OHH – Veterans, Military, and Families

Operation Home and Healing

Council for Relationships’ Operation Home and Healing provides counseling and services for active service members, veterans, and their families. Specially-trained therapists work with the veterans and their loved ones to help heal the invisible wounds on their individual, couple, and family relationships. Council’s therapists aim to help veterans and their families heal and become better partners, parents, and family members. OHH is led by an esteemed advisory board of military psychology experts.

The following is a video about OHH’s founding more than a decade ago:

Council offers the following special counseling services for veterans and military families through OHH:

  • Therapists with specialized training in military culture and competency
  • Therapeutic interactive group programs for active service members, veterans, and military families
  • Counseling to military families, spouses, and non-married partners with or without the service member/ veteran present
  • Appointments within 24-48 hours
  • Fees on a sliding scale based on income
  • Subsidized services available on a limited basis
  • Training for mental health professionals or clergy working with military families or veterans


To learn more about therapy for veterans and military families in Philadelphia, please email us at veterans@councilforrelationships.org. Additional resources for veterans can be found here.

Headstrong Project

In 2018, Operation Home and Healing partnered with the Headstrong Project, whose mission is to heal the hidden wounds of war. Headstrong was started by Zach Iscol after he noticed that his fellow veterans were struggling with mental health issues due to lack of access to care. Iscol founded Headstrong in 2012 in partnership with Weill Cornell Medical College, and the program has expanded to 14 major metropolitan areas, with a plan to be nationwide within the next three years.

Council for Relationships is the only organization partnering with Headstrong to provide therapy to veterans in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our partnership with Headstrong will provide cost-free, rapid response, stigma-free, and confidential therapy to post-9/11 veterans and veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma. Veterans who seek treatment through Headstrong will be contacted within 48 hours. To get started, visit Headstrong’s website.

Training for Professionals

Are you a member of the clergy, mental health professional or someone who works with the military population and would like specialized training? We offer a variety of specialized clinical training programs, click here to learn more.

Council for Relationships is a member of the Delaware Valley Veterans Consortium.

 Therapists Experienced in Working with Veterans

Alexis W. V. Bové, M.S., J.D., MFT

(215)382-6680 ext. 4441
  • Paoli, PA
  • Margot Stein, MFT

    (215) 382-6680 ext. 7076
  • Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Wynnewood, PA
  • Kristine Seitz, M.Ed, MSW, LSW

    (215) 382-6680 ext. 7122
  • Voorhees, NJ
  • Kerstin Miller, MDiv, LMFT

    215-382-6680 Ext 7032
  • Paoli, PA
  • Jane (Jen) Fox, MDiv

    (215) 382-6680 ext. 7087
  • Voorhees, NJ
  • Lucy S. Raizman, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, CST

    215-382-6680 ext. 7039
  • Blue Bell, PA
  • Laurel Roe, M.S. CHR, LMFT

    215-382-6680 ext. 4444
  • Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Paoli, PA
  • Nicki Nathan, MFT

    (215) 382-6680 ext. 7085
  • Philadelphia, PA – University City
  • Esther Schlessinger-Mita, PhD

    215-382-6680 ext. 7041
  • Exton, PA
  • Paoli, PA
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