Treatment and Services For Veterans
Before your treatment begins, we’ll talk to you at length and assess your condition and symptoms. We’ll work with you to set goals and create a treatment plan that meets your needs and preferences. Your first visit will take about three hours, and you’ll need to bring your:
- Photo identification
- Printed copy of your DD-214
- Health insurance information, if you are insured
- Medical records to help us determine the best possible treatment
- All prescribed medications in their originally labeled containers
You’ll complete several surveys, either online or in person before your appointment. You’ll talk with a social worker about your symptoms and treatment goals, and a nurse practitioner will assess your physical condition and order any lab tests you might need. We’ll use this information to create a treatment plan that might include:
- Psychotherapy – This might include talk therapy, focusing on thoughts and behaviors and how they can influence mood. Talk therapy can help you become more comfortable with your memories and learn to think differently about what happened. It can also help you feel safer and more at ease in situations that can trigger your memories. You may also benefit from virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET). During VRET, you wear a head-mounted display and earphones that provide scenes and audio similar to what you might have experienced in combat or service. This safe and controlled exposure can help you become more comfortable in situations that trigger your symptoms.
- Medication – Many medicines are now widely used to help manage anxiety, depression, TBI and other mental health conditions. We’ll talk to you about your options and preferences, and work closely with you to find the right medicine and dosage.
- Cognitive Rehabilitation – This is individualized treatment that can help improve memory, attention and thinking skills. You’ll complete mental exercises focusing on the skills that need improvement, in daily or weekly one-hour sessions. You may also have homework to support what you are learning in treatment.
- Holistic Integrative Medicine For Wellness – We offer wellness programs that can support your treatment and help improve your quality of life. Activities vary from month to month.
- Stress Management Skills – We’ll teach you specific strategies for managing memory or thinking difficulties, reducing anxiety and other skills that can improve your mental health and your life.
- Sleep Training – Many veterans have trouble sleeping or poor quality of sleep. We can teach you techniques to help you unwind and get the sleep you need.
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment – This two-week program for PTSD can help reduce symptoms, promote health and wellbeing, and improve relationships and social functioning. You’ll learn about fitness, yoga, sleep and wellness, work on communication and coping skills, and have a chance to participate in group outings and weekend activities.
How Can We Help You Today?
Need help? We will be delighted to assist you today, so please call us at 404-778-7777. We look forward to hearing from you.