1103 West Stan Schlueter Loop, Building A, Suite 100, Killeen, Texas 76549
Email: [email protected]
Mon: 9 am - 6 pm
Tue: 9 am - 8 pm
Wed: 9 am - 6 pm
Thu: 9 am - 8 pm
Fri: 8 am - 3 pm
Even when our offices are closed, you can still call and speak to a peer at Vets4Warriors.
In the event of a mental health emergency, please refer to the below resources:
Therapy (In-Person and Virtual)
Receive services addressing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, sleep problems, adolescent behavioral issues, relationship and family stress, etc. individually and together in the same place, at the same time, with the same treatment team. Services at the Cohen Clinics at Endeavors are provided by credentialed staff trained to work specifically with the military population.
Our Cohen Clinics provide Telehealth, a virtual therapy option that allows clients to attend appointments in real-time through confidential, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing software. Shown to be equally as effective as in-person therapy, video conferencing therapy has become a viable alternative to traditional on-site therapy. To utilize Telehealth, clients need a secure internet connection and a device such as a smartphone, computer, or tablet with audio and video capabilities.
Based on specific needs, our case managers will link individuals to essential resources including housing, financial assistance, legal services, employment, education, etc., and will monitor referral results to ensure all needs are addressed.
Life-Skills & Wellness Events
Additional activities to build positive life skills and encourage wellness are offered through our Cohen Clinics. Veterans, active duty service members, military families, and community partners are invited to take advantage of financial and employment workshops, caregiver and military informed care trainings, marriage management, couples cooking classes, women Veterans groups, Yoga, Tai Chi, and more.
Our Cohen Clinics provide various support groups to help our clients achieve their goals. Topics in these groups include conquering anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, art therapy, and anger management, and are specially designed for Veterans, active duty service members, and military families who are looking to build new friendships, gain a renewed sense of community, strengthen bonds with others through shared experiences, and learn new solutions that will assist them in handling challenges.
Our psychiatric nurse practitioners provide time-limited, evidence-based practices that serve individual adults, couples, families, and children. Diagnoses may include mood, anxiety, transition, adjustment, impulse control, conduct, learning, and mild developmental disorders, as well as PTSD.
Dr. Cheryl Paulhus is the Clinic Director for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen, where she oversees the clinic’s operations.
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Dr. Cheryl Paulhus is the Clinic Director for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen, where she oversees the clinic’s operations.
Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science in Dance and Psychology from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University School of Professional Psychology in Florida.
Specializing in the field of trauma, she has advanced clinical training in both the treatment of trauma and in assessing forensic issues. She is currently a faculty member for the International Trauma Training Institute.
With 33-years of experience within the mental health field, Cheryl has worked in executive leadership, program management, and has served as a clinician and an educator. Prior to coming to Texas, she served as the Supervisor of Emergency Services for the city of Alexandria, VA. During her time in Virginia, Cheryl provided post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and crisis intervention for mental health trainings to police officers. She also provided expert witness testimony in the area of risk and senior consultation for high profile cases while in emergency services.
Cheryl is passionate and committed to the realization of the values, principles, and goals of integrated, holistic, and trauma-informed care addressing the mind, body, and spirit and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Yoga Teacher with specialized training for the Military (Warriors at Ease, Level II Teacher).
In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, teaching them how to swim, do yoga, and dance.
Kristy Dean is the Regional Director of The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics at Endeavors. She is an experienced clinical supervisor, therapist, and non-profit leader with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry and in military settings. Kristy is skilled in crisis intervention, family therapy, clinical supervision, trauma, and life transitions.
She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, and a Texas state board approved LPC and LMFT supervisor. Kristy and her husband have two adult daughters whom they raised from the state foster care system.
They are also proud grandparents to 6 beautiful children. Kristy enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and time at home with their two dogs.
Kametra Marzette is the Outreach Director for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen. Her role is to communicate the Cohen Clinic mission by introducing and educating the community and community partners about our available mental health and case management services. She also helps with developing effective and trusting relationships and coordinates in-person and virtual events that serve to inform and support Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, and their families.
Kametra is a 20-year United States Air Force Veteran who served as a Personnelist and Education and Training Manager. She deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM and holds a Master’s degree in Human Services Counseling with a focus on Life Coaching from Liberty University.
In her spare time, Kametra enjoys spending time with her husband and fur babies.
Amanda Tindell is an Outreach Director for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen.
To strengthen and establish relationships within the community, Amanda’s role is to communicate the mission of the Cohen Clinic. By educating the community about mental health and coordinating in-person and virtual events serving to educate and support Veterans and military families, Amanda helps the clinic enhance resources and care provided to Veterans and military families.
With experience in collaborating with community partners, Amanda has been involved in a variety of projects, including the annual Point- In-Time Count, Coordinated Entry, and other projects focused on preventing and ending homelessness in Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, and Hamilton Counties. Strengthening her ties with the community, Amanda currently serves as the Central Texas Homeless Coalition Chair.
