Military Service Members

 

Military and civilian life…

Whether you’re just starting your career in the military or you’ve been enlisted for a while now, you understand that military life and civilian life are two very different animals.  It seems daunting to work through stressful situations you’ve experienced, process traumatic events, or try to figure out how you fit into it all.  Trauma that service members may experience during and after deployments not only affect the service member, but the families as well. You may feel like a different person after coming home and not understanding how to transition back into civilian life.

Your experience thus far has shaped you in ways you weren’t expecting. You aren’t sure where to turn or what to do without the structure of the military or your brothers and sisters there to endure with you. Your sense of purpose is non-existent, and you’re just not quite sure what to do in your day-to-day.  You look to your family expectantly for support, but unsure if they can handle the burden you feel.

You’re not alone…

It’s okay to ask for help, for all of you. With counseling, you can expect to learn how to adjust back to civilian life, how to cope with trauma you’ve experienced, and how to set new goals for your new life.

Families go through a different experience when their loved one leaves and returns from deployment. You’re unsure what to do while they’re gone on deployment for months at a time. You experience the worry, sadness, and fear of them being away, out of your sight and control. You feel helpless to keep them safe and secure.

Differences…

Your service member has returned, and they seem different. You feel like there’s a gap between you, not only of time, but of experience as well. They have experiences you’ll likely never share together, but it’s a part of your family dynamic now. It has shaped how they’re viewing the world, and coming back to civilian life may as well feel like being on Mars.

What to expect with therapy…

With counseling, you’ll learn how to express your feelings together, how to process your own feelings of them being gone, and help your family transition during deployments, as well as when your service member comes home.


More About The Center

The Center for Mental and Sexual Health helps the members of our community thrive!

The design of our practice is to meet the needs of our communities by offering a variety of counselors with diverse backgrounds and specialties. Our counselors all vary in their expertise, working with clients from 14 and up, on a wide range of issues. It is essential to us that we set you up to succeed and that we pair you with the therapist who will be the best fit for you. We are constantly growing our specialties through education and practice to provide quality therapy for those who seek it.

What Will You Pay for Counseling?

Counseling is a fee for service program and The Center accepts all major forms of payment.

Initial and follow-up session costs $150 we don’t charge different rates, it’s just easier that way. You and your therapist will discuss the recommended number of sessions during your initial contact based on your unique situation.

The Center accepts certain Employee Assistance Programs. Typically, if you’re using this type of program, you’ve been referred to our practice. Please inquire with our intake specialists to see if your EAP is accepted.

Therapy is an investment in yourself and getting help with things that hold you back in your day to day life. With self-pay we are not required to have a diagnosis for continuing services and that takes away insurance companies control over you. This allows you to retain privacy and not deal with pre-existing conditions. We never share records with anyone you do not specify. If you do need to use your insurance to help with the cost of therapy, we can provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance for Out of Network reimbursement of services.

Your Next Steps

It is completely within your reach to cultivate a life that brings you peace. You can find purpose and meaning in this new era and design a life around the things that are important to you.

Ultimately, taking responsibility for the outcome of your life is the surest sign you are ready to handle the variety of life. The Center for Mental and Sexual Health is here to help.

Call +1 (941) 444-0570, send an email to info@mentalandsexualhealth.com, or click the Request Appointment button below to schedule your counseling session today.


Who works with military service members
and their families

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Roshini Rampersaud

I not only just work with those who experience the military life and culture, I lived in it. I’m so pleased that you’re looking for the help you deserve. I’ll work my hardest to get you to the place you want to be and help you down path you want most.