Carolina Counseling Services - The First PCS Move: A Challenge of Being a Military Spouse
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The First PCS Move: A Challenge of Being a Military Spouse
Aside from deployment, it is the PCS (Permanent Change of Station) that could be the single most challenging aspect of military life. While you may never get used to saying goodbye or feeling anxious about what the future may hold, that doesn’t mean you cannot not survive and be stronger as a result of the challenges. You can benefit from the knowledge that there is help available for you.
Understand the PCS Challenges
There is nothing that can truly prepare you for a PCS move, you will likely need to experience it in order to have a profound understanding. Like any change or challenge, the first can certainly be the hardest one. Being new to the military lifestyle, you may not feel that you are equipped with the “tricks” to make the move easier. These may be things you can learn through research and the help of other military spouses, though you may want to ensure that you are ready for the physical and psychological aspects of the move.
All challenges and changes can be difficult, whether you are a newbie or a veteran to PCSing, though the emotional turmoil you may experience as you say goodbye to people you have grown close to and facing the uncertainties of the future can be among the most difficult. This never gets easier, but having a supportive counselor can help.
Welcome PCS with Enthusiasm
While PCS moves bring changes, they can also bring opportunities. Adopting a more optimistic line of thinking can help you appreciate the move to a new neighborhood. Early on you may wish to condition your mind, reminding yourself that being married to a service man or woman is a lifestyle that you and your family can choose to embrace, that you can have a happy relationship. If you resist the moves and the changes they can present, you may notice yourself feeling more hopeless, helpless and/or unhappy.
Through you may enjoy your current neighborhood, thinking of what the new home and environment could bring can help to shift your mood and feelings. With an experienced counselor/therapist, you can begin to work through these issues, visualize these new opportunities and possibly even begin to better appreciate them.
The Support of One Who Understands
Finding a counselor who understands your experience can be important as you plan your first PCS or as you unpack your bags in your new home. Aside from packing your boxes and crates, you could benefit from mentally and emotionally preparing yourself for the move. It may be helpful for you to work with a professional who can help you prepare and adjust to the unique changes you may face with your move.
Long before you get the order for the first PCS, get ready for it by calling Carolina Counseling Services in Fayetteville, NC. Carolina Counseling Services would be happy to recommend a licensed, independently contracted therapist that can be your professional ally in a world of change. Don’t wait, call CCS today and schedule your first appointment.
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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!
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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.
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