Mental Health Solutions for Veterans Transitioning From Military To Civilian Life

I’m Eric Burleson, an Army Special Forces veteran who separated in 2013. Transitioning to civilian life after serving with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) was tough. Dealing with PTSD and various traumas, I struggled to convey my military experience to potential employers. My abrupt and aggressive demeanor strained relationships with my family and others, as what was acceptable in the military didn’t translate well outside.

Recognizing the need for change, I embarked on a journey of therapy and self-discovery. Through research, I developed a framework that helped me navigate my own transition. Now, my mission is to share this framework with fellow veterans, offering resources to find joy and independence beyond military culture. I aim to guide you in managing transition stress, avoiding negative spirals, and making healthy choices for yourself and your loved ones. My goal is to prevent the mental health struggles that too often lead to tragedy, enabling you to embrace civilian life to the fullest.

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Over the past several years, my unwavering commitment has been to assist veterans in successfully transitioning to civilian life. Drawing upon my own challenging experience as an Army Special Forces veteran, I’ve honed a deep understanding of the unique hurdles veterans face during this crucial life shift.

My journey has been one of transformation – from grappling with PTSD and a complex array of traumas to eventually finding my footing in the civilian world. This journey inspired me to write a bestselling book, shedding light on the intricacies of this transition, and my insights have been shared on various influential podcasts.

Today, I am proud to announce an exciting new chapter in this mission. I’m launching comprehensive courses meticulously designed to guide you through every step of your transition journey. These courses are a culmination of years of research, personal growth, and the desire to give back to a community that means so much to me.


“From an exceptional military career through an exceptional career in the private sector, Eric’s captures “lessons-learned” derived from his personal experience of transition and delivers them in a humorous and approachable format that speaks directly to the service member.”

Josh Mantz,

CEO and Founder of Assymetric Mind LLC, Author of The Beauty Of Darker Souls

“This is an invaluable resource for mental health professionals currently serving veterans or interested in learning how to proficiently “coach” the military population. Eric Burleson courageously shares his journey and provides a blueprint for all of us as we endure tough transitions – the only way out IS through.”

Dr. Shirin Bazaz


“This [program] deals with transition from the military, remembering first and foremost that we are all human and change is difficult, Eric desribes real challenges in transition and ways to get around them, while providing language to help veterans understand what is happening and why it can feel so unnerving. Preparing for what is coming next and how to navigate those problems can simplify the process.”

Nate Boyer

Former Army Special Forces, Former Seattle Seahawk

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The Book

The mental health handbook for veterans transitioning from military to civilian life.

Navigating the shift from military to civilian life is undeniably tough. Even with a new job lined up, the shift to a different environment can be overwhelming. In “Separating From Service,” Eric Burleson delves into the unique psychological challenges that veterans encounter during this transition. The book offers practical insights drawn from neuroscience, clinical psychology, and psychiatry, tailored to the veteran experience. With exercises and expert guidance, it’s a valuable resource for easing this journey. The foreword, penned by Nate Boyer, a former Green Beret, Texas Longhorn, and Seattle Seahawk, adds an insightful perspective.

The Course

A comprehensive 7-module online course featuring over 50 trainings. This course equips you with the know-how to effectively approach your transition from the military. It guides you through the emotional journey, offering actionable steps for growth.

With 7 focused learning modules, you’ll gain practical insights for a successful separation from service. The course also provides 29 tools to deepen your understanding and integrate the lessons into your life.

You’ll also receive 4 digital books designed to support your transition. The course includes access to a private community, connecting you with fellow veterans undergoing similar experiences. This community offers a supportive space for sharing progress, receiving encouragement, and staying accountable.

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