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
Several of my clients over the years have been veterans who often struggle with complex forms of PTSD. Veterans often choose vocations (police, corrections, military service) that are incredibly demanding and often exacerbate PTSD/combat symptoms. My goal in working with veterans is to recognize how their career and lifestyle can contribute and reduce their symptoms.
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.
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.
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.
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 have been in the military and understand military culture. I have counseled veterans.
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.
My past experience includes working at the Portland VA. Through this experience, along with my Military family, I have gained the knowledge to assist Veterans and their families in the unique culture of the Military. As a specialist, I will help to empower you to combat your issues and develop strong relationships; giving you tools to assist in living a healthy and productive life.
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.
Serving returning veterans and their families outside the VA.
As a disabled veteran, I understand the challenges of military service and life once you leave active duty. I served 5 years in the US Army, including a 9 month deployment to Afghanistan. I\'ve worked with active duty service members, reserve/guard, and veterans from all branches. I also know that military service can bring up complex feelings, so I like to make space for whatever comes up for you.
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.