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The Truth about Trauma: Why Asking for Help May be Difficult but Worthwhile

By Tiffany Douglas, LCSW Trauma—a word that, on its own, can sound rather frightening.  When someone experiences a traumatic event in their life, it can have a direct and damaging effect on the individual as well as those around them.  One of the questions I get asked frequently is, what do I consider trauma. The ...

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Meet the Team: Tiffany Douglas

One thing is definite within the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone – our team is a team.  Each and every staff member not only plays a crucial role in accomplishing our mission to ensure our military families receive the care they’ve earned, but they do so from the heart and with a ...

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Local Insurance Company Helping Ensure Military Families Receive the Care they Deserve

Shelter Insurance recently donated $1,000 to support the mission of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone. Shelter Insurance’s donation will ensure the clinic is able to continue to provide compassionate, individualized, confidential mental health care for post 9/11 veterans and their loved one regardless of their ability to pay. In today’s circumstances ...

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CVN Presents

In addition to providing vital mental health services, each Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic has become a pillar in its community in part due to a wide variety of workshops, seminars, partner gatherings, and other events held in the community rooms in each location. During the pandemic, the network has launched this virtual community room, in ...

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Cohen Veterans Network Gives Back

The Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) is giving back to veteran organizations across the country and that includes right here at home.  CVN recently donated $1,000 to Veterans Treatment Court mentors of Tennessee, a 501 c3 nonprofit organization committed to supporting veterans who find themselves in the legal system and are willing to earn a second ...

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2nd Annual Cohen Clinic at Centerstone Community Art Show

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone is proud to announce our 2nd annual veteran and military family art show coming up for the entire month of August at Customs House Museum & Cultural Center in downtown Clarksville. In 2019, inspired by the talent shown by veterans and military family members during artistic ...

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CVN Presents

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis we encourage everyone to keep following us on social media and checking CVN Presents for our network-wide, virtual community room events. In April, the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone continued to offer our Learn to Crochet class online, with our wonderful volunteer instructor Amanda, ...

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Centerstone Military Services

Veterans and their loved ones across the nation have a battle buddy in an organization that has been dedicated to providing care that changes people’s lives for more than 150 years and the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics at Centerstone are proud to be a part of it. Centerstone’s Military Services (MS) is committed ...

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Meet the Team – Aaron Goletz

Each month we like to provide a little insight in to our team at Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone- Clarksville by highlighting a team member in our employee spotlight.  This month, we had no question who that would be – data manager Aaron Goletz.  Aaron is not only an irreplaceable magician when ...

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Meet the Team – Tammy Leininger

One thing is definite within the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone – our team is a team. Each and every staff member not only plays a crucial role in accomplishing our mission to ensure our military families receive the care they’ve earned, but they do so from the heart and with a ...

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Taking care of Military Children

April is the Month of the Military Child, and for good reason. Children who are raised in military families show resilience, are interesting, and are children of the world in a way that others can only dream of. Military children also deal with stressors unique to their culture. Through deployments and reintegrations, moves related to ...

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The Cohen Clinic in the Community

Arts for Hearts: Our wonderfully creative friends at Arts for Hearts shared their talents with us again in March. This time, participants were elbow deep in envelopes and materials to make their very own “junk journals.” As always, we can’t thank Arts for Hearts volunteers enough for taking the time to help us get creative. ...

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Upcoming Community Room Events Calendar

In light of current events and the clinic’s commitment to the safety of all our participants and staff members, we have postponed further on-site community room events. We did not make this decision lightly, as we truly want to be a place where our military families can come together to have fun while building connections ...

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Community Partner Spotlight – The Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC)

Here at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone, we are grateful for the many community partners that share our passion for caring for our military veterans and their families. We are honored to work alongside these organizations as together we ensure our nation’s heroes and their loved ones know they are never ...

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Meet the Team – Anna Batson

Anna works as an Office Coordinator for the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone in Clarksville, Tenn. Let’s get to know her a bit. Tell us a little bit about yourself, such as where you grew up and your background leading up to joining the Cohen Clinic at Centerstone? I grew up here ...

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The Cohen Clinic in the Community

Arts for Hearts:  It was all hearts and flowers in the community roo,m, thanks to our wonderfully creative friends at Arts for Hearts. We were definitely feeling the love. These amazing volunteers will be back this month for more artistic fun. Be sure to stay tuned to the clinic’s Facebook page for the Eventbrite link. ...

