Military & Family Life Counseling



    About the Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program
    Workman Middle School is pleased to offer non-medical counseling and support to our military-connected students. The MFLC program helps military families and children navigate the challenges with free face-to-face support. Our counselor provides confidential non-medical counseling services to students. 

    Child and youth behavioral military and family life counselors support military children for various issues, including low self-esteem, behavioral problems, and changes at home. These counselors, who are part of the Military and Family Life Counseling Programs, understand the issues military children face and can be especially helpful during challenging periods, including deployments and PCS moves.

     Counselors are licensed with a master’s degree or higher and have a positive effect on:

    • General behavior 
    • Performance in school 
    • Relationships with family members and teachers 

    Topics covered:

    The licensed counselors in the MFLC Program address: 

    • Self-esteem issues 
    • Communication and relationships at home and school
    •  Life skills, such as problem-solving and adjustment
    •  Behavioral issues, including bullying and anger management 
    • Changes at home, such as deployment, reunion, divorce, and grief

    Conversations in these sessions stay between the student and his or her counselor. The only exceptions to this rule are cases of domestic violence, abuse, and suicidal or homicidal threats. No counseling records are maintained. 

    Parents can contact the School Liaison for NAS Pensacola, Carissa Bergosh, at (850) 712-4105.   

     MFLC parental consent forms can be downloaded and printed by students, parents, or referral sources, and must be signed by a parent or guardian.