Free mental health care for military, Veterans, and family members
Free mental health care, including couples counseling and family treatment, for military members, Veterans, and family members in need of treatment in recovering from military and other stresses.
I know it was bad luck because of the timing and they are overwhelmed with clients, but I needed couples counseling and it took way too long to get in to see a counselor. They will see any couple, you don't have to be married, but I contacted them as soon as we had a problem and they took almost a week to reach out to schedule intake. Then they had to find a counselor, which took another week or two, and then another couple of weeks to work us into the schedule. By five or six weeks, my partner had settled in a decision to split over stressors which could have been resolved had we started the therapy sessions earlier and he been presented with options or alternatives. It was so sad, and while everyone was so kind and caring and excellent at their jobs, I wish they'd been able to connect faster particularly since my partner wasn't in individual therapy yet. They use emotion focused therapy which is supposed to have great results for couples, but we didn't get the chance.
Tags: Individual Veteran Therapy
This is my go-to organization to refer veterans and family members who need any sort of counseling or other mental health resources. Very responsive and personal and welcoming, and they truly make a difference for those who see them for help.
This is a research center. They're working to find better ways to diagnose PTSD and TBI and depression. Veterans can participate in the study, but civilians can too. They treat participants very well, they're friendly and polite, they explain all the procedures clearly, and they're responsive to questions.
The NYU Military Family Clinic gives free counseling for service members (active duty and vets) and their families. They'll work with you one- on- one, they have couples therapy, and they even work with children and families-- even if the service member isn't interested in going for counseling. It really is free, and your discharge status doesn't matter. The clinical psychologists and social workers have helped a lot of people.
It was great to participate in cutting edge research that would help veterans. The staff was helpful, friendly, and professional. I had a tricky schedule but they were more than happy to work with me to make my participation as convenient as possible. I had a few misconceptions about what would take place but was wrong. There were no drugs or anything invasive involved. They really made it as pleasant as possible, and the $550 for my participation was nice too. I felt like it was a nice way to "pay it forward" to other veterans and continue my service, so to speak.
The best mental health clinic for veterans in NYC. It's totally free, regardless of your era served (Vietnam, Desert Storm, Post 9/11, whatever) and regardless of discharge type (they see everyone from honorable, all the way through to dishonorable discharges). They have a really discreet location which is nice; I don't feel like I'm going to a hospital (there's a bank and a Men's Wearhouse in the first floor, doesn't say NYU anywhere). They also have no wait list and even compensate for some travel if you need it (they provide Metro Cards). Being that they're privately funded, they can define "family" broadly. They can see someone's girlfriend, boyfriend, same sex partner, whatever. This clinic is fantastic.
Awesome place - they offer real help.
This organization provides free, compassionate care for service members and their families who are experiencing the long-term effects of all phases of military service and other life stresses, including relationship diificulties, school problems, and unemployment and relocation issues. None