What does readjustment counseling offer vets?

Friday, May 4, 2018 8:25 PM

Readjustment counseling is a wide range of services provided to combat veterans in an effort to assist them in making a satisfying transition from military to civilian life.

Services include individual counseling; group counseling; marital and family counseling; bereavement counseling; military sexual trauma counseling and referral; employment counseling and guidance; medical referrals; alcohol and drug assessments; assistance in applying for VA benefits; information and referral to community resources; outreach and community education.

Military sexual trauma counseling may include individual or group counseling, marital and family counseling, referral for benefits assistance, liaison with community agencies, and/or substance abuse information and referral to help veterans deal with the emotions of military sexual trauma and to regain confidence in their everyday life.

The Vet Center Mobile Van from the Grand Junction Vet Center, located will be at the Durango VA Clinic to do some outreach on Monday and part of Tuesday.

Please come by and visit with them and check out the services they offer.

Richard Schleeter is the veterans service officer for the La Plata County Veterans Service Office. He can be reached at 759-0117 or

For more information

The La Plata County Veterans Service Office provides information and assis­tance to veterans and their families. For more information, visit the county website at and type “veterans services” in the search window. The Veterans Service Office and the Durango VA Clinic are located at 1970 East Third Ave. The office phone number is 759-0117. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays except holidays. Appointments are encouraged.
To schedule an appoint­ment, call 382-6150. For clinic appointments, call 247-2214.
Help for vetsThe Veterans Crisis Line offers free, confidential support to veterans, family and friends. Call (800) 273-8255 and press 1. You also can text professional responders at 838255 or chat online at
Health care van serviceDisabled American Veterans is running a VA health-care van from Durango to Albuquerque on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from Farmington to Albuquerque on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you want to use the DAV transportation network, contact DAV coordinators at:
Durango area – 442-0149Cortez area – (970) 676-1116Farmington/Aztec – (505) 793-1782