Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic

Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic
A healing clinic for recovery from trauma specializing in military and first responders, but open to all.


The Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic (VHTC) is a specialized clinic that is dedicated to providing support to Veterans, active military members, emergency responders, and their families who are struggling with psychological challenges resulting from traumatic experiences in their line of work. The clinic operates under the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at UCCS, and it offers tailored treatments that aim to aid in the recovery process. The VHTC is committed to helping individuals overcome the effects of trauma, and it provides a safe and supportive environment for those seeking help.


  • Specialized trauma recovery. Licensed, experienced clinicians offer specialized treatment for combat and deployment stress, sexual assault, physical or psychological trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress and secondary trauma.
  • Trauma treatment. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure therapy in addition to other evidence-based interventions are used to help you recover.
  • Flexible Services. Individual, group and couples therapy are available.

We are an innovative behavioral health care clinic providing specialized services to address the mental health needs of individuals and families in our military and civilian communities.

Our experienced, licensed clinicians are here to create a plan uniquely tailored to meet your needs based on collaborative, family-integrated, and research-informed care. Together with you, your clinician, and your team of providers at the Lane Center, we will determine the best treatment approach to address your specific concerns and ensure you get the quality of care you deserve.

We provide services to survivors of psychological trauma using evidence-based practices in treatment for active duty and retired veterans, family members, survivors of physical trauma or natural disaster, first responders, and behavioral health providers who are suffering from symptoms of trauma spectrum disorders such as combat/deployment stress, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), secondary trauma and burnout.

Services include individual trauma treatment for teens and adults, family therapy, group therapy, and technology-based interventions. Our service providers have years of experience providing mental health services to first responders, military members, their families, and civilian adults and children.

At the UCCS Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience - Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic is uniquely positioned in the community to offer integrated behavioral healthcare.

We work in collaboration with other Lane Center providers and community agencies to help effectively manage stress/anxiety/depression & trauma recovery. We offer:

  • Individual, group, and family psychotherapy services
  • Ages 12 and older
  • Licensed, experienced clinicians
  • Specialized treatment for combat/deployment stress, sexual assault, psychological trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress, and secondary trauma  

Our experienced team of professionals will take the time necessary to understand each client's concerns. Together with the client, we will create a plan uniquely tailored to meet each individual's needs.

For trauma treatment, our clinicians are trained to provide cognitive-behavioral and exposure-based treatments including, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy as well as other evidence-based interventions.

Services offered by the Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic 

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Group (pdf)
  • Services for Colorado Springs Police Department (PDF)


Are you interested in participating in research studies?

You can make a difference and help us learn more by volunteering to participate in research projects at the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at UCCS.

Several UCCS professors and graduate students conduct research on resilience, trauma, and new interventions to aid in trauma recovery through the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at UCCS. This research has been presented at national conferences and published in professional journals. The goal of this research is to expand our knowledge regarding the behavioral and biological effects of a broad range of traumatic stressors and to enhance health and trauma recovery with improved clinical interventions and supports.

Every research project has been reviewed and approved by the UCCS Institutional Review Board to ensure participant safety and confidentiality. Some projects involve payment to participants and others are conducted on a volunteer basis.

Please consider participating and join our list of community members willing to participate in research.  Adding your name does not mean you have to participate in any study.  It is always your choice and we will remove your name at any time at your request: 

Trauma Research Registry




Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience - Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic
Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences Building
Third Floor, Suite 380
4863 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80918


Clinical Director:
Tom Caughlan, MSW, LCSW

  • Tricare West
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Medicare
  • Rocky Mountain Health Care


  • VA Benefits (with referral) 
  • Headstrong Project
  • Self-pay options are available

Monday through Thursday
7:30am – 4:30pm

7:00am – 4:00pm

Closed daily for lunch from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

We abide by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) holidays, closures, and cancellations.