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Individual Therapy

One-on-One Counseling

Individual Therapeutic Services are available to veteran family members (spouses, life partners, parents, children, siblings, etc.) age 16 and above.


Our therapeutic modalities include, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Psych Ed, and Movement therapy. 

We offer treatment for...

  • Substance Abuse/Use Struggles

  • Trauma, combat, military sexual trauma, or other traumas

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Anger

  • PTSD

  • Managing challenges with Traumatic Brain Injury


Meet Our Staff Therapists


Jennifer Schouman (she/her) | Clinical Director

Jennifer has been working with Paws and Stripes since 2014 to provide counseling and clinical assessments for its clients. Today, she works full time as Paws and Stripes’ Clinical Director providing these same services in house, as well as developing the educational, therapeutic, and staff training elements that supplement the organization’s service dog training efforts. With a long history of working with trauma, military, and their families, she provides critical mental health services as a licensed marriage and family therapist.




Malinda LaVelle (she/her) | Mental Health Counselor 

​Malinda has a Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Antioch University New England. She takes a trauma-informed, person-centered approach to her work with clients, collaborating with each individual to provide support, guidance, and the tools needed to cope with life's challenges.


Malinda integrates various frameworks into her work including attachment theory, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).



Amanda Hutchinson (she/her) | Clinical Social Worker

Amanda Hutchinson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, began her clinical career engaged with rural populations in a community health clinic in southern New Mexico. Amanda is committed to providing holistic treatment through the integration of your identity, cultural values, and beliefs. 


Amanda’s desire to work with veterans was the driving force behind her career choice and she identifies the work with veterans as fulfilling and rewarding. Amanda’s focus is strengths-based treatment that utilizes her training  in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).

Esther Armijo (she/her) | Clinical Social Worker

Esther Armijo, Clinical Social Worker
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