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Women Veterans Resources

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Women's Overseas Service League
PO Box 124, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07297

WOSL- Women’s Overseas Service League – is a national organization of women who have served overseas in or with the Armed Forces. American women who had served overseas with the military forces during World War One founded WOSL in 1921

PTSD / Find a Counselor

Resource Title Contact Information
Deb Lopez - VA Farms
26812 118th Ave E Graham, WA 98338

Deb got her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University, with a BA in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound. She worked in community mental health for over 30 years providing mental health therapy to families, adults and children with a special interest in the treatment of trauma. She has worked in multiple settings with a wide variety of individuals of all ages, backgrounds and presenting challenges.

While at the Community Mental Health Center Deb was also involved in program development, program management, and clinical supervision of licensure candidates as well Master’s level students. She is designated in Washington state as a Children’s Mental Health Specialist, an approved clinical supervisor and a Mental Health Professional.

Deb cares for 6 horses on her property, and is actively involved in animal rescue efforts. She frequently fosters horses in need to help them find their forever homes. She became certified in EAGALA in 2021 and is excited to combine 30+ years of professional mental health treatment experience with this valuable and effective treatment option.

Dan Gross, LICSW
3500 SW Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98126
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Daniel Gross is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) experienced in the treatment of trauma.  His practice serves those Veterans living in King County.  Both telehealth and office visits are available at his office in West Seattle: 3500 SW Alaska Street, Seattle, 98126.   Phone number: 206-395-6882.  Mr. Gross provides individual, couples, and group therapy.  Hours of availability consist of Monday through Friday, 0800-1700.  A son and brother of United States Marine Corps Veterans, he is familiar with themes confronting Veterans, personally and professionally.  Therapies used by Mr. Gross include Cognitive Processing Therapy, Integrated Behavioral Couples Therapy, and Present Centered Group Therapy (PCGT) for PTSD.  At this time, there is availability for a new PCGT, as well as individual and couples’ sessions.  In 2021, Mr. Gross along with several co-authors published a book on the topic of PCGT.  He presents on the topic of PCGT on both a local and national level.   More information can be found at: 

Carel Camerer, MA, LMHC, LMT
2237 29th CT NW, Olympia, WA 98592
Advanced EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization)

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state, where I have practiced for over 30 years, both clinically and in private practice. During this time I co-created and worked with The Center for Individual and Family Counseling for 11 years. I have worked with ages 3 -98 years old.  A large portion of my work has focused on assisting clients with issues such as relationship conflict, and communication, parenting, life transitions, anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma PTSD, and Grief. Currently my therapy practice is focused on individuals and couples who are ready to heal the past by learning to live fully in the present moment.

Methods and Techniques
Finding the courage to accept, tolerate and negotiate the unknown, unpleasant and unwanted takes a kind of radical acceptance.   Happily the causes and conditions necessary to achieve healing- presence are absolutely innate and always within your reach.  However, ones own wisdom and compassion, although present from the start, are often buried beneath a lifetime of pain, then deeply covered by an elaborate system of coping and defense.   Re- Connecting to your own true and vital nature is both a process and a practice.  Your success depends upon our mutual interest in discerning the difference between what happened to you, how you coped, the meaning you made, and who you actually are.  
Since our problems so easily get mistaken for ourselves all methods and techniques are oriented toward uncovering, discovering and reconnecting you to the person who has lived through these problems without ever becoming them.  My counseling methods include cognitive-emotive therapy, intra-psychic mapping, psycho-education, family of origin, mindfulness, EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) ETT (emotional transformative therapy), EFT (emotional freedom technique) and most importantly, Humor.

Stress Management
Relationship/intimacy issues, GLBTQ, non-binary
Trauma and abuse
Self esteem

Life Transitions 



Lisa Allen, MSW, LICSW
6212 75th Street West, Lakewood, WA 98499

My name is Lisa Allen; I am a licensed clinical social worker.  I have been working in private practice now for 4 years.  Before going into private practice, I worked for a couple of community mental health agencies in the Tacoma area 4 years.  Prior to this I worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for about 7 years.  I initially began my career serving in the U.S. Army for 20 years.  In terms of how I prefer clients to schedule with me, I would prefer email, but phone calls are an alternative.  I have the capability of meeting clients in person or virtual currently. 

