Keeping in line with the pure motives of Dr. Elk, she’s not beholden to any sort of government system. While there are tons of organizations (we all know who they are, no need to name them), that are willing to capitalize on veterans for the sake of money, that’s not the goal of The Elk Institute. The authenticity of her attitude has created an atmosphere where she was “accepted into the tribe,” and is a trusted entity in the veteran community. That’s no small feat, and this breaking down of barriers help her assist veterans to get treatment in a way they’re comfortable with. This often has her in their world, meeting veterans where they are which can be around the fire at a hunt, on top of a mountain, out at sea, or on a military installation. She adapts to vets instead of vets fitting into a clinical box.