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.
Sheila Weaver-MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A,
Sheila received her master’s degree in Social Work from Syracuse University and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Walden University with anticipated completion in 2020. She has a background in working with all age groups conducting individual and group therapy. Sheila has worked in forensic social work, addictions, school social work, outpatient clinical work, residential programs for at risk adolescents, and program development. Sheila has extensive experience teaching psycho-education and parenting classes and providing clinic leadership and program development.
As the Clinic Director, Sheila oversees the day-to-day operations, staffing, training, events, and clinic initiatives, in addition to seeing clients. She is also a guest lecturer at training events on combat trauma and moral injuries.
Sheila is a proud spouse of an Army veteran.
Specialties: Compassion Fatigue/Caregiver Burnout, Trauma, Survivors Guilt, Adults.
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.
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.
Medical Office Assistant
Yanna has over 10 years of experience in pharmacy and hospital setting. She graduated in 2018 from Fayetteville Technical Community College becoming a Registered Medical Assistant. She is a proud wife of an active duty soldier for 12 years and has three beautiful children. Yanna has lived at Fort Bragg NC and Fort Riley Kansas. Yanna is appreciative and enjoys working closely with military clients and their families.
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.
Clinical Social Work Intern
Michael is currently an active duty Solider at Fort Bragg in the process of transitioning to retirement.
After completing his Bachelor's degree in psychology from Saint Joseph's University, he enlisted in the Army as a Behavioral Health Specialist. Michael completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, GA and Advanced Individual Training as a Combat Medic and Behavioral Health Specialist at Fort Sam Houston, TX.
He has been deployed three times throughout my military career: Iraq (2009), Afghanistan (2013) and Kuwait (2016).
He is in his final semester at the University of Southern California in pursuit of a Master’s Degree in social work. He plans to retire in his home state of Pennsylvania.
Clinical Social Work Intern
Marfa received her bachelors in psychology from Campbell university in 2017 and is currently working on a master’s in social work attending the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, she plans to work with children, youth and families at a military installation or a nonprofit organization. Marfa is the former spouse of an Army service member for 19 years and understand the challenges of military life.
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.
Business Office Supervisor
Lauren come to us as from the Cape Fear Valley Health System with 15 years of experience as the Patient Access Training Supervisor. Having worked in many areas of the hospital making sure patient flow was efficient, her administration skills are what drive client satisfaction. As the former spouse of a veteran and with many family members currently serving in different branches of the military, her compassion and empathy for our clients is eminent. Lauren is working on her master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare.
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.
Ashley came to clinic from the Cape Fear Valley Health System where she worked for 6 years prior to joining our team. She is a proud spouse of an Army Veteran and the mother of two beautiful daughters. Her and her family were brought to Fayetteville 10 years ago with the military. Ashley supported her husband through many combat deployments and she is very familiar with the military lifestyle and the challenges veterans and families face. Ashley is a dedicated mental health advocate with the heart to serve, she is also very active in her church.
Call the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Cape Fear Valley to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.
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