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Our Expertise


One-on-one support from someone who understands the challenge.

One-on-one care from someone who understands the challenge.

Headington clinicians are experts in treating humanitarian-specific issues, including complex trauma and vicarious trauma. Our psychologists travel extensively throughout the world supporting aid workers, and they know what it’s like to work in the field. 

Our goal is to support you, so you can continue to help others as long as you can. Individual or small group counseling gives aid workers and responders the opportunity to apply resilience skills when an incident occurs. Counseling can also support individuals navigating chronic stress and burnout, relational conflict with peers and supervisors, critical incident experiences, sexual assault, vicarious trauma, and a variety of other challenges.

We offer a wide variety of counseling services:

  • Critical incident coaching and debriefing
  • General consultations and resilience assessments
  • Pre-deployment readiness assessments
  • Post-deployment debriefings
  • Performance coaching
  • Referrals for long-term support

Contact us to learn more.

Other Expertise

We offer a custom set of tools and training that integrate the mind, body, and spirit to strengthen the well-being and effectiveness of global responders.

Who We Serve

We help the helpers— those who serve far away, or in their own communities.

Aid Workers

We prepare aid workers to face the ever more complex challenges of the field.

Emergency Responders

We come alongside disaster personnel before, during, and after a critical incident.

Community Caregivers

Burnout is no match for our practical training and interventions.

Client Spotlight

“The stress associated with the work has increased significantly. The recent shift towards increased staff care and support provided by helpers like the Headington Institute is the single most important contribution to the humanitarian aid community in the last 25 years.”

– ​Care Manager 

Support our global humanitarian workers.