Active Military, First Responders, & Veterans
Many active and reserve military members, veterans, and first responders face a variety of job related experiences that impact areas of their mental health and relationships in different ways as compared to the civilian population. These conditions can include PTSD, severe anxiety, panic attacks, relationship issues with partners, friends, and family, depression, substance abuse, sleep issues, and Traumatic Brain Injury, also known as TBI. These are just some of the issues that can affect you based on your job duties and unique service to our country. If you are a veteran, first responder, or member of the military, the environment in which you serve or served puts you at a higher risk for developing mental health issues special to your population.
Our trained professionals have expertise in dealing with sophisticated forms of trauma, anxiety, panic symptoms, sleep disturbances, and relational issues. Some are veterans themselves who have served in the capacity as first responder, meaning they have a unique understanding of the difficulties and challenges you face. Your therapy will be tailored to your unique needs and implemented with the outmost confidentiality. You are not alone!
The goals of first responders, military and veterans’ therapy are dependent upon the specific need of the individual.
Cornerstone Counseling of Palm Beach provides an individualized treatment plan. We focus on supporting your emotional and mental state to assist you in dealing with the traumas and mental health issues you face.
If you struggle with posttraumatic stress, we understand that it is an overwhelming life experience, and that as your body continues to release stress-related hormones and chemicals, you may suffer from a variety of symptoms, from memory loss to nightmares and problems concentrating. PTSD can affect an individual in a number of significant ways. That’s why we provide a variety of therapy modalities to meet your needs.
How do I know if I need therapy?
For the longest time, people with trauma had nowhere to turn. There was a stigma related to it. But in our modern age, it is expected that the work you do to keep others safe is going to have with it inherent risks. As a result, if you struggle with intrusive memories or nightmares of traumatic experiences, or if you have trouble sleeping at night, find yourself drinking too much, are having relational issues at work and home, you may be experiencing the side effects of PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression. That’s okay! That’s why we’re here. Today, we at Cornerstone provide specialist treatment and support for first responders, veterans, active or reserve military members from every service and conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues related to military service and the unique challenges faced by first responders in our community Military members, veterans, and first responders are trained to carry out their duties for their communities they are or have served and will often neglect their needs in the process. We at Cornerstone are here to address your needs with expertise and care.
Many military members, first responders, and veterans can get back on track with relatively little help, especially if they seek help early. Others need more support, particularly if they have lived with their problems for a long time.
We also know that those who serve in the Armed Forces/Reserves are at greater risk of developing mental health problems after deployment than regulars.
We can help with any of the following issues:
- Feelings of anger and frustration
- Relationship difficulties
- Feeling down or depressed
- Feeling anxious or stressed out
- Not being able to sleep
- Worrying about things
- Panic Symptoms
- Using alcohol or drugs to cope
- Coping with a loss or bereavement
- Distressing flashbacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Sleep Issues
We provide services in-person, and online via telehealth. We also accept most major insurances.
If you are a veteran or active/reserve service member in need of immediate help:
Please contact the VA Veterans Crisis Line at:
- 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 (military member or veteran)
- Or Text 838255 for support.
- Suicide Prevention Line at: 1-800-273-8255
- Safe Call Now – Safe Call Now is a confidential, 24/7 crisis referral service for all public safety employees, emergency services personnel and their family members.
- Call (206) 459-3020
If you are in a crisis and need urgent help, dial 911.
If you are ready to make an appointment, use the scheduling link below to speak with our intake coordinator, who will work with you to find the best fit for you and get you set up in our system.