When she is not at work, Amanda enjoys reading and spending time with her children.
Brenda Sikorski provides medication management for clients as the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso. As part of her role with the clinic, she also consults with clinicians and staff, educating on the role of medications as a mental health treatment option.
Brenda began her career serving in the US Army Nurse Corps, where she achieved her psychiatric clinical nurse specialty in 1981 at the Army’s Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Course. Several years later, in 1989, Brenda went on to complete the Army’s Officer Clinical Head Nurse Course.
She has worked in various roles as a civilian psychiatric nurse for the Department of the Army. At the local Veterans Healthcare Service, Brenda initially served as a nurse in the Substance Abuse Treatment Program, then became a Suicide Prevention Coordinator, and later, a Nurse Practitioner in the Mental Health Service’s Military Trauma Treatment Program.
Utilizing her military background and her vast experience and professional skills, Brenda helps the Cohen Clinic in collaborating with clinicians, assessing client needs, and identifying treatment approaches.
During her spare time, she likes to read, enjoy the outdoors with her family and pets, and practice tai chi. In the future, she’d like to get back into painting in oils, a former hobby of hers.
Kara Ludeker is a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors in Killeen, where she provides mental health treatment to Veterans and military families.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in trauma, suicidality, anxiety, and depression, Kara is trained in CBT, TF-CBT, MI, CAMS, EFT, and CPT.
Outside of work, she is a collector of nail polish and Dachshund related items. With two Dachshunds of her own that she refers to as “her babies,” Kara is passionate about volunteering with the Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas (DDRTX), located in San Antonio.
James Williams is a Clinician with The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen. He is a retired U.S. Army Veteran and a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the mental health field in multiple capacities since 2012.
James holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ as well as a master’s degree in both clinical mental health counseling and counseling psychology from Texas A&M University, Central Texas. He brings a wide range of expertise to the Cohen Clinic, including solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, The Gottman Method of family therapy, client-centered therapy, play therapy, and group and career counseling.
Previously, James served as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at Fort Hood, Texas where he trained and certified others as Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Members and served for the National Office of Victim Advocates as a level I Certified Provider. He also provided mental health services, evaluations, and therapeutic interventions as a Licensed Clinician to clients with a broad range of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Marlin, TX.
James has experience in crisis intervention, advocacy, support services, and community education for family violence and sexual assault clients and has led groups for anger management and teen fathers focusing on career development and fatherhood.
Sarah Mason is a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen, where she provides mental health treatment to Veterans and military families. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Education in Counseling. Prior to her professional journey as a counselor, Ms. Mason successfully transformed smaller childcare centers beyond their perceived capacity by training teams to solidify strong communication skills, leadership style, and team-oriented visions in her role as a Childcare Director and Child Care Consultant.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Ms. Mason is passionate about creating a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients in many challenging settings such as in a hospital room, prison cell, or via telehealth services. Sarah has provided therapeutic treatment, suicide intervention, and post-release resources for individuals and families across Texas since 2014. She utilizes a holistic, compassionate approach in meeting the needs of her patients and walking with them through life transition cycles such as illness, trauma, incarceration, substance abuse, domestic violence, and many other challenges.
Outside of work, she enjoys practicing art therapy and painting, meditating, and spending quality time with her family on fishing trips.
Michele L. Simonich
Michele L. Simonich is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Peer Support Supervisor who works as a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen. Providing mental health treatment to post-9/11 Veterans and military families, Michele’s areas of focus lie within helping those who are challenged with mental health issues including suicidality, trauma, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, schizophrenia, domestic violence, substance abuse disorders, homelessness, domestic violence, discrimination, and social injustice.
Michele has been working in the mental health field for 14 years, serving individuals from different cultural backgrounds, including the LGBTQ population. Helping the Cohen Clinic provide a wide range of experience in the mental health field, she assists her clients by effectively using evidence-based protocols.
Trained in evidence-based therapies, her competencies include EMDR, CPT, CBT, EFT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and Psychological First Aid.
Michele has served as a member of the Bell County Emergency Medical Response Team, with accomplishments that include managing, improving, and developing Bell County’s local jail diversion program, mental health assertive community treatment team, and mental health peer support team.
Among other distinctions in the field, she has developed multiple substance abuse programs and curriculums for a local shelter for teens and has extensive knowledge of community, state, and local programs and resources.
In her spare time, Michele enjoys running her five dogs each day on hiking trails to ensure they get the exercise they need for the day!
Retired Army Chaplain, Robert Brott, serves as a Lead Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors in Killeen, Texas.
Robert has been a Licensed Clinician since 2013 and has worked with soldiers and Veteran families for over 20 years. Specializing in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Robert is also an ordained minister, experienced in faith-based counseling. Additionally, he is an approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors.
