6333 De Zavala Road, Suite B101, San Antonio, Texas 78249
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Mon: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 3:00 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.
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.Read More
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.
Rhonda Gaston is the Clinic Director for The Steven A. Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio, where she leads and ensures all clinical staff offer quality care to Veterans and military families.Read More
Rhonda Gaston is the Clinic Director for The Steven A. Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio, where she leads and ensures all clinical staff offer quality care to Veterans and military families.
With advanced experience in couples, children, and family therapies, her treatment approach focuses on engaging the entire family system, rather than just the individual. Offering trauma-informed care, Rhonda is skilled in providing treatments such as Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
Prior to working at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, she worked closely with active duty service members, providing intensive services at a Partial Hospitalization Program in the Killeen/Fort Hood area.
Rhonda’s unique experience of growing up in a military family and expertise in working with the family system allows her to lead the team from a system and relational perspective, focusing on offering the best care for military-connected families.
David (Dave) Alvarado serves as the Office Manager for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio. He strives to build a positive client experience through management of the clinic’s day to day administrative operations that supports the clinical, outreach, and case management staff. Process improvement through tracking of key performance indicators (KPI’s), verifying authorizations, billing inquiries, and management of operational expenses and supply inventory are also under his preview.
Dave retired from the Air Force after of 26 years of service as a medic. During his service he had multiple deployments and oversaw the Hospital Inpatient Units including Intensive Care Unit, Labor & Delivery, and the Medical/Surgical Units. He has a diverse history of leadership and customer service along with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Studies and a Master’s degree in Homeland Security. He has been recognized for his volunteer work with the Institute for Human Services Soup Kitchen and Overseas Special Olympics. Joining the Cohen Clinic team gives him an opportunity to continue to serve those who serve or have served and their families.
Dave enjoys spending time with family, watching foreign films, exploring culinary adventures, football, and opportunities to learn and teach new things.
David S. Eaton
David (Dave) Eaton is a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) who specializes in adult, individual, and couples therapy. His professional focus involves trauma, suicide prevention, peer to peer support, and stress management.
Dave is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who started his Army career as an enlisted soldier in December 1987. Retiring on September 30, 2019, he served in several overseas combat deployments as an infantryman in the 82nd airborne division. Additionally, Dave completed assignments at the United States Military Academy, the Army Command and General Staff College, and in France with the French Rapid Reaction Corps.
Dave’s hobbies outside of work include traveling, scuba diving, hunting, and fishing.
Jeanette James is a Remote Clinician at The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and provides online therapy via Telehealth to Veterans, active duty service members, and military families. Jeanette helps the Cohen Clinic lead efforts in providing a short-term treatment model utilizing evidence-based practices suited to meet the unique needs of the military population.
She holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling for Mental Health from the University of Phoenix and has over ten years of leadership experience. Through holding a diverse range of management positions in social service nonprofit and for-profit agencies, she has garnered considerable experience serving victims of trauma, with much of her focus being on military/Veteran populations.
As the recipient of the 2018 "The Founder's Award" through Cohen Veterans Network (CVN), Jeanette has been recognized for her level of integrity, collaboration, and excellence as exemplified by the CVN founder, among other distinctions in the field.
In her spare time, Jeanette enjoys reading, hiking, and belly dancing. She is also a producer of self-help videos that she posts in an effort to benefit and inspire others.
Karina L. Bocanegra
Dr. Karina L. Bocanegra 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 2013.
A native El Pasoan, Karina holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at El Paso in Psychology. Additionally, she holds both a Master’s degree and a Doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.
With clinical experience including individual counseling, as well as couple and family therapy, Karina helps the Cohen Clinic treat couples and families with relationship issues using evidence-based practices and treats individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Karina is fluent in both English and Spanish and has experience in Crisis Response Planning and was selected to be part of the Minority Fellowship Program of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists for two years in a row, where she presented her research on Hispanic soldiers and substance abuse.
Coming from a Veteran family in which her grandfather, father, and older sister all served on active duty, Karina is familiar with the many challenges service members and their families face.
In her spare time, Karina enjoys spending time with her three pups and hiking with her husband.
Lucas Bagnara is a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio. He has been working in the mental health field and serving the community of San Antonio since 2016.
Lucas holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of the Cumberlands in Psychology, as well as a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. With clinical experience including individual counseling for adolescents and adults, as well as couples counseling, Lucas specializes in using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat PTSD and adulthood attachment. He also has experience with crisis intervention and treating Schizophrenia.
