Life is a series of twists and turns and can often feel like riding a rollercoaster with high peaks and adrenaline-pumping dips. Sometimes, these are exciting moments as we look forward to the next chapter just around the bend. At other times, we are left feeling completely overwhelmed. At some point, just about everyone needs help coping with life’s challenges.
You may experience a host of negative feelings resulting from family hardships, marital conflicts, parent/child issues, money concerns, frequent moves, health and environmental factors and other difficulties.
At first, you may seek out the assistance of family, friends or coworkers, but often this does not resolve the challenge or the resulting emotional impact. At that point, it may help to talk to an experienced counselor. Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) offers confidential counseling by experienced, licensed clinicians and counseling services are free of charge to active duty personnel and family members.
You do not need a referral from your command, TRICARE, or your primary care physician to access FFSC services. You can schedule an appointment by contacting Centralized Scheduling at 1-866-293-2776.
Services offered by FFSC include:
- Short-term clinical counseling for individuals, couples, and families.
- Crisis intervention and/or response to disasters and other catastrophes.
- Group counseling and/or educational groups.
- Referral to other military and community resources.
How We Can Help
If you are the victim of domestic abuse or are aware of incidences of child abuse, learn more through the Family Advocacy Program pages of the website.
Clinical counseling is short-term counseling to help you sort things out and get to the heart of the problem. It can help you come up with a plan to deal with the problem or situation you are facing. It can also help by providing contact information for other services and resources in your community.
At Fleet and Family Support Centers, clinical counselors hold a masters or doctorate degree in counseling, social work, marriage and family, or psychology. These professionals are experienced and fully qualified to assist those in need.
During your first appointment, you and your counselor will talk about your concerns and decide on the best way to tackle them.