PCA is an authority in addressing the psychological and emotional concerns of police officers. The practice has been involved in helping police officers deal with stress for the past forty years. PCA currently has contractual relationships with most of the major Departments throughout the state of Maryland, including the Baltimore City Police and the Maryland State Police.
Psychological Services for Police Officers
Police officers typically function under high levels of stress, both from departmental concerns, as well as from their professional concerns working as a police officer. It has been our experience that when an officer seeks professional help, it is as if a weight has been lifted from them. They realize that they are in a safe and one hundred percent confidential environment where they have no fears that whatever they disclose will leave the office. This type of safety helps the officer talk candidly about their feelings, concerns, goals and, particularly, about personal, marital and family problems.
Officers seek help for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they have been involved in an extremely stressful situation and the concern about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder needs to be addressed. Our clinicians are experts in diagnosing and treatment of PTSD. Officers frequently have concerns have concerns about their lack of progress within the Department. They often feel they are being treated unfairly and that their accomplishments are overlooked.
The demands of shiftwork take a toll on relationship and family life. Spouses of officers experience similar stressors as their mates. They worry about the safety of their loved one and supportive counseling is of significant benefit.
The practice also addresses child, adolescent and family concerns. Clinicians are able to treat all age ranges.
The primary reason why therapeutic work with officers in distress is helpful is that the officer can be themselves. They do not have to maintain an authoritative bearing of someone who is in control in the therapy session. The officers find it to be an oasis where they can be themselves, discussing their fears, weaknesses and areas of vulnerability. This type of atmosphere has powerful therapeutic benefits.
Our experience speaks for itself. Working therapeutically with police officers has been a core of our practice since its inception. Our clinicians are highly experienced in dealing with any problem that an officer may have encountered.
Contact us today for more information about Psychological Services for Police Officers and Stress Management in Baltimore Maryland