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WSU Psychology Clinic Veterans’ Services

Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs (WDVA) PTSD Counseling Program

 

The WSU Psychology Clinic  is a provider for WDVA which is designed to provide confidential therapy services at no cost to men and women veterans with war and deployment readjustment  and PTSD treatment needs.

See: http://www.dva.wa.gov/benefits/ptsd

 

National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) 

The WSU Psychology Clinic is a member of NVLSP, which is a nonprofit organization that represents individual veterans on their claims for disability benefits.

We serve as one of the local agencies who provide comprehensive mental health evaluations for veterans in support of their claims.  These assessments are offered at no cost to qualifying veterans and can enable veterans to get the services they require and deserve.

See: http://www.nvlsp.org/

What are signs and symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Post-Deployment stress?

  • Startle reactions to movement or noise
  • Avoidance of crowds
  • Sleep problems, troubling dreams, nightmares
  • Guilt, depression, anxiety
  • Substance use and self-medication
  • Feeling emotionally numb
  • Not connected to former friends or family
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

What type of therapy do we offer for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

The two psychotherapies we most commonly provide for PTSD are Cognitive Processing Therapy and Exposure Therapy.

Both treatments have strong evidence of being effective for successfully treating PTSD.

See: http://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/treatments/index.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

WSU Psychology Clinic Johnson Tower 362 Map Phone: 509-335-3587 After Hour crisis Line: 1-800-663-2810