Optimizing Strengths Within

First Responders possess an arsenal of strengths and resources that can be activated to thrive in all areas of their life. I am here to help connect to those inner sources.
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I have worked in the mental health field over 25 years and have experience, as well as training, working with law enforcement and first responders. I am vetted and approved by the National Fraternal Order of Police as a Wellness Provider. I am Trauma-Responsive therapist who utilizes a client-centered, strength-based, practical approach to provide support and resources which can assist you to address and resolve stressors and enhance overall well-being. I am an EMDR Certified Therapist and utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a form of therapy shown to reduce a variety of issues such as post-traumatic stress injury, anxiety, and depression. I am a HeartMath Trauma-Sensitive Certified Practitioner and utilize HeartMath technology to assist first responders improve heart rate coherence. This method increases one's ability to self-regulate the quality of feeling and emotion of one’s moment-to-moment experience influences our physiology and the reciprocal interactions between physiological, cognitive, and emotional systems. I am certified to facilitate the Acute Stress Adaptive Protocol (ASAP) which is both a group and individual intervention that can be utilized just three days after a critical incident. The ASAP is a safe, effective, efficient, early intervention that offers stabilization and resource-building techniques to enhance self-regulation. Trust is earned, and I understand that, so we can have a phone call or telehealth consultation at no cost to you. It is a simple and easy way to take a next step. Contact me to learn more.
Melanie Palmer
IMFT-S, EMDR Certified Therapist


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Stress


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Gottman Method
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused


  • Fee Description: $0 - $125