Don McCasland, LMSW-CCTP, retired after serving more than 21 years in the US Army, including Desert Shield/Desert Storm as well as 3 Tours in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division. He is a PTSD survivor & thriver, and brings that experience and insight to his clients and to the community. Don has served as a consultant to numerous organizations seeking to learn and understand the challenges facing veterans and their families at the local and national levels, such as- the Military Officer’s Association of America (MOAA) in Alexandria, VA, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-TN, and Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN.
Don works exclusively with survivors of trauma (with a focus on combat and military sexual assault-related trauma), and grief. He is experienced with conducting support groups using the Soldier’s Heart Model, and stresses the importance of the mind/body/soul/spirit connection in making the journey down the Warrior’s Path.
A co-founder of SAFE: Soldiers and Families Embraced, he is currently a Readjustment Counselor with the VA Vet Center in Clarksville, TN.