Robert Bates
908 10th Ave SW, Quincy, WA 98848

I bring a diverse skill set of life and counseling experience. I grew up with a tumultuous household in a small community. I joined the military at a young age and have lived and worked throughout the world. I have had my own family, raising children weathering many successes and failures in the process. I continue to experience counseling as a client working with the emotions of my past and present to improve my future. My personal experience in therapy enhances my great respect for my clients' vulnerability in our sessions. I am a fellow traveler in life, as you learn and grow so do I.

I have returned to a quiet rural community because I love the pace, the people, and watching the cycle of life in the fields that grow around me. My daily life is filled with my amazing wife, my elderly dog, and villainous kitten in a farmhouse from the 50’s about a mile out of a small town located centrally in Washington. I am close enough to experience the amazing delights of the city; far enough to be separated from the stress and anxiety urban life brings for me. My hobbies include the outdoors, learning, great food, and time with friends. When not working with clients I spend most of my life dreaming of the next great adventure to experience.

I look forward to our journey together and am excited to help you work through whatever comes next for you in this amazingly complicated thing we call life.

Bellingham Vet Center
3800 Byron AVE Suite 124, Bellingham, WA 98229
Dan Abshere, NCC, LMHCA
1283 Elger Bay Rd, Camano Island, WA, 98282
Nationally Certified Counselor
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Dan was in the Air Force for almost 30 years as a pilot, planner, strategist, instructor, and leader. He traveled the world working with soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines; and gained experience in combat and other stressful situations. After serving his country, he continued to serve as a teacher and school counselor. He started Camano Counseling, Consulting, and Wellness in 2022 in order to help people using multiple programs, techniques, and resources. He is experienced at helping people identify their thoughts, manage their emotions, and improve their communication with others. His goal is to help people of all backgrounds and ages live a happier and healthy life. His experience makes him especially good with helping veterans, students, and those dealing with stress, anxiety, and trauma.

Dan’s education includes an A.S. in Avionics, B.A. in Geography, M.S. in Aeronautical Science, M.Ed in School Counseling as well as several programs in ethics, problem solving, and leadership.

Dan’s major certifications include: Nationally Certified Counselor, Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, Washington State Certified School Counselor and Teacher, Telemental Health Provider Associate, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training certification, Social-Emotional First Aid certification, and Certified Multi-cultural instructor.

Bridget C. Cantrell, Ph. D.
1050 Larrabee Avenue, Suite 104, PMB 714
Military, Veterans and their families, Civilians, PTSD, Trauma Recovery, CBT, psycho-education, goal setting.

