1390 George Dieter Drive, Suite 140, El Paso, Texas 79936

Phone: 915-320-1390

Fax: 915-857-5182

Email: [email protected]

Hours

Mon: 8 am - 7 pm

Tue: 8 am - 7 pm

Wed: 8 am - 8 pm

Thu: 8 am - 7 pm

Fri: 8 am - 3 pm

Even when our offices are closed, you can still call and speak to a peer at Vets4Warriors.
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The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso provide in-person and virtual high-quality, accessible, and integrated mental health care to Veterans, regardless of role while in uniform, discharge status, or combat experience, active duty service members (with a TRICARE referral), and military families.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • 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.

  • Case Management

    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.

  • Support Groups

    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.

  • Medication Management

    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.

OUR TEAM

Kristy Dean, Regional Director

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.

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Kristy Dean
Regional Director

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.

ElizaBeth Durán, Clinic Director

ElizaBeth Durán is the Clinic Director of The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso where she leads a multidisciplinary team providing services to post-9/11 Veterans, active duty service members, and military families.

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ElizaBeth Durán
Clinic Director

ElizaBeth Durán is the Clinic Director of The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso where she leads a multidisciplinary team providing services to post-9/11 Veterans, active duty service members, and military families.

She is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in Texas and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - Approved Supervisor in New Mexico. ElizaBeth holds a master’s level education in mental health counseling from Webster University and has worked in the mental health field for 12 years. Her experience includes holding positions as a Clinician, Lead Clinician, and Clinical Director with a focus on trauma including domestic violence and sexual assault.

ElizaBeth has training in evidence-based practices to include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Trauma Focused CBT.

When she’s not at work, ElizaBeth loves spending time with her husband and family. She loves to knit and is active in philanthropic work in the El Paso community.

Aileen Serrano

Lead Clinician
Aileen Serrano
Lead Clinician

Aileen G. Serrano is the Lead Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas, Aileen leads a team of clinicians in providing services to post-9/11 Veterans and military families.
Aileen holds a master’s level education in mental health counseling from Webster University and has worked in the mental health field for 14 years. With a skill set culled from different professional positions, including intake coordination and case management, she has worked with individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities and crisis units to prison populations to Veteran and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) services to individual and group therapy.
Aileen has three years of experience working with military/Veteran populations in the mental health field with a focus on trauma.
She has training in evidence-based practices to include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Client-Centered Play Therapy.
When she’s not at work, Aileen loves going camping and spending time in nature.

Cynthia Torres

Clinician
Cynthia Torres
Clinician

Cynthia Torres serves as a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso. With six years of experience working with military/Veteran populations in the mental health field, her focus is on couples therapy and trauma.
Working in the mental health field for the past 12 years, Cynthia has held roles including Behavioral Interventionist for children with autism, Case Manager for underprivileged populations and individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities, and Program Manager for an inpatient womens’ unit. Additionally, while completing her internship hours, she worked in an inpatient setting with Veterans and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) services providing individual and group therapy.
Cynthia has training in evidence-based practices to include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
In addition to her role at the Cohen Clinic, Cynthia is a Mental Health First Aid instructor, providing trainings for her community in an effort to bring awareness to mental health.
She enjoys spending time with her six-year-old son and her family, as well as reading, listening to music, and baking.

Maria Hinojosa

Office Manager
Maria Hinojosa
Office Manager

Maria Hinojosa is the Office Manager for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors. To better serve the community, she leads the front office staff with professional and cordial customer service. Her daily responsibilities consist of working with the leadership team on process improvement established by KPI’s (key performance indicators), verifying authorizations, handling billing inquiries, and managing operational expenses and supply inventory.

Maria received her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas in El Paso.  She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in billing, process improvement, and office management as she served in this capacity for 24 years in the medical field. Maria has also volunteered her time with non-profit organizations working with high-risk youth, the homeless, and organizational team building. Her expertise helps the Cohen Clinic run efficiently while ensuring clients leave pleased and fully satisfied with the services received from our team.

Maria has been blessed with two amazing children, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her daughter play volleyball, going on dates with her grandson, and taking part in outdoor activities with family and friends.

Manuel Hernandez

Clinician
Manuel Hernandez
Clinician

Manuel Hernandez is a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso, where he provides evidence-based mental health therapy services to clients ranging from five to 85 years of age.
Beginning his career as a Social Service Case Manager, Manuel worked within the foster care system while he obtained his Master’s degree in Mental Health.
As a highly skilled clinician, Manuel assists the Cohen Clinic in providing mental health recovery services for Veterans and military families. With a skill set ranging from play therapy to trauma-focused cognitive processing therapy, he is able to provide services to individuals, couples, and families as needed for their recovery.
Manuel prides himself on his dedication to his community and family, providing family services within the El Paso region for over 11 years. Working in both the out-patient and in-patient mental health sector, he truly enjoys being able to positively influence his community.
A proud father of two, Manuel is a self-proclaimed child at heart who enjoys using his creativity, love of drawing, painting, and music in his therapy.

