1390 George Dieter Drive, Suite 140, El Paso, Texas 79936
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Mon: 8 am - 6 pm
Tue: 8 am - 6 pm
Wed: 8 am - 8 pm
Thu: 8 am - 6 pm
Fri: 8 am - 3 pm
1st & 3rd Sat: 9 am - 1 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.
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 Depend Read More
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.
Benjamin Miranda, Jr.
Benjamin Miranda, Jr. is the Director of Operational Impact & Outreach where he identifies community needs, develops, coordinates, and implements plans designed to increase existing services and capture new opportunities for program expansion and growth. In addition, he leads outreach efforts in support of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors-El Paso's mission to provide high quality, accessible, and integrated mental health care to Veterans, Service Members, and their families. Benjamin is a 24-year veteran of the United States Air Force, who rose to the Air Force’s highest rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, UNIFIED RESPONSE, and to multiple counter-drug operations in Latin America. He holds a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Walden University. Benjamin also serves as a Commissioner for the Texas Military Preparedness Commission appointed by the Texas Governor and sits in the Board of Directors for the Chamber of El Paso, American Red Cross-West Texas, El Paso Homeless Coalition-Continuum of Care, Chair for the Chamber’s Military and Veteran Affairs Committee, and is a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Air Force Sergeants Associations.
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.
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 (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
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 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.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Sally Rochel serves as a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso where she provides trauma-informed care to Veterans and military families.
Sally has earned a BA in Psychology from The University of Texas at El Paso, an MA in Counseling and Guidance from New Mexico State University, and has eight years of experience in the mental health field. In addition to her formal education, she has completed training in evidence-based practices to include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Pediatric Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Play Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress.
With a background that spans across various demographics, Sally is well-versed in treating everything from home-based services to children in impoverished communities to inpatient care to various populations to outpatient mental health treatment to the military/Veteran community.
In her free time, she loves to exercise, frequently going for a run outdoors and hiking. Sally also enjoys listening to music, doing mindfulness activities, having dinner with her family, and going to church.
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 is a Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) Social Work Fellow for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso.
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. Additionally, she helps the Cohen Clinic by assessing client mental health needs and providing mental health services.
In her spare time, Jesny likes to read and do CrossFit.
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.
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 is the Outreach and Life Skills Coordinator 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.
Currently in grad school, Ismael is working toward earning a Master’s degree in Social Work. When he has free time, Ismael’s hobbies include camping, hunting, dog training, and woodworking.
Justin Rotti, a retired Veteran of the U.S. Army, serves as an Emergency Services Outreach Specialist for Endeavors. In his position, Justin plans, coordinates, and supervises Emergency Service and Rapid Deployment operations in support of natural disasters and emergencies.
Additionally, he contributes to outreach services for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso, by providing community development and mental health awareness among the Veteran community and El Paso government.
Justin enjoys continuing his education, practicing martial arts, and riding his motorcycle in his spare time.
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
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 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.
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!
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.
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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.
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.