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Iraq vet offers free off-base counseling

COAST CITIES — Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and Army reservist Megan Hawker, with the Palomar Family Counseling Service, wants military members and their families to know about a grant given to the nonprofit community counseling agency to provide free individual, couple and family counseling to veterans — including reserve service members.
“This type of counseling is so different from traditional methods,” Hawker said. “This counseling is free, off-base and completely confidential. Often times it is the family members and the spouses that recognize there is a problem long before the veteran is willing to seek help. We include the spouses and family, because they are so significantly influenced.”
Palomar Family Counseling Service is located at 1002 E. Grand Ave. in Escondido, call
(760) 740-2660; 945 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista, call (760) 630-3505; and 120 W. Hawthorn in Fallbrook, call (858) 748-3610.
Contact any of the offices by e-mailing Appointments can be made for an individual, couple or family session.