Marine & Family Life Counselors

Video & Telephone Counseling Now Available

Rotational Marine & Family Life Counselors (MFLCs)

Contact number is 912-388-5924 and can be reached 24 hours a day/7 days a week

Need to Talk?

Military & Family Life Counselors are here to listen, and are available to help service members, spouses, family members, children, and staff address:

  • Deployment/Reintergration Issues
  • Marriage and Relationship Issues
  • Parenting/Sibling & Family Issues
  • Communication Challenges
  • Stress
  • Decision-making
  • Grief and Loss
  • Transition Issues
  • Emotional well-being
  • Improve Coping and Resilience

 

Counseling, consultation, and training is free and confidential.  No records are kept.

Helping YOU is our priority.

7 Things to know about MFLC

  1. All MFLCs are licensed professional mental health counselors (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, etc) who provide non-medical solution-focused "counseling" (no longer called "consultation" to military personnel and their families.  MFLCs assist people to explore alternate solutions to current daily life stressors.
  2. MFLCs are considered augmentation, not a replacement, for existing family support services.
  3. MFLCs do not keep records.  Anything shared with an MFLC is confidential unless it is a Duty to Warn situation, as the MFLC is a mandated reporter and not a restricted reporter.  Duty to warn is when someone tells an MFLC they want to cause harm to self or others including suicidal thoughts or intent, a desire to harm oneslef, domestic violence, child abuse or neglect, violence against any person, and any present or future illegal activity.
  4. MFLCs maintain contact with Marines/Sailors (and their families) through their confidential cell phones and face-to-face communications.
  5. The MFLCs work day is flexible; however, it is a 40 hour work week.  TRhis provides the MFLCs the opportunity to meet with people prior to work, after work, and to support those who work a shift schedule.  Additionally, it enables the MFLCs to provide support at base or command events and to facilitate workshops or other groups.
  6. MFLCs are embedded in units and also have the flexibility to meet at various locations on or off site, but never in a person's home or vehicle.
  7. People can meet with the MFLC for up to 12 sessions.

 

Helplines

Domestic Violence Helpline:

  • MCLBA 229-347-2651

 

DStressLine.com (http://www.dstressline.com)

  • 877-476-7734 

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (http://www.usmc-mccs.org/services/support/dstress-line/)

(http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/)

 

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (/SAPR)

  • MCLBA 229-639-7938

Prevention, Education and Counseling Center Building 7260 and Lifelong Learning Center Building 7122
Monday - Friday 8 a.m-4:30 p.m.
(229) 639-5252 for more information.

Eligible patrons: Active duty service members and their families.  Some services may be extended to retirees and DoD civilians.  Please contact the individual programs to see if you are eligible to participate.