What is the Military and Family Life Counseling Program?
The Military and Family Life Counseling Program offers free short-term, non-medical counseling to:
- Active-duty service members
- National Guard members
- Reserve members (regardless of activation status)
- Department of Defense expeditionary civilians
- Immediate family members or surviving family members of any of the above
One-on-one, couple, or group – counselors help you manage issues like:
- Deployment adjustments
- Stress management
- Moving preparations and getting settled
- Relationship building
- A problem at work
- The grieving process following the death of a loved one or colleague
If you’re facing something outside of their scope, you will receive a referral for services in your community through a military treatment facility or TRICARE.
If you are in immediate crisis, call the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, and press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255.
You don’t have to worry that seeking help will impact your service member’s career. Services offered through the Military and Family Life Counseling Program are confidential, not reported to the command, and do not impact a service member’s security clearance.
Exceptions to privacy include duty to warn, suspected family maltreatment (domestic violence, child abuse or neglect), harm to self or others, and illegal activity.