Law Enforcement Resources

Where do those that spend their careers helping others turn to when they need help? The job of a police officer can be extremely difficult both physically and mentally. If you are an officer and are going through a difficult time, please reach out for the help that you deserve. Backing the Blue Line has a list of professional and confidential mental health resources available for those that need it. 


Mental Health Resources

It is recommended to check out a therapist to see if it is a good fit for you. If you do not feel connected or trust that therapist, check out another one. It is important to have that trust to build a connection to promote your healing. Just because they are a professional, it does not mean you will automatically have that.




Under the Shield


Safe Call Now


National Suicide Prevention Hotline



Experienced with trauma, EMDR, and/or PTSD


Sonya Eastham, MA, LPCC - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

  • Current Law Enforcement Officer

  • Ramsey County Sheriffs’ Office


  • Sonya Eastham Consulting

  • 3820 Cleveland Ave. N #400

  • Arden Hills, MN 55112

  • 651-600-7328


Dr. Michael Keller - Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Susan Powers Olson - PsyD, Licensed Psychologist


Jordan Consulting and Counseling

  • Beth Jordan - MA, LPCC,LADC

  • 21 years as a Police Officer

  • Military family

  • Rachael Peterson- MS, LPC, LADC, CCTP

  • Uses EMDR

  • Former SWAT Leader

  • 608-332-3490

  • Business runs a PTSD group for Law Enforcement and a Support Group for family.


  • 763-242-2100

  • 10650 County Road 81, Suite 205, Maple Grove, MN 55369


LE-AST Services/Counseling, LLC

  • Steven Wickelgren- MA, LMFT

    • Was Director of MPD EAP

    • Retired from Law Enforcement

  • Therapists

    • Nick Weidner- MA, LADC

    • Michael Peterson- MA, LMFT

    • Kristin Turner, MA, LPCC, DBTC 

    • Scott Marks, MSW, LGSW


  • 952-994-1198

  • Locations

    • 14051 Burnhaven Drive, Suite 105, Burnsville, MN 55337

    • 715 Florida Av S, Golden Valley

    • 8063 Hadley Av S, Cottage Grove


Therapy Connections

  • Michael Boike- BSB, MA, LMFT

  • Working towards EMDR Certification

  • Volunteered as Guardian ad Litem


  • 763-270-0054

  • 5200 Willson Road, Suite 440, Edina, MN 55424


Uptown Psychology Group, LLC

  • Daniel Christensen-PsyD, LP

  • Experienced with trauma, PTSD, EMDR

  • Uptown Psychology Group, LLC

  • 612-524-5755

  • 2908 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408


Catherine M. Hedberg- MA, LP

  • Experienced with EMDR, Veterans, First Responders and violence

  • 651-314-1639

  • 2324 University Ave W, Suite 100, St Paul, MN 55114


Jane Campbell Coaching and Therapy

  • Jane Campbell- MA, LMFT

  • EMDR

  • 612-414-0383

  • 821 Raymond Ave, Suite 325, St Paul, MN 55114


Parker Collins Family Mental Health, PLLC

  • Jeffrey Hill- PsyD, LP

  • EMDR

  • Veterans

  • Accepts TriWest Insurance

  • 612-237-4743

  • 1056 Centerville Circle, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127


Healing Lives Counseling

  • Kathy Boisjoli- MA, LPCC

  • EMDR

  • Veterans

  • Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy


  • 651-315-5254

  • 1937 Woodlane Drive, Suite 203, Woodbury, MN 55125


Lynn Harris Luetgers - LMFT


Brent Richter Consulting



Self identified experience with Law Enforcement


Health Psychology Solutions, PLCC

  • Alexandra Stillman- PhD, LP

  • Roseville

  • 651-633-3800


Medical Care Services, PA

  • Jessica Davis- PsyD

  • New Brighton

  • 612-706-9630


Susan Powers Olson- PsyD, LP

  • Former Minneapolis PD EAP

  • Minnetonka

  • 763-234-4876



Sarah Thoeny - LMFT


Steve Wickelgren - LMFT

Michael Peterson - LMFT

  • Retired Law Enforcement Officer

  • Stillwater


  • 612-220-6038



  • Linda Vandenbrook - LMFT

  • Daughter and niece of law enforcement officers

  • Centerville

  • 651-288-0332



Brooke LeClaire

  • Police wife

  • Police Chaplain

  • Private pay (does not bill insurance)

  • Individual and Family Counseling as well

  • Chemical Dependency referrals

  • Duluth, but will travel throughout the state for officers


  • 218-220-5889


Jordan Consulting and Counseling, LLC


Peterson Consulting and Counseling, LLC

The Recovery Village



Center for Mind-Body Medicine



Meuser Law Office, PA




Minnesota Association for Injured Peace Officers (MAIPO)


National Association of Chiefs of Police


  • The Disabled Police Officers Fund program

  • Provides scholarships and medical reimbursement grants to officers permanently disabled in the line of duty

  • Provides assistance to children of disabled officers


Hometown Hero Outdoors




  • 100% Confidential

  • National Law Enforcement Officers Hotline

  • 1-800-267-5463

  • 24/7 call answered by a Peer Support Counselor


Invisible Wounds Project


  • Focused on raising awareness and providing services to Military and Emergency Personnel

  • Deal with PTSD, mental health and suicide

  • Free of charge and “off the record”

  • Their goal is to eliminate every barrier that exists to getting help

  • 763-486-3079

  • 8509 249th Ave NE, Stacy, MN 55079


Soldier’s 6


  • 501(c)3 Non Profit

  • Provide honorably discharged veterans and law enforcement officers with specially trained K-9’s


Courage Service Dogs


  • 501(c)3

  • Train and donate dogs to veterans and emergency personnel who suffer from PTSD

  • Minneapolis

  • 763-276-6581


1st Alliance


  • Searchable database dedicated to finding emotional, financial and spiritual assistance for First Responders.

