Dr. Vince Arnold

Dr. Arnold has 28 years of uniformed service, with commissions in the United States Air Force, and the United States Navy. He completed numerous assigned active-duty tours with the USCG, USMC, and the USN, as a Navy Chaplain. Upon his retirement from active military service, Dr. Arnold served as the first civilian Clinical Director and Department Head for the Deployment Health Center (DHC) (2007-2009), a DoD mandated program, becoming one of the largest in the Navy to include a comprehensive Post Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA) screening program, creation of a PTSD multidisciplinary treatment team, and establishment of the Autonomic Neuropsychological Assessment Metric (ANAM) Program. During this period, the DHC completed in excess of 30,000 patient contacts. He subsequently served as a Pastoral Counselor at Naval Medical Center, Camp Lejeune (2009-2018), where he worked directly with Wounded Warriors and their family members at the Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Center (ISCRC), in the areas of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)and mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). Specializing in holistic-oriented mindfulness-based pastoral counseling, Dr. Arnold offered individual, couple, and group sessions in Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra (iRest) and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). He continues to offer non-fee-based pastoral counseling and workshops and retreats on ‘I Rest in Him’. He completed BA in Religion from Emmanuel College (1979), an MDiv from Duke University (1982), a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Renewal (DMin,2000), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology (Ed.D.,2005), ArgosyUniversity. Dr. Arnold held the following professional credentials until his retirement in 2018: North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS); Clinical Fellow, American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT); Board Certified Clinical Chaplain and Diplomate Psychotherapist, College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP). He is also an ERYT 200 yoga instructor and Certified iRest®Yoga Nidra Teacher. Dr. Arnold is a veteran of the Iraq War and retired at the rank of Navy Captain in 2007. Dr. Arnold resides near Swansboro, NC with his wife (Teresa) of 45 years. He and Teresa have two daughters and 6 grandchildren.

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