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The Veterans Integration Centers Mental Health Counseling office provides a welcoming environment and quality services designed to meet the military community's needs.  VIC staff are trained and experienced in providing sensitive, compassionate, and respectful services to Veterans and their families with various mental health concerns.

Our counseling program serves individuals with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders.  The program empowers individuals to build skills needed to begin the recovery process.  Evidence-based practices are emphasized, and we do not issue or manage medications.  Our services are recovery-focused and based on person-centered planning and client-directed outcomes.

Effective treatment is a team-orientated process.  As a result, you will always have a choice about the services you receive, a voice in the manner in which you receive services, and ownership of the decisions that affect your lives.

Designed for You to Overcome Challenges

We focus on: 

  • Improving communication, and interpersonal skills such as anger management and assertiveness training

  • Teaching effective strategies to reduce and manage stress and anxiety

  • Assist you in managing symptoms related to depression, anxiety, or other serious mental health problems

You can expect the highest quality of care, utilizing best practice treatment approaches, including:

  1. Thorough evaluation by a Licensed Masters Social Worker on staff

  2. Coordinated service delivery with other community resources

  3. Treatment planning that’s easy to understand focused on helping you become more independent and reducing or eliminating the symptoms causing you distress.

  4. Follow-up planning will give you the greatest chance of success and independence

Our Staff

  • Are trained to understand and treat emotional, mental health, and stress-related disorders

  • Have specialized education in reducing compulsive behaviors such as gambling, inappropriate sexual behavior and other risk-taking behavior that can negatively affect your life

  • Are trained to work effectively with you and your family if they need it

Specific Services Provided

  • Individual, group, and family member counseling

  • Individual Counseling to address conflict and communication problems

  • Parenting and anger management skills training

  • Various group therapy sessions, including Healthy Relationships and Recidivism Reduction

  • Peer Support services to help you when those challenging times present themselves

Our Services Are Always FREE

Our counseling program is funded in part through a grant from the Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services; the All Together New Mexico Foundation; and, the Con Alma Health Foundation, there is no cost for services to the Veteran and their family members.

The VIC does not offer stand-alone psychiatry services nor do we offer pharmacological care.  We can make an appropriate referral to a provider who can provide these services.

Contact Us for Care

If you're looking for Mental Health, counseling, or group support services, send us a message using the form below, and we'll respond as soon as possible. For questions regarding the Mental Health Counseling program or to check on the status of a referral, please call 505-265-0512.

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