Blomquist Hale is aware of the unique needs and challenges that first responders face and is committed to being a valuable resource for these professionals. We have dedicated time and resources to train our staff to understand the needs and effectively help individuals working in these professions. The training our staff received included Mind Shield for Brain Burn, which was specifically developed to help first responders. We have therapists who understand the unique role of being a first responder and who receive positive feedback from the first responders they work with. We have therapists on our team who also work as fire fighters, police officers and military personnel.
Blomquist Hale’s first responder program provides resources and access to treatment. This resource not only has positive impacts on the mental stability of first responders, but can also save lives.
For more information and to access your Blomquist Hale First Responder benefit, please call us at 801-262-9619.
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– Critical Incidents (Exposure to a Traumatic Event at Work)
– Managing Stress. Anxiety & Depression
– Relationship & Family Problems
– Wellness Screenings
– Substance Abuse
– Suicide Prevention
Blomquist Hale has a team of trained and experienced therapists that are dedicated to providing service for those that are in our First Responder Program. We recognize that this is an area that requires ongoing understanding, training, and the right therapists partnered with these professionals. Blomquist Hale has the largest first responder program in the state of Utah and works with more first responders than any other organization in our area.
Blomquist Hale ensures that we have a licensed therapist available around the clock specifically dedicated to crisis events. Over the years Blomquist Hale has responded to a number of critical needs for other fire departments and police agencies. We are willing to identify specific clinicians to respond to crisis situations. These clinicians will be well trained to critical incident response and the needs of First Responders. Blomquist Hale will introduce these identified clinicians to First Responder leaders to strengthen confidence and partnership.
Blomquist Hale knows the importance of working with spouses and family members of First Responders. Family members often face unique challenges that comes with the profession of their loved one. Our therapists have the knowledge and life experience to truly make a difference in not only the First Responders life, but their family members lives as well.
Blomquist Hale offers benefits to first responders who have retired. This service includes the same benefit that an active first responder would receive when working with Blomquist Hale. In addition, Blomquist Hale offers services to spouse of the retiree.
Blomquist Hale can provide Annual Wellness Screenings for every first responder. When first responders participate in the Annual Wellness Screenings, they will meet with a trained and experienced therapist who will help them evaluate areas of their life, relationships, and more.
Increased volume in traumatic calls over the winter and poor sleep quality affected my ability to deal with daily life stressors. I became more irritable and disconnected. I was fortunate enough to get Aaron Moon as a therapist when I called Blomquist Hale. Over time, Aaron and I were able to work through the common behavioral traits I was feeling/displaying that are associated with being a first responder. Aaron’s “confronting emotions” approach to therapy was something I have needed for the past 16 years. He is thought provoking and incredibly easy to communicate with. Aaron’s experience in the military as well as law enforcement made an enormous difference in our ability to understand and relate to each other when discussing what the job entails and the bi-products we are left with. I am forever grateful for his help in educating me on tools/wellness and service to first responders.”
I am a member of the Search and Rescue and newest volunteer with the fire district. I am going to start my testimonial as a first responder and end with the perspective of a first responder spouse. As a first responder, the support of Blomquist Hale (specifically Aaron Moon) has given me the ability to perform knowing that if I need process something I have a safe place to do it with people who have been first responders themselves and have firsthand experience with similar situations, that coupled with being experienced therapist is monumental to me.
As a first responder spouse the support for Blomquist Hale, has saved my relationship and made it flourish. With previous therapists I asked for skills and during on-call season but typically had to defend my relationship because they didn’t understand the uniqueness of a first responder family, that we’re always in the mindset of service and that it looks a lot different than a “typical” relationship. Aaron has given me skills and support to navigate hard times, appreciate and even cultivate good times, and stand on my own two feet when challenges come up. I regularly recommend Blomquist Hale to first responders and their spouses because of the caliber of support I have received.”
As a first responder – the stakes are high when it comes to mental health and marriage stability. I personally have really enjoyed Aaron as a therapist. At times when my life has been at its lowest point, I was given the tools and guidance necessary to help myself and my marriage. I highly recommend using Aaron Moon, who have first responder experience.
My experience at Blomquist Hale has been nothing, but amazing. Josh Whatcott is so relatable, calming, patient and smart. He has helped me in so many ways, and has helped me to move forward with my trauma. It’s still hard to let go, but I’m working on it. I look forward to our appointment every time. He challenges me to think critically, and to love myself, and give myself patience and grace. I’m doing better than I think I am! Therapy is amazing, and I truly believe it makes you a better person! I hope everyone does this, to only better themselves to be better for them and everyone else! Josh is the best!
Aaron has been a great counselor for me and the issues I am working through. His experience in public safety and the military makes him uniquely qualified to be able to understand the needs of first responders and the mental health issues we face. I would recommend him to anyone. He is great in helping you realize the changes you need to make.