Support Groups and Services for Emergency Responders and Healthcare Workers


Below are the names, time(s) and day(s) of the support groups, the time zones, and email addresses of the providers. Please email the provider for the group you are interested in participating in. Please specify the day and time of the group. The provider, in turn, will email you a code to the meeting. The Zoom (or similar) platform will be used by a majority of the providers. You will be provided with confidentiality when participating in the groups. You will have the option to use the video and audio components of Zoom or just the audio - whatever you prefer. You will need to complete an online disclaimer form. Please click here to complete the digital disclaimer.

The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Green Cross Academy of Traumatology, and CISM Perspectives' goal is to coordinate efforts to increase the support available to healthcare workers and emergency responders. These organizations do not attest to the skills of those listed below or are responsible for the services they provide. The services provided are not psychotherapy or other medical types of interventions and are limited to supportive/educational interventions and self-care strategies.

If you are a provider and would like to host your own online support group, please visit to sign up.


Days and Times Name of Provider City State Time zone Email Address Specialty
Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 Ms. Cindy Palen Springdale AR Central Standard Time Healthcare workers, EMS
Wednesday or Thursdays, 6:00 pm Dr. Lynn Hall Tucson AZ Pacific Time Zone nurses, mental health workers
Thursdays 5:00-630; Saturdays 1:00-2:30 Mr. Jack Harris Tucson AZ Mountain Standard Time those on the front line (i.e. LE, Fire, EMS, nurses, doctors)
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 pm Mr. Jeffrey Cartwright New Westminster British Columbia (Canada) Pacific Standard Time first responders, front line workers
Monday to Friday 9:00 hrs.-10:30 Dr. Gregory Sancier Campbell CA Pacific Standard Time First Responders at large
Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm Dr. Sage de Beixedon Breslin Cardiff By The Sea CA Pacific Standard Time healthcare providers- doctors, nurses, EMTs, LT carers, hospital triage and admin staff
Pacific Standard Time anytime early AM/late PM Dr. Sara Gilman Carlsbad CA Pacific Standard Time First Responders, Health care workers
Mondays and Saturdays Ms. Lisa Dale Miller Los Gatos CA Pacific Standard Time Doctors, Nurses, EMTs
Thursday Evening Dr. Jamie Rotnofsky Riverside CA Pacific Standard Time Health Care Providers and First Responders
Saturdays and Sundays  2:00-5:00 pm Dr. Joe Davis San Diego CA Pacific Standard Time Police, Nurses, Other
Flexibled. Avaiable based on need, Between 9a-11a Monday, Wednesday, Friday Dr. Vanessa Calderon San Leandro CA Pacific Standard Time physicians, nurses, EMT's
Friday 4-5:30, Sunday 2-3:30 Mrs. Teri Smallwood Spring Valley CA Pacific Standard Time Any first responders
Thursday 2:00-3:30 Dr. Karen Alter-Reid Stamford CT Eastern Standard Time First responders, healthcare professionals
Saturday, 9:30 - 11 am and Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm Mrs. Jane Smith Washington DC Eastern Standard Time frontline healthcare workers/assistants
days, nights, weekends, flexible hours Ms. Lisa Dinhofer Washington D.C. DC Eastern Standard Time healthcare, mental healthcare, police, EMS
Sundays 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Mr. Ethan Kaste Washington D.C. DC Eastern Standard Time any front line workers
Tuesday 10:00- 11:30, Thursday 7:00-8:30 Ms. Jenica Wright Washington D.C. DC Eastern Standard Time Healthcare workers
Thursday evening 4:00-5:00 pm Ms Candace Lake Boca Raton FL Eastern Standard Time any front line workers
Friday 4:00-6:00 pm Mr. James R. Jones Lithia FL Eastern Standard Time all first responders and medical personnel
TBD Mr. Vincent McNally Vero Beach FL Eastern Standard Time Police, Medical, Veterans, Fire, Resue, 911
Monday 7:00pm - 8:30pm Ms. Mary Wade Acworth GA Eastern Standard Time Firefighters
Wednesday 7:00-8:30 Dr. Jessica Torres-Pryor Augusta GA Central Standard Time First responders - police, firefighter, religious, physical and mental healthcare workers, EMT,
Wednesday @12pm and Sunday @ 12pm Eastern Standard Time Dr. F. LaShell Robertson Mabelton GA Eastern Standard Time All First Responders and Health Care Professionals
Mon 4:00-5:30 pm; Thursday 11:30-1:00pm Ms. Elaine Hicks Honolulu HI Hawaii Standard Time mental health workers, substance use counselors, EAP professional, HR staff, EMS
Fridays 2-3:30 PM Mountain Standard Time Rev. Steven Reames Boise ID Mountain Standard Time Physicians, NPs, PAs
Thursdays 7:30-9:00 p.m April 16-May 7, 2020 Mrs. Jeri Candor Cameron IL Central Standard Time Healthcare, first responders, and teachers
Tuesdays 8:00 PM  to 9:30 PM Mr. Brian Bibb Indianopolis IN Eastern Standard Time Healthcare workers
Saturday/Sunday 11:00-7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Dr. Robert Baize Sullivan IN Eastern Standard Time police, medical staff, mental health professionals
Sunday 2:00- 3:30 pm Dr. Emmanuel Dejo Oluwaniyi Surulere Lagos Greenwich Mean Time Social Workers
Tuesdays and Wednesday afternoons. Some evenings and weekends. Mr. Robert Zucker Weymouth MA Eastern Standard Time Police, Nurses, Doctors, other healthcare workers. Others as well.
