Podcast and Non Profit 501(c)(3) Supporting Mental Health among First Responders, Military, and Families
The Overwatch Collective
Meet The Ones Who Help You!
The primary role of the therapist is to help people process challenges in their lives. They often help individuals navigate conflict, resolve internal struggles, and address mental health conditions. These wonderful therapists are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited professionals. They are here to help guide and teach you through your healing process. We have had episodes with these therapists and highly recommend reaching out to them for a consultation and see how one of them can help you.
Listen to Deana's episode here!
Deana Kahle, M.S., LMFT received her graduate degree from California Baptist University and trained with The Counseling Team, International serving those who serve since 2011.
As a first responder to first responders, she has provided critical incident stress management (CISM) for many major mass casualties throughout the country. Deana has the privilege and honor of providing services to agencies such as the U.S Forest Service, Federal Air Marshal Service, and the California Highway Patrol.
Her professional experience has focused on the treatment of post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, and grief. In addition to psychotherapy and stress management services, Deana provides subject matter expert training and keynotes on the topics of resilience, wellness, and peer support. She is passionate about her mission “to alleviate suffering one person at a time”.
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Destiny Morris, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #130131 specializes in trauma work in first responders. She works with individuals, couples, and teenagers. She believes in the importance in having a safe and confidential space to explore challenges that come up in life or in the field. She works with clients who are struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, relational issues, and personality disorders. Destiny has the personal experience of being a first responder partner as well as being the daughter of a first responder. She has been trained in EMDR therapy as well as first responder counselor certified.
Alongside empathy and compassion, she believes humor is a coping skill that can be helpful. Destiny sees clients via Telehealth in the state of CA and can be reached directly at 805-294-0430 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to Destiny's episode here!
Listen to Tony's episode here!
Tony has worked in the training and rehabilitation field since 2010 and has worked with a myriad of different populations. From experience with rehabilitation of PTSD, ADD, Autism, chronic pain, and other complex issues to training professional athletes in various sports, Tony has extensive experience in taking people from their worst physical state to their best. Tony has worked alongside various Doctors, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and other Medical professionals as a primary referral to assist them with their most complex patients.
Tony is a NeuroAthletic coach, using functional neurology to help people change the way their brain functions. Through his extensive background in neurology, Tony understands that emotions are a byproduct of the state of your brain and body. Through training that changes your neurology (brain function) you can change the state of your emotions, physiology, and anything else that matters to you.
Tony is the husband of a police officer, and has a background working with several first responder and military veterans.
Dr. Matuszak, Ph.D., CCISM is an associate professor, researcher, and author with a doctorate in psychology and is a registered psychological associate (State of California, #PSB94026633) pursuing her psychologist license. A former forensic investigator, Dr. Matuszak holds a Certificate in Human Performance through the United States Sports Academy, a Certificate in Fundamental Neuroscience through Harvard University’s HarvardX, and Certificates in Psychology for High Performance Sports and Neurobiology & Sport Performance through FC Barça’s Innovation Hub. Dr. Matuszak is currently a student at the Trauma Research Foundation, obtaining her certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies. Dr. Matuszak holds her certification in Critical Incident Stress Management (CCISM) through the University of Maryland and is a member of ICISF with a Certificate of Specialized Training in Emergency Services.
Dr. Matuszak is currently pursuing her CMPC (Certified Mental Performance Consultant) designation through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), working underneath the supervision of Dr. Sean Swallen. This certification requires advanced educational and experiential knowledge in performance psychology and hundreds of hours working directly with athletes, tactical athletes, and performers. Dr. Matuszak works with tactical athletes (at no cost) to identify and apply translational evidence-based performance research to facilitate peak performance, based upon a client’s specific goals, such as performance restoration (returning to a normal performance level) or performance enhancement (reaching a new level of professional performance consistently). Dr. Matuszak can be reached at Dr.Matuszak@proton.me or (872) 678-1013, and can work with clients virtually from anywhere, or with clients in-person in Southern California.
Jen is a Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Meditation Coach, Reiki Master Practitioner, and a former First Responder with a vast understanding of Post Traumatic Stress Injuries. She has taught at CalNENA, Northern California APCO Chapter, and various Police and Fire Departments. She passionately works assisting others to live with more peace, balance, and sense of wellbeing. She uses a combination of techniques and teaches how to mitigate stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, and relationship challenges whether that is relationship with oneself or others in healthy productive ways. She assists her clients who are looking to reduce stress, release energy and/or emotions no longer serving them, and helps her clients to tap into
and unlock their highest potential. Jen works with individuals as well as groups with a few different options, onsite for Departments, remotely via zoom or FaceTime, or in person at The Zen Room in Gilroy,CA. Jen’s goal is to help you thrive and to be in a place where you know you are valued, supported, and you are never alone with whatever it is you are carrying on your shoulders. I look forward to helping you thrive! I can be reached via email at email@example.com or (408) 892-5061
Tracy Alvarado, M.S. is a dual Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
(AMFT121334) and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC7168). She has clinical experience working with First Responders and their Families. Additionally, Tracy is trained in CBT Interventions, EMDR Therapy and Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefs. Clinical scope of practice is Client Centered Counseling, bio-psycho-social assessments, and trauma informed care. Furthermore, Tracy’s skills go beyond clinical knowledge and technical ability as she is a spouse of a United States Marine and the mother of a one-year-old son. This is all important to note as she firsthand understands the primary parent role around the responders shift work and how that may impact family life. Tracy predominately see’s clients via Telehealth in CA andcan be reached directly at Tracy.Alvarado@hiu.edu
I’m Will Kelly, and I’m on a path of servitude to fellow Men...Brothers...Fathers...Kings. I have a strong desire to usher men into themselves and learn to embrace the Strength within Vulnerability. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) dedicated to cultivating intimate spaces for Men to fully BE and acknowledge their truths without shame or judgment.
As a whole, we Men have NO guidance on how to connect with our thoughts and emotions and how to communicate them to others. We have been emasculated in many ways through various sources and we are often lost in our minds to which we have no connection.
I represent the part of you who observes without judgment and delivers knowledge and as a King, you take this knowledge and govern your Inner Kingdom with divine order and blessing. Your Inner Warrior will act swiftly under this order with clarity to protect the little boy within who is connected to the pleasure, joy, and playful opportunities this life has to offer...and what he has to offer this life.
William N.Kelly, LCSW (CA,NC), LCSW-C (MD), MVF-CSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker