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Military and First Responder communities face many barriers when it comes to getting quality mental healthcare.

Let’s face it, while the stigma is getting better in these fields, it isn’t where it needs to be.

Even in those situations where stigma isn’t the issue, their rotating shifts or emergencies at work make it near impossible to get into a normal facility during their restrictive work hours.

After a great deal of deliberation, we agreed that telehealth helps alleviate all those issues.

Telehealth also allows our counselors to work from home. This allows us to keep our costs lower because we do not have the high overhead costs of maintaining a facility. We can then pass those savings to you.

The core therapy modality used at Operation True North (OTN) is a technique called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Our counselors are trained professionals who all have backgrounds in the hero communities and leverage their personality, training, education, and experience to provide constant innovation in their field and to you and your family.

Finally, we utilize a company called Regus that allows us to rent office space as needed. We can rent them for hours, days, weeks, or years at a time. If you and your therapist think meeting in-person would be the best course of action, we can make that happen. Be aware, there will be additional costs associated with those visits.

We understand because we have been there.

That’s the true benefit OTN brings to you.

We are standing by ready to help you live your best life. Call us for your free consultation today at (720) 379-3759.

Our Story

 

In 2004, Josh was injured during a mortar blast while serving in Iraq.

Despite suffering from the effects of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress, he would return time and time again serving over 1,000 days at war, hunting spies and terrorists across the globe as a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

At that time, mental health stigma in the law enforcement and military communities made it near impossible for Josh to speak about his ongoing struggle to his coworkers and leaders for fear of losing his career.

Instead, he decided to suffer in silence.

In 2008, Josh met Cheri.

Despite being a trained and experienced mental health counselor, Cheri felt helpless watching Josh struggle with the effects of war and vicarious trauma.

To become better equipped, she began researching post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and vicarious trauma treatment theory and methodology.

Over time, while suffering at the hands of leaders ill-equipped to deal with the complexities of Josh’s trauma, he began losing the ability to keep the adverse side effects of his trauma exposure at bay. After a series of failed coping attempts, he entered an intensive outpatient treatment program changing his and Cheri’s life forever.

Now, Josh and Cheri are making mental health their next mission.

They have leveraged their training, experience, and education to build a company equipped to help heroes and their families successfully navigate the stress and trauma that comes from being in the military and first responder communities.

Not only do they spend their time providing world-class care to heroes, but they also routinely speak publicly about their experience to help fight the stigma in these communities. Also, they actively participate in non-profit organizations around Colorado designed to support and heal the heroes of our nation.

You can be proud of your service and happy in your life. They know because they experienced it themselves. They are living proof, and they can help show you how!