In the heart of our battle-scarred souls lie the indelible imprints of war and brotherhood, weaving the echoes of courage and the burdens of sacrifice. NAMI CCNS invites you, the Veteran, to a sanctuary where shared experiences forge unbreakable bonds. Within this hallowed support group, we find solace and understanding, where vulnerability is met with compassion, and judgment dissolves into dust. Embrace this profound opportunity to forge new bonds, speak your truth without fear, and discover the transformative power of unity. Together, we rise above the trials that face us, forever changed by our collective journey.
If you are reading this and are a U.S. military veteran, we invite you to take this opportunity and join us. When you joined the military you made a choice that would lead you to this very moment. Now is the time to step forward and, once again, have a place aside your veteran brothers and sisters.
This veteran’s support group is for all service members that have a current mental health diagnosis or disorder. The group is off the record, safe and confidential. Here, you can freely share your experiences without judgment. Join us to become part of a community that understands and empathizes with your journey, offering the comfort of shared experiences. Together, we can navigate the challenges you face today, while also providing additional support. Take this step towards healing and find solace in the company of those who truly understand.
Registration and screening is required. Register, by completing the form below. We never share your information with anyone outside of NAMI CCNS and we are not associated or funded by the VA.
Once you have registered, you will receive a phone call from one of our facilitators, Todd Nelson or Anastasia McRae, for an initial screening.
Anastasia McRae, MDiv., MSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker with twelve years of experience working with veterans and their families. She has a background in chaplaincy, inpatient mental health, intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) and outpatient individual and group psychotherapy. She is trained in EMDR, hypnosis, and body-centered psychotherapy, among other modalities. Ms. McRae has been in private practice for ten years.
In addition to having been affiliated with the NAMI community for some time, Todd is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and has been in practice since 2010. Todd has worked with diverse groups of people and their families, including veterans, adults, seniors, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. His experience has been in working with people diagnosed with mental illnesses, both in outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as working in palliative care. He currently works in private practice.