  • PO Box 539, Auburn, MA 01501


Blue H.E.L.P.


  • Mission is to reduce the mental health stigma

  • Sister site to 1st Alliance

  • Confidentially connect you to the support you need.


Minnesota 100 Club


The Village Family Service Center

Psychiatric Medication Provider

Tara Tait - MPAS, PA-C



Law Enforcement Family Support

The 227 Project


Minnesota Department of Public Safety




Watch Your Six by Jonathan Parker


Line of Duty Resources


Minnesota Department of Public Safety

  • Contact Office of the Commissioner, Section 299A.44 Death Benefit

  • 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1000, St Paul, MN 55101

  • 651-201-7160


Minnesota Higher Education Services Office

  • Section 299A.45 Education Benefit

  • 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St Paul, MN 55108

  • 651-642-0567


Continued Health Insurance Coverage

  • Section 299A.465


Workers Compensation Division of the State Department of Labor and Industry

  • 443 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155

  • 651-284-5032


Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association

  • 525 Park Street, Suite 250, St. Paul, MN 55103

  • Email

  • 651-291-1119


Minnesota 100 Club

  • Gives monetary aid to LEO families

  • PO Box 18784, Minneapolis, MN 55418

  • Email

  • 320-274-8228




Brighter Days Grief Center

  • Carolyn Kinzel MSHS

  • 952-303-3873

  • Grief resources and Services

  • Caregiver resources and Services

  • Youth and Family Program

  • Peer based Connections

  • All services FREE OF CHARGE



Literature Resources




Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement by Kevin M. Gilmartin


A CHiP on My Shoulder: How to Love Your Cop with Attitude by Victoria M. Newman


A Marriage in Progress: Tactical Support for Law Enforcement Relationships by Victoria M. Newman


Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responder’s Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart by Dan Willis


Hearts Beneath the Badge by Karen Solomon


Bullets in the Washing Machine by Melissa Littles


Crazy Lives of Police Wives by Carolyn Whiting and Carolyn LaRoche


Lives Behind the Badge By Kristi Neace


Survival Guide for Police Wives By Kristi Neace


Under FIre: Marriage Through the Eyes of a Cop’s Wife By Kristi Neace


Above the Fray: A Four-Week Bible Study for Those Special Ladies Married to the Badge By Kristi Neace


I love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know by Ellen Kirschman


Cuffs and Coffee: A Devotional for Wives of Law Enforcement by Allison P. Uribe


Because I’m Suitable – The Journey of a Wife on Duty by Chaplain Allison P. Uribe


The Rite of Return by Karen Lansing (PTSD)


The Will to Survive: A Mental and Emotional Guide for Law Enforcement Professionals and the People who Love Them by Bobby E. Smith


The Price They Pay by Jeffrey M. McGill and Karen Solomon


Crossing the Thin Blue Line by Lisa Harper Lerner




When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident by Lance J. LoRusso


Warrior Mindset: Mental Toughness Skills for a Nation's Peacekeepers by Michael J. Asken and Lt. Col. Dave Grossman


On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman


On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman


Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement Officers by Kevin Gilmartin, PhD


Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responder’s Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart by Dan Willis


The Rite of Return: Coming Back from Duty-Induced PTSD by Karen Lansing


CopShock: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by Allen R Kates


Surviving the Shadows: A Journey of Hope Into Post-Traumatic Stress by Bob Delaney and Dave Scheiber


The Will to Survive: A Mental and Emotional Guide for Law Enforcement Professionals and the People who Love Them by Bobby E. Smith


My Life for Your Life by Clarke A. Paris and Dave Grossman


The Price They Pay by Jeffrey M. McGill and Karen Solomon


Devotions and Prayers for Police Officers: Providing Meaningful Guidance in a Variety of Situations by Steven J. Voris


The Spirit Behind Badge 145: A Personal Walk and Devotional with a Law Enforcement Professional by Jim McNeff


A Marriage in Progress: Tactical Support for Law Enforcement Relationships by Victoria M. Newman


Cadet Blues by Rob Krider


Arresting Communication by Jim Glennon


Visions of Courage by Bobby E. Smith, PhD




The Little One Behind the Badge by Jenny Swartout


Officer Rex Saves the Doughnuts By Meghan C Loague


A Day at the Police Station by Richard Scarry


Policeman’s Safety Hints by Giovanni Caviezel


Daddy, I Worry About You by Clarke Paris


Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton


Feeling Safe with Officer Frank by Linda Mobilio-Keeling


Cops’ Night Before Christmas by Michael Harrison and David Miles


Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman


Adventures of Hoover the FBI Dog: Hoover Travels the World by Joe Altman and Jon Chad


Officer Dan Looks for Clues: An Introduction to Forensic Science for Kids by Daniel Anselment

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