Duane France is currently serving as the Director of Veteran Services at The Family Care Center, a private mental health counseling agency specializing in the unique needs of military service members, veterans, and their families. He is also the Executive Director of the Colorado Veterans Health and Wellness Agency, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit affiliated with the Family Care Center. He is a National Certified Counselor and is certified to provide clinical mental health counseling in the state of Colorado.
Mr. France is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer and combat veteran, having served in deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He has provided mental health counseling services to the Colorado Fourth Judicial District Veteran Trauma Court. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Excelsior College of Albany, New York and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University of Alamosa, Colorado. In 2015, Mr. France was selected as one of five Military Scholars in the nation by the National Board of Certified Counselors Foundation, and in 2016 was selected as the awardee of the 2016 NBCC Foundation Capacity Building Grant.
Mr. France is passionate about veteran mental health and feels strongly that those who have served in the military can continue to provide value to their community long after that service has ended. He writes for an audience of service members, veterans, their families, and their communities on his main blog, Head Space and Timing, which can be found at www.veteranmentalhealth.com. He is also the host of a weekly podcast focusing on veteran mental health.