Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Anger Issues, Oppositional Defiance, Low Self-Esteem, Infidelity, Christian Counseling
Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, cash, HSA and FSA accepted
Moving to a new place can be interesting and fun. However, for military families that need to comply with the order of a PCS or Permanent Change of Station, relocating to places anywhere in the world may become a necessary and inevitable part of their life. It can involves lots of challenges that can take a toll on the entire family, especially the children.
A PCS is the official relocation of an active duty military service member of the United States Armed Forces. When the member receives the order, the “moving experience” is undertaken along with family members to a different duty location. It is effective until a new PCS order is issued, the duty is completed, or some preemptive events have occurred necessitating another relocation.
Changing residence can bring on a number of concerns and issues for your family as you settle into your new home. During this time you may find yourself experiencing a variety of emotions and thoughts. As a military spouse, you may try to paint a positive color to the adventure and promise exciting exploits so that your children will see it as a thrilling experience. However, as a parent, you may see the impact as you look into the eyes of your children.
Children can have such admirable resiliency and an impressive ability to adjust. With a new PCS challenge to your family, you can only hope your children will be able to bounce back and rise to the challenge of their new environment – a new home, new friends, new school, etc. However, behind the smiles and excitement, they may display a variety of emotions. They may regress, become distant, angry and/or overly sensitive. These reactions can be considered normal and understandable, though if these behaviors persist you may have reason for concern.
The results of a study involving 500,000 military children published in the Journal of Adolescent Health of the Health Behavior News Service, reveals that children of military families have a higher risk of experiencing psychological health problems, such as attention deficit, misbehavior and self-harming tendency.
PCS is a part of life that cannot be avoided for most military families. In such situations, military children may feel that they don’t have a lot of choice or control over their lives. If the upcoming or recent deployment is increasing the stress or anxiety level of your children, it may be best to find a professional who can help them have a smoother transition into their new world.
Carolina Counseling Services in Fayetteville, NC offers support to help you and your child work through a multitude of feelings. Licensed, independently contracted therapists specializes in various counseling services to meet your family and your child’s own specific, unique needs. Call CCS now to request an appointment.
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 appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
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,
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