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Mental Health

If you qualify for VA health care, you can get high-quality mental health services as part of your benefits. You may also be able to get care for certain mental health problems even if you don't have VA health care.

We proudly serve veterans with emotional disorders in the Dallas, Bonham and Fort Worth areas. We provide tele-mental health services to Veterans in Denton, Tyler and Bonham. In addition, we provide outpatient mental health services in Sherman. Our programs are designed to promote mental health and wellness in the least restrictive treatment setting.

Services Offered

  • Alcohol/drug recovery counseling
  • Anger management
  • Assisted housing
  • Community Residential Care Program
  • Compensated Work Therapy
  • Confidentiality
  • Day treatment
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Health Care for Homeless Veterans
  • Homeless Domiciliary
  • Inpatient acute care
  • Intensive outpatient group therapies
  • Memory problems
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Outreach for homeless Veterans
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Programs to help ex-offenders reintegrate back into society
  • Recovery coordinator
  • Smoking Cessation - Smokefree Vet Facebook Page
  • Special programs for women Veterans suffering from trauma
  • Suicide prevention coordinators in Dallas, Bonham and Fort Worth
  • Support groups for spouses of Veterans with PTSD

Our mental health services are confidential. We make every effort to protect the privacy of our Veterans. Under federal law, a few exceptions to this rule exist.


Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Residency Training Program
Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Residency Training are American Psychological Association (APA) accredited
programs with an annual stipend for each position. Questions related to accredited status should be directed to:

     Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
     American Psychological Association
     750 1st St., NE
     Washington, DC 20002

Internship Program
Doctoral Internship is fully APA accredited with the next site scheduled during the 2020 academic year. The Dallas
VA Doctoral Internship Program is also a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship
Centers (APPIC) with information included in the APPIC directory. The Dallas VA Internship abides by all APPIC
policies as well as matching policies and procedures.
Psychology Internship

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The postdoctoral Fellowship is fully APA accredited with the next site visit scheduled during the 2019 academic year.
Psychology Fellow must have completed all requirements for doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Clinical or
Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited institution, including completion of a Doctoral Internship in
Professional Psychology (must also be APA-accredited). Internship and/or practicum experiences in relevant clinical settings (Substance Abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Family/Couples, Medical Psychology, or
Geropsychology) and a professional goal of working as a psychologist in the fields of Substance Abuse, PTSD,
Family/Couples, Medical Psychology, or Geropsychology are preferred but not required.
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship is a two-year program in Neuropsychology. Recruiting two residents every other year, the program is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Neuropsychology (APPCN; and follows a practitioner-scholar training model consistent with APA Division 40/Houston Conference Guidelines. As such, this program will assist fellows in meeting prerequisites for board certification in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). This APPCN Neuropsychology training program is parallel to a larger APA approved postdoctoral program at Dallas VA Medical Center which includes seven additional postdoctoral positions in Substance Abuse, Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT), PTSD, Geropsychology, and Family/Couples Therapy.
Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

Contact Info


  • Dallas VAMC
    Bldg 2, 1st Floor
    Rm A133 - Access Clinic

Contact Number(s)

  • 214-857-0805

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.