Patriot PowerUp: Veteran Mental Health Treatment Program

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Welcome to Patriot PowerUp, an esteemed extension of Innercept’s 20-year legacy in Residential Treatment Center (RTC) services. Situated in picturesque Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, we stand as a beacon of specialized, data-driven mental health care, tailored to the needs of U.S military veterans aged 22-55 years.

Our dedicated team is deeply rooted in the ethos of “For Veterans By Veterans,” providing clinical care from experts who understand the unique needs, challenges, and mental health struggles that come with the transition from service to civilian life. Utilizing a fusion of cutting-edge treatments and traditional RTC methodologies, we are committed to offering veterans with the best care available. You have served our country with honor and dedication, and now it is our turn to serve you.

How to Access Care

  • Patriot PowerUp is Part of the VA Community Care Network and can be accessed via a referral from your VA Provider
  • If you are interested in our program, ask your VA provider to recommend the Innercept: Patriot PowerUp Program NPI Number 1003086653
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Residential Mental Health Treatment for Veterans

In our residential mental health treatment program for veterans, we are committed to providing the highest level of care to those who have served our country. Our residential treatment setting provides veterans with an immersive healing environment, giving our veterans the opportunity to focus solely on their recovery without distractions. Veterans in our Patriot PowerUP program can also expect:

  • 3 Intensive individual therapy sessions per week
  • Daily group therapy sessions
  • The Joint Commission Accredited Residential Treatment
  • Comprehensive pre-treatment diagnostic testing and evaluations for accurate diagnoses
  • 45 days of mental health treatment, tailored to each client’s unique needs
  • Low client-to-clinician ratio
  • Deeply committed medical, clinical, support, and executive staff
  • Beautiful and comfortable residences in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Our 45-day Neuro-Rehabilitation program caters specifically to challenges like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Additionally, our program is accessible to all within the VA Community Care Network, spanning states like Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Texas.

At Patriot PowerUp, we don’t just offer treatment; we pledge a transformative journey towards a brighter, healthier future. We understand that the road to healing can be a challenging one, but we are committed to walking it with our veterans every step of the way.

The Patriot PowerUP Neuro-Rehabilitation Difference

At Innercept, we understand the unique mental health challenges that US Military Veterans face after leaving active duty. Our Patriot PowerUP program is dedicated to providing comprehensive care that addresses the underlying causes of mental disorders through accurate diagnosis and evidence-based treatment.

Unfortunately, traditional inpatient mental health programs often fail to diagnose accurately, resulting in ineffective treatment and a high risk of symptom recurrence. Our approach ensures that each individual’s condition is correctly identified before treatment begins, resulting in higher rates of successful recovery. Utilizing cutting edge technologies we create a long term vision for the care of our patients.

We understand the urgency of mental health issues among veterans and are committed to improving their wellbeing, preventing suicidality, and ensuring that they receive the quality care they both need and deserve.

The Patriot PowerUP Solution

Our veteran mental health treatment program is based on four fundamental pillars of care: to reveal, repair, rewire, and retrain the brain. These pillars inform our data-driven approach to treatment, which is designed to offer the best outcomes for our clients.

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At Patriot PowerUP, we recognize the gaps that exist in traditional veteran mental health care, particularly in the area of inpatient care. Too often, veteran programs fail to offer an accurate picture of an individual’s mental health issues before treatment. At Innercept, our goal is to bridge those gaps in care by providing effective and comprehensive mental health treatment for our country’s heroes.

The Four Pillars of Patriot PowerUP Treatment

Our program is built on four essential pillars of care, each one designed to provide a deep understanding of the patient’s health and personalized treatment plans that are based on the latest scientific research.

The first pillar is all about creating a comprehensive picture of the patient’s health, using cutting-edge techniques like pharmaco-genetic testing, full blood panels, neuro psych testing (CNCVS), quantitative EEG (WAVI), qualitative surveys, and wearable trackers. By gathering this information, we can provide truly individualized treatment plans that take into account every aspect of the patient’s health.

The second pillar focuses on repairing conditions like traumatic brain injuries (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression by using a variety of cutting-edge interventions, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, ketamine infusion therapy, and nutrition therapy. By utilizing the comprehensive health picture we created in the first pillar, we can develop personalized treatment plans that truly meet the needs of each veteran patient.

The third pillar of care revolves around helping our veterans rewire their neural pathways, which can be a critical element in inpatient mental health therapy. Our integrative psychotherapy, comprehensive RTC programming, neurofeedback, medication management, and transcranial magnetic stimulation all work in concert to reinforce positive activity patterns in the brain while inhibiting negative ones, giving our veterans the tools they need to manage their mental health and live their lives to the fullest.

The fourth and final pillar is dedicated to helping veterans retrain their brain and focus on healthy habits. Through guidance on healthy eating and meal prep, psychoeducation, and physical fitness, we provide our veterans with the tools they need to make progress in every area of their health. We know that these habits are crucial to both physical and mental health, and we are committed to supporting our veterans as they work to develop and maintain them.

