FiND iT FREDERiCK Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 25

PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), anxiety and depression are just some of the mental health conditions Barclay treats in his Forrest, Va.-based practice. A U.S. Army veteran and retired police officer himself, Barclay has a passion for helping veterans and first responders, but has found that providing them with the high-level care they need is difficult. “Treating veterans in my private practice has always been a frustrating experience,” he divulged, “I found that I have not been able to deliver the level of care required because insurance companies don’t pay for it... Everything [covered by insurance] is like a Band-Aid.” He has seen practitioners provide a few sessions pro-bono, but when it comes to PTSD treatments and other mental health care, many patients need clinical intervention at a much higher level. In an effort to deliver the help veterans need, along with diminishing their insurance coverage worries, Barclay founded The Col lateral Damage Project (CDP)—a four-week intensive and comprehensive treatment program for active and retired military personnel. While treatment takes place in Virginia, the nonprofit’s administrative offices are based in Frederick. Barclay’s daughter, Frederick resident Stephanie Krop, serves as the nonprofit’s executive vice president. She works on this project with her sister, Brittany, who serves as chief marketing officer. “We realized that a lot of our skills would complement each other to get this project off the ground,” Krop boasted. “We are really excited to be doing this alongside of our father...there are a lot of great veterans’ organizations promoting awareness, so we thought if we combine our expertise, we can actually make a dent and solve this problem.” Every CDP participant gets a complete psychological and neurological evaluation. From the results, a specific treatment plan is created for that individual. Participants are part of psychotherapy groups and noninvasive brain stimulation sessions. The programs run from 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m., five days a week for four weeks. The intensity of the treatment varies and creates neurological changes in patients as well as fosters emotional stability and regulation.