Dr. Bridget Cantrell has worked with veterans for nearly thirty-years. She was
appointed the 2008 and 2004 Outstanding Female Non-Veteran for her
service by the Governor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and the
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2008, she received the
Didi Hirsch Foundation Leadership Award for Erasing the Stigma of Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
She has her Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology and is a private
practitioner. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of
Washington. Dr. Cantrell is one of a small number of mental health providers
for the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD Program/ War
Trauma Program. She is credentialed with the VA system, Tri-Care, Tri-West,
Community Care, and a variety of insurance companies, etc.
Her dissertation research entitled “Social Support as a Function of PTSD
within Washington State Vietnam Veteran Populations” was presented to the
Washington State Senate Select Committee for Veterans as part of the
Governor’s Master Plan for the needs of veterans. Her research was used for
planning programs for the King County Veterans Program.
She also works with those veterans who have been sexually abused while
serving in the military. In 2003, she received the Highest Productivity award
for the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) PTSD
She is the Founder and CEO of Hearts Toward Home International, a
charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the recovery and reintegration
of trauma survivors. The organization has been given the Best of Bellingham
Award in the Non-profit Charitable Organization category by the U.S. Local
Business Association (USLBA).
Presently, she provides mental health services to military service members
from all branches of the military, reservists, and Guard troops and their
families. This work focuses on treating military personnel who have
experienced combat exposure or trauma, family deployment stress and
readjustment issues after returning home. She assists family members in
supporting themselves and their deployed loved ones.
She also works closely with First Responders, Law Enforcement, Fire Dept,
Border Patrol and first line hospital personnel, etc.
She provides her mental health services to a wide variety of individuals from
many walks of life.
Dr. Cantrell is also involved with veteran advocacy at the Federal and State
level to uphold the rights and ensure proper treatment of veterans. Dr. Cantrell
works with first responders and perspective employers to assure that our
veterans are treated fairly and with the respect they deserve in order to
succeed in the civilian sector. She is also an expert witness for court cases for
our military service members and civilians regarding PTSD. She sits on the
board for several veteran organizations such as The Invictus Foundation.
She has appeared on television news programs to discuss veteran concerns,
including CNN and FoxQ13. Has done many radio programs and has
appeared in several publications.
She is frequently under contract with the Department of Defense to provide
her workshops and lectures to military bases all over the U.S., Japan,
Okinawa and Italy etc. She has lectured at trauma conferences both in the
U.S. and internationally.
She has participated with various community veteran organizations: Combat
Veterans International, Run for the Wall (Rolling Thunder) Memorial Ride and
The Traveling Wall.
Dr. Cantrell is the author of 7 books with the focus on recovery after trauma.
“Turning Your Heart Toward Home,” “Down Range: To Iraq and Back,” “Once
a Warrior: Wired for Life,” “Souls under Siege: The Effects of Multiple Troop
Deployments—and How to Weather the Storm” and “Souls under Siege.”,
“Clandestine Hurt”, and “Still Outside the Wire”
Dr. Cantrell is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA),
Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS) and The International
Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).
Please contact Dr. Cantrell directly to schedule a time when she can work with
you, your unit or organization.

Duane Dolliver, M.S., LMHC, LMFC
1015 S 40th Ave, Suite 23, Yakima, WA 98908
Dual Certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LHMC) and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). Over 25 years experience working with our Military, Veterans and their Families.
Rebecca Shaver, LMHC
502 2nd Ave NE, Puyallup, WA 98372
LMHC, DVC, CBT, Trauma Informed Care

Rebecca earned a Master of Arts with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Brandman University.  She has been designated a Mental Health Professional with a specialization in Child Mental Health by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).  She has been in private practice since 2019 which has involved a focus on serving those that have served and their family members.  Her main areas of focus include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, anger management, the grief process, parenting, and working with survivors of all forms of trauma including witnessing or experiencing trauma, abuse, moral injury, and traumas that occurred during military service. 

Outside of private practice, she worked as a therapist in a community-based, group practice setting for approximately four years.  This experience included being designated by DSHS as a Domestic Violence Counselor Supervisor which involved treatment of perpetrators and survivors of Domestic Violence.  During this experience, she worked collaboratively with clients that were court ordered for assessment and/or treatment, military veterans, reserve and active-duty military, and parents and children involved with the Department of Children, Youth, and Family (DCYF). 

She believes that therapy is a collaborative process and guides clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths to have a more meaningful life experience.  She works to provide clients with tailored treatment plans that can be integrated into their daily lives.  Rebecca uses an eclectic mix of evidence-based treatment modalities to meet each client's unique needs that include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) including Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness strategies, Solution-Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, and is currently working on her certifications for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy.

Dalis LaGrotta, M.A., LMHC
435 West Bell Street, Suite D, Sequim, WA 98382
LMHC, International Certified Gambling Counseling IGCC-II, Board Approved Clinical Consultant BACC BAC1, Washington State Certified Problem Gambler II WSGCC-II
Dennis Pollack, Ph.D.
301 W Indiana, Suite C, Spokane, WA 99205
Licensed Psychologist

I was born in 1943 in the highly industrialized city of East Chicago, Ind. My father was a steel worker for forty-three years and my mother was a librarian for many years. My father was the quiet man who never missed any of my baseball games unless he was working. My mother taught me not to judge unless you walk in the other person’s shoes. My three year older brother, Chuck, was a heart surgeon until he retired. I graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1961 and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of San Francisco.

