Carolina Counseling Services - Finding Strength in Everyday Military Life
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- Call: (910) 485-6336 (Fastest way to schedule)
- Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
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- 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!
Finding Strength in Everyday Military Life
Military life can be hard. Perhaps your soldier will not tell you the details of a deployment to prevent you from worrying too much. While this approach may be well meaning, not knowing details may create even more concerns, worries and/or questions. Do they get to eat regularly? Are they sleeping well, do they have enough time to rest and sleep? Are they engaged in combat or are they safe?
Thus, one could imagine that for every service member, there is a family member worrying. Military families can live with stressful moves, which can happen quite often, and nerve-racking absence of a parent/spouse. Deployments may be even more stressful as emotions can run high due to the increased worry and distress associated.
Life for Military Children
Children with a parent in the service may feel insecure, which is common among children faced with a great deal of change. They may be missing a deployed parent. They may be affected by a lot of movements or transfers. They may feel as if they have few friends and are always adjusting. They may find difficulty developing serious friendships. Because children are so perceptive, they may begin to worry about the same things their parents are concerned with. Lacking the ability to express their feelings and thoughts as effectively as adults, they may express these thoughts and feelings in negative ways.
Life for Military Spouses
With each deployment or movement, there is a spouse that may be feeling left with the responsibility of being the mother and the father to their children. Spouses can be just as affected by the numerous changes and adjustments – possibly transferring to a new community, losing their jobs, losing close relationships and having to live with worry of having a deployed loved one. Young couples can suffer emotionally with the distance, the movements and the tortured thoughts of danger. Many military marriages can be tested by each deployment. While the military spouse may need all the support he/she can get, the same can be true for their family back home.
Finding the Strength to Go On
Parents can benefit from paying attention to their children’s emotional needs. Children can be quite sensitive when the family is in a distressful state. Talking to your children and providing them with loving reassurance may help them in getting through these trying times. You may want to also watch for signs and symptoms of emotional turmoil. Seeking professional help can be helpful in such situations. When your spouse is away, you may be the only parent your child can turn to. You may not only feel that you need to be strong for your children but also for yourself.
When your military spouse is deployed, you may feel in-effective when you are not receiving support yourself. You don’t have to feel lost. Carolina Counseling Services can be there to provide that support, so you can be strong for yourself and your military family. Call CCS today to schedule your first appointment with a licensed, independently contracted therapist.
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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