1103 West Stan Schlueter Loop, Building A, Suite 100, Killeen, Texas 76549
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
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:
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, military family members, 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 and military family members 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.
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.
Brandon Waters, a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Master Addictions Counselor. As a Trauma and Addiction Therapist, he facilitates the treatment of past emotional injuries to gain a more fulfilling life in the present and future.
Possessing a Master’s degree from South University, Brandon’s clinical focus is on providing evidence-based trauma and addiction treatments for adult individuals. He has experience working with individuals with various types of addictions and past traumatic experiences and is trained in providing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Approaching each individual’s treatment differently, Brandon utilizes a strengths-based approach, offering treatment options that meet each client’s needs and preferences. Additionally, his approach to therapy involves identifying and healing the underlying contributors to one’s present-day struggles.
When he’s not at work, Brandon enjoys spending time outdoors and with his family.
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.
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 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.
Kisha Vallejo is a Case Manager for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen, where she provides services to Veterans and military families through case management and therapeutic services.
Holding a Master’s degree in Social Work, Kisha is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. Her experience includes case management with at-risk youth in a residential setting and outreach coordination with homeless youth. Recently completing her clinical hours to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she is now pursuing a certification as a play therapist.
In her spare time, Kisha enjoys attending her children’s sporting events, working out, and hiking.
Carolina (Caro) Echeverria is a Medical Case Manager for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics at Endeavors in San Antonio, El Paso, and Killeen, where she works closely with the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, facilitating the referral process from therapy into medication management.
Focusing on the correspondence between clinic and community providers, Caro eases continuity of care and assists patients with medication refills, prior authorizations, and the transition to providers in the community once the discharge process has been initiated.
She has over eight years of experience in the psychiatry/mental health field and working in inpatient care, with a focus on active duty service members/Veterans/reservists, their families, and pediatrics, prior to working at Endeavors.
When she’s not at work, Caro enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and spoiling her rescue dog, a pit bull named Holly.
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.
Kelly Leaming is the Intake Coordinator for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen. Providing every referral with a warm and inviting welcome, Kelly is the gatekeeper for all referrals and information seekers at the clinic. Additionally, she manages all intake calls, appointments, paperwork, psychometric screeners, and scheduling. She also assists clients with the Zoom platform to ensure their knowledge and comfort with the telehealth system.
Kelly is the Super User for the clinic’s electronic health record system and is a CQI committee member. She is dedicated to ensuring continued quality improvement at the Cohen Clinic, which she considers extremely valuable to the community.
With a professional career that has been dedicated to working with military service members and military families, Kelly’s work experience includes employment with The Army Family Advocacy Program, in both Italy and on Fort Hood, and as Protocol Coordinator for the STRONG STAR CPT for PTSD research study on Fort Hood.
Currently working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, Kelly hopes to continue serving Veterans and military families.
She and her husband have made the Fort Hood, TX, area their home since his retirement from the Army. As with most military families, Kelly’s loved ones live in diverse locations and she enjoys video chatting and visiting them when she can!
Davie White is a Data Manager for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen. In his role, Davie coordinates, develops, and creates reports that show the clinic’s health by making KPIs readily readable. Additionally, he maintains data integrity and is the administrator for the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
Because of Davie’s background as a hardware repair person, he also contributes to the clinic by being the De Facto onsite IT person, helping the Cohen Clinic to maintain up to date records by using data visualization software that shows if there are missing items, overdue items, or items that are out of the norm.
Taking it upon himself to learn the software Tableau Desktop, the interface for the Cohen Veteran Network’s new record-keeping, Davie is in the process of earning his Tableau Desktop Specialist certification from Tableau.
A U.S. Navy Veteran, Davie is a current Assistant Scoutmaster with a local Boy Scout Troop, where he teaches 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.
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SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED
The Cohen Clinics at Endeavors offer services provided by credentialed staff trained to work specifically with the military population. Veterans 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 and military families in need of services addressing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, sleep problems, adolescent behavioral issues, relationship and family stress, etc.