Mental Health Services For County’s Veterans Increase With Addition Of Clinical Psychologist At San Rafael Center

Mental Health Services For County's Veterans Increase With Addition Of Clinical Psychologist At San Rafael Center

Mental health services for military veterans in Marin County have increased to four days a week with the addition of Veterans Administration-funded mental health provider Dr. Jesse Wade. Wade, a former U.S. Air Force staff sergeant, Iraq War combat veteran and clinical psychologist, was based in the Veterans’ Center in San Francisco. He will be available four days a week at the Marin County Veterans Service Office at 10 San Pedro Road in San Rafael near the county’s Civic Center. Wade will join Sean Stephens, a U.S. Army combat veteran at the San Pedro Road center. Psychological services at the San Rafael center were previously offered two or three days a week. “Providing me with office space and expanded hours is the most recent example of Sean’s drive and advocacy for veterans’ causes,” Wade said. There are nearly 14,000 veterans in Marin County, the bulk of whom served during the Vietnam War, Stephens said. Before Wade came to Marin County, most Marin veterans had to travel to Santa Rosa, San Francisco or Oakland for VA mental health services. “With Jesse’s office next door to ours, the burden on a veteran to travel to access mental health services is eliminated,” Stephens said. “That’s a blessing for an aging Marin veteran population for whom health and mobility is most likely becoming an increased challenge,” Stephens said. Wade has been at the San Rafael center for about three weeks. The officer hours are 8:30 am-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Copyright © 2019 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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