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Compassion Behavioral Health in Hollywood, Florida is committed to helping veterans with all types of substance abuse disorders and mental health problems lead higher-quality lives. Our state-of-the-art facilities, highly trained and experienced personnel, and commitment to the full continuum of care allow our patients to get through this difficult time in their life.

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Mental Healthcare for Veterans

Compassion Behavioral Health in Hollywood, Florida is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care for veterans struggling with substance abuse disorders. Our state-of-the-art facilities, highly trained and experienced personnel, and commitment to the full continuum of care make us uniquely equipped to support veterans on their path to recovery. We understand the unique challenges and needs that veterans may face, and we are committed to helping them lead higher-quality lives.

Whether it’s addressing addiction to alcohol, drugs, or other substances, our team is dedicated to providing personalized and evidence-based treatment to support veterans in overcoming addiction and achieving lasting recovery.

Serving Those Who Served

As a nation, we owe a debt of gratitude to our veterans who have bravely served our country. However, many veterans face unique mental health challenges as a result of their military service. Fortunately, there are various mental health care options available to help support and treat veterans. At Compassion Behavioral Health, we are committed to providing comprehensive and confidential care to veterans in need.

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Understanding Mental Health Challenges for Veterans

Veterans may face a range of mental health challenges as a result of their service, including:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Veterans may experience PTSD as a result of traumatic experiences during their military service, such as combat exposure, witnessing violence, or experiencing other life-threatening situations.
  • Depression and Anxiety: The transition from military to civilian life can be challenging, and many veterans may struggle with depression and anxiety as they adjust to civilian life, face challenges in relationships or employment, or cope with physical injuries.
  • Substance Abuse: Veterans may also be at risk of substance abuse, as they may turn to alcohol or drugs as a way to cope with the stress and challenges they face.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Veterans may also experience TBIs as a result of combat-related injuries, which can have long-term effects on their mental health and cognitive functioning.

Accessing Mental Health Care for Veterans

There are several mental health and addiction treatment programs offered by Compassion Behavioral Health for veterans, including:

  • Residential Mental Health Program: Comprehensive 24/7 mental health treatment in a supportive living environment for veterans.
  • Partial Hospitalization (PHP) Mental Health Program: Day treatment program for intensive mental health care, including therapy and medication management.
  • Partial Hospitalization (PHP) Dual Diagnosis Program: Integrated care for co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders in a day treatment program for veterans.
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Mental Health Program: Structured outpatient program for intensive mental health treatment, including therapy and coping skills training.
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Dual Diagnosis Program: Integrated outpatient care for co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders for veterans.

Available Treatments

Among the various mental health and addiction treatment programs that Compassion Behavioral Health offers, there are many treatment service options available for veterans, including:

  • CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy): Talk therapy that identifies and changes negative thought patterns and behaviors for treating common mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD in veterans.
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): Specialized therapy for PTSD that processes traumatic memories and reduces emotional impact using eye movements or other bilateral stimulation, effective for veterans with military-related trauma.
  • Medication Management: Use of prescribed medications like antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications to treat mental health conditions commonly experienced by veterans, such as depression and anxiety.
  • Peer Support Programs: Connecting veterans with peers who have similar experiences through counseling, support groups, or structured programs, providing a safe and supportive environment for sharing stories, gaining validation, and mutual support.
  • TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation): Non-invasive procedure using magnetic fields to stimulate brain cells, effective for treating depression and other mental health conditions, may be an option for veterans who haven’t responded well to other treatments.
  • Neurofeedback: Real-time monitoring of brain activity to help individuals self-regulate brain function, used for treating anxiety, depression, and PTSD, particularly beneficial for veterans with traumatic brain injuries or other neurological challenges.
  • EEG Brain Mapping: Diagnostic tool measuring and recording brain activity to guide treatment planning, used in conjunction with other therapies to assess brain function and tailor treatment approaches for veterans with mental health challenges.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Approach combining medication with therapy to treat substance abuse disorders, using medications like methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone in combination with counseling for comprehensive recovery from addiction to opioids or other substances in veterans.


Get The Help You Need Today

Veterans deserve the highest quality mental health care to support their well-being after their service to our country. At Compassion Behavioral Health, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and confidential mental health care services tailored to the unique needs of veterans.

At our facility, we make it easy for you to get the care you need. We can accept VA benefits and insurance so that you can focus on what matters most. If you or a loved one is a veteran in need of mental health care, please reach out to us for support.

FAQ About Veterans Mental Healthcare

Mental health care can provide support, coping skills, and strategies for managing mental health challenges often faced by veterans, such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, and more. It can also help improve overall well-being, relationships, and daily functioning.
Some common challenges veterans may face in accessing mental health care include stigma, logistical barriers, concerns about confidentiality, financial constraints, and difficulty finding providers with expertise in veteran-specific mental health issues.
There are various therapy modalities that may be available for veterans, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Trauma-Focused Therapy. Each modality may have its own unique approach and techniques.
Veterans may have various payment options for mental health care, including coverage through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or out-of-pocket payment. It's important to check with the specific provider or facility for their payment policies and options.
Veterans can reach out for mental health care in various ways, such as through the VA healthcare system, community mental health centers, private mental health providers, online telehealth services, or through mental health hotlines or helplines. Veterans can also speak with their primary care providers for referrals or recommendations.
During the first mental health care appointment, veterans can expect to provide information about their mental health concerns, medical history, and personal background. The mental health professional may conduct an assessment, discuss treatment options, and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to the veteran's needs.
Yes, mental health care for veterans is generally confidential, and information shared during therapy sessions is protected by federal and state privacy laws. However, there may be some exceptions, such as when there is a risk of harm to the veteran or others, or when required by law. It's important to discuss confidentiality with the mental health provider to understand the specific policies and limitations.

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    Reduction of Anxiety Symptoms

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    Reduction of Depressive Symptoms

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