Because no two veterans’ circumstances are the same, Outside the Wire will review your specific needs to provide a wide range of support with in-person, online, and telehealth services designed just for you. Every veteran deserves support as they re-enter civilian life and become a student. Our counselors are prepared to offer informed, comprehensive steps to help you through your next chapter.


Call us today at 888-556-9993 or email us at [email protected].


A return home from military service may affect many areas of your life, and your domestic circle as well. Outside the Wire is here for you when you are ready to seek guidance from our highly trained counselors and a psychologist. Our confidential counseling sessions will offer tools that will help you and your family through this period of change and uncertainty.


Outside the Wire holds weekly group counseling sessions where you will be invited to share and hear from other veterans about their own progress – their journey, successes, and challenges. The effectiveness of group counseling is proof that community works. Both our individual and group counseling are provided by trained clinicians using a variety of evidence-based therapies and practices.


Our case managers partner with you to create your own individualized plan. Together, we identify and address your strengths, barriers, immediate and long-term goals. Motivational interviewing, as well as job coaching, is often employed as a means of encouraging veterans to explore their past and future expectations, and to modify behavior accordingly. Case managers work with VA personnel and community partners to provide the necessary resources to give you the tools you need to succeed.


Outside the Wire helps veterans integrate their military skills into civilian life, become reacquainted with societal norms, and develop communications tools for adjusting to unfamiliar campus culture. Our educational workshops offer a number of trainings and wellness activities including leadership training, social, and mindfulness activities. These workshops are offered not just for student veterans, but also for community college staff and faculty to raise awareness and provide training on the unique needs veterans face in the the classroom.



Absolutely – all sessions are completely confidential. Your privacy, comfort, and well-being are our top priority.

Outside the Wire services are completely free to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. There will be no charge to you, or to your spouse, partner, children, or parents.

We rely on generosity of government, foundation, corporate and individual gifts, big and small. If you wish to make a donation, please visit

Yes. Family Counseling is available to you and your immediate family as well as your social support system, and is part of our overall counseling package.

To help us serve you better, please make an appointment prior to coming in. Click here to set up your first appointment.

Our services are offered at a number of college campuses throughout Southern California. Click here to find the Outside the Wire service center nearest to you. You will receive specific directions with your appointment confirmation.

If you are not able to attend in-person sessions, we offer remote services and telehealth options.
Call us at 888-556-9993 to learn more.

Outside the Wire helps equip you with social and emotional tools to help you forge your next chapter, post military service. We focus on those specific issues you want to address, gather background information, and then personalize a plan to help you address your challenges and achieve your goals. Research has shown that the more motivated a person is to change, get help, and reach their goals; the more likely they are to benefit from therapy.

Outside the Wire is here for student veterans and their families who reside throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. However, if you are a veteran of any background seeking support, please contact our team at U.S.VETS – Patriotic Hall so we can help refer you to the appropriate resources.

Depending on your location, you may be able to meet with a clinician on a campus closest to where you live. If you are not able to attend in-person sessions, we offer remote services and telehealth options.

You may also connect with U.S.VETS Veteran Service Center at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles by calling 213.712.6268 or 888.556.9993 (toll free).