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.

Meet the specialists

I've been privileged to work within a VA clinic as a mental health therapist providing individual and group therapy, and have completed specialized training on working with military personnel and veterans. I am certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD and have an interest in moral distress and moral injury.

— Donna Gardner-Jacoby, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Crystal Lake, IL

I have worked with Veterans for several years as a psychologist in the VA system. I am trained in cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure, the "gold standard" therapies for PTSD.

— Bianca Jones, Psychologist in Houston, TX

- Clinical experience working with Veterans at Dept of Veteran's Affairs in Long Beach. Understanding of military culture, family system issues pertinent to military culture, and experience using Evidenced Based Treatment protocols to treat PTSD.

— Rachelle Marshall, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Orange, CA

Since 2003, I have worked in 4 different VA clinics with veterans ranging from the WWII and Korean era to veterans recently returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition to combat trauma, I have also specialized in military sexual trauma (MST), at one point serving as the point of contact for information and training on MST for an entire VA region. In addition, I started the first support group for transgender veterans in the Central Texas VA Healthcare System.

— Jo Eckler, Clinical Psychologist in Austin, TX

I have been working with veterans and their families through the VA choice program. I work with veterans on PTSD, depression, couples counseling, relationship issues, connecting with others, and family therapy.

— Heather Bell, Clinical Social Worker in Vancouver, WA

I have extensive training and experience in treatment of those who have or are serving in the armed forces, as well as their family members. In addition to my training and experience with regard to treatment, I have also taught a Treatment of Trauma in the Military course to doctoral students.

— Stefanie Tweedly, Clinical Psychologist in Newport Beach, CA