Healing & renewal

for our heroes.

a healthy approach developed by skilled & dedicated experts

Our “Heroes First” model was developed by Dr. John Knight, PhD LMHC who holds over 30 years of Medical and Clinical leadership. Our Clinical Director, Dr. John Knight holds two PhD’s in the areas of General Psychology with an emphasis on PTSD, Marriage & Family Counseling and has in depth experience in addiction treatment. Dr. Knight is a US Army Veteran and has also served for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice as a Clinical Director.

Dr. Knight knows that trauma is often the source of your suffering, which is why we incorporate coping and skill-building techniques that have been proven to work. That’s called “evidence based” and it separates the real from hype and infomercial-like promises. Our treatments include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), and other evidence-based approaches. We use these proven techniques as a path to go even deeper – to the root causes – the root causes which keep you constantly reaching for your goals, but never making it.

Connect a 1–on–1

There isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ resolve for the wear and tear taken on our military and first responders. What works for one person may not be right for another. Our wellness coordinators work with you to identify your specific needs.

VFR Wellness Plan.

VFR Physicians and & licensed clinical staff work with you and your loved ones to cultivate a roadmap for effectively identifying next steps, helping lead you back to yourself and a healthy means of living.

Balance With Approach.

Some service members and veterans find that alternative therapies — such outdoor activities may better serve them or help them cope with issues like PTSD, while others may respond better to traditional 1-on-1 therapy. We identify the right solutions for you. If we don’t have a resource to meet your needs, we’ll do our best to cultivate one, that’s what we do best at the VFR.

Deliver & Monitor, Together.

VFR wellness teams monitor your progress ongoing for as long as is needed. We’ll be by your side to ensure you receive the help you need and the support you deserve.

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