January 2020
HELLO 2020!
Recommitting to Your Health
& Mental Wellness
The start of the year is the perfect opportunity to recommit to your health and mental wellness. When it comes to mental health, our Cohen Clinic provides a myriad of evidence-based treatments for many different challenges that veterans and military families face when transitioning from military to civilian life, and beyond. See a snapshot of our services below and call us for more information at (619) 345-4611 or email us at info@cohenvvsd.org .
WHAT WE DO
The highly-skilled clinicians at our Cohen Clinic treat a variety of behavioral health challenges, including:

• Depression
• Stress and anxiety
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Substance misuse
• Sleep problems
• Anger
• Grief and loss
• Transitional challenges
• Relationship and family difficulties
CASE MANAGEMENT
We focus on meeting your needs to improve the quality of your life with brief case management and local resource connection.

• Caregiver Support
• Child Care
• Education
• Employment
• Legal Assistance
• Military Transitions
• Peer Support
• Personal Finances
• Recreation
• Rehabilitation, Occupation and/or Physical Therapies
• Smoking Cessation
• Wellness, Health, Nutrition, Exercise
• Other life circumstances
TREATMENTS
Our Cohen Clinic uses Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs). EBPs are therapy and counseling options that are the current, best practices available based on research.

• Cognitive Processing Therapy
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
• Prolonged Exposure Therapy
• Couples therapy
• Child/Family therapy
• Integrated case management
VSO SPOTLIGHT
The USD Military & Veterans Program provides student-focused services to all USD military-connected students, from their initial consideration of higher education (Access), through services when they are enrolled as students (Support) and in their transition to alumni status (Connect). USD MVP services enhance military and veteran students’ abilities to achieve their higher education and career goals, effectively, from a quality institution, while using their benefits as efficiently as possible. USD MVP nurtures the academic success and personal growth of all military-connected students. We communicate the value that our military population brings to the campus and the greater community, and in turn, we counter negative stereotyping. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/military   
STAFF SPOTLIGHT
KELLY WILLIAMS
Clinician

What is most rewarding about your job?
Seeing people change. I love to bear witness to clients in that moment of clarity or that second that it all clicks, and they recognize their agency in making the life that they want.  

What is something that most people do not know about you?
I can be extremely competitive. I enjoy tasks even more when I know that I can be named the winner.

If you could describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
Enthusiastic.

What is your advice when it comes to New Year’s resolutions?
Take off the pressure and see them more as “intentions.” Look at areas in your life that you would like to pay more attention to, or things that you would like to become more consistent in, versus attempting to create entirely new practices that can feel overwhelming.  
CONTACT US
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic
at Veterans Village of San Diego
8885 San Diego Drive, Suite 301
San Diego, California 92108

Phone : (619) 345-4611
Email : info@cohenvvsd.org