1. All MFLCs are licensed professional mental health counselors (LCSW,
LPC, LMFT, etc.) who provide non-medical solution-focused "counseling" (no longer called "consultation") to military personnel and their families.
MFLCs assist people to explore alternate solutions to current daily life
2. MFLCs are considered an augmentation, not a replacement, for existing
family support services.
3. Anything shared with an MFLC is confidential unless it is a Duty to
Warn situation, as the MFLC is a mandated reporter and not a restricted
reporter. Duty to Warn is when someone tells an MFLC they want to cause harm to self or others include suicidal thought or intent, a desire to harm oneself, domestic violence, child abuse or neglect, violence against any person, and any present or future illegal activity.
4. MFLCs maintain contact with Marines/Sailors (and their families)
through their confidential cell phones and face-to-face communications. The
MFLC's cell phones are manned from 0800 to 2000, Monday through Friday. They will respond expediently.
5. The MFLCs' work day is flexible; however, it is a 40 hour work week.
This provides the MFLCs the opportunity to meet with people prior to work,
after work, and to support those who work a shift schedule. Additionally, it
enables the MFLCs to provide support at base or command events and to
facilitate workshops or other groups.
6. MFLCs do not keep records and are able to meet people anywhere,
except their homes, unless it is a command related event such as an FRG
7. People can meet with the MFLC for up to 12 sessions.