Congratulations to Good Life Clinician Deena Leonard, who recently completed the Certified First Responder Counselor training. Deena is a former law enforcement officer and pursued the certification to better help first responders in the Des Moines metro area community.
As a Certified First Responder Counselor Deena has been trained in the unique culture that first responders and police officers experience. They have experiences that others don’t have. Their mental health needs are not ‘typical’ mental health needs.
A Certified First Responder Counselor is specially trained to understand the needs of these heroes, including the importance of confidentiality and trust.