Mike & Althea have been married since 1994. Together they have been co-authors of two highly successful monthly columns for Officer.com & one bimonthly column for PoliceOne.com. They have also been regular contributors for LawOfficer.com and Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement.
They have been presenters at the annual ILEETA Conference & Expo, instructing other police trainers from around the world, as well as traveling to bring their message to police officers across the United States.
Mike is also a full-time police officer in a large department outside of Chicago and a part-time psychotherapist at the same practice with Althea in Oswego, Illinois. At Fox Bend Counseling, they both specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, and offer couples therapy. Together they bring a wide range of expertise to law enforcement because they have seen it all. They share a mutual passion for increasing awareness for a stigma-free culture to end police suicides, building leadership skills, increasing morale, and facilitating the skills needed for a healthy work environment.
Author page for PoliceOne.com https://www.policeone.com/columnists/Olson-and-Wasilewski/
Author page for Officer.com https://www.officer.com/features/by-contributor/contact/10234409/althea-olson