Carolina Counseling Services - Your New Life: Embracing Changes After a PCS
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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!
- 1310 Raeford Rd Suite 2 Fayetteville, NC 28305
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Your New Life: Embracing Changes After a PCS
In the military, families face the prospect of having a new life with each “Permanent Change of Station” or PCS. While the opportunity to meet new friends, go to a new school, experience a new job and live in a new neighborhood can be exciting, it can also heartbreaking to say goodbye to everything familiar and comfortable. While moving to a new place can promise new opportunities, it also comes with unknown challenges, making moving both taxing and stressful.
The Constant Change
“The only thing that’s constant is change”, this can be especially true for service men and women, PCS can be a lifestyle. Though change can open a lot of new doors for exploration, leaving a life that you have built with your family is not always an easy thing to do. When you may already have a comfortable, secured life after years of working hard and developing friendships, connections and network in a place, a change may rock your sense of security.
Will you be able to get an equally rewarding job or find a venue to channel your passion? Can your children be happy in a new environment? Will the new neighborhood welcome you and be a safe haven for you and your family?
PCS as an Overwhelming Life Transition
Permanent change of station is something that military families may have accepted as a matter of fact. However, one may never feel “used to” the constant movement. As a defensive stance, some military spouses and children may unconsciously hold back, not wanting to start a new careers or relationships.
Many families can succumbed to the overwhelming transitional stressors and challenges that PCS bring - couples divorce, children develop negative behaviors, emotions can feel uncontrollable, etc. There are, however, many military families that have successfully adjusted to each stressor and problem that come with each move.
Embracing the Changes with a Little Help
There can be no use in resisting the change; PCS can come as part of the “military package. Instead, you may benefit from embracing the culture of change that may feel inherent to the military lifestyle. You may benefit from looking at the movement as a new opportunity to be a better version of yourself. As a parent, you can feel the need to be a pillar of strength for your children. If you find the change too overwhelming, you may benefit from seeking counsel. Talking to a counselor may just make the transition easier, as you rediscover the purpose of the move and begin to view the associated changes in a new light.
Seeking assistance from an independently contracted therapist with Carolina Counseling Service can be beneficial for both you and your family. You can form a better perspective in regards to the changes brought on by military life. Call CCS today to schedule your first 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