Mental health treatment for veterans.

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Part of the VA's Community Care Network

Veterans’ mental health services covered by TriWest & TRICARE.

Behavioral Health Program for Veterans

Compared to civilians, veterans are 15 times more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), five times more vulnerable to depression, and almost twice as likely to commit suicide. As experts in the treatment of military men and women, we have observed multiple factors contributing to this phenomenon:

  • Long or recurring deployments
  • Combat experience
  • Sexual assault
  • Time spent away from loved ones
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Returning to civilian life

Leaving the military and returning home presents a great challenge for many veterans. Some just miss the structure, while others find themselves struggling with isolation, low mood, and severe trauma for months or years. In these cases, it is vital for former servicemen to seek behavioral health treatment at an accredited facility.

Veterans’ Mental Health Services Covered by TriWest and TRICARE

Serene Behavioral Health’s veterans’ mental health services are covered by TRICARE and TriWest. It is our mission to ensure that veterans have access to affordable treatment for PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, and more. Our evidence-based methods have established us as a trusted PTSD rehab for veterans in California and beyond.

Each therapeutic intervention used at Serene Behavioral Health is backed by decades of scientific research. Our modalities vary from client to client, but typically include:

  • Trauma-informed treatment
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Psychological testing
  • Smoking cessation treatment
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Medication management

Veterans in need of treatment can select from four levels of care: residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and monitored outpatient. Our clinical team will help you to determine which approach is right for you.

A VA Community Care Network Provider

Serene Behavioral Health serves as the mental health arm of Hope by the Sea, a VA Community Care Network provider. In the event that you require intensive mental health care unavailable at a nearby VA facility, you can be approved to receive care at our campus.

Eligibility for the Community Care Network is determined by:

  • How far you live from your nearest VA center (more than 30 to 60 minutes of driving, depending on whether your treatment is considered primary or specialty)
  • Whether any appointments are available within a predetermined window of time
  • Whether your VA center has the clinical means to treat your condition(s)
  • Whether the VA determines that the requested services are medically necessary

To begin receiving care at Serene Behavioral Health through the VA’s Community Care Network, you must first make an appointment with the VA. They will determine whether you require treatment for PTSD, depression, or related mental health conditions. If they cannot meet your needs within a preapproved window of time, you will receive an authorization for treatment at our campus. At this stage, you can contact us, arrange for treatment, and alert the VA to your decision.

Trauma-First Treatment at Serene Behavioral Health

We understand how difficult it can be to experience repeated trauma while far from home. At Serene Behavioral Health, our clinicians have crafted treatment programs just for veterans. Whether you’re struggling after returning home after deployment or want to finally end a struggle with years-old symptoms, we can help. Contact our admissions office to learn more about our veterans’ mental health services.

You deserve to recover.