Veterans Alternative receives $10,000 grant from Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring

Veterans Alternative is honored to announce it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring. This money will be used to provide 20 veterans with four sessions each of individualized Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is an evidence-based therapy that has been shown to achieve benefits more rapidly than other traditional therapies, usually seeing results in 1-5 sessions. ART works directly to reprogram the way in which distressing memories are stored in the brain so they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions.

ART is the cornerstone of the Veterans Alternative program. Veterans Alternative helps combat veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injuries. It does this through a week-long Accelerated Wellness Program, which offers these veterans and their significant others a week of reset, replenishment and rejuvenation.

“Recently, Veterans Alternative started offering stand-along ART sessions to veterans in addition to our weeklong program,” said Brian Anderson, founder and president of Veterans Alternative. “Thanks to the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Giving grant, 20 veterans who are suffering from symptoms of post traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury will be able to find relief and hopefully some peace after participating in Accelerated Resolution Therapy.”

Veterans Alternative was established in 2014 to provide alternative therapies to combat veterans and their spouses. It was founded by Brian Anderson, a retired United States Army Green Beret who, after fighting his own battle with post traumatic stress disorder, wanted to help his military brothers and sisters who were also struggling with the transition from military life to home life.

The Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring strives to support individuals, children and families in need and at risk in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Through volunteerism and funding they leverage resources to enrich lives and create measurable, immediate and ongoing positive changes in our communities.