Our Experts in Veteran Mental Health Care

As a company dedicated to improving the lives of veterans, which is why Innercept has partnered with individuals who share that same passion for mental healthcare. We have assembled a dedicated team of veterans who are mental health experts. Our experts in veteran mental health care include:


John Drozd Ph.D

John Drozd is a licensed clinical psychologist and a board-certified medical psychologist. After receiving his doctorate, John completed residency training at Andrews Air Force Base and served as an active duty Air Force psychologist from 1997 to 2002. John served as the vice president of clinical affairs at Lexicor Medical Technology, and as the clinical director of the NeuroAssessment Centre.

As a committed scientist-practitioner, John is deeply involved in the development and delivery of evidence-based assessments and interventions for children, adolescents and adults. He has authored and co-authored multiple publications in the areas of psychotherapy research, clinical-outcomes management, trauma and the collaborative assessment and management of suicidality. John’s credentials and treatment philosophy align with the Innercept integral approach and further strengthen our ability to help adolescents and adults realize their full potential.

Jennifer Schindler

Jennifer Schinder Ph.D

Jenn Schindler, Ph.D., is an Army Veteran and native of the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Following her tenure as a therapeutic boarding school manager and life skills instructor in Montana, she completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Walden University and a Graduate Certificate in Addictions Counseling from Montana State University. Driven by a profound commitment to understanding and addressing mental health challenges, Dr. Schindler’s academic pursuits focus on eating disorders, substance use disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder, including the provision of specialized support for sexual and gender minorities.  At the forefront of her contributions is the development of Substance Abuse and Eating Disorder Recovery Programs for the Innercept continuum of care. Beyond her professional endeavors, Dr. Schindler finds joy in exploring the wonders of the Inland Northwest; whether it’s hiking, trail running, cycling, or savoring the plant-based cuisine the region has to offer, she embraces a holistic approach to well-being.

John M. Thurston, MD

John M. Thurston, MD

Dr. Thurston is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  He completed his residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2017.  In 2019, after a series of stresses, he sought ketamine treatment for himself and had profound benefit.  Since that time he has dedicated his career to furthering the therapeutic potential of ketamine treatment.  He has lectured to Medical Schools and Residency Programs about Ketamine and is an active member of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians.


Sam Peterson, MBA

Sam Peterson is a former Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician and military contractor, who has made it a personal mission to provide care to those suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Having spent 6.5 years in the army, which included two combat deployments to Afghanistan, Sam has a deep understanding of the mental health struggles that many veterans face upon returning home.

He has founded several small businesses focused on treating traumatic brain injury, depression, anxiety, and PTSD, and his passion for mental healthcare shines through in every aspect of the Patriot PowerUP program. With our team’s expertise and experience, he has helped create the Patriot PowerUP Neuro-Rehabilitation Program, designed to aid and rehabilitate veterans struggling with mental health conditions.

With the guidance of our experts, we can provide an empathetic and personalized approach to veteran inpatient mental health, ensuring that those who have given so much for our country receive the care and support they deserve.


Joshua Lanier

Joshua’s experience spans roles from a Correctional Officer in a high-security psychiatric facility to a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Professor. These positions have sharpened Joshua’s leadership and strategic abilities, pivotal in his current role supporting veterans. Joshua’s commitment extends beyond his formal roles, particularly in assisting fellow veterans. His personal mission is to support veterans in accessing the treatment and care they need, driven by a deep understanding of their experiences and challenges.

Christopher Spositi, Veteran – U. S. Army

Chris is a Combat Veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry and a former Texas Police Officer. Throughout his tenure in the military and law enforcement, Chris encountered firsthand the devastating impact of untreated mental health issues and substance use disorders within the military and Veteran communities. This experience ignited a profound dedication to supporting Veterans and Active-Duty military members during their mental health journey. Committed to making a difference, Chris continues to dedicate himself to the mission of combating Veteran and military suicide.

Veteran Inpatient Mental Health Care in Idaho

Veterans make sacrifices to ensure that our country is safe and protected. However, their professions come at a cost, as they are exposed to unimaginable dangers on a daily basis. This exposure to trauma often leads to serious quality of life issues, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts, and substance use disorder, which are far more prevalent in these populations compared to the general public.

Our veteran inpatient mental health program, provided through the VA Community Care Network, focuses on providing a compassionate and dedicated environment where our patients can receive the attention and care they deserve. With a private and serene setting and a caring staff, we aim to help veterans overcome their mental health challenges and go on to live fulfilling lives.

To learn more about our program and how we can assist you, please contact Sam Peterson directly at or call us at 866-511-6006. This program is provided through the VACCN and can be accessed through a referral from the veteran’s mental health provider. We’re committed to supporting our veterans on their journey to long-term wellness and are happy to provide you with more information on how we accomplish that goal.

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