My first clinical experience was working for the Salvation Army. My wife and I married in 1966. I completed a Master of Science Degree in clinical psychology from San Jose State University. My work/study experience gave me the opportunity to work at the Menlo Park Veterans Administration Hospital. It was a unique program that taught veterans transferable skills for the real world while at the time giving them the opportunity to receive counseling services. I then completed my Ph. D. in clinical psychology at Michigan State University. After completing my course work I completed my internship at Napa State Hospital.

While finishing my doctoral research at Illinois State University. I was coordinator of the master’s level clinical training for two years. I came to Spokane in 1975 to teach at Gonzaga University. In 1977 I went into private practice performing forensic evaluations, Social Security Disability evaluations and treating clients. I was recruited by Tom Schumacher to participate in the PTSD program and have been doing it for many years. The work has been very satisfying and never dull. You have to feel good when one of your seventy-year old veteran clients was just accepted into a Ph. D. program in Australia.

Everett Vet Center
3311 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201
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Jody Stewart, M.A., LMHC
820 Pacific Ave, Suite 201, Bremerton, WA 98337
MA in Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy

Jody has worked closely with victims of diverse cultures suffering from the effects of trauma and abuse since 2002.  Before getting her master’s degree, she was a Victim Advocate employed in community services working with victims of sexual assault/abuse, domestic violence, and military sexual trauma.  She was intimately involved with her clients from hospital emergency rooms, through the judicial system, and with active-duty & veterans from the military.  It is the strength of these survivors that moved her to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor to help victims integrate the trauma imposed upon them into healthy daily functioning. At the present she works solely with active duty and veterans of military service suffering with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Readjustment Issues, Anxiety and Depressive disorders. 

Jody’s therapeutic approach is Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) combined with Written Exposure Therapy (WET) and Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT).  Therapy is based on modifying cognitions, assumptions, beliefs, and behaviors with the aim of controlling disturbing emotions caused by traumatic events. The objective of therapy is to lessen severity of symptoms, improve self-focus, decrease emotional reactivity, and to learn new skills to modify dysfunctional patterns in the client’s life.  A client’s trauma experiences deserve respect--her training and skills are combined with the client’s life experiences, skills and various ways of coping to create healing. 

Adrian R. Magnuson-Whyte, Ph.D., LMHC, CCMHC, DCMHS
2136 Olympic Hwy N, Shelton, WA 98584
Trauma-Focused CBT, Solution-Focused

Adrian completed his BA at The Evergreen State College in 2000, his MA at Chapman University in 2003, and then his Ph.D. at the International University for Graduate Studies in 2012.  Adrian is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State, a National Board of Certified Counselors Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a Diplomat Clinical Mental Health Specialist (Trauma) through the American Mental Health Counselors Association.  He previously served as President and Board Member of the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association and on the Washington State Governor’s Task Force on updating counselor legislation protecting clients and professionalizing counselor standards.

Adrian served for six years in the Royal Air Force and a further three years in the Royal Signals and works with a number of veterans and veterans’ families in Shelton and Mason county.  He has experience in a number of treatment settings, including correctional, in-patient, community mental health and private practice.  He currently focuses on the following treatment areas:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Veteran Readjustment Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders

Adrian utilizes a blend of Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative, Solution-Focused Therapies and Psychoeducation to individuals aged 18 years and older.  His theory is that individuals have the motivation to improve their mental health and through education and work can learn how to achieve their goals.

Michael J. Phillips, Psy.D.
310 Third Ave NE, #104, Issaquah, WA 98027
Licensed Psychologist
Mike Shults, LMHC
7902 NE St. John’s Road, Vancouver, WA, Vancouver
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I am a Marine Corps and Vietnam combat veteran. I retired from the Portland VA Medical Center as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist in December of 2017. I began private practice in Vancouver, WA in February of 2018.

Education: I have an MBA and a Master of Science in counseling. My education comes from my average intelligence in combination with the grace and perseverance of the VA’s chapter 31 program. As a mental health therapist I share what I have learned from experience on both sides of the fence.

Credentials: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor #93969, Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor # 29128, Clinical Supervision Certificate Portland State University, Masters in Addictions Counseling Certificate Portland State University.

