Salvatore (Sonny) Provetto MSW, LICSW is an EMDR clinician and a trauma consultant for police departments and emergency responders nationwide. His experiences as a police officer and emergency mental health clinician have guided his clinical practice with first responders for more than 20 years. Sonny consults on issues of stress and trauma with police officers, firefighters, emergency responders and their organizations.
He works closely with 10 Vermont police departments, fire departments, and EMS. Sonny has testified in front of the Vermont legislature as a subject matter expert on PTSD and influenced legislation making Vermont the first state to recognize PTSD as a compensable work-related injury for first responders.
Sonny is also the recipient of the EMDR advocacy award for the effective treatment and advancement of EMDR in treating first responders. He also has created a EMDR group intervention specifically for first responders which is currently being researched and used in the United States, Europe and now with the Ukrainian military.