Online Therapy for Veterans

Online Therapists for Veterans in California | Online Counseling for Veterans in California

Struggling with life after the military?

Returning home from the military comes with a set of unique challenges.

You might be recovering from emotional and physical wounds. You may be reliving combat, losses, or difficult decisions you had to make. Or perhaps you are having a hard time adjusting to your new routine, feeling lonely, and like you can’t quite fit in.

You may become irritable, scared, or disconnected from reality and your loved ones. You might wrestle with what you left behind and the uncertainty about the future.

Will society accept me?

Where do I fit in now that I’m back?

What will I do to make a living?

You’ve been through so much. You long for stability and safety for yourself and those you care about. And you want to feel like your true self again.

We are here to serve YOU.

You don’t have to go through this alone.

Power Talk Therapy provides telehealth services to adults and couples living in California, including online Veteran therapy.

You might have tried therapy in the military, but perhaps it wasn’t suitable for you or didn’t meet your needs. You deserve the chance to see a civilian therapist with similar lived experiences “who gets it.”

We understand what it’s like to grapple with the aftermath of your military journey because we’ve been there. Our team of therapists includes Veterans and Veterans’ partners who combine their clinical expertise and armed forces background to support you.

We appreciate and honor you for serving our country. And now we are here to serve you.

Contact us to get started.

What is online therapy or counseling for Veterans?

Online therapy or counseling for Veterans focuses on supporting military Vets with their specific difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, transition to civilian life, and other issues.

It consists of meeting with a mental health professional via a secure online platform to talk about your concerns, alleviate your symptoms, and develop strategies to move forward.

Do you need therapy for Veterans?

You might have witnessed harrowing events in the military that left lasting marks on you. Your response to these overwhelming incidents is known as trauma, and the recurring physical, emotional, and mental health effects stemming from trauma are known as post-traumatic stress symptoms.

Some of the common post-traumatic stress symptoms endured by Veterans include:

  • Being on edge or hyperalert
  • Constant fear or imminent danger
  • Difficulty remembering things or concentrating
  • Feeling numb, detached, or guarded
  • Flashbacks, nightmares, and trouble sleeping
  • Intense irritability
  • Intrusive thoughts or memories about traumatic events
  • Losing interest in activities you used to enjoy
  • Shame and guilt
  • Steering away from places, people, or things that remind you of trauma

Transitioning from military service to civilian life may also come with additional challenges, such as:

  • Feeling disconnected from family, friends, and community
  • Financial strain
  • Grief after losing people in combat
  • Isolation
  • Lack of emotional support
  • Relationship problems
  • Severe medical conditions or injuries
  • Unemployment or difficulty entering/staying in the workforce

These factors may contribute to other mental health issues, like anxiety or depression, compromising your ability to function or complete everyday tasks in this new normal.

If you or someone in your family is experiencing signs of post-traumatic stress or any of the above issues upon returning home from the military, Veteran counseling can help.

How can online therapy help Veterans?

Opening a safe environment

You may think no one really gets what you went through or are dealing with right now, so you prefer to retract, bottle things up, or act like everything is ok. Yet the more you do so, the harder it might be to carry on. You might lash out, feel lonelier than ever, or be exhausted from pushing through.

Online therapy offers a safe telehealth setting to share your thoughts, feelings, actions, and stories about your military chapter and homecoming. This is your confidential space to dive into and process anything that’s troubling you without pressure, judgment, or scrutiny.

Nurturing awareness

Sometimes, distress can be so severe you might feel there’s no room to think or be. You want to understand what’s going on with you and why, but you are so overwhelmed that finding these answers on your own seems daunting.

As you come into this place of gentle self-exploration and discovery, you’ll begin to peel off the layers of your military experiences. We won’t force you to relive your pain—we’ll guide you to comprehend your symptoms, triggers, and patterns, reprocess traumatic memories, and reframe distorted thoughts and emotions.

Developing effective coping skills

You may already resort to certain habits to cope with what’s hurting you, but are they providing sustainable comfort and ease? Or are they delivering short-term relief and aggravating your symptoms?

We’ll examine these coping mechanisms to determine whether they are supporting your recovery or harming you in any way. You’ll also learn healthier self-care practices and strategies to navigate symptoms, regulate emotions, and manage stressors.

Power Talk Therapy | Online therapy for Veterans + Online Veteran counselors in California

Power Talk Therapy is a telehealth group practice offering therapy for Veterans and other online services to adults and couples in Irvine, Newport Beach, San Francisco, Laguna Beach, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Palo Alto, Atherton, Los Altos, Belvedere, and across California.

Our eclectic approach blends modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychodynamic therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to meet the psychological needs of Veterans.

Our civilian therapists provide kind, affirming, and confidential care for Veterans informed by our experiences as US Army and Marine Corps members and Veterans’ spouses. While we won’t pretend to have walked your exact military path, we can relate to your story and the turmoil you might face as you reintegrate into society.

We support Veterans and first responders enduring trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, issues transitioning to civilian life, and other challenges related to their military or emergency service venture. Our practice empowers individuals of any age, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, orientation, and identity because everyone deserves a chance to heal.
Online counseling services for Veterans and first responders are provided in English, Spanish, and Cantonese.

Here at Power Talk Therapy, we have several therapists that specialize in the needs of veterans such as Dr. Cristina Bautista, Simon Chan and Angel Soriano.

Ready to talk?

If you are searching for a trained mental health professional who can relate to your service journey, we are here for you.

Let’s work together to help you feel at home again.

Call 949-229-3221 or contact us to book a free consultation.

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