Learn. Grow. Make A Difference
I train clinicians to work with First Responders and Veterans so they can grow their practices, receive referrals, and make a difference in the lives of the client, and the communities they serve.
If you are a clinician wanting to work with First Responders & Veterans-or currently working with First Responders & Veterans and needing support-
click the link below.
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.
“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
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.
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.
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 If you don't feel like yourself, feel shut down, anxious, withdrawn, or like you don't want to go to work....get support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.
Cognitive Behavioral Training
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.
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.
Camp Fire Anniversary
Katy is interviewed for the first year anniversary of the Camp Fire on November 8, 2018
Katy is interviewed by Dr. Gayle Kimball around coping.