Specialty: Trauma including Military, Childhood, and Acute trauma. I also collaborate with people living with anxiety and depression, and personality disorders.

Therapeutic Methods: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma informed CBT, cognitive processing therapy, internal family systems therapy, and reality therapy.

Purpose of Treatment:
Feeling OK with one’s reaction to trauma
Develop resourcefulness (good problem solving-critical thinking skills)
Decide that there is something you can do to manage your feelings
Face rather than avoid difficult and stressful situations
Identifying as a survivor
Being comfortable in your own skin, able to relax and feel joy


Scott Morrison, LICSW
4719 University Way NE, STE 206, Seattle, WA 98105-4400
Department of Health License

Scott Morrison is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in Seattle, WA.  Scott received his MSW from the University of Vermont and has worked with Veteran populations for the last 15 years.  His primary practice has been in mental health and substance use disorders treatment.  He has certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders (CBT SUD) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET).  He believes in a collaborative approach to psychotherapy informed by CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and elements of Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness.

Louis DiConti, MS, LMHCA
358 E Birch Ave, STE 101, Colville, WA 99114

Louis J. DiConti, M.S., is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington. Following service in the Marine Corps Reserve 2004-2012, including two combat tours to Iraq, he completed his education at Eastern Washington University earning his Master of Science in Applied Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling. Louis provides individual and couples therapy at NorthEast Washington Family Counseling. Louis is a person-centered therapist with a passion for assisting individuals achieve a greater sense of empowerment and overall wellbeing. Louis specializes in veteran readjustment.

Rochelle DiConti, MS, LMHCA
358 E Birch Ave, STE 101, Colville, WA 99114
Kaali Sill, MSW, LMHC
358 E Birch Ave, STE 101, Colville, WA 99114

Kaali T.M. Sill is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Substance Use Disorder Professional in Washington.  She completed her B.A. at Western Washington University and graduated with her Masters of Social Work from Walla Walla University.  She provides individual counseling to adults, children and teens as well as group therapy

Clark Ashworth, Ph. D.
358 E Birch Ave, STE 101, Colville, WA 99114
Clinical Psychologist, Sex Offender Treatment Provider

Clark D. Ashworth, Ph.D.  Dr. Ashworth is a psychologist licensed in Washington. After a tour in the U.S. Navy (1967 – 72) he completed his education including a doctoral program at the University of Washington. He supervises staff at NorthEast Washington Family Counseling and provides individual, family, and group therapy as well as disability and forensic evaluations.

Ronald Graham, MSW, LICSWA
358 E Birch Ave, STE 101, Colville, WA 99114
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate

Ronald E. Graham, LICSWA. Ron is a clinical social worker licensed in Washington. Ron retired from the US Army in 2017 after 25 years and is a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. He completed his graduate program at Eastern Washington University and provides clinical individual, family, and group therapy.

Emily McBlair, MS, LMHCA
358 E Birch Ave, STE 101, Colville, WA 99114
Dr. H Roksan Biktimir, PhD, LMHC, CTTS, CCISM
720 Main Street Suite 224, Mount Vernon, WA, 98273
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

H Roksan Biktimir, PhD, is a licensed mental health counselor and board-certified trauma treatment specialist.  She has spent over 45 years in the field of mental health in both the administrative and clinical realms.  She has been an approved supervisor with the State of Washington since 2004.

Over the years Dr. Biktimir has held a wide variety of positions including Administrative Director and Executive Director of a community mental health agency, she established a non-profit organization that managed a family support center and founded a parent training program and used bookstore among other programs sponsored by the family support center.  Clinically Dr. Biktimir has worked in a 15-bed inpatient psychiatric unit while also maintaining a private practice.  Currently she has a small private practice and specializes in trauma disorders.  Dr. Biktimir holds a master’s degree in Business Administration, a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology.

Brenda Larson, M.A., LMHC, CMHS
1339 Commerce Ave #316, Longview, WA 98632
CBT, Trauma Focus:  Miilitary Veterans, Couples. Children-Play Therapy/Sand Tray.  LMHC, CMHS

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?  Past or present Traumatic events, witnessed or experienced, such as military combat, natural disasters, serious accidents or sexual assault as a child or adult.  Trauma untreated may result in disrupted family life, physical illness and reduced career performance. 

