OHH – Veterans, Military, and Families

Operation Home and Healing

Council for Relationships’ Operation Home and Healing (OHH) provides counseling and services for active service members, veterans, and their families. Specially-trained therapists work with active service members, veterans and their loved ones to help heal the invisible wounds on their individual, couple, and family relationships. CFR’s therapists aim to help them heal and become better partners, parents, and family members. OHH is led by an esteemed advisory board of military psychology experts, including CFR’s Lead Military Consultant, Will Barnes, D.Min, MFT, CH, COL, Ret.

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


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

  • Therapists with specialized training in military culture and competency
  • Counseling to military members and non-married partners with or without the service member/veteran present
  • Fees on a sliding scale based on income for clients who choose not to contact Headstrong
  • 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.

CFR is the only organization partnering with Headstrong in the Delaware Valley to provide therapy to veterans in the Greater Philadelphia area. We now serve Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties in New Jersey, in addition to Philadelphia and the surrounding suburban counties, and through tele-therapy in central PA. Our partnership with Headstrong provides cost-free, rapid response, stigma-free, unlimited, and confidential therapy to active duty service members, members of the National Guard and Reserves, veterans of all eras, spouses, and children, regardless of their characterization of discharge or combat status. Clients 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., LMFT

(215) 382-6680 ext. 4441
Location(s):
  • Paoli, PA
  • Eric Devon, MD

    (215) 382-6680 ext. 7093
    Location(s):
  • Philadelphia, PA – University City
  • Margot Stein, MFT

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

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

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

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

    215-382-6680 ext. 7039
    Location(s):
  • Blue Bell, PA
  • Laurel Roe, M.S. CHR, LMFT

    215-382-6680 ext. 4444
    Location(s):
  • Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Paoli, PA
  • Esther Schlessinger-Mita, PhD

    215-382-6680 ext. 7041
    Location(s):
  • Exton, PA
  • Paoli, PA