Our Mission

Cost-free, bureaucracy-free, and stigma-free treatment for the hidden wounds of war

After returning from service in the United States Marine Corps about a decade ago, Zach Iscol noticed that his fellow veterans were struggling with caring for their mental health due to lack of access to care, and inability to deal with psychological stress.

In 2012, he founded Headstrong, in partnership with Weill Cornell Medical College, one of the nation’s leading mental health care centers. With the help and direction of top clinicians in the country, Headstrong developed a comprehensive treatment program for post 9/11 veterans dealing with PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, addiction, anxiety and depression, trauma, grief and loss, and anger management.

Headstrong has identified the barriers already in place and, in a true military fashion, came up with effective solutions for eliminating them — by putting funding directly into the care of the veterans. Headstrong has eliminated hurdles that patients experience with existing programs by providing cost-free assistance with experienced clinicians and individualized care without the wait time and extensive forms.

Committed to veteran mental health care we have treated over 1,200 veterans, helping them regain their mental fitness.

We currently treat veterans in the New York Metro area, Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Ithaca, Albany, San Diego and Riverside County, L.A., Houston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Atlanta and Philadelphia with plans to expand to additional cities by end of year and nationwide within the next three years.

Our Treatment Plan

What we treat:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma, Grief, and Loss
  • Addiction Treatment
  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

How we treat

  • Psychiatric Assessment
  • Individual Psychotherapy – EMDR
  • CBT
  • Mind-Body Techniques
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Support group for loved ones

Treatment Principles:

  • Confidential
  • Cost-Free
  • Bureaucracy-Free
  • Stigma-Free
  • Individualized care
  • No cap on number of sessions
  • Connect with veteran within 48 hours of initial contact

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