As a Licensed Mental Health and Child Mental Health Specialist, I approach counseling with individuals, families and children based on a variety of techniques, which may include exploring past events and how they affect present circumstances. During our first session we discuss several approaches and decide together which might be best suited for you.

I believe people are comprised of a spiritual, emotional, biological and social self; my focus of therapy may include these areas.  Depending on individual issues, therapeutic approaches most helpful for the client will be discussed.

 My goal is to provide a confidential, supportive environment enabling discussion of difficult life events and development of effective strategies to cope. 


  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Child Mental Health Specialist
  • Master’s Degree in Counseling

I believe in saving marriages and relationships. 

  • Blended Families
  • Co-dependency
  • Lack of effective communication
Maggie Yowell Wilson, LMHC
438 SW 4th Pl, Renton, WA 98057

Maggie is a licensed mental health counselor, Washington approved clinical supervisor, child mental health specialist, geriatric mental health specialist, registered drama therapist/board certified trainer, and registered expressive arts therapist. She has provided counselling to veterans and their families for the past several years. She works with all ages, focusing on building resilience and healing grief, loss and trauma in individual and group sessions. 

A graduate of Antioch University, Maggie currently serves as Teaching Faculty in Antioch’s Creative Arts Therapy program. Maggie also has training in several evidence-based practices including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp), Dialectical Behavior Training (DBT), Play Therapy and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Prior to private practice, Maggie served as Clinic Manager at Valley Cities’ Rainier Beach and Renton Clinics. She also served as a Mental Health Counselor and Drama Therapist at Valley Cities’ Renton and Auburn sites, and Clinician at Compass Health and the Center at Saint Andrews.

Maggie also practiced as an Environmental Attorney for over 20 years. Maggie is married to Veteran and War Trauma Provider, Bob Wilson of Valley Cities, and is proud Grandma to five beautiful grandchildren. Some of her favorite roles are artist, actor, SoulCollage Facilitator®, and Intentional Creativity Facilitator. She likes to think of herself as a Celebrant of Wonder and Tender of Sacred Story.

Robert Holt, LMHC
1210 Madison St, Aberdeen, WA 98520
LMHC, TF-CTB, Behavioral Specialist
Roberto Valdez, Ph.D.
100 N Morain Street, Suite 309, Kennewick, WA 99336
Cognitive Behavioral and Cognitive Processing Therapy, SFBT, Evaluations and PTSD Support Groups

Roberto Valdez was born and raised in the Yakima Lower Valley. He attended the University of Washington, Heritage College, and Capella University attaining a doctoral degree in family and clinical psychology. He is a licensed mental health counselor and holds several national mental health certifications. Roberto enjoys attending continuing education training in the areas of trauma and mood disorders. Roberto speaks Spanish and English and has over 27-years of experience in the helping professions. He currently works cohesively with Veterans and their family members since 2007 in the Benton, Franklin, and surrounding counties. Roberto is a father of three children, enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family members, and is an avid fisherman. For the past 15-years, serving those who served is a passion!

Sam Schwartz Landrum, MSW, LICSW
4719 University Way NE, Suite 206, Seattle, WA 98105
CBT, Mindfulness skills, DBT skills, Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy, Integrated Behavioral Couples Therapy

Sam Schwartz Landrum is a licensed clinical social worker (LICSW) in the state of Washington. He received his Masters of Social Work at the University of Washington in 2000 and has focused his work since then on serving Veterans and their families. His individual and couples treatment approach is based on developing a therapeutic alliance that is rooted in trust and mutual respect. This is the foundation from which the meaningful exploration of past or current events and experiences, including the impact of military experience, can be undertaken. The development of an individualized treatment plan with specific treatment goals further supports  building and maintaining meaningful change in one’s life. Sam has been trained in and has experience providing Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills for emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. He uses a Mindfulness approach as well as  Cognitive Behavior Therapy  skills for mood, anxiety and other problems in living.

