Melinda, Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for listening, for staying present, and for being part of the great good to help women just like us. You are treasured!
Melinda, you are the best counselor in the world!!! You are so kind, and I think you are so social. I have such a great time when I am with you.
Kira is a vessel of light, a true disciple. She definitely demonstrates God's love in her job. She believed in me and went over and above to make sure I was safe and on my way to a better life.
Female Navy Veteran
Yesterday I could have been just another veteran life lost but thanks to the love and compassion, I am alive and on my way to recovering. Words could never express my gratitude for the outstanding above and beyond care I received.
Female Air Force Iraq War Veteran
Regalo de Dios—You are a gift from
God.. Please continue to let your
Light shine through out the world. Your grace and spirit is paramount
In all the world and keep hope alive.
Continue to climb to the mountain
Top and when you reach the top and look over, you will create the
Promise land........ La Paz este contigo......
Male Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran
My son is 52, a disabled vet (100%) suffers from Severe OCD, mood disorder & has Schizophrenia. The VA (TriWest)has sent him to four (4) different psychologist, none of them were able to treat him successfully. I reached out to a new business called TMS solutions that had success in treating depression & now treating OCD. After 9 weeks of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation ($12,500) his symptoms worsen. I learn of a Therapist that had served in the Military & had been very successful in treating Hundreds of vets with Mental conditions, PTSD, etc., Upon our first appointment my son & I very happy to have selected her. She is very intelligent, extremely well organized , tactful in her lessons and very patient. We have also communicated thru teletherapy (due to covid-19) . My son has improved noticeably after only a few visits. I would strongly recommend her for any type of treatment she teaches. She did significantly better than the $12,500 TMS stimulation machine.
Father of Army Veteran treated for OCD
Kira helped me learn more about my anger. I learned to identify what was triggering my anger, and it took a while, but I began to be able to look into the root of my anger. I learned to look at situations from different perspectives. I think the real testimonial is the difference my wife noticed.
Male Army Vietnam Veteran
I was nervous when I first started therapy. It's not easy to be vulnerable and open up, but when I first started working with Kira, I felt comfortable. She makes it easy. I learned about how trauma impacts not only the brain, but the body. She provided a space for me to heal. The compassionate therapeutic environment made healing possible.
Male Army Iraq War Veteran
We have recently collaborated caring for a veteran and her work with this veteran has been fantastic. We both started seeing him around the same time. When the veteran started trauma-focused therapy with me, Kira went from weekly to monthly meetings with this veteran to support his treatment focus. After a few months of Prolonged Exposure (PE) effort, the veteran was struggling to make sufficient time to engage in PE and was still highly distressed. Since Kira had maintained a connection with him, transferring his care back to her was a breeze. They immediately started weekly therapy and I switched to monthly check ins with him, in support of their work. At our last check in, the veteran was doing WORLDS better than when he stopped PE. Kira had been able to engage his motivation and values in a way that unlocked his resiliency. I was so impressed by the gains he had made and how she had been able to facilitate that process with him. Most of all, the veteran expressed gratitude feeling like he had a team of providers in his corner.
Kira has helped so many Veterans going through a mental health crisis. Kira has always answered the call when it comes to our Veteran's community.
J. R. W. DAV Commander and President of Delta Veterans Group.
I am eternally grateful to Aline Bales, DNP, PMHNP-BC, and this study, which has helped me better understand the connection between my lived experiences and my personal challenges. The opportunity to address past traumas in tandem with AUD was a vastly more effective treatment plan in acknowledging that both issues are important and deserve to be treated specifically. With the decrease in my emotional dysregulation, I am more mindful of my AUD and more easily challenge and control how much and how often I drink.
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