Frankie Lara

Frankie Lara is a Supervising Clinician for the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio, and has worked in the behavioral health field since 2011.

A native Texan, Frankie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Minor in Neuroscience from Texas A&M University. Frankie was selected as a Texas A&M University Undergraduate Research Scholar for 2 years in a row, winning 1st Place in Taxonomy each year for his research and moved on to be first author of several publications. Additionally, he holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A&M University in San Antonio, Texas.

With clinical experience including individual counseling, adolescent, and couples and family therapy, Frankie helps the Cohen Clinic treat adults and adolescents with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), as well as a range of other disorders using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Frankie has extensive practice in treating individuals in the community who are at acute risk of crisis, who experience complex trauma, with Serious Mental Illness, and with high comorbidities, including the position of Clinical Practitioner at the Haven for Hope Homeless Shelter and the position of Program Director at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio for the HHSC Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Program.  He was eager to bring these skills to Endeavors to help their most destitute clientele.

Coming from a Veteran family in which both grandfathers, uncles, and brother previously or currently serve on active duty, along with prior experience treating veteran’s and their families, Frankie is familiar with the many challenges service members and their loved one’s face.

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