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Program: Military Spouses

Our Services

Seven Days a Week offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), and board licensed professional counselor (LPC). Additionally Seven Days a Week Counselors are required to receive the PsychArmor®  Institute Veteran Ready Healthcare Provider Certificate.

Through our secured video chat service, we can provide confidential licensed counseling through any computer or smartphone with internet access and a video chat camera.

How does our service work?

 

  • Clients call or email us for help, and we respond within 48 hours.
  • We’ll do a brief intake, and then match the client to a licensed counselor who has specialized training and can further assess your needs.
  • The client will receive an email containing open counselling slots to choose from. 
  • Once the client has scheduled their first counseling session, they will receive an email containing your login information to begin the video or phone session for your scheduled appointment.
  • Our Virtual Counseling Platform can be accessed from a computer or smartphone with internet access!

The Need by the Numbers

In a study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, researchers estimated that more than 29 percent of the nation’s 910,000 military wives ages 18 to 49 suffered mental illness within the past year and that about 23 percent received treatment for their problems. The findings suggest that military wives are twice as likely as other married women to fall through the treatment net, but researchers cautioned that they need to collect more data to properly measure the difference.

One study examining mental health in a sample of 250,626 Army wives found that wives with a deployed spouse reported higher rates of depressive (18 – 24 percent) and anxiety disorders than those without a deployed spouse. Further, higher rates of mental health issues were associated with longer deployments (more than 11 months).

According to a 2014 study by The National Institute of Health, most participants (78%) reported mild to severe depression. Many (44%) reported unaddressed mental health needs. Barriers included inability to attend daytime appointments (38%), inability to find a counselor who understands the needs of military spouses (35%), inability to find a counselor the participant could trust (29%), concerns about confidentiality (26%), and lack of knowledge about where to get services (25%). The barriers reported differed markedly from those described by distressed women in the general population.

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