Veterans Support Services


Veterans Experiencing ptsd

Sometimes it's extremely effective to combine Western medicines with alternative therapies to provide healing from mental/emotional/spiritual wounds from combat and military experiences. Cindi Gonzalez, the wife of a military veteran living with PTSD and the mother of two children, first watched with anxiety and fear as her family began to disintegrate before her eyes. Then she watched in wonder and amazement as healing took place through her and her husband's experience with Native American ceremonies, traditions and belief systems. 

Cindi, teacher of Native American studies at the College of DuPage in Illinois and Montessori teacher, brings to the table the experience, knowledge, wisdom, and dedication to helping other veterans and families not only survive the horrors of PTSD, but helps them to thrive and live calmer and more peaceful lives filled with understanding and tools for supporting each other.

While Cindi is in the process of creating group programs, she is currently working individuals and/or families one-on-one.  You can contact Cindi directly at

For more information, call White Barn Healing Arts Center at 330-281-1387.

women's veterans

If you are a women veteran seeking support with the transition from military life to family life, deal with PTSD, and/or are seeking to learn alternative or holistic practices to support your daily challenges, consider speaking to either Annette or Cindi at White Barn Healing Arts Center about your needs and personal goals. 

While a specific program for women veterans is in the works, we are working with women on an individual basis currently and appreciate the opportunity to help.

For more info or for at least a phone chat, call White Barn at 330-281-1387.

families of veterans

In many instances the family of the veteran is at a loss as to how to handle their return. The veteran's role in the family may have changed; their personality may be different; they may be hesitant to talk about their military experiences or they may want to share all that has happened and no-one wants to listen. In any event, the spouse or partner of the veteran has their own unique set of challenges and difficulties to deal with, as do the children in the situation. 

If you find yourself in this situation and would appreciate some family support, please contact us here at White Barn Healing Arts Center. A brief phone conversation may just be the thing to open the door to finding the guidance and support you need for your family to be whole, health and functional. 

group sessions to be posted soon

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