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Upcoming Community Room Events Calendar

3/2/20             Gatekeepers, Combat Support Group, 4 pm 3/4/20             Healthy Cooking, 10:30 am 3/4/20             Learn to crochet, 10 am 3/4/20             Woman’s Peer Led Support Group, 12:30 pm 3/4/20             Yoga, 5:30-6:30 pm 3/7/20             *Operation Song Workshop, 9 am-4 pm (full, but waiting list available) 3/9/20             Gatekeepers, Combat Support Group, 4 pm 3/11/20           Learn to crochet, 10 ...

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Upcoming Community Room Events Calendar

Feb. 3: Gatekeepers, Combat Support Group, 4 pm Feb. 5: Healthy Cooking Class, 10:30 am Feb. 5: Woman’s Peer Led Support Group, 12:30 pm Feb. 5: Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p, Feb. 10: Gatekeepers, Combat Support Group, 4 pm Feb. 12: Healthy Cooking Class, 10:30 am Feb. 12: Woman’s Peer Led Support Group, 12:30 pm Feb. 17: ...

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The Cohen Clinic in the Community

Arts for Hearts: Our fabulous friends at Arts for Hearts continue to share their creativity with us monthly. This time we gnomed it up. These adorable masterpieces were a hit and may be back on the table for February’s event. Be sure to stay tuned to the clinic’s Facebook page for the Eventbrite link. Healthy ...

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Self-Love through Self-Care

By Venée M. Hummel, LCSW February’s famous unofficial holiday brings with it a season emphasizing love. In the midst of Valentine’s Day candy hearts and cards, it is important to remember that you are deserving and needing of giving and receiving love from yourself. The very concept of loving yourself can seem broad, unattainable, and ...

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Meet the Team: Jason Leaverton

One thing is definite within the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone – our team is a team. Each and every staff member not only plays a crucial role in accomplishing our mission to ensure our military families receive the care they’ve earned, but they do so from the heart and with a ...

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Upcoming Community Events

Healthy Cooking Classes – Wednesdays throughout January, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Gatekeepers Peer-Led Support Group for Veterans – Mondays, 4-5 p.m. This is a weekly peer group where veterans can share comradery and support for one another. The group is open to all post-9/11 veterans. Arts for Hearts – Thursday, January 9, 11:30 a.m. Eventbrite sign up ...

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New Year, New You? Take the Pressure Off Instead and Plan to Succeed

You have the best of intentions: This is the year! Whether it’s shedding those extra few holiday pounds, getting more active or finally freeing yourself of a bad habit, you are determined to make 2020 the year you succeed. Yet that determination may be the one thing holding you back from actually reaching your goal. ...

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The Cohen Clinic in the Community

Family Movie Night: More than 18 people joined us as we turned the community into a theater for our most recent Family Movie Night. This event has developed quite a following. We pop the popcorn and pull down the big screen, but families have now taken the event to the next level – bringing additional ...

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Boot Campaign brings holiday joy to hundreds of military families

More than 400 military families across the country had a holiday to remember thanks to the Boot Campaign, a national nonprofit dedicated to serving military families in a variety of ways, and the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone was able to help. Staff members gathered in Nashville to become holiday elves wrapping ...

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The Cohen Clinic in the Community

Family Movie Night is back! We had a packed house for our November showing of “Toy Story 4.” Thank you to all who made the silver screen evening such as success. We’ll be munching on popcorn and turning the community room into a cinema again in December just in time for the holidays! Our onsite ...

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Making Marriage Work for Military Families

The word is out – military families are getting stronger thanks to a little help from the two caring clinicians inside the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone. In a time when nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone is using technology to ...

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Upcoming Community Events

Arts for Hearts: 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 12 Dinner and Dancing Date Night: 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17 Blue Star Family Health Cooking: 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18 Family Movie Night: 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 19 ...

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Giving Tuesday

Staff members at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone know all too well the challenges military families face. Many have worn the uniform of our armed forces themselves or have family that has, and understand a life of service demands sacrifices that often result in unique battles. Giving back to this deserving ...

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Avoiding Holiday Stress

Don’t look now, but the holidays are almost here. The hustle and bustle is right around the corner, and the turkey will be carved before you know it. For many, this time of year can be daunting; filled with to-do lists, and gatherings to attend, and family to welcome or to visit in towns across ...

