At AVHS, our dedicated team understands the unique challenges faced by military personnel and Veterans.
We offer a range of evidence-based therapies to address various mental health concerns, including:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Moral Injury
- Anger Management and the Management of Embitterment stemming from military service
- Transition Stress
- Identity Concerns
- Grief and Loss
Transition stress is a common experience that most Veterans encounter when reintegrating into civilian life. The process of transitioning from military to civilian life can be complex and multifaceted, posing unexpected challenges for Veterans. While Veterans are known for their resilience, the re-entry experience often leaves them feeling unprepared and destabilized.
During this period of adjustment, Veterans may grapple with various concerns, including the loss of military identity, the absence of fallen comrades, a sense of missing camaraderie and purpose, and the need to find a new way of being within their families and communities. These challenges can significantly impact the mental health and well-being of both Veterans and their support networks, such as partners and family members.
Our clinicians have a deep understanding of the cultural and contextual elements of military trauma and will work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that considers your specific needs. We appreciate the importance of military culture, values, and moral codes in the treatment process.
If you are a veteran facing transition stress or any mental health impacts related to military service, we are here to support you. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment.
Clinical Staff – DVA Claims – ADF Transition Medicals
Joe Losinno – Clinical Psychologist
Joe Losinno is the Clinical Lead at Australian Veteran Health Services.
A Clinical Psychologist who has served as a full-time Psychology Officer in the Australian Army for ten years.
He has worked across a wide range of clinical settings, including military, operational, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, NGOs, and private practice, working predominantly with Veterans, and first responders.
He has worked as a Director of Clinical Services and Senior Clinician across most of these settings and has been an active Government lobbyist representing Veteran and Veteran family interests. He has also contributed at conferences and assisted in Veteran and First responder research and consults across several universities as a SME for Veteran and Veteran family matters.
Joe has a strong interest in working with Veterans and has found his place working with Veterans in transition from the ADF, with Chronic traumatic injuries, including Moral Injuries and complex presentations considered “treatment resistant”.
He enjoys facilitating Veteran based awareness raising activities, which he hopes will improve the overall care for his community.