Military, Veterans, and First Responders 

Military members both men and women express higher levels of stress in their military life and family life. These stressors and the constant demands can lead to feeling overwhelmed, depression, and anxiety. Military families are faced with number of challenges including the ups and downs of deployment and moving. 

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can begin when individuals are still on active duty; however, these traumas are often carried over after military service. Veterans encounter challenges with transition into civilian life, combat and non-combat related trauma, survivor's guilt, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and family conflicts among other issues. 

 

First Responders serve an important role in protecting our citizens. They are constantly responding to crisis and experiencing high levels of stress with very little time to decompress and process. These repeated exposure to trauma and disaster can lead to increased stressed response. 

 

As a veteran, Sherry has a comprehensive understanding of life in the military. Her experience with these populations can help you and your family process trauma, mediate conflict, and establish and meet goals. 

 

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