For our service members
PATHS was partly developed in collaboration with active duty service members and their families. Having worked with over 400 active duty service members, the PATHS team have direct input on what the needs of this unique population are, and have an in-depth cultural understanding of military life. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Combat Operational Stress and related issues are becoming more prevalent in our returning warriors. The symptoms and effects on the lives of both the service members who experience it and their loved ones who support them can be devastating and are often misunderstood problems.
The medical and psychology staff at PATHS are all specialists in the treatment of PTSD and its effects on all family members. PTSD requires highly specialized treatments that are not offered by all trauma therapists. The related effects of PTSD including extensive substance use and abuse are additional issues that further complicate the picture. Chemical Dependency treatment, where indicated, is a key component in the resolution of negative symptoms.
At PATHS we understand that not only does the service member need direct treatment, but the spouse, children and even extended family members may also need assistance. Dealing with a loved one suffering the effects of combat is difficult and challenging. We offer child play therapy, adolescent therapy, couples therapy, marriage and family therapy, group therapy, and individual therapy for all family members. We also offer education, support, and coping skills training.
For military dependents
The PATHS team have been serving military dependents for over 30 years. We specialize in dealing with not only mental health issues, but also the common stressors of the deployment cycle, returning service members, family reintegration and the re-adjustments periods throughout. Relationship and marital problems are common, whether is it due to the complex issues that can result from a service member returning from combat with PTSD, or learning to live with each other again after a long period of absence. Frequently changing location can at times be very stressful for spouses and children and being able to address and resolve these problems in a comfortable and safe way is our priority.
Psychological and psychiatric disorders we routinely asses for and treat:
- Alcohol Abuse/Dependence
- Anxiety Disorders
- Anger Management
- Bipolar Disorder
- Domestic Violence
- Marital issues
- Mood Disorders
- Parenting Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Substance Use/ Abuse
All PATHS providers are contracted and authorized Tricare providers and will ensure that you are able to use your benefits for all covered services. Please contact us with questions regarding this or any of our therapist specialties.