Service Members and Veterans

In addition to the adjustments and stressors that can occur in the perinatal period, female service-members also have to contend with issues specific to their military service. Pressure to continue performing at a certain level to fulfill her duties, returning to full-time work quickly, and depending on her relationship status, being faced with designating someone to serve as her child’s guardian should she be deployed. Receiving appropriate mental health treatment may also be impeded by fear of consequences such as loss of security privileges or change in fitness for duty status. These challenges can have a negative impact on mental health issues during or after one's military service. Dr. Montfort draws from her extensive experience treating female Active-Duty Service-Members, Reservists, and Veterans to help you develop a treatment plan that is specific to your needs.