Finding someone to talk to in times of distress has just become easier for the Soldiers and family members of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.
As the result of a recent initiative by the 21st TSC chaplain’s office, they can now see a counselor from the Military and Family Life Consultant Program right in the chaplain’s office.
Counseling services are available for walk-ins and by scheduled appointment from 1 to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Bldg. 3005, third floor, on Panzer Kaserne.
“With the current high-operational tempo and high-stress environment, it is essential that we put our resources where the Soldiers and their family members are,” said Maj. Mark Stewart, 21st TSC operations chaplain.
Military and family life consultants are licensed clinical counselors who provide problem-orientated counseling to servicemembers and their families. They work with individuals, families, couples, children and groups.
The service is intended to augment other military support services and as a short-term solution only.
The service is free, professional and confidential without red-tape or record keeping.
“MFLCP is not intended to replace the military health care system but to complement it. It provides immediate aid and stress-relief, sound counseling and advice (and) teaches life skills and mature coping devices in a safe environment,” Major Stewart said.
The program provides support for a range of issues. Life skill services include anger management, conflict resolution, communication, parenting, relationship and decision making. Military lifestyle specific services focus on the impact of deployments and reintegration, relocation adjustment and homesickness, separation, loss and grief, to name a few.
“The desired end-state is to have a more robust counseling presence within the 21st TSC resulting in a better holistic care for our 21st TSC members,” Major Stewart said.
For more information, call 0175-7923332, 0170-3693292 or 0152-24792650. You can also visit www.mhngs.com.