Active Duty Service Members now eligible for Vet Center counseling

By Karl Wehmhoener |

Published 03/03 2014 04:11PM

Updated 03/03 2014 04:23PM

AMARILLO -- Beginning last month, active duty service members who served in a combat or war zone are able to get counseling at the Amarillo Vet Center. 

The services offered include:  
  • Individual, group, and family readjustment counseling to assist active duty service members in making a successful transition from combat, to garrison, or civilian life.   
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life. 
  • Military sexual trauma counseling for active duty service members of both genders.
  • Service members will be required to provide documentation by their third visit indicating they have served in a combat or war zone to continue counseling. These services are also available to family members of active duty combat service members as well as any combat Veteran.
In addition to its regular operating hours Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Amarillo Vet Center has extended hours three nights a week (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday) until 8 p.m.

Active duty service members or Veterans needing more information should call the Amarillo Vet Center at 806-354-9779.

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