Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic



We’ll be offering our events below online so you won’t miss a single opportunity! Just register through Eventbrite. All events are free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you online!


Tuesday Talks are BACK!

Join us online on Tuesday, May 26 for Coping with COVID-19 at 2:30 pm.

Licensed behavioral health professionals from the Red Cross will present stress-management and relaxation techniques in a live, interactive virtual environment. Participants are encouraged to share in the discussion as though they were in person. Register at Eventbrite to attend this workshop that will give you skills that will last long after the pandemic.

Topics covered:

  • Managing stressors such as isolation and multi tasking.
  • Defining stress and recognizing the impact.
  • Healthy communications during high stress times.
  • Learning relaxation exercises.
  • Setting goals for building wellness plans.
  • Getting healthy sleep.
  • Finding a positive perspective.
  • Practicing gratitude.


Introduction to the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic 101: The Essentials

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm, Wednesday: February 19, March 18 - Cancelled, April 22 - VIRTUAL via Zoom platform and May 20

Thinking of beginning therapy but don't know what to expect? Already in therapy at the clinic but still unsure of the tools available?

Join facilitators LaKeisha A. Ramsey, MSW, and Lauren Locklear as they take the mystery out of what therapy at the Cohen Clinic is all about. Learn about Evidence Based Practice, assessments, intake and how progress is tracked, what referral and community resources are available and much more!

This class is free and open to the public. Registration preferred but not required. To register, click here.

Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop Series

1:00 pm, Wednesday: May 6, 13, 20, 27

Join us each Wednesday in May at 1pm for weekly mindfulness sessions designed to boost your well-being. Led by Hyat Hakim of Hyat Yoga Shala on a Zoom platform, you are in for a true self-care experience with others in our community and beyond! Click here to register.

  • May 6: Mindfulness and the Immune System
  • May 13: Mindfulness for Sleep
  • May 20: Mindfulness for Pain
  • May 27: Mindfulness and Holistic Movement

Hayat Hakim is the founder and owner of Hayat Yoga Shala. A 17-year Army Veteran, she discovered the ancient art of yoga during one of her military training deployments in 2007. It helped her cope with the stress and the ever-changing, fast pace of military life.

Click here to register!


Solution Focused Parenting

1:00 pm, Thursday: April 30, May 8, 14, and 21. ***Space is limited to 20 participants***.

In this 4-week series, participants will be led by Richelle Futch, licensed clinical social worker, as you seek to build stronger families through effective communication and healthy interaction with your children. This workshop will help you become a more skilled parent who is equipped to deal with challenging situations, develop better communication with children, and deal with children's behavioral health challenges.

The workshop includes a full copy of Richelle’s book entitled “Solution Focused Parenting” in a pdf format. Space is limited and each session builds on the next so please be prepared to commit all four weeks if you sign up. Click here to register.

Richelle Futch, MSW, LICSWA (licensed clinician in WA state) is a local military spouse residing in Southern Pines. She has 15+ years of experience in the field of mental health and specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She has conducted programs and workshops with Family Readiness Groups and military units at Fort Bragg. Richelle is also a published author of several books, including a series of children’s books. Richelle was named the Fort Bragg Military Spouse of the Year for 2019. For more information on Richelle’s work, click here.

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