First Responders are faced with traumatic experiences on a regular basis as part of their jobs. They have unique challenges that have a long term impact on their personal and professional lives. Collectively we have over 25 years experience working with this population. We specialize in trauma treatment with First Responders and EMS personnel and as well as their family members. We are certified and have extensive experience with Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Crisis Management. We are certified with the IAFF Peer Support Training Program and act as peer support clinicians. Amy is the director of the Behavioral Health Program for the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine
Our focus is to help first responders heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing treatment. Many have experienced the healing effects of listening and being validated in the therapeutic environment. Amy is EMDR certified, CISD, a Certified Trauma Counselor as well as dually licensed with Maine and New Hampshire. Telehealth services are available. Face to Face sessions are available in Readfield, Maine. In addition to therapy services we provide connection to other vetted providers and resources. On site trainings are available. See download section for more details under Training and Consultation Services.
We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life in a stigma free environment. Behavioral health issues are a part of the job but you can learn healthy coping and increased resiliency.
Jason Mills joins New Perceptions Inc. as a Master of Clinical Mental Health Intern from Liberty University who will be working with first responders, veterans, their significant others, children of first responders/veterans over the age of 13, and with first responder/veteran couples.
Jason is coming to New Perceptions after 25 years as a career firefighter/paramedic at Augusta Fire where he served as a Lieutenant, he also worked for LifeFlight of Maine as a flight medic for several years. During his time at Augusta Fire he was founding member of the departments Peer Support Team, wellness and fitness coordinator, public relations liaison and department representative to the state OPTIONS program combating substance use disorder.
Beyond his career experiences, Jason has deep ties to the first responder/military community. His father was a local Fire Chief for over 25 years, he has two brothers that are Maine State Troopers, he is the proud husband of an Air Force Veteran, and his son is an Air Force ROTC cadet.
New Perceptions is excited to welcome him as part of our team, we believe his work and life experience as a first responder will bring a unique value to our counseling practice. We look forward to the service he will provide fellow first responders and their families.
Professional Firefighters of Maine Peer Support Team
Team Members and Phone Numbers
Michael Crouse, Director: (207)239-2625
Mike Scott, Deputy Director:  576-2234
Amy Davenport Dakin, LCMHC, LCPC, Clinician: (207)941-0010 | (603)257-0258
Jason Mills: (207) 250-1683
Gerry Gay, District 1 Peer Leader: (207) 651-5944
Shane Taylor, District 2 Peer Leader:  513-2772
Carl Anderson, District 3 Peer Leader:  831-9323
Ronnie Green, District 4 Peer Leader: (207)944-5366
Kyle Moser, District 5 Peer Leader:  868-9282
Firestrong: 1-844-525-FIRE (3473)
Maine Crisis Team 1-888-568-1112
Crisis Text Line: Text Hello to 741741
IAFF Center of Excellence 1-833-300-3765
* * TO ACCESS A PEER SUPPORT MEMBER PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE MEMBERS ABOVE TO BE TRIAGED TO A PEER MEMBER. IF REQUESTED SOMEONE CAN BE OBTAINED OUTSIDE YOUR DEPARTMENT AND SURROUNDING AREA
Other Treatment Programs and Providers have been vetted. Contact one of us for more information.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Counseling can help you recover your motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger from traumatic events. Therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
$150.00 per hour for counseling sessions. On Site Trainings and Interventions $200 per hour. Peer Support Members $100 per day. Please see download on Trainings and Consultation Services for more details. Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Please contact us with questions.
Amy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason - email@example.com
First Responder Support Group questions can also be directed to Peter Morrell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer Members can be accessed as well. You do not have to be a union member to access peer teams or services offered.
Augusta, Maine, United States
Telehealth services are provided to Maine and New Hamphsire. Face to Face Office hours available in Readfield, ME Mailing: PO Box 5360 Augusta, ME 04332 Phone: (603) 257-0258/(207) 941-0010 Jason Mills (direct line) (207) 250-1683 Fax 18889771570
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Mon-Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alternate hours by appointment only and vary day to day