Coming Soon (May1,2022)

Coming May 1, 2022,  our first class for clinicians will be available at
If you are a clinician wanting to work with First Responders-or currently working with First Responders and needing support, come back for support in May.


Moving Through The Fire Welcomes You

Working with Emergency Response Personnel is my passion.  I am all to aware of the effects of consistent exposure to traumatic events, being away from loved ones, the unknown aspects of the job...who will be in the car, when will the tones go off, is the roof going to collapse, am I going miss birthdays, holidays, milestones.  I am dedicated to supporting individuals, groups, stations and departments in getting training, therapy and intervention in order to minimize the effect of cumulative trauma.

Moving through the trauma is the way to do this.

Couples Therapy

Stress and Trauma Webinar

This webinar was intended to be a free introduction to understanding and coping with Stress and Trauma.
Please access this recording for free for the next month,


“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

Fred Rogers

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Our Mission

Providing ongoing education and treatment for people affected by traumatic experiences.

It is my goal to create systems of treatment that not only help people heal their symptoms of trauma, but educate people in the workplace to unload experiences as they happen.  Our culture disregards the need to process events that are difficult to bear.  As emergency response personnel, it is important to get support along the way.  Working through events as they take place can happen in many ways.  I can help agencies create preventative opportunities to keep people healthy.  In doing so there will be less stress, compassion fatigue, burnout, divorce, missed shifts and suicides.

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Family Therapy

Families are affected by their loved ones who are experiencing traumatic events, and long hours and days and weeks away from home.  EAP services are available for the employee and their family members.

Group Therapy

I am offering support groups for Individuals who are experiencing the effects of traumatic events, or the stress of working long hours away from their families.

Individual Therapy

Offering individual session through EAP for anyone experiencing stress or symptoms of trauma. If you don't feel like yourself, feel shut down, anxious, withdrawn, or like you don't want to go to work....get support

What To Expect

Learn About Our Methods

Therapists are trained in working with individuals who have experienced traumatic events, specializing in First Responder culture.  We deal with symptoms and effects of working under intense pressure in environments that are difficult for others to understand.  We are trauma informed, and have many years of experience with CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management), and individual treatment.


Emotional Regulation

Cognitive Behavioral Training



Workshops & Training

Training and workshops available to departments, stations, families and small groups.  Moving through the symptoms of stress and trauma is possible.  Please contact me to design what will help you.  Your needs are unique, I will tailor to those needs.

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My Story

I knew I wanted to be a therapist when I was 16.  I went straight through Undergraduate and Graduate school and started working right away.  I joined the Butte County CISM ( Critical Incident Stress Management) team in 2000, and after 9/11 went to New York and participated in debriefing the NYPD.  I  work with Emergency Response Personnel and have extensive training in trauma and its effects on those who experience traumatic events. 
I also work with children, adolescents, and adults dealing anxiety, depression and regular life circumstances. 
I am offering groups, individual therapy and workshops in an attempt to help our helpers.


About Patricia

First Hand Experience

Patricia has 11 years working as a mental health clinician, having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. She is licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Patricia is a provider at Katy Luallen and Associates, working primarily with first responders and their families, as well as a mental health clinician for Wellpath. Prior to these experiences, Patricia worked with clients with acute mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Patricia has also worked with domestic violence offenders, crime victims and children in the foster care system. In addition to individual, couples, and family therapy, Patricia has served as the Clinical Director of two outpatient, intensive therapeutic programs.
Patricia’s husband of 20+ years is a local law enforcement officer. Patricia understands deeply the impact of the trauma that first responders experience, through her therapy work, as well as personally. She understands the importance of having a safe, non-judgmental space to share those experiences and to learn new skills to help cope with on-the-job trauma, as well as the secondary impact on first responders’ families.

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Need Support?

I have worked with Emergency Response Personnel for over 20 years.  I am trained in working with the effects of trauma and PTSD.  I am committed to supporting this community.

Katy Luallen MFT
Chico , CA


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Camp Fire Anniversary

Katy is interviewed for the first year anniversary of the Camp Fire on November 8, 2018

Therapy Office


Katy is interviewed by Dr. Gayle Kimball around coping.

Psychologist Session