Behavioral Health & Crisis Consulting consists of the multiple services offered by Renee Cox (Renee Balodis-Cox) as well as the connections she has with affiliated professionals conducting the same work. 

Currently, Renee stays busy with her primary work through the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission as an instructor teaching Law Enforcement professionals in the area of Crisis Intervention. She also offers de-escalation and other trainings to a variety of groups and professions, including healthcare professionals, social service organizations, and schools.

Renee also works with law enforcement agencies in Critical Incident Stress and Peer Support programs. For trainings offered, see the list below.


 De-escalation and Safety training for employees

  • Methods of calming and de-escalation with aggressive individuals
  • Recognition and effective communication with mentally ill or drug intoxicated individuals, and can expand this topic for Social Service agencies and staff
  • Specific recommendations on workplace issues for managers and/or human resources

Stress Management and Self-Care

  • Signs and symptoms of stress; physical, emotional, and behavioral
  • Typical reasons for workplace stress and how to remedy
  • New (and old) techniques for good self-care


Crisis Intervention Team Trainings

  • Verbal tactics for dealing with individuals in a behavioral health crisis
  • Signs and symptoms of the major mental illnesses of the people that officers deal with most frequently
  • Cycle of escalation and de-escalation and the physiology behind this
  • NOTE: If your department or agency is wanting your CIT training funded by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission then you must connect with them for approval and registration instructions ahead of time.

Peer Support Team Trainings

  • Co-train police departments with a retired police sergeant on how to start and run an effective peer support and Critical Incident Stress Management team

Stress Management for Law Enforcement

  • Discuss stressors unique to first responders and law enforcement, including family relational issues, shift work, on the job stress, and critical incidents and trauma
  • Follow much of the philosophy of the work of Kevin Gilmartin, author of "Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement"


For other therapists

  • Offer consultation services (with non-supervisory commitment) to other counselors and therapists in the field.
  • Washington State Approved Supervisor for LMHCA and LMFTA persons who are seeking to become an LMHC or LMFT.
  • For police departments

  • Offer consultation in best practices for dealing with behaviorally disturbed individuals.
  • Offer consultation for your peer support team.