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Sharon Young, Ph.D, LCSW

After spending the past year running an online group for Post 9/11 veterans, I wanted to continue serving the veteran community through pro bono counseling. Over the past 10 years, I have worked as a researcher and counselor with Post 9/11 military and veteran groups. I have served as an embedded clinician with an infantry unit of the Connecticut National Guard. I have also worked closely with veterans writing research papers and book chapters on the adjustment of veterans to civilian life.

I have met a lot of veterans who struggle with seeking help and when they do, don’t always feel like they are given the help they really need. I hope to bridge that gap by providing a holistic approach tailored to the needs of each veteran.

A little more about me
I have a BS in Human Development and Family Relations and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut. I also have a Ph.D. in social work from Fordham University. In my doctoral program, I externed at the National Center for PTSD and my dissertation focused on the adjustment of veterans to college. I am trained in CBT for insomnia, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD. More importantly, I am deeply invested in helping veterans negotiate the challenges of civilian life.

Post 9/11 Veteran Services

Over the past two decades, a small percentage of volunteers have carried the burden of direct participation in U.S. Global Wars. Specifically, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have left this cross section of our society to deal with the impacts of an unprecedented number of deployments, extended service tours, and extended combat deployments. The major impacts of these experiences often result in difficulties maintaining personal and professional relationships, managing emotions, and controlling sleep. Thousands of veterans nationwide are struggling with these issues and too often do not know where to turn for help. Our clinical staff understands that seeking help may be difficult and will support and guide you through the process.

There is limited space available for free counseling for veterans with a therapist who understands the unique experiences of veterans. Our veterans’ specialist will focus on your deployment experiences and provide each veteran the support they need. You may be skeptical about meeting with a civilian therapist, we get it. Our veteran’s specialist, Sharon, will not be shocked or surprised by your deployment experiences. Unlike other civilian therapists, there is no need to explain military culture or lingo; it is understood and well received.

Still unsure? Contact New Milford Counseling Center at 860-740-2228 and ask to speak with Sharon Young, our military specialist.

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