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Professional Counseling

(540) 653-1839 | (800) 500-4947

Many times individuals, couples, and families find themselves struggling with relationship problems, parent-child issues, problems with school, issues related to your marriage or divorce, retirement, relocation, employment problems, and just plain stress. The Fleet and Family Support Center, our offers professional clinical assessment and counselling services and include individual, marital, group, and family counselling services. All clinical staff are licensed, credentialed professionals and have undergone background checks and are able to work with adults, adolescents, and children. Services offered are short-term and solution focused. Through counselling, you can learn to identify, understand and change problematic behaviours and attitudes, improve communications skills, develop a greater sense of awareness, grow as an individual, and improve your relationships.

Many of the issues that are addressed in counselling sessions include:|
Partner Relational Problems
Physical Abuse of Adults
Sexual Abuse of Adults
Parent-Child Relational Problems
Occupational Problems
Bereavement
Phase of Life Problems

CONFIDENTIALITY: Information discussed in a counselling session is treated with the utmost sensitivity. MOST of what is said remains confidential unless child abuse is suspected. The counsellor is required by law to contact CPS and the FAP. Victims of Domestic Violence may have a Restricted Reporting options. All other instances of Domestic Violence must be reported to FAP. If there is evidence that a person is showing signs of suicide or homicide, the counsellor must take action to prevent the person from harming themselves and/or others. Any illegal activities such as drug use must be reported to the Command.

National Hotline for Victims of Domestic Abuse: The National Hotline for victims of domestic abuse is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The toll-free number is: 1-800-799-SAFE. Toll Free Confidential phone number for Military OneSource is (800) 342-9647.

To Report Child Abuse/Neglect: National Hotline for Child Abuse is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The toll-free number 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

Virginia CPS -Working hours: (540) 775-3544 - After Hours CPS Hot-Line: 1-800-552-7096Maryland CPS - Working hours: (301) 392-6739 - After Hours CPS Hot Line: (301) 934-2222 (Sheriff)

DoD Safe Helpline
Operated by RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation's largest anti-sexual Hotline. (The Department of Defense has contracted with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) to provide independent and anonymous services for this hotline for the DoD Community. The following information provided about RAINN does not constitute an endorsement.) In immediate danger? CALL 911 (inside the U.S.) The Online Helpline provides live, confidential support, 24/7 Safe Helpline 877-995-5247 or GET LIVE HELP NOW at www.safehelpline.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless go to www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org Are you in crisis? Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you. Call for yourself or someone you care about. It is free and confidential. There is a network of more than 150 crisis centers nationwide. If you a veteran in emotional distress call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and press 1 o talk to someone NOW.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Information SAPR Help Line
To request assistance from your local 24-7 Sexual Assault Victim Advocate call: 540-424-0660 (NSF Dahlgren). Sexual Assault is one of the most unreported crimes. To bring these victims forward to get help, DoD and military services have implemented a confidentiality policy that enables victims of sexual assault to elect restricted or unrestricted reporting.

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