Wendy David, Ph.D.
200 W Mercer Street, Suite 111, Seattle, WA 98119
CBT, Prolonged Exposure, ACT

PhD, PLLC – Clinical Associate
Licensed Psychologist

Wendy David, PhD, PLLC, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a 30-year history of working with veterans, women, couples, groups, and families. She served as a Staff Psychologist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle for 25 years and on faculty with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington until 2015. She now focuses on her private practice as well as her consultation services to state and local agencies. Dr. David received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in 1991, became licensed in Washington State in 1993, and is a highly-regarded and sought-after consultant and presenter both locally and internationally in the areas of PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), disability, and mental health. Her expertise includes Cognitive Behavioral and Evidence-based treatments for PTSD, depression, trauma, sleep disturbance, eating disorders, and interpersonal relationship skills. Compassionate and caring, she utilizes an integrative and holistic approach to treatment, maintaining a collaborative relationship in setting treatment goals while carefully listening to and responding to clients’ needs.

Blind since age 8, Dr. David has published two books in the field of blindness which have received international acclaim. Her first book, Safe without Sight: Crime Prevention and Self Defense Strategies for People who are Blind (David, McCall, and Kolmar, 1998), serves as the foundation of personal safety curricula in schools and agencies for visually impaired individuals in the U.S. and Australia. It has also been adapted for female veterans with histories of sexual trauma and PTSD in a program of therapeutic self-defense called “Taking Charge!” Her second book, Sites Unseen: Traveling the World without Sight (David, 2010), promotes travel and serves as a resource guide to assist and encourage travel and tourism by individuals with visual impairments and other disabilities.

Dr. David’s areas of specialty include:

  • PTSD and Trauma Treatment
  • Depression
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Adjusting to Disability and Chronic Illness
  • Women’s Concerns and Health
  • Eating Disorders
  • Couples’ Interactions and Conflict Resolution
  • Coping with Life Transitions and Challenges
  • Anxiety and Stress Management
  • Grief and Loss

She provides a diversity of evidence-based treatments, including:

  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD and Trauma
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep problems,
    and relationships
  • Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for stress, anxiety, and
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy for emotional regulation and interpersonal skills

When not working, consulting, writing, or presenting, she enjoys skiing, dragon-boat paddling, attending concerts and the theater, and traveling the world with her faithful guide dog, Okra.

Seattle Vet Center
4735 E Marginal Way S, Room 1102, Seattle, WA 98134
check website for hours
Case management
Spokane Vet Center
13109 E Mirabeau Pkwy, Spokane, WA 99216
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Bridgette Agpaoa Ryder, EdD, LMHC, SUDP
16000 Christensen Blvd , Suite 110, Tukwila, WA 98188
Client Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution Focused, Motivational Enhancement Therapies, Service Coordination, Couples and Family Systems

Bridgette Agpaoa Ryder (she, her, hers) is dedicated to health, employment, and educational justice.  As a military family member, Filipina/Mestiza, and the first in the family to graduate from community college, she recognizes that communities continue to face structural barriers.  She has worked in multiple health and human services systems over the past 25+ years.  Bridgette is committed to centering an individual's experience, skills, assets, and needs.  Bridgette uses multiple therapies based on individual interests and therapeutic needs.  A few professional practices include - Person-Centered, Strength-Based, Cognitive/Behavioral Therapies, Mindfulness-Based Techniques, Family Systems Therapy, and Intercultural Identity Development.

Currently accepting referrals for veteran and military family member individual counseling.

Valley Cities - Robert Wilson, LMHC
Multiple locations in King County
CBT, EMDR, Trauma Informed Care
Veterans Counseling of Central Washington
247 N. Chelan Ave., Wenatchee, WA 98801
Military, Veterans and their familes, Civilians, PTSD, Trauma Recovery, CBT, EMDR, psycho-education, goal setting. MSW, MA, LMFT, BA

Heather heads up our practice, seeing clients, keeping up on the latest research, and matching new clients with counselors. She holds a Master’s degree from Liberty University.

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
1102 Quince St SE, PO Box 41155, Olympia, WA 98504-1155
Case management, Claims assistance, Counseling, Emergency Financial Assistance, Homeless Supports, Records request, Referrals and information, Transitional housing, Veterans Incarcerated Program, Work specific necessities to gain employment

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs helps connect veterans and their family members to the benefits and services they earned through their military service. 

