The Cohen Military Clinic is dedicated to offering accessible, high-quality mental healthcare services to all post 911 Veterans and their families. Our targeted, outpatient care is centered on therapy and counseling options that are proven to work. Our team is ready to assist you in your journey of getting Back to Better either in-person or through our secure Telehealth option.
Paulette Bryan, LCSW
Paulette graduated with a Master’s of Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has worked in the field for over twenty years with extensive experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings including inpatient hospitals, in-home, outpatient settings as well as school settings. Paulette has provided therapy services outside the United States while her husband worked with the consulate and embassies in Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador. She is licensed in the states of North Carolina, Virginia and Florida.
Paulette has experience working with adults in traditional outpatient settings, intensive outpatient clinics and served in the Army Reserves as a social worker on the combat stress team. She has certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
She is a Veteran married to a Veteran and loves being back home in Fayetteville, NC to serve the Veterans and their families.
Johnathan Flom, MD
Dr. Flom is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist specializing in anxiety and affective disorders. He attended the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks for medical school and performed his residency at University of North Dakota Department of Neuroscience, Grand Forks, ND. Dr. Flom served 8 years in the US Army; 4 years on active duty and 4 years in the Reserves.
As part of Cape Fear Valley’s Behavioral Health team, Dr. Flom provides medication management and psychiatric services for clients of the Cohen Clinic.
Susan Helms, LPC, ATR
Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist for the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic. She received her Masters of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA in 2008.
Susan has also completed advanced training to become a trauma specialist. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, groups, couples and families. She provides services to improve symptoms from depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting struggles, relationship problems and other mental health and trauma related disorders. She utilizes a variety of modalities to treat clients through Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy and Play and Sand Tray techniques.
Susan is passionate about serving clients with a holistic lens utilizing evidence-based therapies. She is especially honored to provide services to veterans as she has many family members and friends who have and are serving the country through military commitment.
Imani Johnson, LCSW, LCAS-A
With 15 years of combined, prior experience as a Qualified Professional (QP), Family Case Manager and Clinical Social Worker in both the Georgia and North Carolina systems of Mental Health and Human Services, Imani has had the privilege of working with adults, couples, children, families and groups with compassion and professionalism. Imani has a Master of Science in Christian Psychological Studies from Richmont University in Atlanta, GA and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, a specialized modality for the treatment of trauma.
Specialties: Trauma focused, Spirituality, Cultural Sensitivity, Teens, Couples, Adults.
Mary T. Martin, LCSW-A
Mary is a US Army Veteran originally from California and now resides in Hope Mills, NC. Mary enlisted in the Army in 1983 as a Military Intelligence Analyst, and later transferred to Psychological Operations. She deployed to Iraq (2003), Afghanistan (2006, 2011, 2012) and Qatar (2008). She retired from military service in 2017 to pursue a second career assisting Veterans and families.
Mary completed her internship at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Cape Fear Valley while earning her MSW at USC. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate with an interest in treating Veterans and Veteran Family members impacted by trauma and stress of military life. She is pursuing additional certification in substance abuse counseling.
Mary is trained in evidence based therapies of Trauma Focused Cognitive Based Therapy, Cognitive Based Therapy Suicide Ideation, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
Marfa Nicanor, LCSW-A
Marfa received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Campbell University in May 2017 and her Master's degree in Social work from the University of Southern California in May 2020 after completing an internship at Steve A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Cape Fear Valley. Marfa was chosen as one of five Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) Fellows for 2020. CVN Fellows are former MSW students who have access to advanced training, specialty supervision, and tailored exposure to our veteran and military population while gaining their clinical hours for licensure.
Marfa was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. She moved to Fayetteville after marrying a service member. As the former spouse of an Army active-duty soldier after 19 years, she understands the demands and challenges military life has on the family unit and looks forward to working with Veterans and their families
Marfa is certified in Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing , PTSD assessment, and CBT for suicide prevention. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Shermaine earned her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communications and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Fayetteville State University. Shermaine has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced complex trauma. She's trained and certified in evidence-based treatment modalities; such as, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Suicide Ideation, Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidal, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing Therapy. Shermaine has over 10 years’ experience working in the Behavioral Health arena. In Addition, she has worked in a Department of Defense (DoD) medical facility, Veteran Administration (VA) hospital and as a Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC).
Shermaine is a native of Fayetteville, NC and has a strong family connection with military population, culture, and lifestyle. Both her father and husband retired from the 82nd Airborne Division, and she's a proud spouse of a veteran.
Specialties: Adults, couples, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Transitional Challenges, Teens, Complex Trauma, Sexual Trauma.
Matt Turner, LCSW, LCAS-A
Clinic Coordinator/Lead Clinician
Matt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and graduate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Matt completed his graduate internship at the University of Michigan Family Assessment Clinic, where he received extensive trainings and direct supervision assessing and treating children and adolescents who had experienced significant traumas.
