Mental Health

Mental Health Hiring at VA


That's why VA recently hired 1,045 new mental health professionals, who are caring for Veterans across the country. Despite that achievement, VA is always looking for more qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, peer specialists and social workers. Whether you're a mental health trainee or a seasoned professional, consider choosing VA for your career.

Mental Health at VA

Paving the Road to Recovery

At VA, we understand the unique challenges Veterans face when returning home and transitioning back to civilian life. Our Mental Health professionals expertly tailor treatment plans that meet patients where they are, ease their symptoms and help them achieve wholeness.

Mental Health at VA focuses on recovery, coordinating care that empowers Veterans and their families to take charge of their wellbeing and pursue fuller lives. From counseling and emergency services to telemedicine and social work, we do what it takes to help Veterans reclaim their mental and emotional freedom.

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Reasons to Work at VA

Sure, there are lots of places you could build a health care career. But VA can offer you greater challenge, opportunity, teamwork and satisfaction unlike any other. Here are just a few of the many ways a career at VA stands out from the crowd:

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Bringing Care Closer to Home

PTSD and Telemental Health

Many Veterans in need of specialized Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) services live in geographically remote regions. In these areas, mental health care is generally only available on a limited basis. The integration of Telemental health technology is steadily making clinical and educational PTSD services more accessible in remote areas.

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Guidance Through Every Milestone

What you could accomplish with VA extends far beyond a career. It’s a calling—a passion for serving Veterans. That’s why we’re proud to invest in your future and offer avenues to further develop your unique talent, so you can realize your greatest impact possible.

Early Career Milestones
Mid Career Milestones
Advanced Career Milestones