Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC)

Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC)

Commercial: (662) 435-1110
Hours of Operation

Mon – Fri:  8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.


MILITARY AND FAMILY LIFE COUNSELING PROGRAM

Military families face unique challenges. They may struggle with issues such as deployment-related stress, reintegration and pressures of managing parenting and finances while a loved one is deployed.

To support military families facing these or additional challenges, the Military and Family Life Counseling Program:

  • Provides short-term, non-medical counseling services to service members and their families at no cost
  • Provides psycho-education to help military service members and their families understand the impact of deployments, family reunions following deployments and other stresses related to the military life
  • Augments existing military support services
  • Offers flexible service delivery
  • Can provide services on or off of military installations
  • Can provide services to individuals, couples, families and groups

With the exception of child abuse, domestic abuse and duty to warn situations services are private and confidential.

ABOUT MILITARY AND FAMILY LIFE COUNSELORS

  • Masters or Doctorate-level licensed counselors
  • Work with families, individuals, couples and children
  • Work with existing military and family support programs to complement services provided

NON-MEDICAL COUNSELING SERVICES

Life skills

  • Anger management
  • Communication
  • Relationship issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Parenting
  • Decision-making skills

Military lifestyle

  • Deployment stress
  • Coping skills
  • Homesickness
  • Relocation adjustment
  • Reintegration

Other Resources and Services:

Military One Source
Short-term, non-medical counseling options to servicemembers their families: face-to-face with a counselor in the local area, telephonic consultations, or online consultations using instant messaging. Information you provide to counselors will be kept confidential, except to meet legal obligations or to prevent harm to self or others. Call 800-342-9647

Base Chaplains
Confidential support and guidance are provided for family and relationship issues, grief recovery, personal concerns, spiritual growth and awareness. Call 662-434-2500

Base Clinics/Services  Individual counseling, marital counseling, stress management, relaxation training, group therapy, psychological testing. Call 662-434-2239

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – For Air Force civilian employees
Free counseling services, answers to legal and financial questions, alcohol and substance abuse help, assistance with family and relationship issues and much more. Comprehensive program to assist employees in bettering and balancing their lives. Provides numerous referral services, articles and research for such things as elder and child care options, health and wellness, and education and career development. Also offers referral services for every day issues from finding a mechanic, plumber or contractor, to recommendations on school districts, travel, or pet care. When using website, use Registration Code: USAF. 1-800-222-0364

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free and confidential 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call for yourself or someone you care about – 800-273-TALK (8255). Veterans may press 1 to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline, or Veterans chat live with a counselor

AfterDeployment
Offers self-assessments, interactive exercises, and video-based educational tools to help with a wide range of behavioral health topics.

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Apr
12
Mon
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Senior Workshop @ AFRC
Apr 12 – Apr 16 all-day
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Senior Workshop @ AFRC

0730-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at AFRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, Pre-separation counseling is required before attending. Seminars on: Transition, Military Occupational Code Crosswalk, Financial Planning, Health Benefits, MS Dept of Employment Security, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Disabled TAP, Dept of Labor TAP portion. Preseparation counseling is required before attending. Recommend attendance 8 – 12 months prior to separation/retirement. Spouses are encouraged to attend with their sponsor. To register call (662) 434-2839.

Apr
16
Fri
Hearts Apart Social For Deployed Families @ Freedom Park
Apr 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please come out for some free food, fellowship and family fun at Freedom Park from 4:30-6:30pm on Friday 16 April 2021. If interested, please reply by 9 April 2021 so we know how much food to provide. If you have any questions please contact; MSgt David S. Burns Readiness NCO Airman & Family Readiness Center Columbus Air Force Base, MS 39710-7901 Tele: (662) 434-2794

Apr
20
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
  A workshop introducing arriving personnel and their family members to the key personnel and services located on the base. Mandatory voting assistance information is provided. Normally conducted once a month for military and civilian newcomers to the base.

. Pre-registration is required, so please contact your unit CSS to be registered. For more information, please call the A&FRC Relocation Manager at (662) 434-2701

Events are subject to change due to COVID-19, so please contact A&FRC to confirm all events

 

Apr
21
Wed
Key Spouse Initial Training via Zoom @ A&FRC
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Key Spouse Initial Training via Zoom @ A&FRC

<>Initial Key Spouse Training.  Call 662-434-2839 or 662-434-2790 for details.

<https://www.columbusafbliving.com/airmen-family-readiness-center/key-spouse-program/

Apr
22
Thu
Plan My Move- Smooth Move @ A&FRC
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Updated information about relocating held at AFRC. TMO, Housing, Military Pay, Billeting, Tri-Care, Medical Records, and A&FRC, spouses are encourage attend call (662) 434-2701 or 662-434-2790 to register.

 

moving

Apr
26
Mon
Key Spouse Continuing Education via Zoom
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Key Spouse Continuing Education via Zoom

Key Spouse Continuing Education Training.  For all Current Key Spouses. Call 434-2839 or 434-2790 for details and to RSVP.

May
3
Mon
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC
May 3 – May 7 all-day
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC

0730-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at AFRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, Pre-separation counseling is required before attending. Seminars on: Transition, Military Occupational Code Crosswalk, Financial Planning, Health Benefits, MS Dept of Employment Security, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Disabled TAP, Dept of Labor TAP portion. Preseparation counseling is required before attending. Recommend attendance 8 – 12 months prior to separation/retirement. Spouses are encouraged to attend with their sponsor. To register call (662) 434-2839.

May
7
Fri
Military Spouse Appreciation Scavenger Hunt
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Military Spouse Appreciation Scavenger Hunt
  Sponsored by the A&FRC Scavenger hunt (AFRC Programs) outside base club.
May
12
Wed
Federal USAJobs Workshop @ A&FRC
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

usajobsWorkshop on writing resumes, applications, and job search. Learn how to maneuver the federal job website and prepare a federal resume.

Class size limited to 10, Masks are required.

Must sign up in advance–call 434-2631 or 434-2790.

May
13
Thu
Bundles for Babies (Via Zoom) @ A&FRC
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Bundles for Babies (Via Zoom) @ A&FRC

 

For Active Duty families assigned to Columbus AFB who are expecting or have
a child up to 4 months of age. An Air Force Aid Society program with
presentations about topics such as TriCare, Child Care, Breastfeeding, Car
Seat Safety, Labor & Delivery.

DSN 742-2790/2839
Commercial: (662) 434-2790/2839
FAX: (662) 434-2483