Peer2Peer Support

DeLisa Duncan Russell
DeLisa serves as the Director of the Veterans One Stop and the MVPN Peer Coordinator. As a Texas Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Professional Counselor –Supervisor, DeLisa brings over 25 years of clinical experience to the One Stop. DeLisa has worked nationally with veterans and active duty along with their families for over 15 years. She has developed nationally recognized programs utilized by all branches of the DoD. DeLisa is part of a military family; her father was a combat veteran, her husband served 24 years active duty as an army officer, and her son is now following in the tradition.   Her rich experience in living and working with military veterans and their families ably equips her to serve and lead others. Her group known as the “Treehouse” meets to serve female veterans and family members and to address the unique challenges faced by females.

Thomas Burkig
Tom holds a PhD in counseling and is currently an active licensed Professional Counselor and Continuing Education Provider. He has specialized training in Gestalt Therapy, Behavior Modification, Forensic Hypnosis and is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Medical Hypno-analysis. He has worked in individual and group counseling for veterans for more than 26 years. He is a Vietnam Veteran, having served in the U.S Army. He has been married to his wife Gloria for 47 years and they have two daughters and four grandchildren. He has authored three books and a fourth is currently being readied for release in 2017. Dr. Burkig provides groups and workshops on a variety of mental health issues such as PTSD and Trauma.

Fernando Garza
Dr. G is a retired US Army Medical Officer (1967-1984) who served in Vietnam and is a recipient of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He has been working with Vietnam and Korean veterans affected by PTSD since 1990 and with Afghanistan and Iraqi veterans for the last 3 years. He assists in their transition back into society and helps with their medical claims for mental health issues. He was a Professor at Texas Tech University and the University of Texas. He came to Waco in 1991 and then to the Veterans One Stop three years ago, shortly after its inception. Dr. Garza has a degree in Psychological Counseling. He works with veterans who experience nightmares, flashbacks and traumatic brain injury. He evaluates the severity of the PTSD and uses peer-to-peer support groups to support and reinforce the process of recovery. He offers individual and group counseling.

BEITZ Peer2Peer Support Groups

The goal of Bring Everyone In The Zone is to help active duty, reserves, guard, veterans, and their families who suffer from the effects of Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Tramatic Brain Injury (TBI), Military Sexual Assualt and tramatic experiences in our lives and those close to us. Our volunteers are veterans and spouses of veterans who have completed 40 hours of intense training and are Certified Group Facilitators.