Military Deployment Stress Counseling
Has The Stress Of A PCS Move Affected Your Life, Happiness Or Personal Relationships?
Moving to new locations is part of normal military life. Service members are expected to respond (sometimes with little notice) to the needs of the Military. No other career places such a demanding weight on the shoulders of not only the individual but their family as well.
A Permanent Change of Station, or PCS, move has sometimes been described as “Panic, Cry and Scream” in joking terms. It is amazing how the notices with those three little letters P-C-S can have such a huge impact on your life. Moving to a new location can be a stressful even in the best of circumstances. Most people choose to move only after careful consideration, input by all family members, and then only to a desired location in which there is some positive aspect or hope of a new life. This is not always the case in military life. Are you dreading an upcoming PCS move? Are you resentful that you are being forced to move to a location where you have little or no support and know nothing about the local area or culture? You may have recently moved and are having a tough time adjusting to your new location. All of these are common feelings during a PCS move.
Coping With A Recent Or Upcoming PCS Move
A PCS move can be viewed as good or bad depending on the details. But, one thing is for certain, it is always a stressful time. If you are moving, you may be torn away from a support system—friends, co-workers, schools, etc. If you are in a new location, it can be tough to get started. As with deployment, PCS moves come with a lot of emotions. A trained professional can help you navigate this stressful time.
But, you may still have questions about counseling for PCS stress…
What if I cannot get an authorization to use Tricare off-base?
If you are a dependent, we can create the authorization for you and there is no need for a referral from a military doctor. If you are an active duty service member, however, you will need to get a referral from an on-post doc or the R&R center to see one of our therapists at Chupik Counseling. In some cases we may be able to use a special grant that requires no insurance to see an active duty service member. If you cannot obtain an on-post authorization or referral, you can call our office to discuss your options. We are happy to help you use the special grant at no cost to you.
I’m not sure I can afford therapy right now.
If you are currently in the military, your military insurance will pay for counseling for you and your family. We make every effort to make therapy affordable and accessible, and we can work with you to help find other funding resources to ensure you receive the support you need at little or no cost.
You Can Cope with PCS Stress
If you are ready to learn how you and your family can benefit from PCS stress counseling, or if you have additional questions about working with the therapists at Chupik Counseling, we invite you to contact us.