Take Care of your mental health with our First Responder Specialized Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs. We provide support to our community heroes, the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency. Our clinicians have an understanding of first responder culture through previous work experiences. They help you to cope with stress management and trauma related to the job as well as personal/home life stressors and mental health issues. Westborough's F.R.S.T. Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization Programs, and individual therapy are specifically catered to the first responder population. We use a combination of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Critical Incident Stress Management skills as evidenced based modalities in treatment.
There are groups focussed on psychotherapy and psychoeducation, along with hollistic modalities in treatment. These hollistic approaches include: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, therapeutic visits with Gilbert, our Black Lab NEADS trained Assistant Dog, Expressive Arts group, Meditation, and Wellness groups.
Responding to traumatic situations on a daily basis builds up over time. These experiences combined with all other life stressors can become overwhelming and unmanageable. The efficacy of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Use Disorder, and rates of suicide among first responders is extremely high. This program is designed specifically to provide the treatment and support of people in our uniformed services.
Thank you first responders who have courage beyond measure. You put yourself on the line, never asking for thanks, yet, knowing what you do is crucial. You are our heroes, our rescuers, and our defenders. Heroes need help and support too.