Mary Ann D Dawkins-Padigela
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Having trouble navigating through life? Hitting roadblocks within different relationships? Do you have doubt about your identity and worth? I am available to provide a safe, open space in which we can work collaboratively to support you in your journey of healing. I have a background of working with youth and children dealing with depression, anxiety and the throws of life. Personally I identify as a female, Black and Filipina, heterosexual therapist. I also have a background as a former LEO as well as military veteran for almost a decade.
(510) 544-7980
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Having trouble navigating through life? Hitting roadblocks within different relationships? Do you have doubt about your identity and worth? I am available to provide a safe, open space in which we can work collaboratively to support you in your journey of healing. I have a background of working with youth and children dealing with depression, anxiety and the throws of life. Personally I identify as a female, Black and Filipina, heterosexual therapist. I also have a background as a former LEO as well as military veteran for almost a decade.
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Allan H Solomon
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I have a unique perspective on trauma, having worked for 23 years as a psychologist within the Veterans Administration.
I have over 35 years experience as a clinical psychologist. I work primarily with individual adults but also have considerable experience working with children and adolescents. My focus is forming a trusting relationship in which together we work to improve your own sense of well being as well as connection to others. Above all I view our work as collaborative and mutually respectful. Clients have described me as highly empathetic, while helping them to achieve real life goals. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, intimacy, health, and habit disorders including addictions.
(925) 241-4097
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I have a unique perspective on trauma, having worked for 23 years as a psychologist within the Veterans Administration.
I have over 35 years experience as a clinical psychologist. I work primarily with individual adults but also have considerable experience working with children and adolescents. My focus is forming a trusting relationship in which together we work to improve your own sense of well being as well as connection to others. Above all I view our work as collaborative and mutually respectful. Clients have described me as highly empathetic, while helping them to achieve real life goals. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, intimacy, health, and habit disorders including addictions.
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Dr. Paul Kramer
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience working with military personel and their families.
At some point we all struggle to adjustment to life's changes; it's normal to feel stuck and I believe people have what it takes to adjust. Couples often come to me for help in distress and are confused about how or why their relationship has derailed. I am dedicated to helping people build stronger; more intimate relationships and I use several modalities when attempting to help couples in distress. A high percentage of my caseload at any given time is comprised of couples.
(925) 320-0698
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience working with military personel and their families.
At some point we all struggle to adjustment to life's changes; it's normal to feel stuck and I believe people have what it takes to adjust. Couples often come to me for help in distress and are confused about how or why their relationship has derailed. I am dedicated to helping people build stronger; more intimate relationships and I use several modalities when attempting to help couples in distress. A high percentage of my caseload at any given time is comprised of couples.
Kate Rebecca Scimia
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Not accepting new clients
I have insight into the unique stressors experienced by military and first responder families and their therapeutic needs.
I work from an attachment, strength-based perspective as I assist teens, adults, and couples with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, and relationships. Often the story we tell ourselves about the world profoundly impacts how we think, feel, and behave and taking a closer look at these stories can help us heal. I utilize different therapeutic practices including Gottman Couples Method, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
(925) 267-6402
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Not accepting new clients
I have insight into the unique stressors experienced by military and first responder families and their therapeutic needs.
I work from an attachment, strength-based perspective as I assist teens, adults, and couples with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, and relationships. Often the story we tell ourselves about the world profoundly impacts how we think, feel, and behave and taking a closer look at these stories can help us heal. I utilize different therapeutic practices including Gottman Couples Method, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
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MJ Klimenko, MFT, LPCC, CHT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC, CHT Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I also work with people suffering from depression, anxiety, emptiness, loneliness, trauma, grief, individuation, the LGBT community, experienced working with veterans and their families, as well as sexual issues (talk therapy not sex therapist).
If you're "sick and tired of being sick and tired," feel empty, lonely, sad, wonder who you are, where you're going or other issues, I can help you as a teletherapist. Supportive psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and life coach, talking with you, not at you, respecting your inner wisdom and the choices you make. No problem is too big or too small. In private practice since 1990.There are no judgments just solutions. Learn who you are not who you're supposed to be. For twenty-six years I've been working with individuals, couples, relationship issues: finding one, changing one, saving one.
(510) 497-2964
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I also work with people suffering from depression, anxiety, emptiness, loneliness, trauma, grief, individuation, the LGBT community, experienced working with veterans and their families, as well as sexual issues (talk therapy not sex therapist).
