Welcome to Caring Counselor Connection

I’m a licensed independent social worker, for clinical practice, at the VA clinic in Rock Hill, SC. Being a therapist there for more than 6 years, I work with veterans experiencing anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Prior to this, I worked at Catawba Mental Health Center for 32 years in the counseling area.

My services include:

• Individual therapy: I help veterans sort out relationship problems, help them pursue goals, and help them improve the quality of their lives.
• Group therapy: I help facilitate five weekly groups, where group members talk about their thoughts and feelings, and how they cope with situations in their lives. Group members set goals, to cope more effectively with life situations, and encourage one another, in dealing with similar stressful situations.

I focus this Website on two areas:

• Sharing issues, ideas, and current treatment strategies in the mental health area,
• Inviting others to respond to these articles by sharing or asking questions. I encourage an informal exchange of ideas, questions, and concerns.

Click “recent posts” or “archives” to the right to read my articles.

Betty Ann Surratt, LISW-CP
June 2011

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2 Responses to Greeting

  1. Lawrence F Gaillard Jr. says:

    It is remarkable to work with a colleague that has such virtuous attributes! I have a question, As a SW working with veterans, have you seen a radical influx of OIF/OEF in need of your serivces for readjustment upon there return or EST military?

  2. Thank you for your interest in veterans. In answer to your question, I am not seeing a radical influx of Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Operation Enduring Freedom or EST veterans at the Rock Hill VA Clinic. I am seeing more OIF/OEF veterans than I did 3 years ago. With more military education and information about PTSD available to them before discharge, I am sure I will be seeing more of this military population in the future. What I am seeing now are Vietnam-age veterans seeking services for the first time. Public information for OIF/OEF veterans and their families has opened the doors for Vietnam age veterans to receive VA services.

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