The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at VVSD provides confidential, high-quality therapy, and local referral support services to: post-9/11 veterans, service members*, National Guard and Reserves, and their family members, including spouse or partner, children, parents, siblings, caregivers and others. Care is available regardless of discharge status, role while in uniform, or combat experience. Insurance or ability to pay will never be a barrier to care. *TRICARE referral needed for active duty.
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at VVSD is part of Cohen Veterans Network, founded by Steven A. Cohen, who made a $275M commitment to launch a network of mental health clinics to serve veterans and families.
Veterans: Veterans who have served in the United States Armed Services, including the National Guard and Reserves, with a focus on post-9/11 veterans. Care is available regardless of discharge status, role while in uniform, combat experience, ability to pay or insurance.
Military Families: Family members of post-9/11 veterans and service members, including spouse or partner, children, parents, siblings, caregivers and others.
Service members: Service members of the United States Armed Services and National Guard and Reserves, regardless of activation status. Active duty service members require a TRICARE referral. Referral is required prior to being seen for individual therapy or medication management, but no referral is necessary for couples or family therapy. Service member can obtain this referral from their military treatment facility (primary care clinic or mental health clinic).Our clinicians will not communicate with commanders/supervisors.
3609 Ocean Ranch Blvd
Oceanside, CA 92056
Fax: (760) 263-6164
In the event of a mental health emergency, please refer to the resources below:
National Veterans Crisis Hotline: 988, push 1
National Women Veterans Hotline: (855) 829-6636
National Domestic Violence: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
The highly-skilled clinicians at the Cohen Clinic treat a variety of behavioral health challenges, including:
• Stress and anxiety
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Substance misuse
• Sleep problems
• Hyper-vigilance (being on high alert)
• Grief and loss
• Transitional challenges
• Relationship and family difficulties
All post-9/11 veterans and their families are eligible for treatment and cost will never be a barrier to care at our Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics.
The Cohen Clinic at VVSD accepts Tricare and Triwest but will work with clients on a case-by-case basis to ensure that any barriers to care are addressed. For those with no insurance, care may be available at no cost. CVN is also contracted with DoD TRICARE and VA as part of the VA Community Care Network of providers under the VA Mission Act.
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
• Legal Assistance
• Military Transitions
• Peer Support
• Personal Finances
• Rehabilitation, Occupation and/or Physical Therapies
• Smoking Cessation
• Wellness, Health, Nutrition, Exercise
• Other life circumstances
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
Other treatments are also available based on the individual needs of each client.