Cops and Shrinks: When to Go to Therapy and Why

Therapy won’t make you perfect, but it will help you live a wiser, happier life. In my last post, I wrote that fear about confidentiality is high on the list of reasons cops don’t reach out for help. But there are other reasons like stigma, shame, or the...

Cops & Shrinks: Can You Trust Your Therapist?

What you need to know about confidentiality: when you have it, when you don’t. I’ve been blogging about police and first responders with Psychology Today for a couple of years. My most popular post was about cops and PTSD. On the first day of 2021, I saw a...

Calling All Cops: Do You Know Who Has Your Back?

Wisdom from a pioneer cop about connecting to your family during hard times. Dr. Al Benner was a retired police captain, a pioneer in police psychology, co-founder of the West Coast Trauma Retreat for first responders with traumatic stress, and a mentor to many “cop...