MaryBeth Goodman – Clinic Director
MaryBeth Goodman is the Clinic Director at the Cohen Clinic at Alaska Behavioral Health, a role she took on in January 2020. Previously, she was a Clinical Director and Therapist working with military families and veterans her entire clinical career. She is responsible for providing oversight and inspiration to her entire dedicated staff of clinicians, caregivers and warriors. Other responsibilities include developing and monitoring measurable goals for staff, providing oversight of clinical cases, assuring quality of care and maintaining strong relationships with staff, clients, and external referral sources.
MaryBeth has a background in administrative and clinical leadership and has worked collaboratively with others to achieve program goals in previous employment. She is dedicated to the Cohen Veterans Network philosophical approach and to supporting the clinical team in her role as clinic director. Her passion for direct work with veterans and military families over the years enhances her ability to be connected to the needs of clients and families and to the staff. She has over 20 years of experience as a clinician working directly with active duty military, veterans, and military family members. She is certified and/or trained in CBT, CPT, EMDR, and PE. MaryBeth received her undergraduate degrees in mathematics, physics, philosophy, and education from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She continued her graduate studies in counseling and psychology at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, VA. MaryBeth has been fortunate to have worked to help individuals who struggled with PTSD, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, divorce, addiction, and sensory integration issues. She works with adults, children and families.
MaryBeth has worked in the mental health arena for 24 years and has yet to find a corner where hope does not exist. Her message to you is simple, “Be proud of the decision you made to seek treatment and to be proud of the courage it took to desire change. You are AWESOME. I look forward to meeting you.”
Suzette O’Donnell – Senior Clinician
In her role, Suzette is a Senior Member of the clinical team at the Anchorage Cohen Clinic and champion of targeted, measurement-based care. In addition to providing direct clinical care. She strives to ensure that our clients receive high-quality, client-centered care that adheres to the fidelity of proven evidence-based practices best suited for the military and veteran community. She is a provider of CBT, CBT-I, CPT, EMDR, Compassion Focused Therapy, and enjoys speaking to audiences of wide varieties about building and maintaining mental/behavioral health and well-being, boosting resiliency, building helpful coping strategies, and creating space for Trauma Informed supportive services and interpersonal interactions.
Prior to joining the CVN team, Suzette served the military community of JBER as Outreach Manager, Intervention Specialist and Treatment Manager within the 673rd MDG, Mental Health Flight, Family Advocacy Program. Before becoming a resident in the great state of Alaska, Suzette worked with veterans and their family members as a Readjustment Counselor at the Alexandria Vet Center, in Alexandria, VA. She attributes becoming a LCSW specializing in military culture from her lived experience as a military spouse and the trials and tribulations that come with accepting that role.
Suzette’s clinical passion is rooted in the bio-psycho-social impact of trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Care. When she is not guiding others to develop healthy coping skills, she practices mental and physical self-care on the rugby pitch as a player with Anchortown Women’s Rugby Club and member of the Alaska Rugby Union. She can also be found hiking and biking year-round with her neurotic dog and enjoying all that Alaska has to offer with her two children.
Anne Wells – Senior Clinician
Anne Wells supports the Fairbanks Cohen Clinic as a Senior Clinician and provides evidence-based care for service members, veterans, and their families. She specializes in the treatment of trauma and insomnia, utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in addition to somatic approaches such as mindfulness. She has also been trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI), CBT for Depression, CBT for Insomnia, and Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM). She has supervised numerous interns and provisionally licensed clinicians just starting out in the field.
Prior to joining the team, Anne served as the Director of Psychological Health for the Air National Guard for the 168th Wing at Eielson Air Force Base and Clear Space Force Station. She also worked for the Veterans Health Administration in North Carolina for over a decade in outpatient mental health, inpatient psychiatry, primary care, caregiver support, homeless case management, and opened up a private practice because she enjoyed this work so much. She has spent her entire career working primarily with active duty, veterans, and military families and is excited to continue her service to this population with the Cohen Clinic.
In her spare time she enjoys fishing, hiking, paddleboarding, going on long road trips, and exploring this great state. She graduated with her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. She is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical addictions specialist.
Julia Goldburt – Lead Clinician
Julia Goldburt, as the Clinical Lead at the Cohen Clinic, brings a wealth of experience and compassion to her role. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor deeply committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of service members, veterans, and their families, with a specialized focus on trauma treatment.
Julia’s career journey has included various leadership roles, reflecting her dedication to making a positive impact in the lives of others. She previously served as the clinical manager of a center for domestic violence, overseeing multiple Housing First programs, and has also contributed to the development of crisis response teams, focusing on effective strategies to manage and mitigate crises within communities.
In addition to her leadership and program management roles, Julia’s clinical expertise in individual and couples counseling remains a core aspect of her professional identity. She specializes in areas such as anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and addictions, providing comprehensive support to her clients.
