Military and Family Life Counselor Program
MHN Government Services, the mental health subsidiary of Health Net Federal Services, LLC (HNFS), provides short-term, non-medical counseling at military installations, drill weekends for National Guard and Reserve members, and wherever military families come together for support – nationwide and overseas. Through the Department of Defense's Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC) Program there are more than 250 counselors assisting the needs of active duty, National Guard and Reserve members, and their families with everyday issues.
Individual and Group Support For Troops and Families
Counselors typically make contact during pre- and post-deployment training, but may approach military members and their families in places such as libraries, local restaurants or bowling alleys. Regardless of how you meet them, MFLCs are there to talk to and help with life’s challenges. It is an opportunity to reach out and speak confidentially with someone about your thoughts and needs.
The MFLC program provides support for relationships, crisis intervention, stress management, grief, occupational hazards and other challenges military families face. Their goal is to help empower individuals to work through their issues, increase individual and family harmony, and promote confidence in handling the stress of military life. MHN recognizes the close relationship between emotional stressors and financial challenges faced by military families which is why the MFLC program provides financial counseling to educate service personnel and their families to better manage expenses, save appropriately and budget wisely.
Services are free and confidential – they are between you and the counselor. To locate an MFLC in your area, please contact your Family Support Coordinator on your installation or one who is assigned to your National Guard and Reserve unit.
Counselors may be available through Family Readiness Centers during mobilizations, demobilizations and other key events at military installations to assist beneficiaries. Visit the MFLC section of the MHN Government Services website for additional information about the program.