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.

 

URGENT MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE

 

Under the Shield

 

Safe Call Now

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline


 

LICENSED THERAPIST/COUNSELOR

Experienced with trauma, EMDR, and/or PTSD

 

Sonya Eastham, MA, LPCC - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

  • Current Law Enforcement Officer

  • Ramsey County Sheriffs’ Office

  • sonyaeastham@outlook.com

  • 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.

  • www.jordancandc.com

  • 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

  • www.leastservices.com

  • 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

  • www.therapyconnections.com

  • 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

  • www.healinglivescounseling.com

  • 651-315-5254

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

 

Lynn Harris Luetgers - LMFT

 

Brent Richter Consulting

 

HEALTH PARTNERS PROVIDERS

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

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING

 

Sarah Thoeny - LMFT

 

Steve Wickelgren - LMFT

Michael Peterson - LMFT

  • Retired Law Enforcement Officer

  • Stillwater

  • ptmchl@msn.com

  • 612-220-6038

 

CENTERLIFE COUNSELING

  • Linda Vandenbrook - LMFT

  • Daughter and niece of law enforcement officers

  • Centerville

  • 651-288-0332

LICENSED ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELORS

 

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

  • brooke.leclaire@hotmail.com

  • 218-220-5889

 

Jordan Consulting and Counseling, LLC

 

Peterson Consulting and Counseling, LLC

The Recovery Village

SOCIAL WORKER

 

Center for Mind-Body Medicine

ATTORNEY

 

Meuser Law Office, PA


 

OTHER RESOURCES

 

Minnesota Association for Injured Peace Officers (MAIPO)

 

National Association of Chiefs of Police

  • www.nacoponline.org

  • 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

 

COPLINE

  • www.copline.org

  • 100% Confidential

  • National Law Enforcement Officers Hotline

  • 1-800-267-5463

  • 24/7 call answered by a Peer Support Counselor

 

Invisible Wounds Project

  • www.iwproject.org

  • 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

  • www.soldiers6.com

  • 501(c)3 Non Profit

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

 

Courage Service Dogs

  • www.courageservicedogs.org

  • 501(c)3

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

  • Minneapolis

  • 763-276-6581

 

DrugRehab.com

 

1st Alliance

  • www.1alliance.org

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

  • PO Box 539, Auburn, MA 01501

 

Blue H.E.L.P.

  • www.wearebluehelp.org

  • 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

ADDITIONAL WEBSITES

 

Law Enforcement Family Support

The 227 Project

 

Minnesota Department of Public Safety


 

PODCAST

 

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 info@mppoa.com

  • 651-291-1119

 

Minnesota 100 Club

  • Gives monetary aid to LEO families

  • PO Box 18784, Minneapolis, MN 55418

  • Email MN100club@aol.com

  • 320-274-8228

 

C.O.P.S

 

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

  • www.brighterdaysgriefcenter.org

 

Literature Resources

 

FOR SPOUSES

 

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


 

FOR OFFICERS

 

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



 

FOR KIDS

 

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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