The Soldiers Project

It has been a few years since we posted something about The Soldiers Project. The group is a 501C3 that offers free psychotherapy for anyone (of any branch) who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, or surrounding countries. They also offer free therapy to any military recruiter (because of their higher suicide rates) or any recent service member who has had to perform death notifications, or who has suffered from military sexual trauma. Therapy is entirely free, and is open to active duty, vets, and any of their loved ones – boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses, parents, children, and even grandparents, if they are taking care of children during a deployment. Their therapists are all mental health professionals, and they must attend at least a few of our seminars prior to volunteering.

They have groups in Southern California, Sacramento, NW Washington State, Chicago, New York City and environs, Long Island, Boston, and (soon) Philadelphia. All therapy is free, and most therapists offer an unlimited number of sessions. They have individual, couples and family therapy.

People may come in to discuss anything – although the group was founded to address combat stress issues, we have learned that service members may have other issues they would like to talk about, and that is fine. We are there for you.

This is not a Jewish group, but a good number of their volunteers are Jewish. Visit for more information.


  • Roger Jutras

    I was on the internet reading about the soldiers project and your posting was listed and as I read further I saw there is “free psychiatric help” for disabled vets. I am a veteran who suffers with PTSD suffered from the Vietnam war. If help is not available to me through your organization; is there a referral service?

    I am interested in seeing a therapist that specializes in PTSD – and can help me to integrate back into society; our government didn’t provide any type of deprogramming from a military mind to a mild-mannered gentleman/gentlewoman temperment.

    I am presently participating in a weekly group program offered by the Veterans Administration, as well as seeing a psychiatrist on a bi-monthly basis.

    Thank you for your kind attention to my situation.

    • Roger,

      I’d recommend contacting someone at The Soldiers Project directly on their website, as I don’t imagine they check the comments on this particular article on a regular basis.

      Hopefully someone there can help you out.