Veterans/Military Service

Veterans and active duty military have a unique set of circumstances and experiences that can lead to mental health issues. The sometimes dangerous and traumatic environment in which members of the military serve can lead to PTSD as well as other issues, such as substance abuse or traumatic brain injury.  When returning home, some veterans have trouble adjusting to life outside of the military and may feel disconnected from family and friends. They may isolate themselves and are at risk for developing mental health issues including anxiety and depression. Military life can also have an effect on other members of the family system. A qualified mental health professional who specializes in working with veterans and their families can help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s veterans/military experts today.

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I spent 18 months at Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center working with military servicemembers, veterans, and their families. I've learned the unique aspects of military culture and how the culture impacts veterans - even those who don't have PTSD. I'm able to work with high-achievers to be able to maintain their skills set while development mindfulness and coping mechanisms for civilian life.

— Stacy Andrews, Mental Health Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO

If you’ve served in the military, odds are high you have some degree of mental and emotional distress caused by difficult experiences. Being a combat soldier in the Army and a military spouse has given me a personal frame of reference for experiences like these.

— Rosalind Herrington-Moxon, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Olympia, WA
 

As a military veteran, I am familiar with the military life experience. Maybe you are struggling from symptoms of trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, or grief. All these experiences bring difficult emotions. Perhaps you are struggling as you transition from the military to civilian life. When a person transitions from the military to civilian life, so does the family. This can be a time of confusion after living a structured life. Whatever the reason, we can work together.

— Liliana Ramos, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Milpitas, CA

Like any other type of trauma, MST can seriously affect a person’s physical and mental health, causing anxiety attacks, depression, and substance abuse if untreated. In addition, unprocessed military sexual trauma can cause a variety of relationship and/or family problems as well as social functioning difficulties in general. Veterans who have experienced MST commonly report problems with interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety and PTSD.

— Filippo M. Forni, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Retired disabled combat veteran with over 20 years experience within the military community.

— Erick Sowell, Clinical Social Worker in Baltimore, MD

If you’ve served in the military, the odds are high you have some degree of mental and emotional distress caused by difficult experiences. Being a combat soldier in the Army and a military spouse has given me a personal frame of reference for experiences like these.

— Rosalind Herrington-Moxon, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Olympia, WA
 

As a Veteran of the USMC and current member of the MN Army National Guard having served on three deployments, I know the struggles of military members and their families. I understand what it is like to want to talk about your experiences and not have someone cringe, or ask all kinds of questions about what the acronyms are/mean. I get that we do not all have PTSD, and that we may just be having "normal" struggles like everyone else. But if you do have trauma, we will address it.

— Eric Strom, Clinical Social Worker in Minnetonka, MN

One of my specializations is in military and family life counseling. This training, as well as lived experiences, has given me the understanding and knowledge to help military members (e.g., active, reserve, retried, and guard) navigate the stressors (e.g., deployments, family reintegration, civilan reintegration, etc.) that come from serving in our counties military. Helping military members and their families navigate the differences between civilian and military life.

— Angie Luttrell, Counselor in Valdosta, GA
 

I have extensive experience in working with Veterans and active military members. Most of my clinical training was accomplished with VHA and DOD. My heart is fully with those who have sacrificed to serve our country and I have a deep understanding of the issues our heroes often bring home with them. I have intensively treated Veterans and service members with PTSD, addiction issues, serious mental illness, life and role transitions, grief, civilian reintegration, and mood disorders.

— Cari Oliver, Clinical Psychologist in Virginia Beach, VA, VA

Working exclusively with veterans and servicemembers for over 5 years, I understand the culture and the specific issues that one faces. Specifically when re-integrating after retirement or deployments. I work with both individuals and families affected by military-related problems, including moral injury.

— The Haven Center for Couples Therapy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Rockville, MD
 

As a military retiree, I am familiar with the military life experience. You can feel safe and supported in the therapeutic space. You can take the first step towards hope and healing whether you are experiencing symptoms of trauma from PTSD, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, or grief. You might also be struggling as you transition from military to civilian life. This can be a time of confusion for you and your family. You don't have to make this journey by yourself. Please contact me.

— Liliana Ramos, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Milpitas, CA

As a military spouse, I have first hand knowledge, and training, in assisting individuals through their military life, and after.

— Angie Luttrell, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Tifton, GA
 

As the daughter of a 25 year veteran and an active duty spouse for the last 15 years, Amanda is uniquely qualified in the area of veterans and military service. Being able to understand the complexities of military life influences her ability to counsel service members and their families with compassion and empathy.

— Amanda Blair, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Valdosta, GA

As a veteran, I understand the challenges of being in the service as well as the dependents' struggles. I will work with you to resolve and conquer challenges as you serve, and as a veteran. We will work together to prepare and to integrate into civilian life with a smooth transition, in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.

— Galit Ribakoff, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Dallas, TX
 

I am a Veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force in many capacities for over 17 years. I love this community. I believe that Veteran's and their family members go through a unique experience that others outside of the community usually do not understand. I help people with handling the unique stressors and traumas of serving as well as providing support and guidance during transition outside of military service. I have lived experience and training in supporting this community.

— Joshua Manney, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Ventura, CA

Veterans or active duty service members may be eligible for no cost mental health treatment with me. Contact me to discuss further.

— Melody Wollgren, Clinical Social Worker in Rochester, NY
 

People have said that you might have PTSD, but what does that even mean? You've lived through some difficult events, but plenty of other people have been through worse. You worry that PTSD means that you are crazy, and you don't want people to treat you differently. You're concerned that being labeled with PTSD will have negative consequences, and that has stopped you from asking for help. If you and/or your partner may be experiencing PTSD- it is possible to heal from the past.

— Shelly Crosby, Psychologist in Long Beach, CA

As a military retiree, I am familiar with the military life experience. You can feel safe and supported in the therapeutic space. You can take the first step towards hope and healing whether you are experiencing symptoms of trauma from PTSD, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, or grief. You might also be struggling as you transition from military to civilian life. This can be a time of confusion for you and your family. You don't have to make this journey by yourself.

— Liliana Ramos, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Milpitas, CA
 

As an Air Force Veteran, I have worked with Active Duty service members, Veterans, and their families.

— Krystal Smith, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As a military veteran, I have insight to the complexities of your experience. Maybe you have seen or experienced trauma in your career. Maybe you are working on transitioning into civilian life. We are not meant to be alone in our struggle to live more fully and more freely. I bring my training, knowledge and life experience into the room to help you. I will listen to you and, in the process, help you reclaim what has been lost to you.

— Liliana Ramos, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Milpitas, CA