If you're "sick and tired of being sick and tired," feel empty, lonely, sad, wonder who you are, where you're going or other issues, I can help you as a teletherapist. Supportive psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and life coach, talking with you, not at you, respecting your inner wisdom and the choices you make. No problem is too big or too small. In private practice since 1990.There are no judgments just solutions. Learn who you are not who you're supposed to be. For twenty-six years I've been working with individuals, couples, relationship issues: finding one, changing one, saving one.
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Marian T Okamura
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I have been in private practice for over 30 years. I have had extensive experience with ethnically diverse women, men, couples, Veterans and immigrants, from young to older adults. I work with issues, such as depression, anxiety, relationships, marriage, work, disability, aging, loss, bereavement, identity and cross cultural/bi-cultural conflict. I am interested in exploring these issues through a dynamic process of understanding your emotional life and thoughts; and, how it manifests in your behavior patterns in the world. I am available for clinical consultation or supervising licensing hours. By appointment.
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I have been in private practice for over 30 years. I have had extensive experience with ethnically diverse women, men, couples, Veterans and immigrants, from young to older adults. I work with issues, such as depression, anxiety, relationships, marriage, work, disability, aging, loss, bereavement, identity and cross cultural/bi-cultural conflict. I am interested in exploring these issues through a dynamic process of understanding your emotional life and thoughts; and, how it manifests in your behavior patterns in the world. I am available for clinical consultation or supervising licensing hours. By appointment.
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Bryan T Forrester
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I specialize in military (confidential) and business owner issues.
I assist people (men and women ages 18-65) overcome personal and/or professional obstacles which prevent them from living well-balanced and satisfied lives. This primarily includes relationship, career, and life-adjustment issues which are affecting people's daily lives. I lend my focus and attention to both the logistical and psychological issues related to overcoming these obstacles. My objective is to help my clients regain control of their lives by providing comprehensive supportive psychotherapy and on-going support. Clients should expect an initial intake session followed by 3-5 biweekly sessions and long-term support.
(925) 248-3155
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
I specialize in military (confidential) and business owner issues.
I assist people (men and women ages 18-65) overcome personal and/or professional obstacles which prevent them from living well-balanced and satisfied lives. This primarily includes relationship, career, and life-adjustment issues which are affecting people's daily lives. I lend my focus and attention to both the logistical and psychological issues related to overcoming these obstacles. My objective is to help my clients regain control of their lives by providing comprehensive supportive psychotherapy and on-going support. Clients should expect an initial intake session followed by 3-5 biweekly sessions and long-term support.
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Kathleen Benitez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Counseling can be an opportunity to experience a greater quality of life. I enjoy helping others to reach that place. Providing clinical counseling for over 25 years, I've assisted survivors with all forms of trauma, anxiety and stress disorders. My practice has included working with military members and families as well as providing counseling to many Spanish speaking Latino populations . My specialties range from employee assistance for work related stress, issues of addiction to all substances including gambling and also working with the trauma of immigration. I can also provide evaluations for immigration hearings.
(510) 460-1347
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Counseling can be an opportunity to experience a greater quality of life. I enjoy helping others to reach that place. Providing clinical counseling for over 25 years, I've assisted survivors with all forms of trauma, anxiety and stress disorders. My practice has included working with military members and families as well as providing counseling to many Spanish speaking Latino populations . My specialties range from employee assistance for work related stress, issues of addiction to all substances including gambling and also working with the trauma of immigration. I can also provide evaluations for immigration hearings.
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Elina Filippova
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Elina Filippova, the Founder of The Path to Self, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She works with seniors, adults, teenagers and couples who feel stuck in their life -- be it physically , emotionally, or professionally -- and who are committed to the path of self-discovery. Elina worked as a mental health professional for Department of Veterans affairs and has knowledge of complex trauma such as PTSD. She is trained in Voice Dialogue, Motivational Interviewing, and certified in Mind-Body Medicine. Her therapy approach covers present problems, patterns of behavior, and exploration of how the past influences our present life.
(510) 871-8043
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Office is near:
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Offers online therapy
Elina Filippova, the Founder of The Path to Self, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She works with seniors, adults, teenagers and couples who feel stuck in their life -- be it physically , emotionally, or professionally -- and who are committed to the path of self-discovery. Elina worked as a mental health professional for Department of Veterans affairs and has knowledge of complex trauma such as PTSD. She is trained in Voice Dialogue, Motivational Interviewing, and certified in Mind-Body Medicine. Her therapy approach covers present problems, patterns of behavior, and exploration of how the past influences our present life.
