Adjusting to normal life after serving in the military is not always easy. Whether you were deployed overseas or you’ve only worn fatigues since graduating high school, counseling for veterans can help you sort through a wide range of feelings and readjust to living back at home.
- Therapy for Veterans Coming Back Home
- PTSD Counseling for Veterans
- Other Issues Affecting Veterans and Military Service Members
- Counseling for Families of Veterans
- Veteran Counseling for Couples
Taylor Counseling Group understands the unique needs of veterans and offers a safe and compassionate environment where you can find renewed hope and healing after military service.
If you or a loved one is suffering from PTSD or any negative effects from military service, first responder service, or life situations we are here to help and walk with you towards healing.
Meet Our Therapists
Nicole Kremer, M.A., LPC
San Antonio: Alamo HeightsView Profile
David R. Buck, MS, LPC
Taylor Counseling Group can help veterans develop skills to implement when adjusting to a new routine. Therapy even provides structure to assist you in your life back home. Certain therapy options can help you pinpoint joys to incorporate into your life. With this level of accountability, you can quickly return to life as you knew it, feeling comfortable to leave the house and enjoy social events again.
Certain therapy options can include:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common disorders in veterans, affecting 7 in 100 individuals. While PTSD may not be present immediately after coming home, it can develop over time.
PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop when someone is exposed to a traumatic, overwhelming or life-threatening experience. If you have experienced a feeling of numbness, lost interest in your favorite activities, vivid flashbacks, nightmares or other intense distress, you may have PTSD.
Active military engagement is a traumatic environment that puts veterans at a high risk of developing a wide range of mental health concerns. Veteran and readjustment counseling can address the following issues and help you recover as you adjust to civilian life:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Many veterans develop this anxiety disorder when exposed to a traumatic, overwhelming or life-threatening experience.
- Anxiety and depression: From financial difficulties and unemployment to survivor’s guilt, many veterans develop these mood disorders.
- Isolation: After the kinship and camaraderie found among fellow soldiers, veterans tend to feel isolated.
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI): A blow or jolt to the head during combat can disrupt your brain’s normal functions.
As the family of a veteran, you have been their support system for several years. Now that they’re home, it’s an exciting time, but they may not seem like themselves, and you may be one of the first to notice. Continue to support them wherever you can, from small acts of kindness to encouraging them to seek treatment.
While you support them, we can support you. Our therapists can provide coping strategies for families who feel like they are at a loss of how to help their loved one transition home. We can even connect you with other military families to talk to someone in a similar situation and support each other whenever possible.
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Veteran Counseling for Couples
Whether one or both partners are in the military, deployment can significantly impact relationships. Military life can impact your relationship in many ways:
- Military couples may spend considerable time apart if one or both partners are deployed, and this can lead to reduced closeness and increased pressure.
- PTSD, anxiety, depression, TBIs and other common issues veterans can face can impact relationships with family and loved ones.
- The things veterans see in service can impact their relationship with their partners, and it can be difficult to discuss these matters.
- Military families can move often and this can be challenging for their partners who may need to find work in each location.
Veteran couples counseling helps partners identify and discuss challenges with a professional who understands veteran families’ unique needs. Veteran marriage counseling can reduce tension in a relationship, address infidelity and other issues and help couples form a closer partnership. Any difficult situation or trauma can create marital challenges, and veteran therapy can give partners the skills they need to tackle these issues together. In addition to mental health conditions, therapy can help couples handle other issues, such as employment or finances, which can also pressure military families.
Learn More About Counseling for Veterans at Taylor Counseling Group
Veterans and active military have sacrificed so much for our country. At Taylor Counseling Group, we are proud to provide for the mental health of these brave men and women.
If you or a loved one is suffering from PTSD or any negative effects from military service, schedule your appointment today. We are here to help and walk with you towards healing.