When a family member serves, the whole family serves. We provide a safe and supportive environment where you and your family can learn to communicate, cope with tough emotions and develop the tools needed to rebuild strong relationships.
We define family the way you define family: spouses, partners, children, parents, siblings, caregivers and support people receive support and counseling regardless of whether their veterans choose to receive care at this time or your ability to pay.
Couples counseling can help you restore the confidence you once had as a team. Treatment focuses on redefining relationship roles, strengthening communication, recognizing unhealthy patterns of interaction and resolving conflict in a healthy and constructive way.
Children are the most vulnerable victims of the invisible wounds of war. They often don’t know how to process what’s happening or handle the emotions that can arise when a family is under stress. We take the time to understand your child’s unique situation and tailor our care to best serve his or her individual needs.
There is nothing selfish about taking care of yourself while you care for your veteran. By finding the support and resources you need, you will ultimately be doing what’s best for your veteran, your family and yourself. We help caregivers, family members and loved ones through the reintegration process with individual counseling and support groups. Our services are available without cost regardless of whether your veteran chooses to receive care at this time.
Yes. The chance to meet with a skilled therapist who understands loss and trauma can help you answer questions, understand the emotions you are experiencing and gain the coping skills necessary to integrate the loss into your life and begin the process of healing.
The struggles of reintegration can make you feel isolated and alone. Support and encouragement from members of other military families help you realize you are not alone. Group members share practical tips and successful strategies for dealing with common problems. Groups are free to attend and meet online once a month. Call (312) 942-8387 (VETS) for further information.