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Veterans Services

King County Veterans Services

It is estimated that within King County there are 127,000 veterans who have served the U.S. Military. Of these, 20,000 veterans have likely experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Based on national trends, there may be as many as 12,000 of those who are reluctant to seek treatment or support. There are also thousands of veterans who are currently experiencing homelessness, poverty, and/or unemployment. Additionally, every year up to a thousand veterans return home to King County and face significant transitional challenges due to unemployment and/or serious disabilities.

Our Active Military and Veterans Services program within Valley Cities provides services to eligible veterans, active National Guard. reservists and their family members.

Our Resource Navigators can help connect veterans with:

  • Medical Benefits
  • Financial Assistance
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Individual or Couples Counseling

Pierce County Veterans Services

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Valley Cities provides high-quality mental health services accessible to all post-9/11 (including National Guard and Reserves), their families, and the families of active duty service members including spouse or partner, children, parents, siblings, caregivers, and others.

Who we serve

Post-9/11 veterans, including the National Guard and Reserves, regardless of discharge status, role while in uniform, or combat experience. We also provide services to military families, including children.

What we do

The highly-skilled clinicians at the Cohen Clinic at Valley Cities treat a variety of behavioral health challenges, including, but not limited to: depression; stress and anxiety; post-traumatic stress disorder; substance misuse; sleep problems; hyper-vigilance (being on high alert); anger; grief and loss; transitional challenges; relationship and family difficulties.

Our Cohen Clinic uses Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs). EBPs are therapy and counseling options that are current, best practices available based on research.

Services provided to our veterans and military families

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Child/Family therapy
  • Integrated case management
  • Other treatments are also available based on the individual needs of each client.
  • Case Management

For more information on supporting veterans and military families, Contact

King County:

Lynn Allar l VP Clinics
Email: lallar@valleycities.org

Pierce County:

Dr. Nichole Ayres | Clinic Director
Email: cohenclinic@valleycities.org
Phone: 253-215-7070

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