Victoria K Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Struggles with anxiety, depression, weak boundaries, grief, make life difficult. Having close friendships, healthy family relationships, and a secure foundation with a romantic partner can seem an insurmountable goal. You want new ways to cope, to handle life's challenges, to connect with others. You want the mutual "give and take" that other's have in happy, secure friendships and relationships but you're afraid of being taken the wrong way, of getting more anxious, more depressed. The courage to try is in you, and you have tried, but it doesn't seem to be getting better.
(925) 326-6718
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Struggles with anxiety, depression, weak boundaries, grief, make life difficult. Having close friendships, healthy family relationships, and a secure foundation with a romantic partner can seem an insurmountable goal. You want new ways to cope, to handle life's challenges, to connect with others. You want the mutual "give and take" that other's have in happy, secure friendships and relationships but you're afraid of being taken the wrong way, of getting more anxious, more depressed. The courage to try is in you, and you have tried, but it doesn't seem to be getting better.
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Stephanie M Wolper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling hopeless or lost? Do you think you have to go through life alone? Are you holding yourself back? Often we think that life is supposed to be hard. How would you feel if you could move forward and live life with ease? Many people feel shut down and despairing; I want you to know that the answers are already inside of you. I can work with you to help find solutions. People who work with me learn to experience life with joy, peace, and freedom.
(510) 686-3940
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling hopeless or lost? Do you think you have to go through life alone? Are you holding yourself back? Often we think that life is supposed to be hard. How would you feel if you could move forward and live life with ease? Many people feel shut down and despairing; I want you to know that the answers are already inside of you. I can work with you to help find solutions. People who work with me learn to experience life with joy, peace, and freedom.
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Debbie Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Working with couples my approach integrates CBT, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused therapies and Mindfulness. Couples can count on learning and practicing effective communication skills, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. Practicing these skills will help deepen your connection, intimacy, and emotional-attunement with your partner to build the relationship you really want. My work with individuals focuses on support and strategies during times of grief and loss, relationship struggles, and life transitions.
(925) 478-3694
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Working with couples my approach integrates CBT, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused therapies and Mindfulness. Couples can count on learning and practicing effective communication skills, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. Practicing these skills will help deepen your connection, intimacy, and emotional-attunement with your partner to build the relationship you really want. My work with individuals focuses on support and strategies during times of grief and loss, relationship struggles, and life transitions.
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Lauren Melendres
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I work with my clients from a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) perspective which explores and understands the connections between our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Together, we identify the specific barriers that are interfering with your ability to live the way you would like. We address different ways of relating to your thoughts and emotions, increase awareness into your patterns through mindfulness interventions, and incorporate coping skills to help you reach your goals and cultivate a happier, more balanced life. I value creating a compassionate and nonjudgmental environment where you can feel safe to make changes.
(925) 270-1432
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
I work with my clients from a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) perspective which explores and understands the connections between our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Together, we identify the specific barriers that are interfering with your ability to live the way you would like. We address different ways of relating to your thoughts and emotions, increase awareness into your patterns through mindfulness interventions, and incorporate coping skills to help you reach your goals and cultivate a happier, more balanced life. I value creating a compassionate and nonjudgmental environment where you can feel safe to make changes.
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Dr. Rosilda James
Psychologist Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I have over 25 years of clinical experience helping adults, couples and families work through their difficulties and challenges. I strive to provide a warm, respectful and safe environment for my clients to feel both nurtured and challenged. Together, we explore solutions and strategies for change and healing.
(925) 243-7061
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
I have over 25 years of clinical experience helping adults, couples and families work through their difficulties and challenges. I strive to provide a warm, respectful and safe environment for my clients to feel both nurtured and challenged. Together, we explore solutions and strategies for change and healing.
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Amina Akita Mohabbat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Amina holds 2 Bachelors of Arts degrees in Psychology & Japanese from UC Davis (2009), and a Masters in Social Welfare from UCBerkeley (2016). She has practiced in a wide range of settings for over 13 years from schools, inpatient psychiatric facilities, residential programs, community clinics, non profits, primary care clinics, to private and public first tier hospitals across the California bay area & also internationally. This includes UCSF Medical Center, the Alameda, Oakland & San Francisco County, UC Davis Children's Hospital, Asian Health Services, COVID19 frontline disaster work through SF Dept of Public Health, & ZSFGH.
(925) 208-0304
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Amina holds 2 Bachelors of Arts degrees in Psychology & Japanese from UC Davis (2009), and a Masters in Social Welfare from UCBerkeley (2016). She has practiced in a wide range of settings for over 13 years from schools, inpatient psychiatric facilities, residential programs, community clinics, non profits, primary care clinics, to private and public first tier hospitals across the California bay area & also internationally. This includes UCSF Medical Center, the Alameda, Oakland & San Francisco County, UC Davis Children's Hospital, Asian Health Services, COVID19 frontline disaster work through SF Dept of Public Health, & ZSFGH.
