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The Watertown Clinic: A Beacon of Hope for Veterans and Their Families


As we honor National Veterans and Military Family Month, the role of support systems for our brave servicemen and women, and their families, comes sharply into focus. At Citizen Advocates, our commitment to these heroes is unwavering, which was a significant motivator to open our Watertown Behavioral Health Campus with its proximity to Fort Drum.

Understanding the Needs of Our Veterans

Veterans face unique challenges, often carrying the weight of experiences that can profoundly impact their mental health. Recognizing this, our Watertown Clinic offers specialized services tailored to their specific needs, with a strong focus on treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

PTSD: A Battle Not Fought Alone

PTSD, a condition triggered by experiencing or witnessing traumatic events, can be a common struggle among some veterans. Symptoms can include flashbacks, severe anxiety and uncontrollable thoughts about the event. At our clinic, we can empathize with these challenges and have developed programs designed to help veterans navigate complex emotions.

EMDR: A Pathway to Healing

One of the most effective treatments we offer is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This therapy has been revolutionary in helping individuals with PTSD by allowing them to process and integrate traumatic memories, leading to significant improvements in their quality of life. Our trained professionals guide veterans through this healing process, fostering resilience and hope.

A Comprehensive Approach to Care

Our commitment doesn’t stop at treating PTSD. We recognize that the well-being of our veterans encompasses physical, mental and emotional health. Hence, our services are holistic, addressing all aspects of health and wellness.

Supporting Military Families

The ripple effects of a veteran’s experiences extend to their families. Recognizing this, our services are inclusive, offering support and resources to military families as well. By caring for those who stand beside our veterans, we reinforce a network of support that is essential for collective healing.

Looking Forward

As we prepare to transition our Watertown Clinic to 24/7 operations, we are reminded of the continuous journey of support and care necessary for our veterans and their families. This expansion is not just about extending hours; it’s about extending hope, understanding and a helping hand whenever it’s needed.

As we observe National Veterans and Military Families Month, let’s remember the sacrifices made by these individuals and the importance of providing them with the support they deserve. The Watertown Clinic stands as a testament to this commitment, a beacon of hope for our heroes and their loved ones.

At Citizen Advocates, we are proud to be part of this vital journey towards healing and resilience. We invite you to join us in this mission, supporting our veterans and their families, today and every day.


Phone: 315-755-1251

Hours: Monday–Sunday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Location: 650 State Street, Watertown, NY 13601