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The Cohen Clinic in the Community

We cannot say enough about our friends at Arts for Hearts. They are not only crafty, but each and every volunteer is a genuine inspiration. They join us every month to help us make masterpieces. Plans are already set for November, December and January. Due to demand and these classes are definitely in demand, make ...

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Upcoming Community Events

VA Whole Health Yoga:  Every Monday and Friday from 9-10am VA Whole Health Tai Chi:  Every Tuesday from 9:30-10:30am VA Whole Health Kettle Bell training:  Every Tuesday from 11am-12pm Youth Mental Health First Aid – November 13th 9:00am – 5:00pm, This is an 8 hour education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors ...

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Veterans Day: Giving Back in Thanks

Thanking a Veteran on Veterans Day can be humbling.  How do you truly convey your gratitude for the freedoms you enjoy earned through a military family’s selfless sacrifice?  The words can feel hollow even when said with the deepest sincerity. If you ask a Veteran what they would like to hear, many might shy away ...

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Why EMDR Training is So Valuable

Why EMDR Training is So Valuable Dr. King Counts D.Min., LMFT Like a lot of therapists, I was a bit skeptical when I first heard of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing as a way to help clients heal and reach their goals. After all, it seems rather odd to think that some method using eye ...

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Community Partner: Curtis Driver

Here at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone, we are grateful for the many community partners that share our passion for caring for our military Veterans and their families. We are honored to work alongside these organizations as together we ensure our nation’s heroes and their loved ones know they are never ...

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In the Community – Summer 2019

Yoga is in full swing at the clinic these days. We’ve partnered with the VA Whole Health and are rolling out the mats at least twice a week! Stay tuned to our Facebook page for class schedules. We took a short break from Family Movie Night in July and August to account for summer plans, ...

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Making Marriage Work for Military Families

In a time when nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, we decided to use technology to help couples realize their happily ever after’s this summer. By offering our Making Marriage Work seminar both online or on-site clinicians were able to make it easier for participants to nurture these relationships by breaking down the ...

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1st Annual Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone Community Art Show

The clinic was transformed into an art gallery on August 10th in honor of our one-year anniversary. Thirty Veteran and Family member artists came together to share their talents with the community. The celebration featured pieces created in numerous different mediums from a variety of artistic expressions. Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts, who advocates ...

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Groups and Workshops – Spring 2019

The Cohen Clinic hosts regular programming for veterans and their family members. For more information and to sign up, contact Outreach Manager Meghan Williams at meghan.williams@centerstone.org Monday: Access Group (King Counts and Nancy Bandel) 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Access group is intended to provide support, information and encouragement for clients who have completed their ...

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Upcoming Community Events

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone holds a variety of social events and classes every month. Here are a few of our ongoing and upcoming events. ...

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In the Community – Spring 2019

Yoga Classes We joined forces with local yoga instructors recently and striking poses every other Wednesday evening now here at the clinic. Turnout has been wonderful and word on the mats is more classes may be right around the corner! Family Movie Night Family Movie Night has become a family favorite. Our most recent cinema ...

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New Therapy Helps Military Families

Being a parent or a caregiver of a young child can be stressful and tiring. Kids tend to be full of energy and can challenge us every step of the way. Being a parent or a caregiver of a young child with special needs or problematic behaviors has its own overwhelming set of stressors, barriers ...

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A Call for Help: The Right Voice Can Save Lives

Sometimes a phone call can save a life. Ask Virginia, an Army veteran who once dreamed of becoming a JAG lawyer. Virginia struggled with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts for nearly 15 years. She spoke with therapists, nearly too many to count, but never felt heard or understood. She was discouraged and unsure where to ...

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In The Community

Since opening our doors in April of last year, the Cohen Clinic at Centerstone has sought to create a safe community space for veterans and military families by hosting a wide range of events and activities in our onsite community room. ...

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Groups and Workshops

The Cohen Clinic hosts regular programming for veterans and their family members. For more information and to sign up, contact Outreach Manager Meghan Williams. ...

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Donald McCasland: Veteran With Endless Determination

Donald McCasland, LCSW-CCTP is one of CVN’s committed therapists at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone, in Clarksville, TN. As a veteran himself, Don uses his experiences during his 21 years in the service to better assist veterans and their family members by giving them the same quality care that saved his life. He is a big advocate of self-care and sees the importance of unplugging in nature, spending time with family, and engaging in other hobbies to de-stress and live a balanced lifestyle. ...

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