Counseling and Assistance

Fleet and Family Support Center
168 Bennion Road
NSA Annapolis, MD 21402
410-293-2641

Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSCs) offer clinical counseling services to service members and their families. Professional, licensed, clinical providers staff the program. The intent of clinical counseling services is problem-focused and brief, with the emphasis placed on problems in daily living, such as difficulty adjusting to the military lifestyle, relationships, parenting, grief and other personal crises that can have a negative impact upon military readiness and family preparedness. Services encompass a wide scope of educational, preventative and therapeutic services that promote an improved quality of life and increased resilience. Counseling is available to individuals, couples, families and groups, and provides an avenue for obtaining private, professional assistance in a non-medical environment.

The Family Advocacy Program is designed to strengthen families and to help family members stop hurting the ones they love. It involves prevention, education, intervention, and treatment of child and spouse abuse/neglect.

Crisis Response
The quick response provided for commands, personnel and families when they are faced with crisis situations, ranging from sexual assault or loss of life, to natural or Naval disaster, to evacuation or war.  In the midst or aftermath of an incident, the FFSC provides command consultation, crisis intervention, coordination of support, resources and  volunteers, 24-hour information and referral, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, and follow-on counseling or referral services.

Contact the Fleet and Family Support Center or call 410-293-2641 for more information.

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