Organizations are created to provide specific programming to meet targeted needs within the service community. Yet it is impossible to meet all the needs of a family- especially a service family. Most organizations are not set up to offer intensive mental health care or have the confidence to find trustworthy referrals- and it can feel like your reputation is on the line.
Corie Weathers, a military spouse clinician and service organization consultant, discovered this dilemma as she spent endless hours searching for culturally competent clinicians that families could be referred to for more intensive care. She found that in addition to the struggle to find clinicians that are trained to work with service families, there were also military spouses and veteran clinicians that desperately wanted their practice to be visible. This is where the Lifegiver Clinician Directory was created.