A counselor is an objective, non-judgmental person with whom you can talk about your concerns, your desires to change yourself or handle situations differently, or any problems, which seem—at least at the time—overwhelming. All counselors at FFSC Gulfport are licensed or certified and have a minimum of a Master's level degree.
At your request, a counselor will see you for counseling or will refer you to appropriate counseling in the community in the case of long-term situations or when evening or weekend appointments are needed. Sessions will be problem focused; that is, the counselor and client together will establish a goal or objective to be met.
Counseling, with a few exceptions, is confidential. You will read and sign a statement of your rights to privacy before ever speaking with a counselor. If you are uncertain about the confidentiality, discuss these issues with your counselor before you begin discussing your situation.
Topics frequently discussed in counseling include the following:
* Stress and Anger
* Communication Skills
* Parenting Skills
* Coping with Deployment
* Dealing with Divorce
* Dealing with Grief
* Marriage Enrichment
Any questions or requests for counseling or counseling referral services can be directed to the Intake Worker.