When Firefighters Visit Therapists with Courtney Stewart


By now, you’ve heard over and over about the value of professional counseling.

But, I know, you’re probably still skeptical. Maybe you think it’s too-touchy feely. Maybe you’re worried that word will get out that you’re seeing a shrink.

Or it could be that you just don’t think a therapist will understand what you do for a living.

That’s why, today, we’re going to talk about what exactly happens when you walk into a counselor’s office.

Here to discuss that on this episode is Courtney Stewart.

Courtney is a licensed professional counselor in Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as a law enforcement wife and mother. She works in corrections as a therapist and volunteers as a mental health consultant for law enforcement peer support teams.

Courtney’s article: Counselors Don’t Get Us

Article: The Push to Get Firefighters the Therapy They Need

Article: After the smoke clears: Counselor raises awareness of mental health challenges faced by firefighters