About Marv Hinz

Marv first worked with the military after being drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. After becoming a counselor in the military, Marv moved into crisis intervention work with adolescents and their families. Later he developed a family counseling agency. He also worked with foster and group homes, and a youth work program. Since then, he has worked for county mental health agencies and been in private practice. His current private practice involves working with veterans and their families. Marv works with individuals, couples, and groups, and does mediation and hypnosis. He has specialized in chronic mental health issues (severe depression, anxiety, obsessive–compulsive disorder, PTSD, to list some). Marv says he is still reading research, but most of what he knows is what he learned by listening to those who have blessed him with sharing their life stories.

About Sue Dickinson

An Army Brat herself, Sue Dickinson has recently returned from working all over the world with active military personnel and their families with much of this work centered on deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. With more than thirty years of professional mental health experience, Sue has expertise with a wide range of issues including PTSD, marriage counseling, parenting, and depression/anxiety, anger, and life transitions. Sue holds a Master’s of Science degree in social work from Antioch University.

Retreats for Veterans

Two organizations in Central Washington provide retreats for veterans, usually couples.

Chelan – Honorable Welcome Home
Offers retreats in March and May.
For more information contact:
Pastor Paul Palumbo, 509-682-9063 or palumbos@msn.com.

Leavenworth Project At Ease
Offers retreats in May and in the Fall.
For more information contact:
John Schramm, 509-548-0404 or schramm@nwi.net

Transportation to VA Medical Centers

The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched the Veterans Transportation Service, a transportation service to VA Medical Centers and Community Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s).

For program information, contact:
VTS Coordinator
Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center
4815 N. Assembly Street Spokane, WA 99205
509-434-7000
website

Contact:

Donald Moore
donald.moore2@va.gov
509-434-7537

– See more at: http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vtp/map.asp#Washington

PTSD counseling for vets and families