Jacksonville mental health clinic to serve post-9/11 veterans and military families

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(Photo: The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic)

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) announced on Wednesday the opening of The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Hope For The Warriors, which is now offering virtual mental health services for post-9/11 veterans and military families.

CVN is partnering with Hope For The Warriors to open and operate the 5,300-square-foot Henderson Drive clinic, which is currently undergoing renovations. While the clinic is under construction, clients are virtually receiving treatment in the privacy and comfort of their homes through CVN Telehealth, a face-to-face video therapy. The physical location is slated to open in spring 2021 and is located at 3245 Henderson Drive.

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The clinic offers brief evidence-based, client-centered therapy for a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, adjustment issues, anger, grief and loss, family issues, transition challenges, relationship problems, and children’s behavioral problems. Services are available regardless of discharge status, role in uniform, combat experience, ability to pay, or insurance.

In addition to providing care to those within reach of the Jacksonville location, the new Cohen Clinic will work with the existing Cohen Clinic in Fayetteville, to offer telehealth services to up to 100,000 potential clients across North Carolina.

“We are very pleased to expand on the mental health services being offered in the Jacksonville area,” CVN President and CEO Dr. Anthony Hassan said. “We also are here to serve the military family, as we know the stresses of service impact the entire family unit and not just those in uniform. Across our network of clinics, family members are roughly half of our client population and we expect to see a large number of families in this new location.”

Joining the Cohen Clinic at Hope For The Warriors as clinic director is Beverly King, LCMHCS, CCTP. King has over 15 years of experience running mental health clinics and organizations. King has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Radford University and a bachelor’s in psychology from Appalachian State University. She is a licensed clinical mental health counselor supervisor and a certified clinical trauma professional.

“Hope For The Warriors is deeply rooted in the Jacksonville community,” said Hope For The Warriors President and CEO Robin Kelleher. “We were founded aboard Camp Lejeune in 2006, and even though we’ve expanded our presence nationally and virtually, we’ve never wavered in serving the warrior community in our home base. This partnership with Cohen Veterans Network allows us to deepen our impact in North Carolina and combine resources that will result in life-transforming mental health support for the area’s veterans and their families.”

Cohen Veterans Network currently has 19 clinics in operation across the country and plans to have 25 clinics by the end of 2021.

For more information on the Cohen Clinic at Hope For The Warriors in Jacksonville, N.C., visit here, email cohenclinic@hopeforthewarriors.org or call (910) 388-5232.