Amy B. Otzel is a Retired U.S. Army Behavioral Health Sergeant, Iraq War combat theater Veteran, former Readjustment Counseling Therapist with the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center and CT State Military Support Program Clinician, and Licensed Psychotherapist. While informed by graduate degree achievements in psychology, professional counseling, and integrative health & healing, Amy’s personal journey to inspire her own health, wellness, and the healing from trauma has enhanced her endeavor to contribute forward in healing service to others.

Committed to holistically-minded integrative mental health practice, Amy is currently continuing the mission in service to military members, Veterans, and their families in private practice at Inner Resource Psychotherapy. Additionally, Amy routinely contributes in educational service as a Yale University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry Lecturer, a mental health professional development educator, a military and Veteran cultural competency educator for healthcare providers, a Holistic Stress Management Instructor, a holistic health and wellness facilitator at Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited, and an Advanced Level-2 Breath~Body~Mind™ teacher.

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • Amy’s background and experience
  • Being a Behavioral Health Specialist in the Army
  • Stigma against help seeking in and out of the military
  • Advocacy towards mental health awareness
  • Balancing service and advocacy
  • Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy Book Giveaway
  • Letting other professionals know that they’re not alone
  • Using the book to engage veterans and their families

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Inner Resource Psychotherapy

Amy’s LinkedIn Profile

Inner Resource on Twitter

Amy on Instagram

The Veteran Mental Health Minute on Amazon Alexa





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Duane France

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.