Public Safety Innovators
Reinventing Therapy [3]: What to Anticipate When Transitioning out of Law Enforcement
April 12, 2021
What do you do when you realize that veterans aren't getting the care they deserve? Lauren Rich left the VA after 7 years of seeing bureaucratic red tape keep vets from getting the mental health treatment they deserved. What she created was a completely innovative method of addressing post-combat mental health. Lauren joins the podcast again to discuss and unpack some of the many challenges law enforcement professionals and combat vets face when transitioning out of their careers and into retirement or a new career. This is part three of a powerful three-part series. Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/029
What do you do when you realize that veterans aren't getting the care they deserve? Lauren Rich left the VA after 7 years of seeing bureaucratic red tape keep vets from getting the mental health treatment they deserved. What she created was a completely innovative method of addressing post-combat mental health. Lauren joins the podcast again to discuss and unpack some of the many challenges law enforcement professionals and combat vets face when transitioning out of their careers and into retirement or a new career. This is part three of a powerful three-part series.

Get all links, resources and show notes at https://psi.chat/029

Lauren Rich is married to a combat vet and worked as a Combat Trauma/PTSD Psychotherapist with the VA for 7 years. If you're like most vets, you've made your rounds through several therapists. They've either dismissed the challenges you're facing altogether, or convinced you to cover up your trauma with pills. Nothing has worked...

While working as a Combat Trauma/PTSD Psychotherapist with the VA Lauren sadly observed first-hand that most vets were not receiving the help they actually needed. Frustrated with the bureaucracy, she started her own practice to help vets overcome combat trauma.

Lauren's not here to be your cheerleader - to pat you on the head and make you feel better about your day. She is going to be your battle buddy - someone who guides you through the process of resolving trauma.

Lauren helps male combat veterans kick trauma’s ass. She works with you to develop an OPORD for overcoming pain and recapturing the happiness of living. You can move past the bullsh*t that’s been keeping you from the things you want and need.

Web/Social Links

Lauren Rich - https://www.laurenrich.net/
LinkedIn - https://linkedin.com/in/lauren-rich-lcsw-162ba2142
YouTube - https://youtube.com/channel/UCuO6xpMrL9o1kdA9HtFY9rg
Facebook - https://facebook.com/Rich-Consulting-LLC-102294674697132/

Highlights from the Conversation

[00:41] Welcome to Episode 29!
[2:49] Transitioning can be tough for a workaholic law enforcement officer.
[6:39] Recognizing the identity change is paramount.
[8:52] You have a new role and it can be helpful to talk to others who have gone before you.
[13:00] What is your purpose and your new mission?
[14:23] Give yourself time to figure out your new purpose because it could take a while.
[18:03] Other challenges that come with transitioning.
[23:55] Is it okay to still be on guard after transition?
[36:19] Marketing Minute 17: Lead with Value and Authenticity
[38.02] How to find the Brotherhood and connect with your tribe.
[41:54] Isolation is the enemy of excellence.
[43:26] Recognizing the skill set you have when transitioning is key.
[48:24] Having a better sense of self awareness will help.
[55:21] Resiliency coaching is one of Lauren's specialties.
[1:03:46] One last thought about the huge spectrum of suicide.
[1:09:15] How to connect with Lauren.

Resources Discussed During the Show

LEO2CEO - A resource for cops who want to start their own business.