Military Program

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The Military Program at UBH Denton is one of our nation’s oldest and most-experienced dedicated military programs. Our staff of mental health professionals has deep experience working with service members in all branches and at every level of the military. We consider it an honor and a privilege to help those who serve our nation reclaim their lives.

We work with each individual to create a compassionate, non-judgmental, customized treatment plan that addresses their challenges and uses their strengths. We welcome the participation of family members and work with command to safely return each service member to base or veteran to the community..

Unit Highlights:

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  • Dedicated military unit with military culture trained staff (clinicians, nurses, techs)
  • Program lasts for 14 to 30 days, based on patient need
  • Personalized treatment incorporating group therapy and individual counseling when needed
  • Program director and treatment team offices are housed on the unit and provide patients with an open door policy
  • Chaplain available for spiritual needs

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Commonly treated diagnoses in our program

  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • PTSD and combat stress
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression

The Military Program at UBH Denton utilizes an interdisciplinary treatment team model, led by military experienced healthcare professionals, with knowledge in psychiatry, psychology, social science, and medicine. The Military Program offers multiples tracks to meet the patient where they are and create individualized treatment to meet their specific needs.

Safe Haven Program

The Safe Haven Program identifies harmful, difficult-to-change beliefs that result in self-defeating behaviors and coping styles. The Safe Haven Program challenges those beliefs and builds new strategies for success. The Safe Haven Program utilizes Schema Therapy to help free patients from harmful behaviors and assisting in the treatment of a variety of long-standing emotional difficulties including:

  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  • Chronic psychiatric challenges such as depression and anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Domestic violence/anger

Chemical Dependency Program

The Chemical Dependency Program track assists service members and veterans suffering from substance abuse disorders and offers a comfortable and safe detox environment and implements proven methodology for achieving a life free of drugs and alcohol.

Warning signs of substance abuse disorder (with or without PTSD):


  • Bloodshot eyes, pupils larger or smaller than usual
  • Changes in appetite or sleep patterns
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • Decline in physical appearance, neglects grooming
  • Unusual smells on breath, body or clothing
  • Tremors, slurred speech or impaired coordination


  • Drop in job attendance and performance
  • Unexplained need for money or financial problems; may borrow or steal to get it
  • Engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviors
  • Sudden change in friends, favorite hangouts and hobbies
  • Frequently getting into trouble such as fights, accidents or illegal activities


  • Unexplained change in personality or attitude
  • Sudden mood swings, irritability or angry outbursts
  • Periods of unusual hyperactivity, agitation or giddiness
  • Lack of motivation; appears lethargic or “spaced out”
  • Appears fearful, anxious or paranoid, with no reason

Trauma Program

The Trauma Program assists in the treatment of PTSD utilizing evidenced-based Cognitive Processing Therapy, which is recognized at the gold standard for PTSD treatment along with multiple other treatment methodologies.

PTSD triggers include:

  • Going to drills
  • Learning of deaths of other soldiers
  • Large crowd gatherings
  • News shows
  • Loud noises
  • People of certain ethnic origin
  • Foreign military uniforms
  • Smell of gas, oil, blood or burning flesh
  • Traffic
  • Helicopters
  • Fire
  • Children

Individualized treatment plans can include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Schema Therapy, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).

Daily PT is available, including yoga, recreational sports, weight training, and fitness center. A dietician is also available to individualize meal plan requirements.

If you or someone you know needs help, contact us to schedule an assessment at 940-320-8100. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Additional Resources

A Word From Our Patients

Patriot Support Male

“The importance of mental health can not be stressed enough. No matter where you grew up, the level of education you earned, branch of service, marriage status, or culture you belong to, asking for help is vital. UBH Denton is the place you want to go. There is no place like It! The team works hard to get all the moving pieces in place so that you can be in a better state of mind and back with family and friends, as smoothly as possible. This program is 14-30 days, based on your needs. Which is not very long, when you realize at the end how much happens during your stay. You will see the doctor individually to get a treatment plan honed out, if needed and your counselors will give you group work as well as individual work.”

Retired Army Sergeant, Patriot Support Program
mother daughter

“My family and I can never thank you guys at UBH enough for getting our daughter through her darkest times with depression and saving her life. She graduated from high school in 2009, and in 2013 from the University of Arkansas, and is now a graduate student at Texas A&M. These milestones would never have happened without your intervention.”

Family from NorthPointe Family Center Adolescent Program
Female Air Force

“I was ready to commit suicide the day I was brought in. The group setting and receiving feedback from my peers was more effective than any treatment I’ve been through in 18 years. UBH, The Groups, and Therapists, saved my life.”

Female, Air Force
mexican male

“When I arrived at UBH, I thought no one was capable of helping me. I was wrong! The therapists challenge you to find yourself again and bring the “real you” to light. If you need help and are willing to begin by helping yourself, UBH is the program you need.”

Male, Trauma Program
Male army older

“After 28 years of service, I felt like I had come to the end of my road. Once I came to UBH, I found my purpose again through excellent counseling, fellow patients, and dedicated staff members. If I hadn’t been able to be cared for in a timely fashion, by UBH, I wouldn’t be alive today.”

Male, Army

“When I arrived at UBH, I thought no one was capable of helping me. I was wrong! The therapists challenge you to find yourself again and bring the “real you” to light. If you need help and are willing to begin by helping yourself, UBH is the program you need.”

Male, Trauma Program