Our Central Office is located in Olympia and includes a Veterans Service Center as well as administrative support for all agency programs.

WDVA offers long-term care in our four State Veteran Homes (the Washington Soldiers Home, the Washington Veterans Home, the Spokane Veterans Home, and the Walla Walla Veterans Home) for honorably discharged veterans, and in some cases, their spouses. 

The Veterans Services and Counseling and Wellness Divisions provide claims assistance as well as counseling services for veterans and their family members.  And our State Veterans Cemetery honors veterans in their final resting place.

Federal VA

Resource Title Contact Information
Bellingham Vet Center
3800 Byron AVE Suite 124, Bellingham, WA 98229
Everett Vet Center
3311 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm Wednesday: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: Closed
Federal Way Vet Center
32020 32nd Ave South, Suite 110, Federal Way, WA 98001
Monday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm Wednesday: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
GI Bill Comparison Tool

Learn about education programs and compare benefits by school.

Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center
Walla Walla VA Medical Center, 77 Wainwright Dr, Walla Walla, WA 98362
Case management
Military Sexual Trauma Counseling
Health services, Healthcare

What is military sexual trauma counseling?

Military sexual trauma counseling may include individual or group counseling, marital and family counseling, referral for benefits assistance, liaison with community agencies or substance abuse information and referral to help you deal with the emotions of military sexual trauma and regain confidence in your everyday life.

Am I eligible for military sexual trauma counseling?

Any Veteran, or Service member to include members of the National Guard and Reserve forces, who was sexually traumatized while serving in the military is eligible to receive counseling regardless of gender or era of service.

Where are services available?

Assessment and referral for MST-related counseling is available at all Vet Centers. Onsite counseling is available at selected Vet Centers across the country. In addition, MST-related medical and mental health services are available at your local VA Medical Center and can be accessed by contacting the Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator or your existing VA healthcare provider.

Seattle Vet Center
4735 E Marginal Way S, Room 1103, Seattle, WA 98134
Call for hours
Spokane Vet Center
13109 E Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane, WA 99216
Monday: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday: 7:00 am - 7:30 pm Wednesday: 7:00 am - 7:30 pm Thursday: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm Friday: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00pm Sunday: Closed
Tacoma Vet Center
4916 Center St suite e, Tacoma, WA 98409
Tahoma National Cemetery
18600 SE 240th St, Kent, WA 98042
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VA Education and Training Benefits

VA education benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling. Learn how to apply for and manage the education and training benefits you've earned.

VA GI Bill Information
7am - 7pm
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
151 NE Hampe Way, Chehalis, WA 98532
VA Regional Home Loan Center - WA State
VA Regional Loan Center 155 Van Gordon Street Lakewood, CO 80228 (Mail: Box 25126, Denver, CO 80225)
VA Regional Office - Portland
First and Main Building, 100 SW Main Street, Floor 2, Portland, OR 97204
VA Regional Office - Seattle
915 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174
Walla Walla Vet Center
1104 West Poplar, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Normal working hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Call for an appointment after hours. For assistance after hours, weekends, and holidays call: 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)
Yakima Vet Center
2119 W Lincoln Ave, Yakima, WA 98902
Mon - Thurs from 0800 to 5:30 p.m. We are open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 0900 to 1p.m. We have 0700 appointments Mon - Thurs.

County Veterans Assistance Fund or Program

Resource Title Contact Information
Asotin County Veterans Resources
Claims assistance, Emergency Financial Assistance, Referrals and information
Benton County Veterans Resources
7102 W Okanogan Place, Suite 201, Kennewick, WA 99336
Burial expenses, Case management, Childcare, Dental Assistance, Food Assistance, Motel Hotel for homeless Vets, Rental assistance, Transportation Assistance, Work specific necessities to gain employment
Chelan County Veterans Assistance Programs
428 Orondo Ave. Wenatchee WA 98801
Burial expenses, Claims assistance, Emergency Financial Assistance, Federal benefits, Food Assistance, Homeless Supports