4:00-5:30 but I am flexible. Mr. George Forsythe Columbia MD Eastern Standard Time First responders / Police Officers
Thursday 5:00pm - 6:30pm Ms. Hernan Alvarez Cordano Montgomery Village MD Eastern Standard Time physicians, nurses, therapists.
Wednesday 3-4:30 Dr. Kathleen Arveson Rockville MD Eastern Standard Time Police, nurses, physicians
Monday, Wednesday from 5:00-9:00pm; Friday from 2:00-5:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday as scheduled, Dr. Merrill Graham Grand Rapids MI Eastern Standard Time police, nurses, fire women/men, and first responders
Monday 2-3:30pm; Tuesday 2-3:30pm Ms. Marnee Wohlfert Lansing MI Eastern Standard Time Healthcare workers
Sunday 4-5pm Ms. Sandra Brown Asheville NC Eastern Standard Time any front line workers
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm Ms. Rose Bond Mott ND Central Standard Time police, nurses, educational staff,clergy
Saturday and Sunday 12-4 PM Dr. Cathy Carballeira New York New York Eastern Standard Time any front line workers
Mondays-Fridays: 12:00-9:00pm Rev. Robert Wisniefski Clifton NJ Eastern Standard Time Physicians, Nurses, EMT or other emergency personnel
Mondays 10:30am-12:00 pm Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families Northfield NJ Eastern Standard Time Healthcare workers
Friday 2:00-3:00, Sat 11:00-12:000, Sunday 2:00-4:00 Mr. John Thurman Albuquerque NM Mountain Standard Time law enforcement, EMS
Wednesday and Sunday 7:00-8:30 pm Mr. Deepak Prasad Lakeside NS Atlantic Standard Time Police and Their Families
Mondays 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Ms. Esther Rodriguez Brown Las Vegas NV Pacific Standard Time Nurses
Wednesday/Thursday after 5:00 or Sunday 2:30. Ms. Gabrielle Herman Brooklyn NY Eastern Standard Time Police, Nurses, Physicians
Wednesdays at 6 pm Ms. Noelle Damon Kingston NY Eastern Standard Time whomever requires assistance
Wed (3-5); Thur (3-5); Fri (3-5) Dr. Kimberly Johnson Long Beach NY Eastern Standard Time All frontline workers
Flexible Times Dr. Roy Lubit New York NY Eastern Standard Time nurses, physicians
Sunday 3:30-5pm Ms. Claudia Paradise New York NY Eastern Standard Time frontline healthcare providers and/or their children
Flexible Dr. Judith Ruskay Rabinor New York NY Eastern Standard Time Physicians, health care workers
Sat/Mon/Wed/Fri. 8:00-10:00pm Dr. Kathleen carterMartinez Saranac Lake NY Eastern Standard Time nurses, physicians, PA's, NP's, EMT's, Police
Saturday 3:00-6:00 Dr. Karin Jordan Akron OH Eastern Standard Time Nurses, EMT, Physician
Wednesday 8:00-10:00 pm or evenings as needed Ms. Mindi Wynne Brookville OH Eastern Standard Time EMS, Fire, Police
Monday 12:00 to 1:30 pm, Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm Ms. Julie Cooper South Lebanon OH Eastern Standard Time any front line workers
Tuesday - 7pm to 8:30pm  / Saturday - 3pm to 4:30pm Mrs. Nicole Brickell Bradford Ontario Eastern Standard Time Police, EMS, nurses
Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Thursdays 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Ms. Rebecca Brown Port Elgin Ontario (Canada) Eastern Standard Time Health Care Professionals and First Responders