In his spare time, Lucas enjoys spending time with his wife and baby outdoors, practicing Kung Fu and Tai Chi, and lounging around with his two dogs and cats.
A Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio, Laillah Guice is a Licensed Professional Counselor who served 20 years in the military. As a combat Veteran who served in Afghanistan, Laillah is proud to have served in two military branches, dividing her time between the United States Navy and United States Air Force.
After retiring from the military, she obtained a Master’s degree in Counseling, leading her to an internship at the Vet Center, where she served Combat Veterans and Veterans who had experienced Military Sexual Trauma. She then transitioned to a Partial Hospitalization Program, outpatient clinic, where she treated acutely mentally ill and active-duty military patients.
Laillah’s areas of focus are military sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), combat traumas, non-combat traumas, and couples counseling. When she is not serving her family, Veterans, and military families, Laillah is serving her community through speaking engagements, sharing her knowledge and expertise to empower others to stay on the path of mental health.
She has a passion for creating essential oil blends for physical wellbeing and loves to share the recipes she creates with friends and family.
Olufunke (Olu) Adetunji is a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio, where she provides individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults, as well as group therapy to couples and families. She is a licensed supervisor and recently took on the role of providing supervision to an intern.
Olu’s professional experience includes both clinical and administrative responsibilities. With her clinical experience including areas of assessment and diagnosis, trauma, adjustment disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and disruptive disorders, Olu has extensive training in Play Therapy, is a certified Sandtray Therapist, and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
In her off time, Olu enjoys cooking and going to the park.
Jennifer (Jenny) Boyles is a Case Manager for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio where she facilitates and provides community services for Veterans, active-duty service members, and military families.
She graduated with honors with her Master of Social Work from the Worden School of Social Work, Our Lady of the Lake University, and is licensed by the State of Texas. At the Cohen Clinic, Jenny provides case management services that include finding support for education, housing, continued mental health care, and employment. Moreover, she incorporates a strong mental health referral approach when services are deemed necessary.
Jenny is known for her empathy, intentionality, and professionalism. She is certified and provides trauma-focused telehealth therapy services to individuals through Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Jenny is passionate about her music, serving as a worship leader for her church, and singing for military special events in the community.
Jennifer Hoag Wydler
As a Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) Social Work Fellow, Jennifer (Jen) Hoag Wydler provides therapy and resources to Veterans and military families at The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio. She is a Licensed Social Worker and has been a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor for over 20 years, both within and outside of the military.
Jen is trained in cognitive behavior therapies, motivational interviewing, cognitive processing therapy, and prolonged exposure. She provides trauma therapy to Cohen Clinic clients through evidenced-based therapy protocols.
As an Air Force retiree, Jen enjoys helping out fellow Veterans. She is a volunteer with Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) and visits Audie Murphy inpatient psychiatry patients with her dog, Gizmo. Additionally, she loves to read, garden, and ride her Harley-Davidson.
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 (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.
Andrew Santos is an Outreach Coordinator for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio and the Endeavors Veteran Wellness Center where he is responsible for the recruitment of clients through various outreach opportunities. He works closely with local community partners including veteran service organizations, multi-service organizations, the military population, the Veterans Administration, and many others to communicate that our services are available to those in need.
Graduating at the top of his class, Andrew holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership.
In his off time, Andrew enjoys riding his bike, walking his dog Raina, playing basketball, and spending time with his daughter and family.
Phylicia Felton is an Intake Coordinator for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio where she manages all intake calls and initial appointments, administers paperwork and psychometric screeners, and schedules new clients with appropriate clinical staff.
Screening and scheduling an average of 120 clients each month for care at the clinic, Phylicia works to streamline the intake process, combining the collection of demographics, billing, screening, and scheduling clients during one phone call.
In addition to being a Veteran of the United States Army, Phylicia holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Utilizing her degree to provide additional client care, she is currently obtaining hours to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Phylicia’s clinical experience includes areas of assessment and diagnosis, as well as individual therapy with adults and children. She is trained in crisis response, suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Assessment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.
In her free time, Phylicia likes to spend time with her children, watch movies, and read.
Natasha L. Walden
Natasha L. Walden is the Outreach Director for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio. Serving as a key member of the clinic staff, some of her primary responsibilities are dedicated to managing and executing the clinic’s outreach strategy and developing the referral pipeline, recruiting post-9/11 Veterans, Active Duty Service Members with Tricare referrals, and military families in the community, as well as establishing and maintaining relationships with community partners, the VA, military bases, VSO partners, and resources for in/out referrals.
