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Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks


PTSD Treatment Information


Understanding PTSD - Information for Veterans, family members and all who want to learn more about traumatic stress.


National PTSD Websites

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a response to traumatic events, often causing long term effects that interfere with daily living. PTSD is treatable and there is hope.  We recognize that the primary response to intense stressors and traumatic events is resilience.   It is this resilience that leads to Post traumatic Growth.  Here at our clinic, we offer many services for the Veteran and his/her family to help build on the resiliencies and help improve the Veteran's life.

Treatment Options

  • Individual counseling (available at all locations)
  • Group therapy (available at Fayetteville and Ft Smith, AR and Branson and Mt Vernon, MO)
    • Special Topics for Veterans
    • Sessions for Wives and Significant Others (Fayetteville only)
    • Quality of Life
    • Resiliency
    • PTSD Drop-In Group

Please check with your local provider for a schedule of sessions at each facility.

Contact Your Local Clinic for More Information About Individual Counseling and Group Therapy

  • Fayetteville, AR – Kim Copps, LCSW 479-444-5048 extension 5702
  • Ft Smith, AR - Richard Matheny, PhD 479-709-6850 or 877-604-0798
  • Harrison, AR - Lynn Outlaw, APN 870-741-3578
  • Ozark, AR and Jay, OK - Stephanie Plummer, APN 1-888-424-8387 or  918-253-1900
  • Branson, MO - Bob Bronson, LCSW 1-866-951-8387 extension 62018
  • Mt Vernon, MO – Julie Batson, LCSW 417-466-0160

National PTSD information for Veterans and the General Public.

Call for Immediate Assistance

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • VHSO Crisis Line:
    1-800-621-8387 extension 5077