CODE 3 COUNSELING PODCAST

This podcast focuses on first responder mental health and wellness.
Our hope is to utilize our podcast to help first responders who need help, understand how counseling services can meet the need.
We also hope that this podcast can bring awareness to common issues faced by first responders, to fight the stigma around seeking help, and to bridge the gap by building trust between the responders and competent providers.
Always remember, it may be your battle, but you don't have to fight it alone.

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EPISODE 14: Mindset Matters: A Chat with Marc & Teresa Hildebrand Part 1

Today we are talking with Marc & Teresa Hildebrand. We talk about how your mindset can impact your ability to achieve your goals and thrive as a first responder family.

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EPISODE 13: Sharing Your Story: A Chat with Christy Warren

We have a deep and honest discussion with Christy Warren from Fire Fighter Deconstructed. Christy shares her journey with trauma, a story filled with hope and purpose!

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EPISODE 12: Parenting as a First Responder Part 2: A Chat with Rachelle Zemlock, PsyD

We continue our chat with Rachelle Zemlock, PsyD of First Responder Family Psychology. We talk about common parenting struggles for first responders, as well as some co-parenting issues that can arise.

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EPISODE 11: Parenting as a First Responder Part 1: A Chat with Rachelle Zemlock, PsyD

On the first part of this two part series, we talk with Rachelle Zemlock, PsyD. Rachelle is a licensed psychologist and is the owner and founder of First Responder Family Psychology.
Rachelle shares about common parenting struggles faced by first responders, and how you can create the connection you are longing for with your child.

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EPISODE 10: Enjoying the Work You Do: A Chat with Bridget Truxillo

On this episode, we have Bridget Truxillo from Protective Wellness. She shares her experience working for the sheriff's department, getting into law, and creating a program for first responder wellness.
She also shares tips and strategies to help you enjoy the work that you do.

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EPISODE 9: Getting the Right Help: A Chat with Amy Morgan

Today on the Code 3 Counseling Podcast, Shawn & Alisha have a fun discussion with Amy Morgan, founder and CEO of Academy Hour. Amy specializes in working with first responders on managing their mental health.
Through Academy Hour, Amy and her team provide free mental health training and resources for first responders. Amy also runs the Certified First Responder Counselor program where professionals go through a rigorous training curriculum to better understand how to help first responders well.

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EPISODE 8: The Importance of Time Off: A Chat with Off Duty Destinations

Let's face it: going on vacation can take a lot of energy! And when you already work in some of the most stressful and exhausting careers on the planet, it is hard to take time off and check out. 
But the thing is, taking time off from work is essential for your mental and physical wellbeing! And it doesn't have to be hard.
In today's episode. Alisha talks with Matt and Leslie Howard from Off Duty about ways you can take care of your personal wellbeing as well as your favorite relationships through taking fun and relaxing vacations!

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EPISODE 7: KEEP YOUR HEAD ON STRAIGHT: HEALTHY COPING SKILLS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Not all coping skills are effective for first responders. In this episode, Shawn & Alisha talk about the different coping skills you can practice as a first responder to keep your head on straight. Add a few new helpful tools to your toolbox and share them with others.

Remember, it may be your battle, but you don't have to fight it alone. 

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EPISODE 6: FIRST RESPONDERS AND TRAUMA

First Responders are exposed to trauma regularly in the work they do. In this episode, Shawn & Alisha talk about how you can take care of yourself and other when you do experience a trauma injury.

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EPISODE 5: BURNOUT AND FIRST RESPONDERS

Shawn & Alisha talk about burnout in the first responder world. In this episode, they help you understand what burnout is, what it looks like, and what to do about it. How do you respond to it? How do you prevent it? How do you help a friend struggling with burnout? Listen to this episode to learn all of these and more!

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EPISODE 4: COMPASSION FATIGUE AND FIRST RESPONDERS

In this episode, we talk about compassion fatigue, what it looks like, what to do about it, and how to help someone you may know struggling with compassion fatigue.

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EPISODE 3: TRAUMA AND THE BRAIN

In todays episode, Shawn and Alisha talk about the ways trauma can impact first responders. We explore the different nervous systems and parts of the brain that are engaged when exposed to dangerous situations.
Listen to hear about how your experiences as a responder can impact your physical and biological functioning. And what you can do about!

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EPISODE 2: IS COUNSELING REALLY CONFIDENTIAL?

Today we are talking about confidentiality in counseling and the myths around it all. For many first responders, the worry about how counseling can impact their job can be a major roadblock for them being able to seek mental health support. Listen to learn more about the importance of confidentiality in counseling!

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EPISODE 1: WHY A CODE 3 COUNSELING PODCAST?

Welcome to the Code 3 Counseling Podcast! In this episode, we share a little about about ourselves and our lives in the first responder world. We also talk about the reasons why we decided to start this podcast. We are excited to help you get to know us a little bit more!

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PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO FIRST RESPONDERS, MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES

Serving folks in person in the Monterey Bay Area and online throughout the State of California.

You don't have to figure this out on your own. We are ready to meet you. To start your journey towards freedom, follow these easy steps:

    Contact Code 3 Counseling by email, give us a call, or schedule a free consultation now!
    Get connected with our team of competent and qualified counselors.
    Start winning the battle and defeating the obstacles that are keeping you from a free and peaceful life!