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Priority Services for

First Responders & Essential Workers

We recognize the hard work you put into care for others...let us help you take care of yourself too.


We have two options for you to get relief from your anxiety, stress, overwhelm, dread, mood swings and so much more: book a virtual or in-person one-on-one counselling session or register for our next group session (running 8 weeks starting Feb 2021).

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Book a one-on-one

Counselling Session​

To book an appointment

CALL US (506) 651-1239 

Priority appointments (no waitlist)

Flexible appointments to accommodate

those working shift work.


During this especially stressful time, Laura Gatien & Associates is committed to making first responders, front line health care professionals and essential service workers mental health a priority in Saint John.

As a first responder, you deserve healing from your experiences and mental wellness - you should be able to thrive in the profession you've dedicated your life too, and even risked your life for.

We know that first responders, front line health care workers and essential service workers are human, and are greatly impacted by the stress during the pandemic.


You are keeping other people alive and have fears around your own health and the health of your family. You don't want to burden your family with your fears and worries.

Talk to us.


We can give you the help you need.


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Register for

Group Sessions

To register, fill out this form or

CALL US at (506) 651-1239

Starts Feb 4 / Thursdays 2-4pm

$100 all 8 weeks

Join us for a special 8-week session with your peers starting this February.


Feel supported and understood while we discuss tools to cope and build resilience against the traumatic experiences you face on the job and the stress you feel at home trying to balance the two.

The program we've developed is inclusive (it's the same group of people for the entire 8 week session), doesn’t require a diagnosis to attend and may be covered by insurance.

First responders helping first responders just makes sense...that's why we're running this group session again.

It's hope & healing through connection, support and understanding

First Responders...

We see you.

We have a passion for improving the mental health of first responders and removing the barriers and stigma that go along with seeking mental health support. 

First responders, dispatchers, military members, medical professionals, correctional officers: Do you think your job has negatively affected your life in any way? Your health, relationships, outlook on life, quality of life? If you answered yes, know that we've got a safe space for you here.

Dreading going to work? Feeling overwhelmed? Feeling stressed? Relationships strained? Want to improve your mood and control your anger?

Behind the badge, there is you. A human who struggles, because ALL humans struggle sometimes.


Let us help. We can help you...


  • make sense of your experiences

  • reduce emotional reactivity to painful memories. 

  • increase understanding of PTSD symptoms and how to manage them

  • improve your quality of life

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