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Alex is the front desk receptionist for the Cohen Clinic at Metrocare. She attended the Art Institute of Dallas for Media Arts and Animation and then realized that she enjoyed art more as a hobby than a task in a career. She followed her heart to Missouri and then to Kansas until finally returning home with the most handsome corgi in tow. Alex enjoys being around people, taking pictures of her dog, animal trivia, and returning shopping carts.


Amy Williams is the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic director and a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Williams’ specialization is in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of posttraumatic stress, depression and anxiety. As a national trainer in cognitive processing therapy, she has consulted with numerous organizations in the research of and training therapists in effective treatments for PTSD in veteran/military and civilian populations.    


Ashly Smith is the clinic’s data manager. She is currently attending UT Arlington to attain her bachelor’s degree in social work. As a former Navy spouse stationed in Hawaii, she developed a great passion for the military and veteran community. Currently she is going through training to become a crisis counselor. After finishing her degree program Ashly plans to give back to the veteran community through crisis management and therapeutic needs. 

Ashton Steele is a licensed clinical psychologist with the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology from SMU (Southern Methodist University) and completed her pre-doctoral internship training with the VA North Texas Healthcare System. She is passionate about providing evidence-based treatment to Veterans and their families. 

Belinda Luna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare. She has experience working with adolescents, adults and couples both in Civilian and Military settings. As the spouse of an Army veteran and the Mother of a son in the Navy, Belinda is honored to work with veterans and their families. Belinda earned her MSW at New Mexico State University.

Chelsea Fiduccia is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Cohen Clinic. She specializes in providing evidence-based therapy to adults. She has a particular interest in working with those involved in the criminal justice system and has developed both research and clinical expertise in this area. She is the primary clinic liaison with the area Veteran’s courts. As the spouse of a Navy veteran, Dr. Fiduccia is grateful for the opportunity to give back to veterans and their loved ones. 

Fernando Alessandri, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in adjustment to life-altering experiences, as well as anxiety, depression, and social/relationship improvement. He earned his doctorate at the University of Mississippi, completed 3 years of pre- and postdoctoral training at VA Medical Centers in San Diego and Honolulu, and has since worked in primary care and integrated behavioral health settings.
Fernando Alessandri, PhD, es un psicólogo clínico especializado en la adaptación a experiencias que alteran la vida. También ayuda con la ansiedad, la depresión y parejas/familias. Obtuvo su doctorado en la Universidad de Mississippi, completó 3 años de entrenamiento en centros médicos de los Veteranos (VHA) en San Diego y Honolulu, y desde entonces ha trabajado en clínicas integradas de salud mental y física.

Jameson Miller comes to the Intake team from a diverse military and research background, from field artillery to medic and laboratory scientist. Before joining the Cohen Clinic at Metrocare, Jameson pursued clinical pathology and biochemical genetics until graduating from the University of Texas at Dallas and exploring cognitive rehabilitation and traumatic brain injury in the veteran population.


Janet Centola is a licensed clinical social worker with the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic. She holds a Masters degree in Social Work and Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and has practiced in a variety of settings with both active duty military and veterans. She has worked with adults, children and families for over 30 years. In addition to direct clinical work she has trained other professionals and served as adjunct faculty in the Texas A&M Commerce Masters of Social Work program.


Dr. Bennett is a graduate of Texas A&M University and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He completed a residency in Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and a fellowship in Public Psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Bennett has worked in public sector programs in the Dallas area for over 20 years.
Kathrine is the repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) technician at the Cohen Clinic at Metrocare and involved in a research study investigating the use of rTMS and talk therapy on treatment of PTSD.  She has a Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. With several military family members suffering from untreated PTSD, she has had interest in non-medication based treatments for several years. She looks forward to pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience.

Kylie Sligar is a predoctoral psychology intern. She is a 3rd year student at UT Southwestern Medical Center where she is working on her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on trauma. She is currently conducting research at the North Texas VA exploring topics such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, insomnia, homelessness, and incarceration.

Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, Leticia made her way up to Los Angeles, California where she completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at UCLA. She then moved to Dallas and worked for the Dallas Child and Family Guidance Clinic. Assisting individuals and families to function at their highest potential has been one of Leticia’s professional goals. She has had a private practice and also worked as a Mental Health Consultant for PISD HEAD START until she joined the clinical staff at the Cohen Clinic. Her trainings include leading play therapy and cultural competence seminars. Leticia has also taught Adolescent and Young adulthood stages of development courses. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian.

Lisa Skier is the business office manager for the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic. Having served in the Air Force for 13 years, Lisa is proud to bring her administrative skills to the fold. Having worked with women veterans in transition for a number of years she is happy to continue to serve a population that is near to her heart. Lisa has a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a Certificate in Non-Profit Management with an emphasis on the Veteran Population from Saint Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.


Shakesha (Shai) Evans is a licensed clinical therapist with the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare. She has a range of experience working in various civilian and military settings with adults, adolescents, children, and families. She holds a PhD in Psychology, and is licensed as a provisional psychologist, a chemical dependency counselor, and a marriage and family therapist. As the spouse of an Army veteran, Shai is excited and honored to work with veterans and their families.

Tanya Mac is an outreach director at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic focusing on families. Tanya is a Marine spouse with a background in art from Maine College of Art. Prior to joining the clinic, Tanya gained extensive experience and expertise in therapeutic art for adults, children and families through Tanya Mac Arts. 

Tina is an Intake Coordinator at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare. She is a retired Air Force veteran with extensive experience working with military service members and their families. As a Medical Service Corps officer she served as the Director of Managed Care and Resource Manager at several military medical installations. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and Maryland and a National Board Certified Counselor. She is a graduate of Argosy University, Central Michigan University, Stephen F. Austin State University and the Air Force Community College. 

Won Choi is part of the Cohen Clinic front office support team. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 2007 to 2011. He is currently working towards his Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling at the University of North Texas. He previously served as a vocational counselor at Wheat Mission in Texas, a non-profit missionary organization serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.