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Services we provide:

PTSD

PTSD is a disorder often resulting from experiencing a shocking, dangerous or traumatic event that overwhelms an individual’s built-in coping abilities.

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Sleep Disturbance

Shift work and difficulty sleeping are accepted as the norm in emergency services.

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Hypervigilance Syndrome

Hypervigilance syndrome, common in first responders, describes the drastic swing between two phases, the on-duty and off-duty phases.

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End of Career Distress

All good things come to an end, and this includes rewarding and exciting careers in public service.

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Services for Individual Responders

Individual responders need not be part of a particular emergency services agency to access our support.

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Embedded Behavioral Health

The Embedded Behavioral Health (EBH) model is an early intervention and treatment structure of the BH care model that promotes first responder readiness and resilience.

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Services for Agencies & Departments

We deliver services to help agencies and departments integrate BH into the agency/department structure to better serve communities and personnel.

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Clinical Consultation For Peer Teams

More and more agencies and departments are developing their own internal peer support teams.

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Meet the team

Leadership

Rick Baker

e.MA, LCMHC – Founder, Clinical Director

Signi Goldman, MD

Psychiatric Services

Administration

Earlene Reese

Office Manager

Maria Stanis

WNC Medical Claims

Abigail Fafula

Social Media Manager

Russell Connor

Human Resources

Clinicians

Jessica Smith

MA, LCMHC, Clinician

Joellen Rhyndress

LMSW, LCSW, Clinician

Amanda Lutz

MA, LPA, Clinician

Amy Justice

Clinician

Courtney Owings

Clinician

Dr. Tina Jaeckle

Education and Outreach

Joel Puryear, PA

e.MA, LCMHC – Founder, Clinical Director

Keith Cox

Clinician

Sandy Burleson

Clinician

Lisa Rounds

Embedded Behavioral Health Clinician

Rachel Lyon

Embedded Behavioral Health Clinician

Testimonials:

Nelda St. Clair, Bureau of Land Management, National Office FA-100

Nelda St. Clair, Bureau of Land Management, National Office FA-100 Position: National Critical Incident Stress Program Manager Rick Baker is one of the few Mental Health Professionals selected by the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Interior to provide clinical expertise for wildland fire and aviation personnel who have been involved in a critical […]

Van Duncan, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Office

Van Duncan, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Office Position: Sheriff Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has found that having embedded mental health has been of tremendous benefit. Law enforcement officers and first responders see tragedy on a regular basis. Even though it becomes part of their day-to-day job, the trauma they see impacts them the same as […]

Jesse English, Mitchell County Emergency Management

Jesse English, Mitchell County Emergency Management Position: Director Why small county law enforcement officers need clinical services, or better yet, embedded clinical services? Being in law enforcement and responding to traumatic events and emergencies anywhere is hard, it takes a physical and mental toll on officers and on their families. The issues working in smaller […]

Eric Martinez, USDA Forest Service, National Incident Management Organization

Eric Martinez, USDA Forest Service, National Incident Management Organization Position: National Critical Incident Stress Management Coordinator I have had the pleasure of knowing Rick Baker for two years. During the years of our acquaintance, I have known Rick to go far beyond his responsibilities while assignments. Rick is one of the trauma clinicians I have […]

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    Address: 204 Charlotte Hwy Ste E.Asheville, NC 28803

    Phone: 828.333-5708

    Fax: 828.484-1025

    Working hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm