Most recent military counseling experience:
Provided individual, family, child/adolescent, & couples counseling services to Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) with the 1st Marine Raider Battalion, the elite units in the military where time away from home due to extended training and deployments is at an accelerated pace.
I owe my entire life story to my military related experiences.
For some reading this, I hope this gives you a sigh of relief. Let's just be very real here for a moment: The military lifestyle is flippin' hard. It is so hard. From it, I questioned everything about life on a continuous basis. It's because of the military and the ground getting yanked up from under me every 2 years, that I literally had to find my own solid ground through my own means. For me, this was my spirituality.
Meaning and existence type of questions gnawed at me and just needed to be answered. When crazy, traumatic things happened to my husband and close friends that were serving, I just couldn't rely on my own understanding of things. It simply had to come from someplace wiser within me. And the ever-challenging part is that those events have had a ripple effect in our lives - it hits home more and more as the time passes. It's this part, the maintenance and continual rejuvenating, that I think people need the most support with sometimes. It's dealing with the aftermath when you've been in denial (or in the dark) about it for so long, that you are brought to your knees in utter bewilderment at times. I hope that anyone reading this will relate in some way.
I am also a military family member who is quite familiar with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Depression, and the other not so fun stuff that may come with the territory (i.e. moving a bazillion times).
If you are military affiliated in any shape or form, please don't hesitate to contact me. Serving the military community is my passion and as a way to reflect that, the first insurance I accepted was Tricare.