Julia’s supervisory style extends to supervising other supervisors, and it is characterized by a collaborative and supportive approach. She believes in fostering a culture of mentorship and continuous learning within her team of supervisors.
Julia’s commitment to ongoing learning and her diverse background in clinical, leadership, and community roles make her a valuable and empathetic supervisor. She creates an environment where supervisors can seek guidance, share insights, and collectively strive for excellence in their roles.
Julia holds a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Monmouth University, a reflection of her commitment to her field and ongoing learning. Her multifaceted skill set and dedication to addressing complex societal challenges make her an invaluable asset to the Cohen Clinic. Julia embodies a holistic approach to healing, leadership development, and positive change for individuals, families, and communities.
Nevada Walton – Clinician
Nevada Walton, LCSW joined the Cohen Clinic Fairbanks team to fulfill her calling to support our military service members, veterans, and family members to live a healthy and joyful life as they navigate the unique challenges and opportunities that come with serving. Nevada firmly believes that the human spirit has unlimited capacity to grow and evolve individually and collectively. Her mission is to help people create a more fulfilling life through expanding self-awareness, transforming limiting beliefs, discovering inner resources; and improving interpersonal relationships to other learn effective ways to manage life’s challenges. Nevada provides direct care through in-person and telehealth services to work with adults; adolescents; children; couples; and families to support healing from trauma and grief; and managing anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems.
Nevada achieved a master’s degree in social work with concentrations in Mental Health and the military and veterans’ population. Following her Internship with Fairbanks Native Association, Nevada worked as an Intake Clinician for the Agency’s residential, and outpatient, substance recovery programs; facilitated group therapy; and provided direct mental healthcare services on the Agency’s Trauma team. Nevada has extensive experience serving her community as VP of Marketing for a local credit union that included community education in schools and adult education; serving on several committees with the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce; and leading the University of Alaska – Fairbanks Alumni Association as President of the Fairbanks Chapter. Nevada has received multiple awards for her community service; marketing; and public relations achievements.
Nevada has lived in Alaska for most her life. Her ties to the military include her daughter serving in the US Navy, and multiple family members who have formerly served, or are currently serving, in the US Army, Marines, and Air Force.
Leslie Robertson – Clinician
Leslie is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Alaska and Illinois and a nationally registered board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC). While working in her first career as an instructional designer, Leslie finished her master’s in art therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to fulfill her clinical passion in bridging healing and creativity. She started her counseling career working in a variety of environments, ranging from neurological disorders with geriatric populations to the deaf and hard of hearing and after school art programs for at risk youth in Chicago. She has worked with inpatient hospital programs for all developmental age groups, including children, preteens, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. She has also worked with hospice care and outpatient clinics, specializing treatment methods for traumatic brain injury and military populations.
After moving to Alaska, Leslie has been focusing on continuing her work with the military, having a father and four uncles who have served, she feels a special dedication to the Cohen Clinic and brings a wide range of interests and talents to her work as a therapist. She enjoys working with anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, grief counseling, neurological disorders (dementia, stroke, and traumatic brain injury), and other mood and emotional regulation challenges.
Leslie strives to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for children and adults to share their thoughts, feelings, and personal experiences. She is passionate about bringing people together through community, nature, and creativity and has recently completed projects with school age youth, remote Alaskan communities and non-profit organizations serving environmental concerns and also serving people experiencing medical and behavioral health needs. Leslie follows her own ecotherapy practices exploring various mountain ranges in Alaska, hiking, camping, and plein air painting. She can often be found on a trail with a backpack full of art supplies and bear spray.
Jason Martin – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Jason Martin, PHMNP, has Masters of Science in Nursing and is board certified in adult psychiatry and mental health. He treats an array of patients with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Obsessive Compulsive disorders, and addictions through the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic and our Anchorage outpatient clinic. Jason utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment therapies along with medication management, taking a holistic and personalized approach to care. He spent 30 years in the military, and has been providing mental health care for 10 years.
Brittany Chadwick – Fellow
Brittany Chadwick is a Fellow at the Cohen Clinic at Alaska Behavioral Health. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from Northwestern State University, and she obtained her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Louisiana State University and is currently working towards her clinical licensure.
Originally from Chicago, Brittany has spent the last seven years moving across the United States with her military spouse. She is excited to be in Alaska and hopes this will be the final destination on their PCS journey. In her free time, Brittany and her family enjoy traveling and exploring the Last Frontier.
Lindsey Dawson – Clinician
Lindsey Dawson, C-DBT, LCSW
Lindsey is a graduate of Waldorf University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and University of Arkansas in Little Rock with a master’s degree in social work. She has worked in the field for approximately 4 years. She previously worked with at risk youth with Substance misuse and mental health issues. Lindsey transitioned to the Cohen clinic in March 2023 where she serves our military clients.
