The Warriors Research Institute’s (WRI) mission is to improve the quality of care available to military veterans and emergency responders via a program of scientific inquiry. We develop and disseminate new treatments for those suffering the sequelae of toxic or traumatic work events. In addition to providing and evaluating state-of-the-art experimental treatments, we train future generations of treatment providers in evolving evidence-based care.
We provide confidential, one-on-one, mental health treatment via live video calls to Veterans and their family members. Clients use their personal electronic device (smartphone, computer, etc.) to join therapy sessions at a private location of their preference (home, office, etc.). A menu of evidence-based treatments is offered to treat the most common behavioral health challenges (i.e. depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, alcohol and substance use problems). Treatment is provided by therapists who receive ongoing military cultural awareness training and supervision by a Veteran who is also a Licensed Professional Counselor. Therapists can also make expert referrals to alternate services, based on thorough clinical assessments, in cases in which these treatment services are not a good match for Veterans or their beneficiaries.
Treatment is provided at no-cost to the client and is available for any Texas Veteran, regardless of discharge status, as well as Veteran spouses and dependents (18+ years old). Clients are scheduled for their first therapy session within 1-2 weeks, often within 1-2 days.
For Veterans and Veteran family members (18+ years old) in Central Texas counties (24 counties), We also provide Parent Skills Training and Peer Support Training with grant funding from HHSC Texas Veterans & Family Alliance Grant Program, in addition to the evidence-based behavioral health treatment mentioned above.
For more information and to enroll, please contact us by phone at 254-716-6208 or email at WRI@BSWHealth.org
*This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. https://TVC.Texas.gov