Carolina Counseling Services - Moving Away From the Familiar
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- New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
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- Some Therapists schedule appointments Mon-Fri 8am-8pm and Saturdays (if requested)
- Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!
Moving Away From the Familiar
Relocating to a new home can be intimidating for anyone. For a military spouse, moving to a new military installation may present with many different, even stressful challenges. It can mean uprooting yourself from everything familiar to live in a completely new environment. It can involve facing uncertainties as you and your family prepare to live in a new place for an indefinite period of time.
Any change of environment brings challenges, and moving on to a military base is no different. As a military spouse, this new change can be chaotic physically, psychologically and/or emotionally. How will you adapt to the culture and lifestyle of your new community? Will you be able to make new friends while you may long for the people you left behind? If you have children, will they easily fit into their new school? What are the opportunities that exist for you and your family?
Relocation can be a Family Experience
When a service member receives a Permanent Change of Station (PCS), it requires relocating to a new station either within the country or overseas. Although the families of soldiers are not obliged, many may prefer to accompany their soldiers and personnel to new locations.
Opting to relocate with your military spouse may be both a positive and negative experience. While it can bring opportunity to meet new people, moving away can be nerve-racking. The family may be faced with hardships associated with relocation. Often times, adjusting to a new setup can cause strain and may become a source of unhappiness among the family members.
In Support of the Soldier Spouse’s Career
The decision to relocate may feel reflective of your willingness to support the soldier’s career at the expense of other life factors. It can mean quitting your job, disrupting family life and routines, and separating from the usual interpersonal networks and social support system while your spouse may be able to gain career advancement, prestige and/or more military benefits.
You may feel as if you are expected to positively influence your partner’s response to the military, however, relocation-related problems may make things harder. Often, the first move can involve the most stressful adjustment, and it may not get easier with the next PCS. Who do you turn to for help when you’re still in the process of establishing roots in a strange environment and may feel as if it is your job to keep up morale?
Seeking Help to Mend a Disrupted Family Life
The military is cognizant of relocation-related problems being experienced by service members and their families. Various social support services and programs are in place to ease the stress associated with moving to new locations. However, you may see more benefit and improvement in your ability to adjust through working with a professional.
Like most processes with negative effects on social relationships, relocation may make you long for home. More importantly, you may yearn to return to sense of normalcy. You may benefit from the well-trained guiding hand of an expert. At Carolina Counseling Services, you can receive assistance in managing the difficulties associated with relocation. Allow licensed, independently contracted therapists to work with you to help you meet the challenges in your new environment. Call 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