Lindsey is certified in DBT and TF-CBT. She has a background in EMDR and CBT. She has worked with adults, children, and families treating various symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, grief and loss, divorce, and addiction.
Lindsey brings a unique perspective to the clinic being prior military with combat experience and currently a military spouse. She has been a part of the military culture for 20 years.
Crystal Harris – Clinician
Crystal Harris joined the Cohen Clinic at Alaska Behavioral Health as a clinician. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in Criminal Justice Administration and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fort Valley State University. Crystal took a position on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson 6 years ago in the Mental Health field. That led Crystal and her family to Anchorage, Alaska. She has worked in the Mental Health and Substance abuse field over the course of her career. She has worked in the Prison systems, Behavioral Health services, School system. Group Homes, Foster Care, Private Practice of others and Substance abuse program, as a Mental Health Counselor. She enjoys her time with family, reading, and dancing.
Samantha Dellinger – Clinician
Samantha Dellinger received her BA in 1998 at Gettysburg College, majoring in Psychology. She then received her Psy.D. in 2003 at Nova Southeastern University. Finding school too expensive, Samantha applied for the Health Professions Scholarship and received it with the United States Army. She served 4 years on Active Duty in the Army. Following a medical discharge, Samantha decided to treat Veterans and worked at the Fort Lauderdale Vet Center from 2006-2022. When she and her husband decided to move the family to Alaska, she started her current position at the Cohen Clinic on 03 JAN 2023. She is licensed in both Florida and Alaska.
Samantha reads daily. She also enjoys taking walks, hiking, watching the Northern Lights and taking in other beautiful sights in Alaska.
Kristen Smith – Intake Manager
In her role, Kristen is responsible for conducting referral screenings and facilitating a smooth and welcoming intake experience for our future clients. Her passion for helping the military community comes not only from her personal experiences as a military spouse but as a family member of a long line of service members who proudly served in the Air Force, Navy, and Marines.
Kristen earned her Bachelor’s in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. She completed her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Alaska Anchorage. While completing her degree, Kristen worked closely with military-focused community agencies, including the State Office of Veteran Affairs. Since working for the Cohen Clinic, Kristen has obtained Clinical Licensure and is actively seeking new learning opportunities to expand her Clinical skill set. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy traveling, hiking with their dogs, and spending time with their twin boys.
Ashley White – Intake Coordinator
Ashley White, MS Forensic Psych, was born and (mostly) raised in South Dakota between Ellsworth Air Force Base and family farms and ranches. She married her high school sweetheart in 2013 when he joined the military and has since been moving between bases in Alaska and Texas with him. She has had a passion for military families and ensuring they have advocacy, mental health services, and social services her whole life. Growing up, she experienced her father and family friends returning from combat and struggling mentally and has experienced the difficulties of military life from both the child and adult perspective, increasing her passion as time goes on.
Ashley earned her Associate and Bachelor degrees in Human Services from the University of Alaska Anchorage and then received her Master of Science in Forensic Psychology from Arizona State University. She has worked within the military community with organizations such as Armed Services YMCA and USAA. She has also worked in forensics before switching gears back to her passion for the military and their families. In her role, Ashley is responsible for conducting referral screenings and providing a smooth and empathic intake experience for incoming clients.
Ashley can be found outside of work listening to podcasts (and has even guest hosted on one that reaches millions), reading, watching movies, or spending time with her husband and pets.
Sarah Allman – Office Manager
Taylor Waldner – Outreach Director
Taylor Waldner was born and raised in Austin, Texas and earned her degree in Communication Studies from Texas State University. In her role, Taylor is responsible for Outreach efforts and continues to build strong relationships with our incredible community partners across the State of Alaska. Her husband served in the Air Force, father served in the Navy, and brother served in the Coast Guard, along with several uncles who served in the Army and Marines. Her diverse military ties give her a unique perspective when it comes to partnering with all branches of service. She has always been passionate about serving others and is dedicated to reducing the stigma of seeking mental health services.
Taylor spends her free time hiking, camping and skiing alongside her husband and mountain dog.
Shannon Geese – Outreach Manager
Shannon has made Alaska home for over 38 years, after the Air Force brought her family to Eielson AFB. Shannon married her husband and raised two wonderful children, who now both serve in the Air National Guard alongside their father and Aunt. The military connection can be seen at least 6 generations of various branches.
It is with this strong sense of military family connection that Shannon has worked or volunteered for her military community the last 15 years. Joining the Cohen Clinic team feels very full circle for her as she is responsible for establishing and nurturing relationships between the Cohen Clinic and the military communities. It is her honor to serve others who call Alaska home.
She loves Alaska and all that it brings, especially exploring all the many places and sights this State offers. Shannon is an avid cook and loves singing, listening to music and watching College Football with her husband. Her home is her favorite hobby.
Brandi Salvatore – Case Manager
Christopher Rockwell – Receptionist
Diane Harris – Receptionist