HST063 Rural Veterans with Thomas Ayala


Thomas Ayala PhD is a skilled organizational advisor, counselor, and change agent. He is adept and comfortable in the role of organizational consultant, yet contrasts that role with management of an outpatient mental health clinic.  A diverse and talented individual, Tom possesses influential knowledge and notable interest in the field of psychology. When people invest in someone to help them navigate the challenges and toils of leadership development and organizational culture they desire a bonifide expert who can apply known theories and a successful experiential track record. Most people spend a third of their adult lives at work. Between the pressures of daily living and stressful (often times dysfunctional) . Work defines people in the most basic way, which is one reason retirement is so difficult for many people. Other key business psychology interests include matching people and jobs, finding ways to reduce workplace stress and studying people’s motivation and job satisfaction.

People Solutions’ clients receive support from a highly qualified business coach. Small to mid-sized companies of all types have benefitted from increased communication, efficiency, and morale. Each organization has it’s own unique story, history, and objectives. With the best of intentions objectives can become stalled for any number of reasons. Fresh objective perspectives and skilled implementation techniques can make the difference, resulting in efficacy-building success and operational goals being met.

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • Tom’s background and clinical experience
  • Cross-generational opinions about veteran mental health
  • The transition mindset
  • Psychological health being dependent on social health
  • The need for some veterans to exercise compulsive control
  • The impact of veteran mental health on family
  • Importance of talk and expression
  • Cultural Competence

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Tom’s Web Site

Tom’s LinkedIn Profile

Iron John by Robert Bly

June book donation recipient: Inner Resource Psychotherapy

The Veteran Mental Health Minute on Amazon Alexa





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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.