Carolina Counseling Services - Adjusting to the Changes Caused by Deployment
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Adjusting to the Changes Caused by Deployment
If you are married to a service member, then deployment may be an accepted part of your family life. However, no matter how frequently it happens, deployment may never feel easier and may even become more difficult every time your soldier spouse leaves. Multiple and prolonged deployments can expose you to trauma-related stress and may heighten your risk for depression.
Depression can be your worst enemy in any stage or phase of a deployment. It can strike you anytime like an unseen enemy. It can be critical to remember that, although you may feel alone, you can ask for help. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength and self-awareness and may even be a means of survival.
Manning the Home Front
As the spouse who stays behind, you may face an enormous amount of challenges at home, playing a dual role to fill the void caused by deployment. Decisions may fall entirely on your shoulders about the day-to-day functioning of the family, ranging from finances to schooling to health care issues for you and your family.
While technology can foster better means of communication regardless of distance, it can be daunting to decide how much to tell your deployed spouse. Should you share with them the trouble brewing at home? Will you just absorb all the bad news to allow your soldier spouse to focus on the military mission? At the same time, you may find yourself obsessively watching the news on TV, searching the Internet, and reading the newspapers hoping to learn more about the deployed spouse’s whereabouts or potential dangers.
On top of all this, there can be the need to manage your fears about your soldier spouse’s safety as well as the myriad of other emotions you may be experiencing such as; anxiety, sadness, isolation, and/or overwhelm. You could worry about so many things, including how your relationship will survive while being separated. Deployment can test even the strongest marriage.
Asking for Help to Win Your Own War
Like your soldier spouse who is deployed, you may feel entrenched at home, battling for your marriage, your family, and possibly your own self. You may feel caught in the crossfire of fear, loneliness, temptation, disappointment, single parenting, and/or separation from a loved one. All of these factors can wear you down and possibly even make it difficult to face the daily struggles of your own unique lifestyle. You may need encouragement and strength to effectively confront the challenges that deployment presents.
If you’re already feeling the onslaught of deployment, you may benefit from the professional help available at Carolina Counseling Services. Contact our office to schedule with a licensed, independently contracted counselor who can help you win the battle against deployment related distress. Call CCS now to request an appointment.
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Confidential / Private Sessions
Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Sliver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Bunnlevel NC, Erwin NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Pineview NC, Lumber Bridge, NC, Rex NC, Lemon Springs NC, Johnsonville NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC and Wade, NC.
Military Community areas: Ardennes NC Bataan NC, Casablanca NC, Anzio Acre, NC, Corregidor NC, Bougainville NC, Hammond Hills NC, Nijimegen NC, Cherbourg NC, Normandy NC, Bastogne NC, Pope NC, Ste Mere Eglise NC,
Zip Codes: 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28309, 28311, 28312, 28314