Mental Health Support for the Frontline Workers

Our mission is to provide specialized counseling services tailored to the unique needs of first responders. We are dedicated to supporting their mental health and well-being by offering empathetic and confidential guidance. Through our expertise and understanding of the challenges they face, we aim to empower first responders to thrive both personally and professionally, ensuring they receive the care and support necessary to navigate the demands of their critical roles with resilience and strength.

The career you have chosen comes with many rewards. Unfortunately, this career also has some risks, side effects and complications that can cause distress both at work and at home.

The CODE4 team is a group of experienced, confidential, and caring professionals who are honored to serve you and those important to you. The CODE4 team is a team of firefighters, paramedics and police officers who know the stress and trauma from working as a first responder. We can help you develop the necessary skills and insights to meet your life goals.

Signs & Symptoms of Distress
We recognize the physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual symptoms which can develop in professionals during and after a stressful experience or event.


  • Rapid breathing
  • Shaking
  • Nausea, upset stomach
  • Sweating/chills
  • Head or muscle aches
  • Dizziness
  • Sleep disturbances
    (falling asleep or staying asleep)
  • Cardiac symptoms
    (rapid heartbeat, increased blood pressure, chest, or back pain)
  • Sexual dysfunction


  • Feel like you are “in a fog”
  • Slowed thinking
  • Memory loss
  • Indecision
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty focusing or concentrating
  • Difficulty problem-solving
  • Distressing dreams
  • Images that continue to stay in your head
  • Disorientation
  • Hypervigilance


  • Restlessness
  • Feeling numb
  • Anxiety/Fear
  • Depression or sadness
  • Embarrassment
  • Alienated, wanting to hide
  • Guilt or Shame
  • Second-guessing actions
  • Anger/Irritability
  • Hopelessness


  • Loss of innocence
  • Loss of meaning
  • Loss of direction
  • Thoughts about mortality
  • Emptiness, apathy
  • Cynicism or unforgiveness
  • Lack of feelings of belonging
  • Blame casting
  • Feeling abandoned
  • Question or loss of faith

If you notice that you are experiencing any of these symptoms following a significant, traumatic, or critical incident, please consider following up with a member of our team. Service options are available without any long-term commitment. If interested, we do also offer more extensive, ongoing therapy sessions.

Services Available:
Our team can be a bridge from where you are to where you could be. We offer the following therapeutic options for you, your family, co-workers and agency:

  • One-to-one counsel
  • Individual therapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
  • Post Incident Defusing and Debriefings
  • Mental health education/awareness