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Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is a mental health problem that can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like war, assault, or disaster.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or "PTSD", is a mental health problem that can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like war, assault, or disaster.  People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and intrusive memories.  They have difficulty sleeping, and may feel detached from others, from their own experiences, and from the world around them.  Most people have some stress reactions after a trauma.  If the reactions don't go away over time or disrupt your life, treatment can help.

The important thing to remember is that effective treatment is available.

You don’t have to live with your symptoms forever.

The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System offers treatment for PTSD on an outpatient basis and on a more intensive residential basis. Outpatient care is available at the Austin, Temple, and Waco sites. The residential program is located in Waco. Read our frequently asked questions. 

Contact Information

Austin PCT (Clinic)
7901 Metropolis Drive
Suite 2-B
Austin, TX 78744
Team Leader: Sharon Wills, Ph.D. (Sharon.Wills@va.gov)
Phone: (512) 823-4040

Temple PCT (Clinic) 
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Building 18AW/116B-P
Temple, TX 76504
Program Assistant: Sandra Kousman
(Sandra.Kousman@va.gov)
Phone: (254) 743-2424
Fax: (254) 743-0039

Waco PCT (Clinic)
4800 Memorial Drive
Waco, TX 76711
Program Assistant: Felecia Walton (Felecia.Walton@va.gov)
Phone: (254) 297-3538
Fax: (254) 297-5399

Waco Residential Program (PRRP)
4800 Memorial Drive
Waco, TX  76711
Admissions Coordinator: Janis Ward, LCSW (Janis.Ward@va.gov)
Phone: (254)297-3657
Fax: (254) 297-5386

Resource for Clinicians Treating PTSD

National Center for PTSD
National Center for PTSD, Professional Section
National Center for PTSD: PTSD Coach Online
Mobile App: PTSD Coach 

Contact Info

Location

  • Austin, Temple, Waco

Contact Number(s)

  • 254-743-2424
  • 254-297-3538

Hours of Operation

  • M-F, 8:00a - 7:30p