A Veteran of the United States Military, Natasha has over 20 years of service as an Intelligence Analyst. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and certifications in Equal Opportunity, leadership training, peer to peer facilitation, and Advanced Life Coaching. In addition to her role with the Cohen Clinic, Natasha sits on the Endeavors Diversity and Inclusion Committee as the Events Coordinator, where she helps to educate, train, and promote awareness of ethnicities and equality.
When not working, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, working out, and doing community service.
Melissa Baker is a Fellow and Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors. She provides individual therapy to adolescents and adults, as well as group therapy to couples and families. Melissa graduated from The Catholic University of America, Washington DC in 2021. She has over 20 years’ experience in providing case management and support services within the Military Healthcare system; her clinical experience including areas of assessment and diagnosis, trauma, adjustment disorders, depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders. Melissa is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Melissa is retired from the Air National Guard, having navigated moving every three to five years in support of her husband’s military career while raising their two boys.
In her off time, Melissa enjoys spending time with family, going for long walks, and living life to the fullest.
Frankie Lara is a 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.
Antoinette D. Ivey is the Administrative Assistant for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio.
She helps provide first-rate and easily attainable mental health care to Veterans, active duty service members, and military family members by utilizing her highly motivated and organized extensive work experience. Whether taking initial calls, gathering personal information, referring potential clients to the appropriate clinician, assisting with scheduling appointments as needed, or supporting the office manager and clinical staff, Antoinette takes pride in her work and is always ready to help those in need.
As a Veteran, Antoinette is passionate about assisting Veterans, active duty service members, and their families. She enjoys being part of a diverse team serving the Veteran community via the Cohen Clinic.
In her free time, Antoinette enjoys cooking, music, movies, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Robert Cassistre is a Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and has worked in the mental health field serving the community of San Antonio since 2017.
Robert has experience working with individuals, adolescents, and couples and specializes in using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat PTSD, trauma, and other mental health diagnoses. He also has experience in crisis intervention, substance abuse, and severe and persistent mental illness.
Robert enjoys playing board games, reading fiction, playing music, and lounging around with his two dogs in his spare time.
Sharita Harding is an Intake Coordinator-Clinician for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio. She provides quality personalized service and support during the intake process and counseling.
Sharita is privileged to have a dual military connection as a Veteran of the United States Air Force Reserve and serving as a military spouse and is honored to serve the military community. She is a licensed Master Social Worker with a wealth of experience in a diverse range of positions within social services. Her clinical experience includes assessment and diagnosis, trauma, crisis intervention, and motivational interviewing. She also offers support and guidance through individual counseling to adolescents, adults, and families.
Sharita holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of West Florida in Social Science with a concentration in Children and Society, as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Her commitment to continued education and evidence-based services continues as she is currently pursuing her Ph. D. in Counselor Education and Supervision.
In her spare time, Sharita enjoys spending time with her family, reading, gardening, and traveling.
Charlie Keller is a CVN Fellow at The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio.
After 12 years of leadership and quality assurance in the corporate world, she has transitioned into a full-time role within the mental health field. Her clinical experience includes individual counseling for adults, adolescents, and children. She also specializes in working with life transitions and depression, as well as with the LGBTQ+ population.
Charlie is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as two Master’s Degrees from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
In her spare time, Charlie is working on her Ph.D. in Depth Psychology and enjoys spending time with her partner, reading, relaxing outdoors, and traveling.
From day one, I felt very comfortable here. The staff is wonderful, friendly, professional and interpersonal maximized. I would highly recommend this organization to veterans like myself that are in search of great care and compassion. I would mention names, but am not sure if it is allowed.. Hats off to the entire staff never the less.
Very helpfull and friendly.
Very professional and courteous staff.
The staff are pleasant. True acceptance for help.
Very friendly atmosphere, family oriented, would recommend 2 military families in need of counseling/therapy.
We came Broken and they helps us get our selves back on our feet. Thank you Terri and God blessed all their staff.
The staff and counselors are truly looking out for you and want to help. The provided transportation is a huge help.
I visited through my Utep Social Work class. It was a great experience as we got to be exposed to a clinic of its kind for the first time. They have great personnel, and make themselves very flexible and helpful for their clients.
A safe place to get help.
They really try to help. They will even schedule a free Uber ride to and from for you. That is an incredible option to have.
For a military clinic it is run efficient like something out of the private sector. The doctors are attentive, the staff is friendly and the location on the east side is easy to get to no matter what side of town you reside in. Highly recommended to anyone that requires medical attention.
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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.