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VA Northern California Health Care System

 

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (PCT)

  • Program Director: Tanya Aaen, PhD
  • Medical Director: Denise Henderson, MD
  • Contact: (916) 843-9447

The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) teams in the VA NCHCS use a recovery based approach to treat our Veterans. Each team provides comprehensive assessment and treatment for those Veterans who experience PTSD stemming from traumatic events that he or she experienced while serving in the military. Our goal is to assist Veterans in gaining an improved quality of life through evidence based treatments. Services that are offered include a thorough evaluation, personalized treatment planning, education and skills groups, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Seeking Safety as well as additional groups and limited individual therapy to assist Veterans in effectively managing his or her PTSD symptoms. Our team also offers pharmacotherapy for our Veterans and education on trauma and its effects for adult friends or family members of the Veteran. There are three PTSD teams within our system which are located at the Mather, Martinez and Oakland sites. We also have PTSD specialists who are located at the McClellan and Redding outpatient clinics. In addition, our team provides specialty PTSD services to veterans through telehealth at the Chico, Fairfield, Mare Island, and Yuba City clinics.  It should be noted that our services are focused on treatment and we do not provide evaluations for compensation and pension or disability. If these services are needed please refer to the Compensation website.