About Us

About Us

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In 2016, philanthropist Steven A. Cohen recognized the need for high quality, accessible mental health care for our nation’s service men and women and their loved ones. In that year, he made a long-term commitment to provide that care by establishing the Cohen Veterans Network; a national network of Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics dedicated to ensuring veterans and their families receive the support they need to lead fulfilling and productive lives.

In 2019, the Cohen Veterans Network chose The Up Center, South Hampton Roads’ largest and oldest human services agency, as its local partner to establish the country’s 12th Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic in Virginia Beach, VA. For more than 135 years, The Up Center has been delivering care that changes people’s lives by providing comprehensive, integrated behavioral health services for children and families. Now, by joining forces, The Up Center and the Cohen Veterans Network are on a mission to provide Virginia’s large veteran and family member population with compassionate and effective care to help heal the invisible wounds of war.

We offer short-to-medium term, client-centered therapies for a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, adjustment issues, anger, grief and loss, family issues, transition challenges, relationship problems, and children’s behavioral problems. Our low- to no-cost care is centered on therapy and counseling options that are the best practices available based on current research.

Our skilled clinicians and staff have been trained to work specifically with veterans and their families, and some are veterans themselves. We build the trusting and confidential relationships necessary to provide excellent, personalized care. We also provide support for related needs including unemployment, housing, finance, and education. Transportation and childcare are available by request.

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or call: 757-965-8686

828 Healthy Way, Suite 105, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
8:30am to 5:00pm
8:30am to 5:00pm
8:30am to 8:00pm
8:30am to 8:00pm
8:30am to 1:00pm
2nd Saturday of Every Month
8:00am to 12:00pm
Other Saturdays and All Sundays


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