Trauma Recovery Services - Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
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Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center


Trauma Recovery Services

Trauma Recovery Services Treatments*

  • Screening for Trauma-Related Psychological Treatment

Goals: Assessment of Veteran's symptoms and resources to determine if they may benefit from trauma-related treatments.

Trauma Recovery Classes

Goals: Provide Veterans education about their trauma-related symptoms, followed by introduction to and practice of skills designed to improve functioning, in common areas of difficulty. Veterans may include family members at specified classes.

  • Group Psychotherapy - "Post-Deployment Recovery Group" 

     Goals: Cognitive restructuring of Veteran's maladaptive cognitions and behaviors as they relate to memories of trauma and in their daily functioning.
  • Delivered on time-limited basis (weekly appointments for 10-15 weeks)


  • Individual Psychotherapy 

Goals: Recovery of functioning via establishment of effective coping skills and processing of trauma related memories. Focuses upon assessment and coping skills training to improve symptom management.

  • May use Evidence Based Psychotherapies (i.e., Prolonged Exposure-PE, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing-EMDR and/or Cognitive Processing Therapy - CPT) delivered on time-limited basis (weekly appointments for 10-15 weeks).

For additional information about trauma-related mental health treatment at the WBVAMC and other VA facilities call extension 7654.

* Placement into all above treatments is determined by Trauma Recovery Services Psychology staff.

Contact Info


  • Mental Health Clinic

Contact Number(s)

  • 570-824-3521 Ext. 27737
  • 877-928-2621 Ext. 27737

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm