Many active duty and military veterans experience mental health problems including but not limited to PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and traumatic brain disorders. Due to the traumatic environment in which active military serve, veterans are at a significantly higher risk of developing mental health issues. These concerns can often be addressed and resolved by a qualified mental health professional.
Local Experts in Veterans/Military Service
I trained for several years in the VA system; specifically, at the Palo Alto VA and VA Connecticut- Newington. In these VAs, I worked within specialty PTSD, primary care, and telehealth clinics, in addition to the general mental health clinics with veterans who served in the Vietnam to OEF/ OIF- eras. My academic research focused on adapting science-backed treatments to meet the needs of veterans.
Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy
I am military service-oriented as a result of growing up in a military family, and then marrying a serviceman who served in the Army and suffered from PTSD, alcoholism and was abusive.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy
I have additional training and conducted research in the area of combat trauma. Unfortunately, service members have difficulties reintegrating into civilian life which often leads to ongoing difficulties coping with the past and moving forward. I focus on helping veterans access supports and participate in healthy, meaningful daily activities. The key is to go slow and take one step at a time.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy
Having spent the last 15 years working with Veterans and Military Personnel in the Veterans Health Administration, I have significant expertise in understanding military culture and addressing common difficulties faced by Veterans (including combat trauma, depression, and anxiety).