Military Veterans


You gave up your freedom to serve our country. Now it’s time to give yourself permission to heal.

Military service is not for the faint-hearted. It demands a great deal of physical and mental strength that soldiers have to display on a daily basis. Apart from putting oneself in the line of danger, the conditions of military life itself can be grueling, leaving lasting effects on the human mind and body. Service members are separated from their families and friends for long periods of time, thrown into life-threatening conditions, expected to maintain intense physical fitness and rigorous training on a regular basis, required to work long hours with limited resources, and are subjected to frequent relocations.

Highly stressful situations can range from life-or-death decisions in the field to dealing with the psychological trauma of combat. Military personnel have to remain alert and focused despite the harshest conditions, making critical decisions and dealing with constant emotional strain.

In addition, adjusting to civilian life after military experience is often challenging. After being immersed in a highly structured and regimented environment for a long period of time, facing the loss of the structure, purpose, routine, and close-knit support network that you had in the military can be painful. In addition, while the skills and experience that veterans gain in the military are certainly valuable, they may not always translate well to civilian jobs. This can lead to feelings of frustration and disillusionment.

As a result, many veterans struggle with mental health issues after leaving the military, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, feelings of isolation, substance use issues, and other concerns. Navigating the mental health system can be a challenge in and of itself, and finding the right therapist or treatment program can take time and effort. At River Oaks Psychology, we have therapists who specifically understand the unique needs of veterans and have the knowledge and training to effectively provide treatment.

Veterans deserve proper mental health care from professionals dedicated to their unique needs. Our goal is to connect you with an online therapist who truly gets it.

It’s time to feel better.

Through therapy, veterans can receive support and guidance for managing symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance use struggles, and other disorders that may have developed as a result of their experiences in military training and service. Therapists are trained to help veterans identify and challenge negative thought patterns, develop coping strategies, build resilience, and improve communication skills with loved ones so they can better express their feelings. Therapy can also offer a safe space for veterans to process trauma and reconnect with any parts of themselves that may have been lost during their time in the military. By providing this kind of supportive environment, therapy can ultimately inspire healing and growth among those who have served our country.