Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC)
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
- Anger management
- Relationship issues
- Conflict resolution
- Decision-making skills
- Deployment stress
- Coping skills
- Relocation adjustment
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
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
Offers self-assessments, interactive exercises, and video-based educational tools to help with a wide range of behavioral health topics.
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This course explains how to navigate your transition journey with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and services, including: supporting yourself and your family, getting career ready, finding a place to live, maintaining your health, and connecting with your community.
To register call (662) 434-2631.
|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
This spouse orientation program is designed for spouses new to the military or new to Columbus AFB. This is a great opportunity to increase knowledge of the Air Force mission, customs, traditions, protocols and available programs and services in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Make new friends while learning more about Air Force life. To register and more information please call (662) 434-2839 or 662-434-2790.
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) 434-2631.
If you need to complete Key Spouse Mentor training, Please call 434-2839/2790 for more information.