People sometimes encounter difficult situations or crises in their lives and often benefit from the professional counseling services that are available at their Fleet & Family Support Center. Counseling contributes to personal readiness by providing the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills that can reduce stress in the workplace or in personal relationships.
The Naples Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) offers confidential clinical counseling services to active duty members, activated reservists, DoD civilians, and family members of eligible beneficiaries. Individuals, couples, families, and children are seen for a variety of issues to include: couples communication, conflict resolution, parent-child conflict, grief, and trauma recovery. Services are short-term, solution focused treatment, usually not to exceed 8 to 12 sessions.
Referrals to other resources are provided as needed.
All clinicians at the FFSC are licensed independent practitioners with many years of experience in providing clinical care. Referrals for clinical services are not required.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call DSN 629-6533 or Commercial 081-811-6533.
For Commands - The Power of Prevention
Military leadership recognizes that service members are affected when the members - or their families - are experiencing problems. FFSC clinical counseling encompasses a wide scope of developmental, preventative and therapeutive services that are designed to address the stresses facing today's military.
In addition to individual and marital counseling, FFSC provides;.
- Suicide prevention briefs.
- Referrals based on individual mental health needs assessments.
Importance of Command Referrals
Counseling referrals from command leadership are vital to the on-going success of service members. By referring troubled service members to FFSC counseling, it is possible to restore their focus to work - and possibly prevent career-ending behavior problems. FFSC counselors assist command leadership in making decisions about the best course of action for service members.
All FFSC counselors are licensed and credentialed mental health professionals. Their qualificaions, equal to those of clinical counselors in the civilian community, are enhanced by their ability to mobilize military and community resources as needed.
FFSC clients are made aware that counseling services are generally private. FFSC clients are notified that under certain circumstances - such as suicide, substance abuse, family violence, etc... - commands must be notified.