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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Even though military spouses are some of the most adaptable and resilient people on the planet, the constant state of change can take a toll on anyone. The worry for your spouse’s safety, the challenges with childcare, the never-ending list of things to do as a solo parent, uncertain deployment dates, and frequent moves can be overwhelming. The constant stress can cause you to feel exhausted, aimless, resentful, and alone.

— Crystal Bettenhausen-Bubulka, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Coronado, CA

21 years active-duty Army service followed by 2 years as a provider in the VA

— Landon Coleman, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in New York, NY
 

I have extensive training in Military competencies and culture to provide competent service delivery to our heroes in uniform and those no longer serving. I am a Level-2 trauma therapist with training in CPT and EMDR.

— Ricky Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in Rehoboth Beach, DE

As a military veterans spouse I have had first hand experience in the life of service men/women and their families. I understand the challenges that they face both in active duty as well as in life after separation and the challenges faced when adjusting to life as a civilian.

— Charlotte Merrill, Licensed Professional Counselor in , CO
 

I have experience with deployments and the strains it puts on families, combat-induced PTSD and struggles veterans have upon military discharge. I am also trained in Levels 1 & 2 Brainspotting, which can help with somatic storage of trauma.

— Jessica Reynolds, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Folsom, CA

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

— Erick Sowell, Clinical Social Worker in Baltimore, MD
 

I help military veterans learn how to confront and tolerate unwanted emotions from the past so they can turn on more positive emotions. I spent over three years at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas providing Prolonged Exposure Therapy to active duty and veteran service members with PTSD. I now help veterans in my own practice discover what it means to live a valued life instead of a life shrunk by PTSD.

— Lauren Koch, Psychologist in Spokane, WA

My military background includes 5 years of acuity duty and 6 years of reserve service. I was stationed overseas and have served in both special operations and conventional forces. My hope is that fellow veterans and their families who are hesitant to consider therapy will feel more inclined to reach out for help knowing that the person sitting across from them has also experienced some of the unique challenges associated with military service.

— Matthew Greiner, Psychotherapist in Livonia, MI
 

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

You feel understood and supported as you navigate the unique challenges of military life and its aftermath. With a background as a US Army combat engineer, I specialize in providing trauma-informed care for veterans. You experience a safe space where your service-related issues, including PTSD, anxiety and reintegration struggles, are met with empathy and expertise. My approach integrates mindfulness and solution-focused therapy, empowering you to heal, build resilience and reclaim your purpose.

— Michael Mason M.Ed. LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Ann, MO
 

I am a fourth-generation combat veteran who served as an enlisted service member, officer, infantry, and administrator. I deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom, and I served at our Nation's capital. Tell me your story and let's figure out the way to accomplish the mission.

— Carl Price, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in San Antonio, TX

I served for 10 years in the military and that experience has given me insight into the unique struggles of veterans as they seek to move towards their vison of a healthy, hopeful, and meaningful life.

— Troy Thompson, Licensed Professional Counselor
 

Drawing from my personal experience as a US Army combat engineer and my professional training, I specialize in addressing the unique challenges faced by veterans and military service members. My expertise lies in providing trauma-informed care tailored to the specific needs of this population, focusing on building resilience, coping strategies, and pathways to healing from service-related experiences. I'm committed to supporting veterans in their journey toward wellness and reintegration.

— Michael Mason M.Ed. LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Ann, MO

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 Milpitas, CA
 

I recently retired from the U.S. Army and have extensive knowledge of the military world and its specific challenges (combat trauma, vicarious trauma, military sexual trauma, identity issues, interpersonal difficulties, medical disabilities, etc.). I can relate to and communicate well with my fellow servicemembers and veterans.

— CarrieAnn Lefsaker, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Raleigh, NC

Dora is an Air Force Veteran. Served from 2006-2010.

— Dora Fitzpatrick, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , FL
 

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

I've been working with veterans and military service members for well over decade. This has included at three different VA medical centers, on clinical trials research exploring the most effective ways to deliver virtual therapy, and at a telehealth hub with veterans all over the east coast. These experiences have helped me understand how I can better serve those who have served, and tailor treatment to your unique needs and circumstances

— Phillip Raab, Clinical Psychologist