Psychotherapists Offer Free Trauma Therapy to NYC Front Line Workers

Pollock Communications is helping to raise awareness for the New York City Trauma Recovery Network ( – a team of licensed trauma therapists in New York that is now providing pro bono EMDR therapy via telehealth to healthcare workers and first responders who are being intensely impacted by COVID-19. These sessions are for those who are on the front lines of this national emergency in NYC: doctors, nurses and staff in hospitals and urgent care clinics; staff in nursing homes; EMS, FDNY, NYPD, and others who are providing care to those affected by the virus under stressful and dangerous conditions.

Frontline workers who are interested will receive 6-10 free psychotherapy sessions by licensed psychotherapists trained in EMDR. Interested recipients can sign up online through the website, and sessions can also be conducted in Spanish.

EMDR therapy is one of the most effective treatments to address the trauma symptoms that medical professionals and first responders are experiencing from this medical system nightmare. EMDR therapy is recognized widely as an effective and efficient treatment for trauma and PTSD. It is recommended as a primary treatment by the US Department of Veterans Affairs & Department of Defense, World Health Organization (WHO), International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the national health services of numerous countries, including Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Italy, and Israel.

TRN, part of the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program, formed after the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. Since then, TRN chapters have responded to multiple disasters in the United States and internationally. The NYC Trauma Recovery Network served many first responders after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Referrals:    Linda Kocieniewski, LCSW NYC TRN Coordinator (212) 949-0381

Media Contact:  Eva Usadi, MA, BCD NYC TRN Consultant  (917) 509-5804

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