Maria Valencia

Clinician
Maria Valencia
Clinician

Maria (Mary) Valencia is a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso. Previously an Intake Coordinator, Mary now provides CBT and EFT therapy sessions to Veterans and military families.
Mary has earned a Master’s degree in Counseling, a second Master’s degree in Health Administration, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, among other distinctions in the field.
As a member of a team of dedicated therapists and other staff members who provide services for Veterans and military families in the El Paso Community, she helps the Cohen Clinic identify substance abuse disorders, provide substance abuse psychoeducation, and deliver mental health therapy.
In addition to her role at the Cohen Clinic, Mary helps to provide Anger Management classes at Endeavors, is a PRN consultant for the National Association Drug Court Professional (NADCP), and is a part-time faculty Professor with the El Paso Community College Social Work Department.
Recently becoming a grandmother, she enjoys spending all the time she possibly can with her beautiful granddaughter. She also enjoys cooking, and reading or listening to anything inspirational, spiritual, or regarding self-help.

Michelle A. Cortez

Clinician
Michelle A. Cortez
Clinician

Michelle A. Cortez is a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional. At the Cohen Clinic, she provides treatment to Veterans and military families.
Michelle holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University and has worked in the mental health field for close to six years. Holding positions that range from Program Therapist to Program Manager, she has experience with inpatient care that provides individual and group therapy to children, women, adults, seniors, and military populations, including military children and adolescents. Michelle has spent the past three years working with Veteran and military populations in the mental health field with a focus on trauma.
Michelle has training in evidence-based practices to include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Pediatric Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Client-Centered Play Therapy. She also received training and is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). She has additional training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 and Counseling Grief Clients.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys working out, running, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and eating really good food.

Monika Serrano

Clinician
Monika Serrano
Clinician

Monika Serrano is a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso, where she leads therapy sessions for individuals. Treating both adults and adolescents, Monika’s job entails developing treatment plans, diagnosing, and reviewing the most beneficial discharge plan for the client.
With eight years of experience in the mental health field, Monika has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Beginning her career as a crisis specialist at the Mental Health Authority in El Paso, TX, she now helps the Cohen Clinic with receiving and assisting individuals in a crisis state by de-escalating and finding the best solution for them.
In her spare time, Monika enjoys watching movies, working out, watching UFC and football, going out to eat with her husband, and spending time with her dogs.

Alfred Martell

Case Manager
Alfred Martell
Case Manager

Alfred Martell is a Case Manager for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso. Aside from his case management responsibilities, Alfred also serves as a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern for the Cohen Clinic, acquiring clinical hours for future treatment services with Endeavors.
With experience including four years of working with the Department of Defense at Ft. Bliss, Alfred has assisted active duty service members and their families for mission readiness by providing epidemiological services and wellness.
Willing to do whatever it takes to support his clients, he is fully committed to working collaboratively by sharing ideas and demonstrating mutual respect.
In his spare time, Alfred enjoys playing golf which helps him reduce stress by providing minimal social contact, fresh air, and mental stimulation.

Jesny Miranda

Clinician
Jesny Miranda
Clinician

Jesny Miranda is a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso.

She began her journey with the Cohen Clinic as a UTEP Social Work Intern in August 2019 and in May 2020 was hired as a CVN Fellow. Jesny has been serving Veterans and families in the mental health field with a focus is on families, children, and trauma. Possessing a Master’s degree in social work from The University of Texas at El Paso, among other distinctions in the field, Jesny applies and develops clinical skills to provide mental health services.

She has training in evidence-based practices to include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention, and Prolonged Exposure (PE). In addition to her role at the Cohen Clinic, Jesny serves as the Chapter Representative in The Far West Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy.

In her spare time, Jesny enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, CrossFit, reading, and hiking.

Felicia Niño

Communication Manager
Felicia Niño
Communication Manager

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.

Ismael Lopez

Outreach Director
Ismael Lopez
Outreach Director
Veteran

Ismael Lopez is the Outreach Director for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso. Helping the Cohen Clinic maintain and raise awareness of its services, he coordinates and develops educational groups and webinars and collaborates with other community organizations.

Ismael has been recognized with several awards for his service, including the 2020 El Paso County Veteran of the Year, Official Star Lighter Award, 2019 Homefront Teacher of the Year and NAMI’s 2018 Peer to Peer Teacher of the Year Awards. Additionally, he has received special recognition by former Congressman Beto O’Rourke for his work within the Veteran community.

Ismael graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2022 with his Master's in Social Work. His goal is to help other veterans seek the help they need and encourage them to thrive.

In his spare time, Ismael likes to volunteer, go camping, train dogs, and garden.

Elizabeth Mendoza

Receptionist
Elizabeth Mendoza
Receptionist

Elizabeth (Liz) Mendoza serves as a Receptionist for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso, where she provides administrative support and manages daily tasks related to the front desk.
She often provides the clinic’s first impression with her duties including answering calls from clients, potential clients, and community partners, following up with clients who have missed their appointment to ensure their well-being, scheduling client appointments, and greeting and directing visitors, clients, and stakeholders. Liz’s other responsibilities involve organizing and filing sensitive files and documents while maintaining compliance with HIPAA, coordinating clinicians’ schedules, and scheduling childcare and transportation to and from the clinic for clients that need it.
Trained in Mental Health First Aid and having experience with crisis intervention, Liz was recognized in 2018 for her quick action in ensuring a high-risk client’s safety.
She enjoys spending time with her two young children at t-ball practices and games on weekends and in her spare time.