Sara Appelbaum
ASW Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Breakthroughs in therapy are first and foremost the result of the therapist/client relationship. I strive to offer therapy that feels like coffee with a dedicated friend. Blending wisdom from my own experiences as a peer who has “been there” with clinically based methods, I’ll meet you halfway with reflection, kindness, and honest feedback. No judgement - just healing. I also offer individual white privilege self work sessions for those seeking to begin a practice of racial self awareness.
(925) 438-6680
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers online therapy
Breakthroughs in therapy are first and foremost the result of the therapist/client relationship. I strive to offer therapy that feels like coffee with a dedicated friend. Blending wisdom from my own experiences as a peer who has “been there” with clinically based methods, I’ll meet you halfway with reflection, kindness, and honest feedback. No judgement - just healing. I also offer individual white privilege self work sessions for those seeking to begin a practice of racial self awareness.
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Don Elium
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Trying to make something work by pretending to feel, think or act in ways that go against how you really feel is exhausting to the body, mind and your spirit. This realization can feel very uncomfortable. However, it is the door to finding both your aliveness and yourself as you investigate what you really feel and think about the situations that are distressing in yourself, family and work situations. I'd like to help you make the actual changes that you need to make. I help you find and focus on what is actually alive in you. All sessions are TeleHealth that creates a safe environment in the convenience of your home or office.
(925) 948-8811
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
Trying to make something work by pretending to feel, think or act in ways that go against how you really feel is exhausting to the body, mind and your spirit. This realization can feel very uncomfortable. However, it is the door to finding both your aliveness and yourself as you investigate what you really feel and think about the situations that are distressing in yourself, family and work situations. I'd like to help you make the actual changes that you need to make. I help you find and focus on what is actually alive in you. All sessions are TeleHealth that creates a safe environment in the convenience of your home or office.
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Margaret A. Struchen
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
My practice, the Center for Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, PC, focuses on providing clients with the skills needed to reach their personal goals. With over 20 years of practice, across multiple settings, I have worked to address the needs of adults and adolescents with neurological disorders, disability, and chronic medical conditions. Prior to entering private practice, I served as Director of Rehabilitation Psychology/Neuropsychology at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, and I have engaged in extensive clinical research centered on evaluating outcomes and interventions for those affected by acquired brain injury.
(925) 319-6628
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
My practice, the Center for Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, PC, focuses on providing clients with the skills needed to reach their personal goals. With over 20 years of practice, across multiple settings, I have worked to address the needs of adults and adolescents with neurological disorders, disability, and chronic medical conditions. Prior to entering private practice, I served as Director of Rehabilitation Psychology/Neuropsychology at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, and I have engaged in extensive clinical research centered on evaluating outcomes and interventions for those affected by acquired brain injury.
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Lee Embrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I work with individuals and couples who are going through life transitions. I am an interactive therapist, honest and direct. I help people develop their emotional readiness to continue on their life journey. Psychotherapy is about change and development. I have an empathetic approach that helps release feelings, and develop thoughtful understanding.
(925) 478-5235
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I work with individuals and couples who are going through life transitions. I am an interactive therapist, honest and direct. I help people develop their emotional readiness to continue on their life journey. Psychotherapy is about change and development. I have an empathetic approach that helps release feelings, and develop thoughtful understanding.
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Institute of Mindful Therapy inc
LMFT Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
The Institute of Mindful Therapy Inc is a holistic mental health practice dedicated to supporting the entire person. To us that means mind, body and soul. We specialize and thrive on treating the entire spectrum of mental health and wellness issues.
(925) 393-0363
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers online therapy
The Institute of Mindful Therapy Inc is a holistic mental health practice dedicated to supporting the entire person. To us that means mind, body and soul. We specialize and thrive on treating the entire spectrum of mental health and wellness issues.

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Veterans Therapists
If you're a Walnut Creek veteran seeking help, an ex-airforce or ex-military or ex-serviceman or ex-servicewoman in Walnut Creek seeking counseling, these Walnut Creek veteran therapists, psychologists or counselors for Walnut Creek veterans can help. In addition to individual counseling, they can refer you to treatment centers near Walnut Creek that provide specialist programs for veterans e.g. intense treatment as well as weekly support groups that focus on issues specific to veterans led by counselors with experience with former military personnel.