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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Jul
13
Mon
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC

0730-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at A&FRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, Pre-separation counseling is required before attending. Monday; DoD Training Day ( Resiliency, MOC Crosswalk, Financial Readiness) Tuesday; VA B&S Wednesday; DoL 1 Day

To register call (662) 434-2631.

Jul
15
Wed
Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discussion of employment information and opportunities in the local area for spouses, dependents, veterans, and Government employees.  For additional information or to register call (662) 434-2790.

 

local employment workshop

Jul
16
Thu
Department of Labor Employment Track @ AFRC
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day
Department of Labor Employment Track @ AFRC

0730-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at A&FRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, 2 Day Track for Department of Labor

To register call (662) 434-2631.

Jul
17
Fri
(Virtual) Financial Fitness
Jul 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Please Call 434-2790 to register.

Jul
20
Mon
Smooth Move @ AFRC @ A&FRC
Jul 20 @ 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) 434-2790 to register.

 

moving

Jul
21
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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. Conducted approximately every 3 weeks for military and DoD civilian newcomers to the base.

Call 662-434-2790

 

Jul
22
Wed
CAFB Job/Career Fair @ Columbus Event Center
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
CAFB Job/Career Fair @ Columbus Event Center

Venders invited to attend on base job fair for military, spouses. retirees, and personnel with base access.

Call 662-434-2631

Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC

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

 

Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discussion of employment information and opportunities in the local area for spouses, dependents, veterans, and Government employees.  For additional information or to register call (662) 434-2790.

 

local employment workshop

Jul
23
Thu
Heart Link/Spouse Welcome @ Airman & Family Readiness Center @ A&FRC
Jul 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

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) 434-2790.

 

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