Maribel De La O

Intake Coordinator
Maribel De La O
Intake Coordinator

Maribel De La O is an intake coordinator for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso. She is the first clinical contact for clients, conducts clinical assessments and screenings, and collects necessary information. Scheduling and screening an average of 140 clients each month, Maribel triages immediate needs in response to crisis situations while working with clinicians and staff to meet clients’ needs.
Maribel holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Texas at El Paso. She’s licensed in the state of Texas and is actively working on obtaining her license in New Mexico, as well as her LCSW license.
In her free time, Maribel enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and fur babies.

Valerie Morales

Administrative Assistant
Valerie Morales
Administrative Assistant

Valerie Morales is the Administrative Assistant for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso.
Employed at the clinic for over a year, she helps provide high-quality and accessible mental health care to Veterans and military family members by utilizing her vast experience in clerical work.
Valerie works directly under the Office Manager and helps manage and distribute information within the office while contributing to the team in all areas needed to ensure any issues are quickly and efficiently resolved.
As a family member of Veterans, Valerie loves helping the Veteran community and their families as much as she can and will continue to do so in the years to come.
When Valerie isn’t working, she loves to hang out with her family and friends. She also enjoys playing with her four dogs and her bunny.

Davie White

Regional Data Manager
Davie White
Regional Data Manager
Veteran

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.

Dondee Swart

Regional Prescriber
Dondee Swart
Regional Prescriber
Veteran

Dondee (Dee) Swart is a Regional Prescriber for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio. Helping the Cohen Clinic enhance progress and stabilization in client care, Dee provides effective medical and medication care, assesses and evaluates clients, and creates appropriate care plans that work together with clients’ therapy to provide the best outcome.

An eight year Army Veteran, Dee served as a Combat Medic/Paramedic. Her extensive experience also includes over 15 years as a Registered Nurse in an Intensive Care Unit and more than eight years working among and with Veterans directly.  Additionally, Dee has spent the last five years focusing on her graduate coursework and published research on Veterans.

In her spare time, Dee enjoys spending time with her daughters, working out, watching and playing sports, grilling in the backyard, and taking trips to the park with her dogs.

Dominique Flambert

Clinician
Dominique Flambert
Clinician

Dominique Flambert is a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and at the Cohen Clinic, Dominique provides treatment to Veterans, active duty service members, and military families.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Military Social Work from the University of Southern California. Dominique has worked in the mental health field for close to seven years holding positions that range from a Behavioral Therapist for Military children with Autism to a Military Therapist in partial hospitalization settings and has experience with outpatient care that provides individual and group therapy to children, women, adults, seniors, and military populations, including military children and adolescents.

She has spent the past 6 years working with Veteran and military populations in the mental health field with a focus on life skills, chemical dependency, trauma, attachment, irrational thoughts, and proper sleep hygiene. Dominique has training in evidence-based practices to include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problem Solving Therapy (PST), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

In her spare time, Dominique enjoys reading, writing, watching TV and spending time with family and friends.

Michael Novotny

Life Skills Coordinator
Michael Novotny
Life Skills Coordinator
Veteran

Michael Novotny is a Life Skills Coordinator for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso. He is responsible for the Life Skills Enrichment Program which provides a variety of educational wellness and physical wellness classes to Veterans, active duty service members, and their families.

Michael is an Army Veteran and has been an advocate for mental health services for military members and families for the last 10 years. He holds a Master’s level education in Humanities Studies and is currently working toward his Ph.D. in Visionary Practice and Regenerative Leadership at Southwestern College Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Michael is an avid yoga and qigong practitioner who plans to bring these healing modalities to the Cohen Clinic. He enjoys spending his free time traveling and seeing new places with his two children. He also has a passion for art and is an active member of the El Paso art community.

TESTIMONIALS

Our therapist is wonderful… She really cares about meeting our goals as a family and helping us move forward! For military and their families I highly recommend. It’s a wonderful relaxing environment!

– Jessica Onzo

I have been going through therapy here for 3 months and I am so very thankful for the services they provide. The VA does not have the resources to provide the therapy that this clinic does – free of charge. The therapy I have been going through has been life-changing. The staff is very professional, the facility is very new and rooms where the therapy is held are very private. My therapist is very caring, and is very receptive to understanding my needs. I highly recommend this clinic.

– Nathan Jones

CURRENT EVENTS

Anger Management Class
El Paso
This FREE 9-week in-person and virtual class is intended for the military community.
Anger Management Class
El Paso
This FREE 9-week in-person and virtual class is intended for the military community.
Anger Management Class
El Paso
This FREE 9-week in-person and virtual class is intended for the military community.
Suicide Prevention: Let's Talk About It
El Paso
This FREE event is intended for Veterans, active duty service members, military families, and community partners.
Anger Management Class
El Paso
This FREE 9-week in-person and virtual class is intended for the military community.

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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.

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