We know the weight that comes with service

Forge VFR (Veterans and First Responders) is confidential treatment for those who serve and are struggling with mental health, substance use, and trauma.

Proven methods that get results

Forge VFR offers specialized mental health and substance use treatment designed to address the unique culture, preferences, and values of first responders, emergency and health care professionals, veterans, active-duty military, and their families.

100% private and confidential

Personalized to your circumstances and goals

Telehealth and in-person services available

Outpatient treatment lets you maintain your daily life

In-network with most major health plans

Lifetime partners in care

Made for veterans and first responders by veterans and first responders

Forge VFR was founded by veterans, individuals in recovery, and people with friends and family who have experienced what you’re going through. We know the weight that comes with the badge, the gear, and the stories. Forge VFR is mission-focused on improving the mental health and well-being of all those who serve and have served.

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Eric Golnick

Executive Vice President; Co-Founder & CEO of Forge VFR

U.S. Navy Veteran

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Dr. John Rodolico

Chief Science Officer

LTC, U.S. Army, National Guard

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Chief Clinical Officer of Veterans and First Responder (VFR) Services

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Shaping your treatment plan with you

Meet regularly with your clinician, by video call or in person, and attend weekly group sessions to identify negative thought patterns and develop alternate strategies to approach challenges.

IOP consists of a structured schedule of group and individual counseling sessions in which we work through your biggest obstacles in a direct and purposeful way. We explore topics that will build you up and encourage change.

Not everyone needs medication, but research shows medication—combined with the right treatment approach—can be an effective route to better health. Forge’s physicians are highly skilled and trained in this practice.

We provide care wherever you are

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Forge a better future

We have locations and telehealth services across the Northeast and are ready to help you today. Click below to find a location near you.

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Take the first step

Call to speak with a member of our highly trained and experienced staff, and we’ll work with you to put a personalized plan in place to achieve your goals.