Military & Veteran Mental Health Counseling
I feel very passionately about my work with active duty military, veterans, and their family members. In addition to being a proud Marine Corps spouse, I was raised in a family where many have served, including my father who is a former Marine and veteran of Vietnam. I have many family and friends who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and understand that war changes people regardless of who you are and where you came from.
I understand that not all service members serve in combat, but there are still many challenges that are faced while wearing the uniform. And I also understand that the military lifestyle can be both wonderful and challenging for spouses and children and they often have unique needs that go unmet.
The military culture is all about transitions and I love being able to assist with working through them, whether it be struggling with current training and deployment cycles, dealing with new orders or a PCS move, or with transitioning from the military to life as a civilian.
How do I get started with military and veteran mental health counseling?
If you’re ready to learn more about military and veteran mental health counseling, please don’t hesitate to call or email me.
I'm currently taking new clients in person in my office, virtually, or in the arena with the horses.
In addition to working directly with service members and their families, I offer consultation and workshops for community providers who are interested in learning more about military culture so that they can better assist this population.
For those who are interested, I also offer canine therapy in my office sessions with my Golden Retriever therapy dog, Neil.
"After serving in the Marine Corps for eight years, and deploying to places like Afghanistan, Haiti, and Iraq, my entrance into the civilian world was a rough one. Luckily, I sought out counseling for PTSD and found Donna. I cannot say enough about the positive work she did for me.
Whether it was techniques she gave for dealing with anxiety, irritability, and depression, or just listening to me rant and rave about whatever was going on in my life, I truly could not have gotten through those times without her as my therapist. Through my many sessions with her, I feel that I was able to improve my mental state, thereby improving all facets of my life. She is absolutely a person who cares about veterans and assisting us through the difficult process of recovering from our mental wounds."
“I am a combat Wounded Warrior (USMC Sergeant-2002-2006 Ramadi Iraq-70% disabled). For the past two years, I have participated in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and weekly counseling. Not only did Equine Assisted Psychotherapy teach me relaxation skills, but it also taught me how to think strategically, process my thoughts, and then verbally provide clear directions to accomplish the tasks given to me.
I received these services from Donna Maglio (LCSW) who hosts this program for Wounded Warriors. Donna previously worked for the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program and is now in private practice where she dedicates most of her time to Wounded Warriors.
These services have not only saved my marriage, my job but most of all..my life.” -Brian M. Royer