Confidential Face-to-Face Non-medical Counseling

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The Department of Defense offers free confidential, short-term, non-medical counseling to eligible service members and their families. The counseling is offered for help with marital problems, parenting, stress management, grief and loss, and other issues. It's available in several formats, including face-to-face with trained counselors who hold master's or doctorate's degrees in a mental health field, and are independently licensed.

Face-to-face non-medical counseling

You can schedule face-to-face, non-medical counseling by calling a consultant at 800-342-9647. If the consultant determines the service is right for you, up to 12 counseling sessions will be authorized and the consultant will put you in touch with a counselor that best suits your needs. The consultant may offer to schedule the first session.

Once you get authorization for a face-to-face session, you have 30 days to schedule it. If you're not able to start your sessions within those 30 days, you can call Military OneSource to start over.

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