Counseling for First Responders: Know When You Need Help, Too

For most people, the biggest problems they face at work are short deadlines, juggling projects and stressful client meetings. However, first responders have much bigger issues to deal with when they clock in for their shifts. Firefighters, police officers, and EMTs encounter danger, turmoil, and even tragedy throughout their careers.   Most first responders are…

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Help for First Responders

Stepstone Connect applauds the wonderful work and reporting in our local newspaper regarding getting help for our first responders. We had the opportunity to see a panel discussion with Capt. Stevens and his colleagues and wanted to use our platform to spread the word and let everyone know that we at Stepstone Connect can help.…

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Services

We are excited to announce two new services. Family Education Group Intensive outpatient recovery from addiction group   Family Education Group Stepstone Connect is now offering a weekly group designed for family members who have loved one’s in treatment. This group will be held online every Monday at 6pm Central Time and will be in…

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Secondary Trauma

I looked at a notification on my phone this morning, and saw another school shooting. My chest drops, another national tragedy. More families going through unimaginable loss. My heart goes out to the families in Florida. Through the media exposure we experience to a lesser degree these events. This exposure is the core to what is now known as secondary trauma. Because of recent events I felt compelled to write on secondary trauma and ways we can protect ourselves.

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Self-Care Tips for Therapists and Counselors

Are you taking care of yourself? When you dedicate your life to helping others, it takes a toll. Burnout is real, especially in the mental health field. If you’re not careful, you can marginalize yourself to the point where you end up marginalizing others, specifically your clients. To be the best version of yourself, self-care…

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Redefine Yourself

What’s in a name? For a company it’s the definition of who it is and what it stands for. E-Counseling Essentials had decided that with a New Year, needed to come a new identity. I want to explain some of the cause for that transition, and the relationship the process has with mental wellness.

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