Active duty and military veterans sometimes face unique challenges. Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, alcohol abuse and other mental health concerns may present themselves long after military service has ended. Therapists who specialize in working with veterans will help to empower their clients and encourage them to combat their issues and live a full and meaningful life.
Local Experts in Veterans/Military Service
I have extensive experience working with veterans and military service members and recognize the unique impact military culture can have on mental and physical wellness.
I am a Returning Veteran\'s Service Provider, and have been trained in Post 9-11/deployment issues for active and retired military. Deployments can be extremely difficult on intimate relationships. I am here to help you rebuild.
I did my chaplain residency at the Portland Veteran\'s Hospital where I learned not only about PTSD, but also about war and military culture. Since then, I have taken continuing education courses on working with veterans, including on military sexual trauam. A number of the patients at the addiction\'s unit where I worked were veterans. I volunteer with the Returning Veteran\'s Project.
As a veteran myself I am familiar with the lifestyle of a soldier. I have awareness of the expectations and limitations put upon our men and women that serve in the military. Eight years of experience working (in a massage therapy capacity) with veterans returning from war has offered me an awareness of the issues they are faced with during reintegration into their own home.
I honor our military members and their families! I know that when a parent serves our country, their family serves too! My father served in the Navy and my brother served in the Army. I am a Military Family Life Counselor with both MHN and Magellan.
As a Veteran myself who has used counseling, psychology, and a spiritual orientation to navigate the emotional residue of service, I feel I can definitely be of assistance to others who wish to explore these means of healing and growth.
The military/veteran community is one that hold a special place in my practice. As an veteran I am able to take a more focused and holistic look at a veteran's experiences during and after service and how those experiences impact current life.
Serving returning veterans and their families outside the VA.
I have been in the military and understand military culture. I have counseled veterans.
I am both pleased and proud to have had the opportunity to work with military veterans at VA hospitals in OR, NY, and CA. I have experience providing psychotherapy to veterans from all eras of service (Vietnam, Gulf War, OIF/OEF/OND). I am familiar with the challenges of combat exposure and of re-integrating into civilian society. I am happy to serve those seeking care outside the VA setting.
I have had the enormous privilege of working with veterans and their families for 15 years. Although I am not a vet myself, I have learned a great deal about military culture and the ongoing impact of military service. As veterans have expanding choices for receiving treatment in the public sector, I hope to provide another resource for the support and treatment they have earned.
Between 2011 and 2013 I worked for the army in their health clinic at a base in Germany. My clients were soldiers and their families coming from or going back to war. The training received in exposure therapy helpfed in treating PTSD and as well as my family therapy background in couples and family work.
I worked full-time providing psychotherapy to veterans from 2009-2018. Some typical treatments for PTSD included: prolonged exposure, cognitive processing therapy, moral injury treatment, mindfulness-based stress reduction, motivational interviewing, seeking safety, and relaxation skills.