The Washington State University Psychology Clinic is contracted by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) to participate in their Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and War Trauma Treatment Program (WDVA PTSD Program). We provide outpatient mental health services for all state residents who have served during our nation’s wars. All honorably discharged men and women, wartime veterans and family members, including veterans of WWII, Korea , and various periods of conflict and peace-keeping operations are eligible for therapy services at no cost.
We are a unique provider for the WDVA PTSD Program because our therapists are clinical psychology doctoral candidates, under direct supervision of licensed Clinical Psychologists. Our Clinic provides assessment services as well as research supported therapies for Washington state resident veterans and their family members, including prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy to address post-traumatic stress and trauma related disorders.
As a WDVA PTSD Counseling provider, our clinicians receive special training so that they are culturally competent in working with military veterans and their families.
Signs and Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Post-Deployment Stress
- Startle reactions to movement or noise
- Avoidance of crowds
- Sleep problems, troubling dreams, and nightmares
- Guilt, depression, anger
- Substance abuse and self-medication
- Feeling emotionally numb
- Not connected to former friends or family
- Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
National Veterans Legal Service Provider
Free Psychological Assessments.
The WSU Psychology Clinic is also a member of the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP). NVLSP is a nonprofit organization that represents individual veterans on their claims for disability benefits.
NVLSP has established several programs that focus on providing assistance to veterans seeking benefits related to their mental health conditions.
The Psychology Clinic serves 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.
National Veterans Legal Service