United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington DC VA Medical Center

Mental Health Clinic

The Mental Health Clinic (MHC) is a multidisciplinary program that provides outpatient medical, psychiatric, and social work services to veterans. Psychologists and other psychotherapists in the mental health clinic provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy to veterans with various psychological concerns and symptoms. Veterans are most often referred to MHC Psychology by Primary Care Behavioral Health clinicians, psychiatrists within the mental health clinic and other Mental Health Service programs. Veterans who are eligible to receive psychology services through MHC can receive appropriate psychotherapeutic interventions to improve and maximize their quality of life and recovery process. Those veterans who might be better served in a more specialized mental health treatment program (e.g. Trauma Services, SARP, PRRC), will be referred to appropriate programs. Medication treatment and management is available through the psychiatric staff of the MHC.

The Mental Health Clinic currently offers the following psychotherapeutic treatments:

  • Depression Psychotherapy Group
  • Anger-Management Group
  • Grief and Loss Group
  • Short-term solution-focused Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy
  • Other Evidence Based Psychotherapies

For further information about Psychological Services within the Mental Health Clinic services, please contact Dr. Vanessa Moore at 202-745-8355/8267.