Home Front Military Network’s mission is to connect military service members, veterans, and their families with resources from our trusted community partner agencies. We depend on these partners to provide support to this deserving population.
In this blog, we are pleased to highlight one of these valuable organizations, LifeStance Health.
LifeStance Health provides outpatient counseling and psychiatric care for residents of Colorado Springs to Fort Collins and beyond. The organization is the result of a merger of ViewPoints Psychotherapy and Heart Centered Counseling.
LifeStance has more than 300 providers and 30 locations and is continually growing to serve as many Colorado residents as possible. Since 2013, LifeStance has provided its services at physical locations. In 2018, it expanded to serve the state’s rural and mountain communities through teletherapy and telepsychiatry.
LifesStance’s providers serve ages two through 102 with compassionate care that addresses most mental health issues including anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, and more. They are specially trained to address the unique issues that face service members, veterans, and their families.
The providers at LifeStance recognize that everyone experiences difficult times in their lives that may lead to depression, anxiety, grief, or other emotional distress. They address these concerns by providing comfort for painful emotions, teaching skills to help navigate challenging life situations and events, and guiding veterans, service members, and their families through a process of healing.
Two decades of war have taken a tremendous toll on the nation’s military community. Some research has even found that the most publicized of those challenges – PTSD and depression – appear in approximately 14-16% of U.S. service members deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.
A 2019 Rand Corporation report highlighted the importance of providing high-quality mental health care to veterans and recommended reducing barriers to care by increasing access.
LifeStance is helping to do just that by accepting all major insurances, many smaller carriers, Medicaid, Medicare, and many EAPs, as well as providing income-based self-pay rates.
Children of deployed service members are also bearing the brunt of extended deployments, as well as all of the other typical stressors that are common during childhood and teen years.
A study by the National Library of Medicine National Center for Biotechnology Information found that children of deployed service members are more likely to have behavioral health problems than their same-aged peers.
LifeStance is well-equipped and highly committed to addressing these issues by providing mental health support for teens or children who are demonstrating concerning behaviors or emotions.
The organization’s health professionals teach both young people and their parents how to communicate more effectively, address conflicts, build healthy relationships, and develop stronger coping skills.
LifeStance also provides:
- Couples counseling
- Psychiatric medication
- 100% open, constructive, non-judgmental, safe environments in all therapy sessions
- Secure, confidential telehealth visits
- Accommodating hours (Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., based on availability)
Go to the LifeStance website or call 970-310-3406 for more information.