Matt’s professional history includes providing therapy to children and adolescents in foster care and home-based services to support this same population, working in inpatient psychiatric/behavioral health facilities, as an outpatient therapist, and finally in a clinic which serves military populations, veterans, and their families.
Specialties: Matt is most passionate about working with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced past trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, difficulties managing anger as well as individuals with dual diagnoses.
Tiffany Williams, LPC, LCAS
Tiffany is originally from Alabama and have lived in North Carolina for the past 20 years. She grew up in a military family; her father is an Army Veteran. She obtained her LPC license in 2004, LCAS in 2003. She has extensive experience working with active duty, veterans and their families; before joining the Cohen Clinic she worked as a Military and Family Life Counselor at Fort Bragg for 10 years. She thoroughly enjoys working with this great population and eager to continue to serve them in the future as well.
Tiffany holds a B. A. in Psychology and English from the University of Alabama and an M.S. in General Counseling from Alabama State University. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing.
Specialties: Substance Abuse, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Children, Teens, Adults.
A native of Las Vegas, Nancy is the daughter of an Army veteran and the wife of a Navy veteran. After living in seven different states, she now calls Fayetteville home. Nancy has 10 years of experience in medical transcription and medical billing with a CPC-A certificate. She enjoys helping people, learning new things and spending time on her blueberry farm.
Data Manager/Electronic Health Records (EHR) System Administrator
Evanthony is an Information Technology professional with over 25 years of experience in managing information systems in both military and civilian sectors. Evanthony retired from the US Army where he held a variety of leadership positions. After his military retirement he started a career in healthcare data management. Evanthony received a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Fayetteville State University.
Beth is a native of Fayetteville, and an Air Force brat. The military is in her blood with her father and grandfather both having served in the Air Force. Both of her siblings have served in the Air Force; her brother for 20 years and her sister for 4. She worked in the Behavioral Health Department of Cape Fear Valley Health System for 8 years prior to joining our team. She’s married with three children and a dog. She is very involved with the local community through her church and has been a Boy Scout Leader for many years. She loves the outdoors and leads many of the Troop’s camping trips.
Natalie was born and raised in Southern California. Her father was a Marine. Natalie has also lived in Utah and Arizona where she met her spouse who was active duty at the time and stationed at Fort Bragg which brought her to here to Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Natalie has been employed with Cape Fear Valley Health System since May of 2002. She has held different positions, including clerical positions at Cape Fear Valley’s CareLink department and running the personal emergency response program, Lifeline, for 11 years. Natalie has a Bachelor of Science in Human Service Management.
Margo has been in the field of communications/mass media since 1996. She's marketed and promoted some of the finest nonprofits and government organizations in our community including the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, the Cumberland County School System, Cape Fear Valley Health System, and the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County where she transitioned from marketing to grant writing, grant program management and special projects. A life-long military family member, Margo is the daughter of a retired Air Force medic, wife of a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, mother of a former Marine and sister-in-law to two Army medics and a former Golden Knight. She has a passion for promoting services that benefit our veterans and their families and is honored to be a part of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Cape Fear Valley.
DeAndra has been a proud wife of an Army veteran for the past 14 years, she is excited to bring her customer service and administrative skills to the clinic. She previously worked in patient registration at the Cape Fear Valley Hospital System and is eager to continue providing high quality customer service and professional care for our clients. DeAndra earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Fayetteville State University where she is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She plans to become licensed as a Social Worker within the next 3 years and focus on youth counseling.
Lakeisha has approximately 13 years of experience in Behavior Healthcare where she has worked in a variety of clinical settings ranging from outpatient mental health programs to private in-patient treatment centers, hospitals and correctional facilities. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from the Methodist University and her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. Lakeisha was a military spouse for 10 years, served in the US Army for 6 years and is a post 9/11 Veteran. Lakeisha has a passion for assisting populations at risk and advocates for, “The Voice of the Voiceless.” Lakeisha is currently sitting for her Licensed Clinical Social Work Exam.
Reka has over 10 years of experience in marketing and community relations with an emphasis on serving the military market.
Reka’s husband recently retired from the Army Special Forces after 26 years of service, 12 of those years Reka spent as a military spouse with her husband engaged in 8 combat deployments during this time. Reka is a native of Hungary and lived in South Africa, Germany, and in the U.S. in Colorado, Virginia and North Carolina. She did one deployment to Iraq in 2010 as a Department of Defense civilian and worked for the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Carson, Colorado for just over 7 years before moving to the East Coast when her husband got orders. Her passion has been working in the community and connecting stakeholders to become partners in providing high quality care for our military and veterans.
Reka has a BS from University of South Africa and a Master of Business Administration from East Carolina University.
Malika is a military spouse and mother of two amazing daughters. She also comes from a dual military family; both of her parents are Army veterans. Malika is a native of St. Louis, MO.
Before joining the clinic, she worked as a Compliance Supervisor for American Airlines. With her extensive experience in customers service and familiarity with the challenges of military life, Malika has been a valuable member of our team.
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