Carolina Counseling Services - Facing and Surviving Anxiety/Fear/Phobia/OCD for Military Families
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- Call: (910) 485-6336 (Fastest way to schedule)
- Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
- Email: Click to send email (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
- Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
- Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
- New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
- Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
- Some Therapists schedule appointments Mon-Fri 8am-8pm and Saturdays (if requested)
- Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!
Facing and Surviving Anxiety/Fear/Phobia/OCD for Military Families
In 2013, the Pentagon released a report stating that “the rate of reported anxiety disorders among U.S. troops jumped 327% between 2000 and 2012.” The report also said that “It accounts for significant morbidity, disability, healthcare service utilization, lost duty time, and attrition from military service.”
There is another angle to the problem - the soldiers’ families are as vulnerable to developing emotional issues –anxiety, fear, phobia, OCD, etc. - because of the unique challenges they live with.
The Military Family Life Scenario
Moving is an expected aspect of military life; the same goes for the family of a soldier. On the average, their families geographically relocate every 2 or 3 years, or about 10 times more often than a regular civilian family. Thus, they are confronted with excessive emotional and physical challenges and other reasons to feel anxious and afraid. They experience financial difficulties when military spouses lose their source of income. The children face academic challenges as they transfer from one school to another. They go through the experience of losing things and people they are familiar with.
The deployment of the military spouse/parent can also cause them to persistently feel anxious and afraid because of the risks that their loved one has to face. Those who lose their contact with the military community they know or their extended families are especially vulnerable to anxiety. Feeling isolated and unsupported, their anxiety and fear can easily spiral to worse emotional problems such as phobia, frequent panic attacks and OCD.
The return of the military spouse/parent, especially those struggling with their own emotional and psychological issues can also impact the rest of the family. Knowing how to survive the challenges and to resolve reintegration in a positive way are crucial to the emotional and psychological health of every military family.
Rediscovering Happy, Harmonious Family Life
Families of service men and women, who have been sent to fight wars, deployed on tours of duty, and geographically moved from one base to another, probably have family members who have been struggling with fear and anxiety through the years. If you are a spouse who is confronted with these tough challenges, and you have children who need to be guided so they can adjust with all the moving and deployment, you may need assistance to readjust and be able to focus on the positive aspects of your life and your family. This can be extra hard without friends or relatives to run to in a new location.
If your military family is experiencing anxiety, fear, even panic, phobia or OCD, it will be in your family’s best interest to seek professional help from Carolina Counseling Services. A Carolina Counseling Services contracted therapist can help you and your family to adjust and resolve issues that seem unresolvable. Call now to schedule your 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