Vet Centers, VA Hospitals and Mental Health clinics offer both individual and group counseling, in addition to many other types of therapy.  Each has its own type of benefits for you.   If you do not want free help from the government, there are plenty of options in your local community that you can find under the topic headings on the SELF-HELP page.

Below is a sample list of the types and frequencies of sessions that might be available at your local center each month.

There are other sessions and activities as well, that may be scheduled less frequently, or seasonally.

But you can’t just walk in off the street.  To participate in these types of sessions call or visit your Vet Center primary or specialty care provider, for an initial talk about your needs and a referral.

 

AA – 4 times a month
Anger Management – 14 times a month
Benefits – 4 times a month
Couples Counseling – 5 times a month
Depression – 4 times a month
Hear & Now Group – once a month
HUD/VASH (Housing) – 4 times a month
MOVE (living a healthy life) – 4 times a month
Music APP – twice a month
Peer/Empowerment – once a month
PTSD – 26 times a month
Significant Other – twice a month
Seeking Safety  – 6 times a month
WW II – twice a month

 

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Non-VA LOCAL HELP

Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.

Please feel free to use the check sheets Before, During and After the Medical Appointment at https://www.knowavet.org/before-during-and-after-a-medical-appointment/and Choosing a Medical Service Provider, at https://www.knowavet.org/choosing-a-medical-service-provider/, to help you in your search for the best help for your individual circumstances.

In addition, there may be other federal, state and local government or private resources for your individual needs.  A VSO counselor https://www.knowavet.org/office-of-vet-services/  may be able to help you find them.

While we strongly urge you to take advantage of all you have earned through your service, we understand there are many reasons why you may prefer non-VA service providers. Here are some places to start:

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Learn more about what it feels like to live your best life. Go to our Self-Help Page to explore other issues that can bring you "All The Way Home".

Also, check out the Claims and Appeals topic to maximize compensation and benefits for yourself AND your loved ones.

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