Fridays 9am - 11am Pacific Standard Time Ms. Susan Pease Banitt Portland OR Pacific Standard Time Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers and other Health Professionals
Sundays 4:00 - 5:30; 5:35-7:05; Saturday’s 1:00 - 2:300; 2:35-4:05 Dr. Sarah Ullman Bala Cynwyd PA Eastern Standard Time Physicians, Nurses, Paramedics, Police
Friday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time Dr. Bruce Eimer Huntingdon Valley PA Eastern Standard Time Police, nurses, physicians, physician assistants
Fridays at 1:30-2:30 Dr. Diane Menago Newtown PA Eastern Standard Time Nurses, physicians
Flexible Hours Friday thru Sunday Ms MaryJo Harwood Washington PA Eastern Standard Time any front line workers
Saturday 2:00pm-3:30pm; Sunday 2:00-4:30 Dr. Nuria Querol Barcelona Spain Eastern Standard Time police, firefighters, nurses, physicians
Fridays 5:00-6:30pm Mrs. Valarie Harris Pleasant View TN Central Standard Time Police, Nurses, Doctors, EMS, Therapists, Healthcare Workers
Saturdays 2:00-3:30 Ms. Samantha White Austin TX Central Standard Time Nurses and other healthcare providers
Wednesday 7:00pm Ms. Dorothy Godines Houston TX Central Standard Time First Responders (Police, Firefighters, EMTs, Physical/ Mental Health Workers)
Sundays, 3:00-4:30 pm or upon request Dr. Chrysanthe (Chrys) Parker San Antonio TX Central Standard Time Individuals and groups: physicians, nurses, health providers, chaplains, first responders, law enforcement, military
Friday 9pm-11pm Dr. Lorrie Brown Arlington VA Eastern Standard Time any front line workers
4:00-5:00 pm Monday-Saturday Ms. Renee Branson Charlottesville VA Eastern Standard Time Nurses, physicians, other first responders
Wednesdays 9:00 am-10-30 am Ms. Vittoria Grant Fairfax VA Eastern Standard Time healthcare workers, nurses, physicians
Friday 6pm-7:30pm; Saturday 12pm-1:30pm; Sunday 8pm-9:30pm Dr. Nicole DiLella Forest VA Eastern Standard Time police, EMTs, nurses, physicians
5:00-6:30 pm Ms. Jean Daly Manassas VA Eastern Standard Time medical personnel
Friday 5:00-6:30pm Ms. Vernicia T. Eure Mclean VA Eastern Standard Time Nurses, Physicians
Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm Ms. Susana Calley Middleburg VA Eastern Standard Time Healthcare workers
Wednesdays 3:00- 4:30 Dr. Lisa Compton Virginia Beach VA Eastern Standard Time nurses, doctors, EMTs, firefighters
Monday 2:00pm-10:00pm available Tuesday 8:00am-10:00pm Thursday 8:00-11:00pm Friday 9:00-8:00pm every other Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm Ms. Standice Melvin Virginia Beach VA Eastern Standard Time police officers, nurses, doctors, teachers, social services workers, grocery store representatives, fire fighters, probation/parole officers
Monday 5:00 pm-7:00pm; Thursday 5:00 pm-7:00pm Ms. Angie Ellorin Virginia Beach VA Eastern Standard Time Healthcare workers
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:00-9:30 AM, Wednesday and Thursday 6:30-8:00 PM Ms. Joanne Steen Virginia Beach VA Eastern Standard Time EMT's, Police and Fire Service, Medical Personnel, Chaplains, Custodial staff, All hospital personnel
5 pm to 6:30 pm Dr. Chaplain Heike Ward Lacey WA Pacific Standard Time Police, EMS
6:00 - 7:30 pm Ms. Heather Natterstad Marysville WA Pacific Standard Time nurses, physicians, EMS