During his time in the service, Robert was deployed to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan and was awarded The Bronze Star Medal and The Combat Action Badge.
Robert is an avid golfer and is establishing a new church in his community, where he leads a volunteer ministry team.
Felicia Niño is the Communication Manager for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics at Endeavors in San Antonio, El Paso, and Killeen. She focuses on proper branding, news media and advertising opportunities, event promotions, marketing, publications, the Cohen Clinics social media presence, and is the primary liaison between the clinics, the host-organization, Endeavors, the local Veteran/military family community, and local and national media outlets.
Felicia has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio and over 12 years of Public Relations experience. She has participated in hundreds of LIVE and pre-recorded TV and radio interviews, was featured on The Dodo, secured coverage on ABC’s Good Morning America’s Mission PAWsible: The 'GMA' Doggie Adoptathon and Huffington Post, and was a Fiesta® San Antonio Participating Member Organization Commissioner.
Felicia grew up in a military family where her dad served over 20 years in the United States Air Force. Moving, changing schools, making new friends every few years, and living and traveling the US and Europe led to Felicia becoming highly adaptable, appreciative, and accepting of everyone’s unique experiences and differences.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching Elevation Church messages, All Elite Wrestling (AEW), UFC, and movies with her husband. They have a blended family, five adorable rescue dogs (Browny, Duke, Sherlock, Brutus “Beefy” Beefcake, Pluto), and love spending quality time with their family and friends.
Davie White is a Regional Data Manager for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics at Endeavors. In his role, Davie coordinates, develops, and creates reports that show the clinic’s health by making key performance indicators (KPIs) readily readable.
Additionally, Davie is the administrator for the Electronic Health Record (EHR); he is responsible for upholding data integrity and maintaining up-to-date records by using data visualization software that shows if there are missing, overdue, or out-of-the norm items. Davie’s background and experience in hardware repair allow him to contribute to the clinic as the De Facto onsite IT tech. He took it upon himself to learn Tableau Desktop, the record-keeping interface for Cohen Veteran Network and earned his Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification.
A U.S. Navy Veteran, Davie is a current Assistant Scoutmaster with a local Boy Scout Troop, where he mentors scouts in the area of personal fitness, archery, and orienteering. He is also a second degree Black Belt in the Korean martial art of Mu Sool Won, a Level 1 Certified Instructor with the United States Archery Association (USA Archery), and a Harley Davidson rider.
Angelia Batie serves as the Office Manager for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen, where she manages the office’s day-to-day administrative functions and supports the clinical, outreach, and case management staff.
In the healthcare field for over 35 years, Angelia’s experience has proven to be beneficial to the success of the team. In addition to being responsible for the administration and monitoring of all CARF requirements, she also serves as a key member of the billing team, collaborating with Cohen Veterans Network’s (CVN) Revenue Cycle Manager (RCM) to address trends in claims and payor discrepancies.
Angelia is the spouse of an Army Veteran and is a mother of three children. She has volunteered in her community for over 20 years and has served on the City of Killeen Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) committee.
She enjoys boutique shopping, visiting small towns in tucked-away places, and reading a good book.
Jaqueline Schoen is part of the administrative team as the Receptionist for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen, where she supports the Office Manager and clinical staff with their daily operations.
Committed and dedicated to serving Veterans and military families, Jaqueline and her family are deeply rooted in the military community. Coming from a military family, she is the proud daughter, sister, and sister-in-law of Veterans.
In her spare time, Jaqueline enjoys cooking and spending time with her friends and family.
Doris Brazzale is the Program Assistant for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen, where she performs administrative duties in a timely and accurate manner. In her role, Doris maintains databases, program and client files, and confidentiality. She also monitors emails and supports the Office Manager in the daily operations of the clinic.
A certified customer service specialist, Doris provides exceptional customer service to both external and internal clients and creates a positive first impression for callers and visitors.
Doris, a proud Italian, moved to Texas in 2012. A military widow, Doris is the Gold Star Chairperson for the Sky Soldier Foundation, 173rd Airborne Brigade. Doris has three children and is an avid cyclist. She enjoys cycling with her youngest daughter, a mountain bike racer, is a ride leader for one of the local cycling groups, and is a NICA coach level 2 for the NTX NICA Cycling Team.
SUPPORT OUR MISSION
SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED
The Cohen Clinics at Endeavors offer services provided by credentialed staff trained to work specifically with the military population. Veterans, active duty service members (with a TRICARE referral), and military families can receive mental health care individually and together in the same place, at the same time, with the same treatment team.
Case management support and local referrals to help with education, employment, financial assistance, housing, and legal issues are also available via the Cohen Clinics.
Your support will directly impact Veterans, active duty service members, and military families in need of services addressing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, sleep problems, adolescent behavioral issues, relationship and family stress, etc.