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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Jan
26
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Kaye Auditorium
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Kaye Auditorium
  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

 

Jan
27
Wed
Wellness Wednesday
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday is designed to utilize lectures, discussions, and experiential learning activities to increase awareness and knowledge about the selected topic

 

Jan
28
Thu
SBA Entrepreneurship Track @ A&FRC
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Entrepreneurship Track 2 day, workshop conducted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for veterans interested starting up and operating their own business. Must register at least 10 days in advance, government contractor require 10 day notice and minimum of 8 participates. Call 434-2631 or 662-434-2790 to register.

 

 

Jan
29
Fri
SBA Entrepreneurship Track @ A&FRC
Jan 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Entrepreneurship Track 2 day, workshop conducted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for veterans interested starting up and operating their own business. Must register at least 10 days in advance, government contractor require 10 day notice and minimum of 8 participates. Call 434-2631 or 662-434-2790 to register.

 

 

Feb
10
Wed
Resumes and Cover Letters for Results @ A&FRC
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Resumes and Cover Letters for Results @ A&FRC

Workshop developing resumes and cover letters that will bring results.  Please call 662-434-2790 to register.

Wellness Wednesday
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday is designed to utilize lectures, discussions, and experiential learning activities to increase awareness and knowledge about the selected topic

 

Lunch/Learn Information Session on Fostering/Adoption Zoom
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch/Learn Information Session on Fostering/Adoption Zoom

Lunch & Learn Informational Session about Fostering and Adopting children via Zoom for CAFB families w/ DCPS representative and a spouse who has gone through the process, available to answer questions. Please call 662-434-2839/2790 for information.

Feb
11
Thu
Bundles for Babies (Via Zoom) @ A&FRC
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 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
 

Feb
16
Tue
Key Spouse Initial Training via Zoom @ A&FRC
Feb 16 @ 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/

Feb
17
Wed
Key Spouse Mentor Training (via Zoom) @ A&FRC
Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

If you need to complete Key Spouse Mentor training, Please call 434-2839/2790 for more information.