Behavioral health services are available for all first responders to include, fire, police EMS, dispatch, corrections, and military (including vets). We also serve medical personnel and their families. Services is also available to significant others, partners, and family members of first responders.
Services are available on-site (in-person) and via telehealth throughout Nebraska. The behavioral health staff also serves Iowa residents.
Our therapists specialize in dealing with a variety of issues such as, acute trauma, post-traumatic stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, sexual addiction, substance use, co-occurring disorders and significant persistent mental illness. Modalities used: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
All services are billed to private insurance, covered by workman’s compensation, or private pay. If there is a situation where someone is not able to afford counseling services there are grants and donor funding that may cover the cost of services so please do not let this deter you from receiving help.
See below to meet the team.
FRST Interest Form
Meet The Support Team
Jason Workman, LIMHP, LMHP, LMHC, LADC
Director of Behavioral Health
Jason Workman received a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Jason is a licensed independent mental health practitioner, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Clinically Certified Trauma Professional. He has worked with first responders in Nebraska for more than 15 years as a Law Enforcement Chaplain, as a member of the state Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM) and presently is a Regional Clinical Director for the state CISM team. Jason’s experiences include previously serving as a firefighter/EMT in Northern California, Child Protective Services (investigations), Nebraska Department of Correctional Services and Nebraska State Probation. Jason’s experience and passion for working with first responders is what has led him to create the First Responders Support Team. Jason is available to see clients in persona and via telehealth in Nebraska and via telehealth in Iowa.
Leslie Hartmann, LMHP
Clinician – First Responder Support Team
Leslie is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner and specializes in working with spouses and children of first responders. She has more than eight years of experience working with families, as well as children and adolescents with behavioral and social challenges. Leslie’s experience also includes working in the correctional setting, dealing with inmates and corrections staff. As part of the FRST Team, Leslie facilitates a weekly substance support group. Leslie is married to a retired U.S. Marine who also was an emergency medical technician (EMT). She is available for both in-person and Telehealth sessions throughout Nebraska.
Leah O’Brien, LIMHP, CPC, LADC, CPT
Clinician – Thin Line Therapy
Leah has partnered with the First Responder Foundation, bringing her private practice here on-site. Leah is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, Certified Professional Counselor, and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who specializes in working with first responders and their spouses. She has more than six years of experience working in the mental health and substance use field. Growing up the daughter of a Lincoln Firefighter and currently the spouse of a Council Bluffs Firefighter, Leah has found her niche helping those in the first responder community. Leah is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and facilitates a monthly spouse support group. She is available for both in-person and telehealth sessions throughout Nebraska and Iowa.