Cops and Writers Podcast

115 Dr. Trevor Wilkins AKA The Angry Viking Therapist! (Part Two)

April 23, 2023 Patrick O'Donnell / Trevor Wilkins Episode 115
Cops and Writers Podcast
115 Dr. Trevor Wilkins AKA The Angry Viking Therapist! (Part Two)
Show Notes

Thank you for joining me for the thought-provoking conclusion of this special two-part interview with Dr. Trevor Wilkins, also known as the Angry Viking Therapist. 

Dr. Trevor Wilkins is a psychotherapist in private practice at Thin Line Counseling, LLC in the Lexington, KY area and specializes in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, and High-Stress Careers.  Dr. Wilkins has an additional specialty of working with the members of public safety and the military that are dealing with stress and trauma-related disorders.  

Dr. Wilkins served 15-years in uniformed law enforcement, and the prior three years as a police dispatcher, firefighter, and emergency medical technician.  Dr. Wilkins now combines his doctorate-level education in professional counseling with his experience of dealing with traumatic scenes to provide counseling services to the members of public safety, the military, and the members of the public that deal with trauma.  

In today’s episode we discuss:

·   Some of the biggest stressors on members of law enforcement. These might shock you!

·   The pros and cons of peer support groups. 

·   Working with police chaplains.

·   Simple steps to better mental health.

·   The pros and cons of pharmaceuticals in treating patients with mental health issues and the danger of not treating the root cause of these mental health problems.

·   Who takes care of the Angry Viking Therapist? 

·   Alternative treatments for mental health issues, including the use of psychedelics.

All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.

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