • Coping Skills

Contact me about my flexible appointments to meet your unique needs!