HOW CAN OTW HELP YOU?
U.S.VETS created Outside the Wire (OTW) to provide preventative and early mental health treatment to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Through partnerships with community colleges throughout Southern California, OTW offers individual and group therapy to student veterans and their families. By providing training on military- and veteran-specific issues to psychology trainees, social work, and marriage and family therapist interns, OTW is creating a strong network of mental health professionals that are better equipped to help veterans and their families manage the pressures of combat-related stressors and post-war adjustments.
Outside the Wire provides services to post-9/11 veterans and their families who are struggling with making the adjustment back to civilian life. Veterans who are experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, or any other psychological issues relating to their service are encouraged to contact us for more information.
Our treatment team consists of licensed psychologists and social workers. In addition, we offer a training program to doctoral level psychology trainees and MSW students who specialize in military social work. Our clinical team is specially trained in military life, culture, and unique issues that veterans and their families face while transitioning to civilian life. Some of our clinicians are veterans themselves.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
OTW helps veterans and their families who are dealing with depression, stress, PTSD, or are just struggling to adjust to civilian life. Here’s what some of them have to say:
“The OTW program has been helping me deal with school organization and family issues. It’s been wonderful speaking to someone who is empathetic and suggesting cognitive tools to help with anxiety.”
“It was incredibly helpful for me to have U.S.VETS therapist interns come to provide service at my school and provide service for my family.”
“My therapist was able to help turn my whole negative, angry mindset into a thankful and positive one, which allowed me to enjoy my life for the first time since leaving Iraq.”
“OTW helped me control my emotions better and gave me on the spot stress/anxiety management techniques.”