By Carie Canterbury
The Daily Record
Service veterans with no other means of support for mental health counseling and therapy services now have a resource through Colorado Veterans Health & Wellness Agency, a place where veterans are healing veterans.
Through Family Care Center of Colorado Springs, families of service members, retirees from all branches of service and their dependents are treated by retired military, military dependent staff and individuals who are proficient with the military lifestyle in general.
“We are really growing because the need is really there,” said LTC(R)Dr. Charles Weber, Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer Family Care Center and president of CVHWA, a non-profit 501 (c) 3. “We take care of the soldier, the airman, the navy, the marine by taking care of their family so that they don’t have to worry about what is going on with their family, they can focus on the mission.”
Mental health professionals offer talk therapy, group therapy, psychiatric care and medication management, as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation for those who have treatment-resistant depression.
Services are provided at no cost to the veterans.
Mental health professionals have experience in dealing with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury and addressing the sense of purposelessness, hopelessness, depression and other challenges veterans face.