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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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 San Jose, CA

I am an Air Force veteran, married to a Marine Corps veteran.

— Mary Jarnagin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Lexington, KY
 

My diverse background allows me to relate to a wide range of clients and client experiences. I am a veteran, have over a decade of experience as a paramedic, and also spent five years as a hospital mortician at UIHC counseling bereaved families. I have worked as a mobile crisis outreach counselor since 2016 providing crisis intervention and mental health stabilization to individuals, couples, and families in Johnson and Iowa Counties.

— Annalee Moody, Counselor in Williamsburg, IA

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
 

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

— Erick Sowell, Clinical Social Worker in Owings Mills, MD

I am a veteran and can understand the lifestyle and challenges that are connected with such a lifestyle.

— Mareba Lewis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Conyers, GA
 

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 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
 

Having served our country for ten years in the Navy, I understand the sacrifices made within serving our country as well as within our personal lives and family units. I desired a level of service while in service I had not received and I now pride myself on being able to provide that very service to the men and women who serve, as well as those who have previously served our country.

— Michael Love, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , FL

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
 

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

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
 

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 San Jose, CA

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

— Krystal Smith, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

Being a military spouse and working as a military family advocate, I can understand the pressures of military life. I worked 6yrs as a military family advocate focusing on prevention and intervention of family violence.

— Hope Perini, Counselor in Barre, VT