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Stay The Course (STC) is a program that serves Veterans, First Responders, and families who have sacrificed for our country. We provide guidance, wellness, and healing from invisible wounds through evidence-based therapies for individuals, couples, and families at little or no cost.

Counselors and staff are competent in the military and first responder cultures, therefore providing a meaningful connection for families. The uniqueness of this program lies in the use of personalized, integrated therapies with the Veterans or First Responders AND their families in order to help them interconnect as a family unit.

STC seeks to overcome barriers that may prevent Veterans, First Responders, and families from getting the help they need.

Services We Offer

  • Individual Counseling
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Grief Counseling
  • Psychoeducation
  • Telehealth


Areas of Specialty

  • Trauma    
  • Family Functioning
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Marital Conflict
  • Depression
  • Substance Use
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Quality of Life
  • Transitioning Into Civilian Life


New Clients

New clients will be scheduled for an initial intake session in which the client will complete intake paperwork, baseline assessments & meet with one of our professionals to determine the client’s counseling goals & preferences.

Clients should be prepared to bring to their intake appointment:

  • a photo ID
  • Veterans: DD 214
  • First Responders: City ID or most recent paystub
  • Family Members: please bring the identifying information indicated above for the Veteran or First Responder family member

After the intake appointment, our Client Services Coordinator will schedule the client’s first counseling session with the counselor that best fits the client’s needs.




If you are in need of PTSD and/or Chemical Dependency assessments, please contact us to schedule. You do not have to be enrolled as a client in order to receive an assessment. A photo ID & DD214 / City ID are still required in order to receive services.

  • PTSD Assessments (120 Minutes) $200
  • Chemical Dependency Assessments (60 Minutes) $75

Completed & Final Assessment Results will be available within 2 weeks of the assessment completion.

It is the philosophy of this agency to treat the whole family and to provide unique combinations of individual, couples, and family therapy to promote healing and recovery from a multitude of issues resulting from invisible wounds.

Tempa Sherrill M.S., LPC

Founder, Stay The Course

Evidence Based Therapies

Client Assessment Results

These scores are averages from a sample size of 655 clients who were administered the PCL-5, BDI-II, and the BAI assessments at Baseline and after their 6th counseling session.


Since January 1, 2016 our clients have experienced the following, on average, after 6 sessions:

  • 36% reduction in posttraumatic stress symptoms
  • 44% reduction in depression assessment scores
  • 45% reduction in anxiety assessment scores

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In 2017, Stay The Course had the privilege of providing services to 180 individuals seeking therapy for the very first time. This number is a benchmark for us as to how well we are helping to overcome barriers that Veterans, First Responders, & their families face when seeking care.

Download The Stay The Course 2017 Annual Report