Reentering civilian life after serving in the military can challenge many veterans. Whether you served overseas or enlisted in the service after graduating high school, veteran counseling services can help you readjust to living with your family and come to terms with the feeling and events you may have experienced while serving.
At Stanford Couples Counseling, our expert team understands and can assist veterans with their unique needs. Our offices are a safe and compassionate environment to help you find hope and healing after serving our country. If you or a loved one are experiencing PTSD or other adverse effects from their time in the military, first responder service or life situations, our team is here to help you heal.
Serving in the military often exposes soldiers to traumatic environments that put them at risk of developing numerous mental health conditions. Receiving veteran counseling services can help you address lingering issues and ease your transition back into life as a civilian.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is the result of exposure to traumatic and overwhelming experiences. Our therapy services, such as eye movement and desensitization reprocessing therapy, help veterans reduce the severity of their traumatic memories. Our veteran family counseling services help family members recognize PTSD to help their veteran family members heal.
Anxiety and Depression
Whether you are dealing with financial difficulties from unemployment after serving or experiencing survivor’s guilt, many service members can develop these mood disorders during or after their time serving. Our experienced anxiety therapists will help you understand how anxiety affects your life to work towards healing. Throughout your sessions, our therapists will help you develop coping strategies to work through symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Many veterans spend most of their time serving in close quarters with fellow soldiers. Due to this extended amount of time together and the need to depend on one another in stressful situations, many soldiers develop strong bonds and camaraderie with other soldiers. Once soldiers return home, they may experience intense isolation and loneliness. Our services help veterans develop effective coping strategies to overcome feelings of loneliness.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Receiving a blow or jolt to the head can disrupt normal brain functions such as regulating emotions. Often, patients with a TBI have difficulty challenging negative thoughts. Our trained therapists will help patients with traumatic brain injuries question and reframe their thoughts through cognitive behavioral therapy.
Learn More About Stanford Couples Counseling Today
At Stanford Couples Counseling, we offer mental health services for our brave veterans. We pride ourselves on making our offices a safe space where veterans can freely discuss their experiences.
We encourage you to schedule an appointment today to learn more about our veteran counseling services for yourself or a loved one.