The military lifestyle is unique. Not only do deployment cycles leave everyone in the family strained, garrison stresses can be just as difficult. Once an active duty member is transitioning into the civilian world, the stresses don't go away, they just change. Whether your reason for seeking counseling is related to military issues or not, having a therapist who understands these special stresses can make all the difference.
Not only do I have a heart for the military as my own father and husband served, I have made a special point to gain extensive experience and receive training on how to best help service members, veterans, and their families. I have provided counseling services on major installations, as well as provided support during deployments and reintegrations with guard and reserve units.
Military populations with whom I've worked extensively:
* Combat Aviation Brigade - 82nd Airborne, Ft. Bragg, NC
* 3rd Infantry Brigade - 82nd Airborne, Ft. Bragg, NC
* 10th Mountain Division - Ft. Drum, NY
* Vance AFB
* Pope AFB
* North Carolina & Oklahoma Army/Air National Guards
* Veteran Healthcare Provider Certification - PsychArmor Institute
* Invisible Wounds of War
* Military and Family Life Counseling Cultural Competence Trainings
Speaking Services: I am available for trainings designed to help in the following areas
* Helping communities, and churches understand and embrace their veteran members
* Consulting with employers to effectively utilized veteran employees
* Building and maintaining successful military marriages
Pieces and Pathways is a blog I am currently devoting to reflections on working with our military. Please join me in honoring them as we consider their stories.