Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) are experienced behavioral health professionals assigned to installations, embedded in units, schools, and Child Development and Youth Centers, MFLCs augment and work in collaboration with other Marine Corps Behavioral Health programs. MFLCs act as touchpoints for Marines and families who may need assistance.

family talking with counselor

MFLCs are free, they do not take records and you don’t need a referral.

The Military and Family Life Counselor is a Masters or PH.D. level licensed clinical counselor that works with families, individuals, couples and children to provide short term, non-medical, problem identification and counseling services. They are able to address relationships, stress management, grief after loss, occupational issues, crisis intervention and other individual and family issues. They also work with existing military family support programs to compliment services provided.

Seven Things to Know About MFLC

  1. All MFLCs are licensed professional mental health counselors (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, etc.) who provide non-medical solution-focused “counseling” (no longer called “consultation”) to military personnel and their families. MFLCs assist people to explore alternate solutions to current daily life stressors.
  2. MFLCs are considered an augmentation, not a replacement, for existing family support services.
  3. Anything shared with an MFLC is confidential unless it is a Duty to Warn situation, as the MFLC is a mandated reporter and not a restricted reporter. Duty to Warn is when someone tells an MFLC they want to hurt themselves or others, to include domestic violence, sexual assault or child or elderly abuse.
  4. MFLCs maintain contact with Marines/Sailors (and their families) through their confidential cell phones and face-to-face communications. The MFLC’s cell phones are manned from 0800 to 2000, Monday through Friday. They will respond expediently.
  5. The MFLCs’ work day is flexible; however, it is a 40 hour work week. This provides the MFLCs the opportunity to meet with people prior to work, after work and to support those who work a shift schedule. Additionally, it enables the MFLCs to provide support at base or command events and to facilitate workshops or other groups.
  6. MFLCs do not keep records and are able to meet people anywhere, except their homes, unless it is a command related event such as an FRG meeting etc.
  7. People can meet with the MFLC for up to 12 sessions.



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HQ PSD / VMG 252 / KCJ120 FRD


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Contact Information

Behavioral Health Counseling & Prevention

Bldg 232
Cherry Point, North Carolina 28533

Phone: 2524663264

Domestic Violence 24/7 Response Line: 2526710377

Family Advocacy Program:: 2524663264

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 8779955247

Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Response:: 2526654713

Veterans Crisis Line: 8002738255 Ext: 1

Monday 0730-1630
Tuesday 0730-1630 / after hours by appointment
Wednesday 0730-1630 / after hours by appointment
Thursday 0730-1630
Friday 0730-1630
Saturday closed
Sunday closed
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