Admission Criteria for First Responders in our PTSD Treatment Program

Our PTSD treatment program is specifically designed to address the unique needs of first responders who have been impacted by trauma. To ensure the most effective and appropriate care for our participants, we have established the following admission criteria:

1. First Responder Status: We welcome individuals who are active or retired first responders, including but not limited to firefighters, police officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), dispatchers, corrections officers, military personnel, healthcare workers, social service professions, and other high-stress professions.

2. OSI Diagnosis: Participants must have a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or exhibit symptoms consistent with and OSI. Our program is designed to provide targeted support and treatment for individuals grappling with OSI-related challenges.

3. Stability for Residential Program: As our program is a residential program, participants should be medically stable and able to engage in daily activities and therapy sessions. We prioritize the safety and well-being of all participants throughout their stay.

4. Willingness to Engage in Treatment: Participants must demonstrate a genuine commitment to engaging in the treatment process. This includes active participation in individual and group therapy sessions, willingness to explore and address trauma-related experiences, and a readiness to learn and apply coping skills and strategies.

5. No Active Substance Abuse: To ensure the effectiveness of treatment, participants should not have active substance abuse issues that may interfere with their engagement in therapy or jeopardize the safety and well-being of themselves and others in the program.

6. Ability to Function in a Group Setting: As our program incorporates group therapy and activities, participants should possess the ability to function within a group setting, engage in respectful and supportive interactions with fellow participants, and be open to sharing experiences and insights with others.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and supportive environment for first responders seeking PTSD treatment. By adhering to these admission criteria, we can ensure that our program is well-suited to meet the unique needs of participants and facilitate their journey towards healing and recovery.

If you meet these criteria or have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact us for further information and to initiate the admission process.

We are now accepting clients from all over North America

Admission criteria for other participants may vary depending on the specific program and its focus. However, here are some general admission criteria:

1. Age and Gender: Some programs may cater to specific gender groups.

2. Diagnosis or Symptom Presentation: Conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, acute stress reactions, or other trauma-related disorders.

3. Level of Impairment: Level of impairment caused by the trauma symptoms. The program is suitable for individuals with mild-moderate impairment in daily functioning, including occupational, social, and personal aspects of life.

4. Safety and Stability: Individual’s safety and stability to participate in a residential program. This may involve evaluating the participants ability to manage self-care, adhere to program rules and guidelines, and maintain a safe and supportive environment for the participant and others.

5. Motivation and Readiness for Treatment: Evaluate the individual’s motivation and readiness to engage in intensive treatment. This may include assessing their willingness to participate in therapy, engage in self-reflection, and actively work towards their recovery goals.

6. Medical and Psychiatric Stability: Consider the individual’s medical and psychiatric stability to ensure they can safely participate in the program. Evaluate any existing medical conditions, medication management, or ongoing psychiatric care requirements.

7. Substance Use: Participants are required to be in a stable recovery state or seek concurrent substance use treatment.

8. Treatment History: Assess the individual’s treatment history, including any previous trauma-focused interventions, therapy modalities, or residential treatment experiences. This helps determine if the program aligns with their specific needs and offers a new or complementary approach to their prior treatment.

9. Suitability for Group Setting: Consider whether the individual is suitable for a group therapy setting, as many residential trauma programs incorporate group therapy as a primary treatment modality. This includes assessing their ability to participate in group discussions, manage conflicts, and respect the confidentiality of others.

Rolling admissions for programs involve an ongoing application and acceptance process, allowing individuals to join the program at different entry points throughout the year. Here’s how it works:

1. Continuous Application Period: The program maintains an open application period throughout the year, with no fixed deadlines. Interested individuals can submit their applications at any time.

2. Initial Screening: Once an application is received, an initial screening process takes place to assess the applicant’s eligibility and suitability for the program. This may involve reviewing their medical history, previous treatment experiences, and any relevant documentation.

3. Individual Assessment: Qualified applicants proceed to an individual assessment phase, which may include interviews, psychological evaluations, or discussions with program staff. This assessment helps determine the individual’s specific treatment needs and whether the program is an appropriate fit for their requirements.

4. Program Entry Points: Based on availability and the assessment results, accepted applicants are assigned to the next available program entry point. These entry points can be scheduled at regular intervals, such as every four weeks or based on the program’s capacity.

5. Program Duration: The program operates on a rotating basis, with participants entering and exiting the program at different times. While some participants may begin their journey at the start of a new cycle, others will join at various stages throughout the ongoing program.

6. Individualized Treatment: Each participant receives an individualized treatment plan that aligns with their specific needs, regardless of their entry point into the program. The program staff works closely with participants to ensure a seamless integration into the existing treatment framework.

7. Group Dynamics: Group therapy sessions play a crucial role in the program. Participants entering at different times join existing therapy groups already in progress. This group dynamic provides an opportunity for peer support, shared experiences, and a sense of community.

8. Continuity of Care: To maintain continuity, ongoing participants who have been in the program for longer periods may act as mentors or provide support to newcomers. This fosters a supportive and inclusive environment while allowing for the exchange of knowledge and encouragement.

9. Transition Planning: As participants complete their program, they receive transition planning to support their reintegration into their daily lives. This may involve aftercare services, referral recommendations for continued therapy, and resources to sustain progress made during the program.

By implementing rolling admissions, the program offers flexibility and accessibility, enabling individuals to receive the care they need when they are ready to embark on their healing journey.

Tailored Program:

Our program is designed specifically for stress-exposed professionals, recognizing the unique challenges they face in their occupations. We provide a comprehensive understanding of operational stress injuries and develop personalized treatment plans accordingly.

Evidence-Based Treatment:We utilize proven therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to address operational stress injuries and trauma-related symptoms.

Experienced Team:Our highly trained multidisciplinary team consists of clinicians, psychologists, therapists, and support staff who specialize in treating stress-exposed professionals. We are dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care and support.

Trauma-Informed Approach:Our program is trauma-informed, prioritizing safety, empowerment, and healing within a supportive environment. We recognize the impact of trauma and ensure our participants feel understood and validated throughout their treatment journey.

Holistic Care:

We take a holistic approach to treatment, addressing the physical, emotional, and social well-being of participants. Our comprehensive range of therapeutic modalities, including individual counselling, group therapy, mindfulness practices, and workshops, supports whole-person healing.


Participant safety is paramount. We have implemented enhanced safety measures, round-the-clock supervision, registered nurse availability, and personalized safety plans. Our thorough screening process ensures individualized support throughout the program.

Aftercare and Support:

Our program offers comprehensive aftercare and support, including online support groups, individual follow-up sessions, and additional intensive programs. We collaborate with participants and their providers to facilitate a smooth transition and ongoing support post-program.

Participation Outcomes:

– Enhanced Well-being
– Strengthened Coping Skills
– Increased Functionality
– Resilience Building
– Strengthened Social Support
– Successful Transition

Our Stress Recovery program focuses on empowering participants to overcome occupational stress injuries, improve well-being, and successfully reintegrate into their lives and communities.

We are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of stress-exposed professionals.