Counseling for First Responders

Counseling for First Responders

These are challenging times to be police. More than a profession policing is a complex lifestyle, far more complex than most people realize, and counseling can have a significant impact on how police officers and first responders deal with stress and trauma.

Antonia Posey is a therapist, specializing in counseling law enforcement, first responders, and their families. Prior to becoming a counselor, Antonia was a police officer working in every facet of the profession, spending most of her time on the street as a Patrol Officer and Accident Investigator. Her experience as police makes her able to understand the intense and difficult circumstances police officers face, and the impact those demands have on their personal health and well-being. Her goal is to reduce the fear and stigma of counseling for police officers, and offer behavioral treatments, group therapy, and one-on-one counseling, which is mindful of police work and its many demands.

Police officers and their families need counseling that recognizes the high-demand/low-control nature of police work, and the high stress levels that may negatively impact their physical and mental health. Antonia utilizes a variety of evidence-based techniques and methods to treat stress, anxiety, and PTSD, with a focus on increasing mindfulness and resilience, and improving personal relationships– to help each individual be the best they can be.


Let Antonia help you discover a new point of view, identify the source of the challenges you’re facing, and equip you with the resources and strategies you need to overcome these challenges. Beyond developing a healthier mind, the goal is to improve your overall wellbeing, including physical and emotional wellness. Together, we can work towards a healthier, happier you.

  • Career-related Issues
  • Addiction and Recovery
  • Couples Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Family Counseling
  • Parenting Support
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
  • Work-life balance issues
  • Identity and Spiritual Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD


For police and first responders, confidentiality and stigma are often big roadblocks to treatment. Confidentiality is a part of our code of ethics, and we take this policy very seriously. Within Holistic Counseling is completely independent from all police agencies and we ensure strict confidentiality with each and every client.