People sometimes encounter difficult situations or crises in their lives and often benefit from the professional counseling services that are available at the Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC). Counseling contributes to personal readiness by providing the opportunity to develop emotional awareness and problem-solving skills that can reduce stress in the workplace or in personal relationships.
Our Fleet & Family Support Center is staffed with highly qualified, licensed counselors who provide short-term counseling for active duty service members, spouses, dependents, and retirees. Each of the counselors holds a masters or doctorate degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology. They are fully credentialed to provide confidential counseling and are available to assist you with your concerns.
Each of our counselors holds a masters or doctoral degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology. They are all fully qualified, credentialed, and know how to help you.
Individual, Marriage, Family & Child Counseling
Clinical Counseling at the Fleet & Family Support Center is based on the best scientific evidence of models and research; it is supported by our nurturing environment and well-educated service providers. Our office provides individual, marriage and family counseling services – giving our clients the opportunity to achieve their personal best.
Seeking help in the face of personal, family, and psychological troubles requires courage. It is crucial that you seek this help from a trustworthy and competent advocate. At the Fleet & Family Support Center, we strive to support and empower our clients in their journey.
Fleet & Family Support Center Counselors support active duty military members, retirees, spouses and their families in dealing with a wide range of concerns such as:
- Improved Communication
- Strategies for Managing Stress & Anger
- Grief & Loss
- Strengthening My Relationship
- Work-Related Stress
- Adjusting to the Impact of Deployment
- Life Transitions
- Divorce Concerns
- Coping with Change
Counseling for Children
Military children are incredibly resilient, especially with dealing with the demands of the military lifestyle. However, children sometimes have difficulty coping with the stress of a parent's deployment, divorce, moving, or other significant changes or experiences they encounter.
The Fleet & Family Support Center is staffed with children's counselors that can help children and families navigate through these difficult times.
Fleet & Family Support Center Counselors support active duty military members, retirees, their children and families in dealing with a wide range of child-related concerns such as:
- Discipline Problems
- School Behavior Problems
- Anger Management
- Social Withdrawal
- Witness to Domestic Violence
- Child Abuse or Neglect
- Grief & Loss
- Divorce Concerns
- Coping with Change
Individual counseling is available for children from preschool age through high school.
Family and professionals work together utilizing the family's strengths to find creative solutions to problems.
Parents and therapists work together to define issues and find answers to children's problems.
Education & Prevention
Counselors are available to consult with staff, commands, daycare providers, and parent groups.
Positive Parenting Classes
Positive Parenting is a 10-week class, where parents learn specific techniques to avoid hassles such as fighting, eating, chores, motivation, homework, sharing and more. This fun and lively class will teach parents discipline techniques that will promote children's:
- Problem-solving Skills
Group Education & Support
Living Intentionally, Fully and Effectively (L.I.F.E.)
This 10-week support group is a place where women can connect with other women to share their journey of personal growth. This group will teach women to:
- Improve their self-esteem
- Build healthier relationships
- Better understand and control their moods
- Express themselves assertively and respectfully
- Have a positive outlook
- Gain problem-solving skills
- Face their fears
- Reduce stress
Survivors Overcoming Assault & Rape (SOAR)
This group is a 10-week support group for adult women, 18 and over, who are survivors of sexual assault and rape. This group will address ways to aid in the healing process, including:
- Regaining trust
- Strengthening intimate relationships
- Personal empowerment
Do not silence your pregnancy loss, there is a PLAN.
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When couples or partners learn they are pregnant there can be hesitation to announce the pregnancy to friend, family or their command because of the possibility of miscarriage. Although miscarriage is a known complication of pregnancy it is often not discussed through PLAN we can shatter the silence surrounding pregnancy loss.
Women and men are both impacted by the loss of a pregnancy. Some evidence suggests that individuals can experience the effects of pregnancy loss immediately and/or later in life. After a loss diagnosis can include depression, anxiety, PTSD, or suicidal ideation.
1 in 4 of all pregnancies end in pregnancy loss including unknown pregnancies. Additionally, research shows that 1 in 10 of all known pregnancies ends in a perinatal loss resulting in 3 million pregnancy losses a year in the US.
FFSC has developed the Pregnancy Loss Awareness Network (PLAN) to help service and family members cope with the loss of pregnancy. PLAN’s definition of pregnancy loss: A death via involuntary or voluntary loss of pregnancy by a miscarriage (less than 20 weeks), stillborn (more than 20 weeks), or neonatal loss (newborn through 28 days of life).
Pregnancy loss is, unfortunately, a shared experience that many service members battle silently. PLAN is here to help. The Network consists of a group of providers within the Command delivering easy access to the following informed-care services:
- A customized care service plan of multiple individualized services and advocate support within the FFSC framework
- Deployment Resiliency Counselor (DRC) for grief and loss counseling
- Religious Services for spiritual support
- MWR Fitness Center for physical aid with health, nutrition, and other self-care needs
- Command and leadership for military policies or leave support
- Naval Hospital Bremerton or Primary Care Provider (PCP) for immediate or ongoing physical needs
Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC) is the hub to get you connected with support needs and more. Our goal is to provide you with individualized support based on each family's needs. With FFSC you will receive a care consultation to link you to resources within the support network. Available services for PLAN families:
- Greif and Loss Counseling
- Customized Courses (link to courses)
- Personal Fitness Training Support
- Extended Care Services
- Support Check-ins
- Advocate Support
- Community Resource Connections
- Educational tools
- Additional resources and support available for children
Make your PLAN today with the support of FFSC
Schedule a care consultation, face-to-face, by telephone or virtually.
If you need immediate mental health assistance dial 988 to talk to someone now.
Together we can shatter the silence on pregnancy loss.