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As part of VA’s mission to improve the lives of Veterans and their families, mental health providers have an opportunity to put their specialized skills to full use in support of the brave men and women who have served our country.

At VA, mental health professionals work with all Veterans, from the oldest to those returning from recent conflicts, in an integrated health care system dedicated to providing:

  • A community dedicated to helping Veterans and their families by providing evidence-based practices for mental health treatment
  • Resources and innovative systems for creating new ways to help Veterans and their families with treatment options that are tailored for them
  • Cutting-edge technology such as telehealth, mobile heath, and more

Olympic medalist and VA employee Natalie Dell explains why she finds her work with VA rewarding.

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“I’m honored to be part of the team that supports Veterans”


VA mental health professionals enjoy meaningful work and tremendous benefits such as:

Explore the opportunities available for Psychiatry, skip linksPsychology, Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Science Technicians.


As more Servicemembers return home each day, there comes the need for skilled mental health practitioners to help them overcome the challenges of transitioning to civilian life.

Recognizing the importance of helping this population of nearly 23 million Americans, Department of Veterans Affairs launched the Mental Health Hiring Initiative to add 1,600 mental health professionals to its existing staff of psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

Take a look at the recent developments and initiatives with mental health care at VA:

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There are great opportunities in VA's health care system across the nation. Some regions have a high demand for more mental health practitioners, while other regions have a large existing population of providers. Connect with a recruiter today to explore the dynamic career opportunities VA has to offer throughout the United States.

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VA recruiters can help connect Psychiatrists with the dynamic opportunities available at VA. Psychiatrists are encouraged to forward their CV or resume to