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

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

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

We provide mental health evaluations that you can submit with your body of evidence for your disability claim.

— Sally Sharp, Psychologist in OAK HARBOR, WA

During over eight years of service in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, I focused my work on the unique needs and perspectives of US Military Veterans who have served in all eras of military conflicts and engagements. I have helped to provide care to hundreds of US Veterans in the areas of mental health, addictions, aging, PTSD, combat exposure, Women Veterans, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), “Don’t Ask- Don’t Tell”, and Transgender Veteran concerns.

— Paul C. Briggs, Clinical Social Worker in Hollywood, FL
 

I am a veteran of the USAF. My veteran status and training in trauma provide a unique approach to treatment of veterans and AD military members.

— Rosalind Pistilli, Clinical Social Worker in Northglenn, CO

As a female military veteran, and a family member among other veterans, I bring forth an understanding and experience unique to those who have this experience. Additionally, I participate in continual trainings to keep my knowledge up to date.

— Amy Belval, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Columbia, CT
 

While I am a civilian myself, I have extensive experience in supporting military veterans adjust to civilian life. It would be my honor to support you in helping you identify your new mission and make a plan for reaching your goals. I will help you discover how your military values and skills translate to civilian life. I can also assist you with coping with PTSD symptoms in hopes of increasing your level of functioning.

— Allison Borrasso, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA

During over eight years of service in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, I focused my work on the unique needs and perspectives of US Military Veterans who have served in all eras of military conflicts and engagements. I have helped to provide care to hundreds of US Veterans in the areas of mental health, addictions, aging, PTSD, combat exposure, Women Veterans, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), “Don’t Ask- Don’t Tell”, and Transgender Veteran concerns.

— Paul C. Briggs, Clinical Social Worker in Hollywood, FL
 

I am a full-time first responder, I specialize in working with first responders, active military, and veterans.

— Carlos Martinez, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Served as an NCO Academy Instructor, USAR for 15 years.

— Melanie J Jackson, Licensed Professional Counselor
 

I served 4.5 years as an Active Duty Army psychologist and have served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as a psychologist since 2016. While on Active Duty, I completed pre- and postdoctoral training experiences at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. I have specialized training and experience as well as a passion for serving those who serve our country so selflessly.

— Peggy Steinbrunner, Psychologist in Everett, PA

I've worked with and alongside service members and veterans for 10 years, including 3 years working on base at JBLM in contractor positions directly working with military mental health. More important to me, I am honored to count many service members and veterans among my closest friends and mentors.

— Virginia Cailleteau, in Olympia, WA
 

Having spent 12 months training at VAPAHCS, I've worked with Veterans from all sorts of backgrounds, genders, and presenting concerns. Specifically, I've worked with Veterans in Pain Clinic, Women's Clinic, MOVE TIME, Oncology clinic, and related areas. I'm passionate about helping Veterans and Activity Military work through new diagnoses, acute and chronic medical issues, anxiety, depression, and adjustment to civilian life. It would be an honor to work with you. Please contact me today.

— Danielle Wischenka, Clinical Psychologist in Campbell, CA

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
 

As a military spouse, for 12 years I have lived through separations, PCS moves and deployments. I have participated in family readiness programs as a spouse and supported military families as a social worker. I have worked for a VA program and served veterans and their families on hospice care. I have advocated for families and veterans working to heal from combat trauma. It is my honor to offer military families a space to be understood and supported without judgment.

— Amy Leigh Fernandez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Temecula, CA