Therapy for veterans and active-duty personnel is a crucial component of their overall healthcare, aiming to address the unique psychological and emotional challenges that often result from their military service. Our specialized form of therapy for military service members and veterans is designed to provide support, treatment, and coping strategies to help individuals who have served in the armed forces manage the stressors, trauma, and mental health issues that can arise during or after their service. By focusing on the specific needs and experiences of veterans and active-duty personnel, the therapies offered at our Military and Veterans in Recovery program play a vital role in promoting their well-being and aiding in their successful transition to civilian life while addressing the potential consequences of military service.
Therapy for Active-Duty Military & Veterans
We provide veterans’ mental health treatment surrounded by life skills training, education, and reintegration back into society. At Banyan rehab locations, we use various methods of therapy for veterans with PTSD administered by licensed professionals. Below is more information about these services.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
One aspect of our trauma therapy treatments for veterans involves a special type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, known as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). This therapy is designed to address the thoughts associated with traumatic experiences such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a short-term therapy treatment plan that typically lasts between 8 to 25 sessions. Additional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that is trauma-focused may be needed afterward to address secondary problems resulting from trauma symptoms.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Our drug rehabs for veterans also offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) as a therapeutic approach to treating conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, grief, anxiety, addiction, phobias, and more. ART is a form of psychotherapy that speeds up the recovery process by helping clients reprogram how their brain stores traumatic memories and imagery.
Our Accelerated Resolution Therapy for PTSD is especially helpful for veterans who have been exposed to trauma and/or suffer from trauma-related mental illness. Accelerated Resolution Therapy works by combining various features of evidence-based psychotherapy, including rapid eye movement (REM), voluntary memory, and image replacement. These exercises help clients reprogram traumatic memories that produce strong physical reactions like depression, isolation, crying, insomnia, fear, anger, and troubling flashbacks or memories of the event.
Additionally, clients aren’t required to relive these experiences through talk therapy or narrating. Instead, our licensed therapists work with them to help them gently reprocess memories related to these incidents. The goal of our Accelerated Resolution Therapy for veterans is to help clients live their lives free from the chains of trauma and help reintegrate them back into society. We follow the required Accelerated Resolution Therapy protocol to ensure our clients get the help and benefits they need.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
A new form of psychotherapy for trauma that has been gaining broad appeal over the last decade is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This treatment was designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories and experiences from the military.
This form of military therapy involves the notion that the subconscious mind constantly moves toward mental health unless the flow is blocked. EMDR harnesses the power of eye movements, sounds, or pulsations to help stimulate the brain.
With the use of these sensory experiences, the professionals at our addiction treatment facilities can help veterans and military personnel focus on traumatic memories to help them overcome symptoms of depression, anger, and anxiety, as well as a wide range of other mental health disorders experienced by active duty and veteran personnel.
Veterans in Need of Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT)
Banyan helps active military and veterans permanently overcome the ongoing mental effects that stem from traumatic experiences with Rapid Resolution Therapy (RTT). RTT uses hypnosis, guided imagery, stories, and purposeful communication to create a subconscious response to help eliminate the challenges of those affected by trauma, making it an effective form of therapy for veterans and military service members.
Rapid Resolution Therapy can help treat several mental health disorders in veterans, including:
- Adjustment Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders (Generalized, OCD, Panic)
- Attachment Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Grief and Loss
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Self-Injury or Self-Harming Behaviors
- Thought Disorders
Dual Diagnosis for Active Duty and Veterans at Banyan
Part of our military and veterans’ therapy services is dual diagnosis treatment. Our veterans’ addiction recovery center accepts veterans who are facing mental health disorders as a primary diagnosis but may not be involved in substance abuse. We also offer unique programs and therapies to address various aspects of dual diagnosis disorder for ex-military experiencing mental health illnesses simultaneously with drug addiction or alcoholism.
At Banyan Treatment Centers, we offer comprehensive treatments to help our clients achieve physical and mental recovery. These treatments include medical detox, partial hospitalization care, therapy, and more.
Veterans Mental Health Treatment Plans at Banyan
Our addiction treatment centers offer different forms of therapy for veterans and active-duty members, including mental health, addiction, and dual diagnosis. When clients are looking to address all aspects of their trauma diagnosis, they need to find a facility that provides such comprehensive treatment.