Marine & Family Programs
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
- 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
- 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.
- MFLCs are considered augmentation, not a replacement, for existing family support services.
- 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.
- MFLCs maintain contact with Marines/Sailors (and their families) through their confidential cell phones and face-to-face communications.
- 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.
- 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.
- People can meet with the MFLC for up to 12 sessions.
Domestic Violence Helpline:
- MCLBA 229-347-2651
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (http://www.usmc-mccs.org/services/support/dstress-line/)
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.