Mental Health ProviderAt VA, our mission is clear: to provide unparalleled care to our Nation’s Veterans. As a Mental Health Professional with VA, you’ll serve as a core member of an interdisciplinary team responsible for assessing and treating mental illness, working with primary care and other health care professionals in an effort to provide the best, most comprehensive care possible.

Now more than ever, VA is focused on helping Veterans recover from mental illness and allow our Nation’s heroes to live their lives to their fullest potential. For many of America’s Veterans, some battles begin after their service ends. They struggle to readjust to life after combat, and VA mental health professionals are the key to helping Veterans — and their families — successfully make that adjustment.

We’re currently seeking professionals in the following specialties to help us in our mission:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers – Mental Health
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Mental Health Counselors

VA is a leader in treating several of today’s most urgent mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), serious mental illness, and traumatic brain injuries. It’s VA’s mission to help Veterans recover from mental illness and allow our Nation’s heroes to live their lives to their fullest potential.

Read more about several recent mental health care initiatives and developments within VA:

VA Adds $5 Million to Budget to Train More Psychologists

VA Brings Mental Health Programs to Primary Care Settings

VA Agrees with Key Points about PTSD Treatment

VA PTSD Psychiatrist Given Genius Award

The Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC)

VA’s National Center for PTSD

And, with only one active state license needed to practice at more than 1,400 urban or rural VA medical facilities throughout 50 states, theDistrict of Columbia and the U.S.territories, you’ll have the flexibility to create a career path–and make a difference in the lives of Veterans–wherever you choose. 

So if you’re ready to start the medical career of a lifetime, explore VA career options today at: or send an inquiry to TODAY!    

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Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Published on May. 8, 2012

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