COMMUNITY COUNSELING PROGRAM
Community Counseling Program

Behavioral Health Community Counseling Program provides short term counseling to individuals, couples and families and group therapy on most Marine camps across the island.


Our licensed, experienced clinicians are here to help with a wide variety of topics, including:
• Military Life
• Deployment and Reunion/Reintegration
• Relationships and Marriage
• Parenting
• Family Conflicts
• Life Changes such as moving, divorce, separation, retirement
• Grief and Loss


Services are confidential, within the limits of the law, and BHCCP counseling records are not part of your medical record.

For services, please walk in for a screening during these walk-in hours:

• Camp Foster, Bldg 439, M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
• Camp Hansen, Bldg 2394, M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

If you cannot walk in during these times, please call 645-2915 and ask to speak to a clinical supervisor for more assistance.

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Stress & the Holidays

 

During the holiday season a person may go through many emotions to include joy, frustration, sadness, happiness and feeling overwhelmed.  The holidays can present unique challenges to the body both mentally and physically.  Here are a few tips to help you to be your best self this holiday season:

 

ホリデーシーズンは、楽しさに加えて、イライラや倦怠感など、色々な感情が押し寄せる時期でもあります。この季節は、身体も精神的にも、ある意味普段と違う負担があると言えるでしょう。ホリデーシーズンを楽しみ、ベストな自分でいられる為に、幾つかヘルプになる方法をシェアしたいと思います。

 

STAY CONNECTED:

 Family and friends play an important role in maintaining balance and emotional health during this time. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social events. They can offer support and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits and broaden your friendships.

 

繋がる事の重要性:

 この季節、家族や友人の存在は、心の健康のバランスを保つ上で、とても大切な役割をします。孤独や寂しさを感じたら、コミュニティー、教会又はその他の宗教等のイベント、仲間たちとのソーシャルイベントに参加するようにしましょう。交友を深めたり、サポートを得られるでしょう。又、ボランティア等を通して、人助けをする事は、友情を広げたり、気持ちを上げる事に繋がる良い方法かもしれません。

 

SELF-CARE:

 Maintain your healthy habits as much as possible.  Mindfully engage in activities that promote relaxation and positivity. Practice positive self-talk and gratitude. Set healthy limits with others and yourself.  Set time for yourself to re-charge.

 

セルフケア:

 健康的な習慣を出来るだけ保つようにして下さい。マインドフルに意識しながら、気持ちがリラックスする事やポジティブさを促進する行動をする。ポジティブなセルフトーク(自身に対してかける言葉)、そして感謝をする事を心がけましょう。他人や自分自身に対して、健康的なリミットを置く事や、気持ちをリセット、チャージできる時間を作る事は大切です。

 

REASONABLE:

 Set reasonable goals and expectations for yourself. The holidays don't have to be perfect or just like last year. As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change as well. Choose a few to hold on to and be open to creating new ones.

 

適切さ:

 ハードルを高くしたり、自身に過度に期待せず、適切なゴールを設定するのも大切です。ホリデーシーズンは、例えば、『去年みたいに』、又は、『完璧』なものじゃなくてもいいのです。家族に変化や成長があったりするのと同じように、ホリデーの習慣や伝統等に変化がみられる事もあるでしょう。今までの習慣を2,3に減らしたり、新しいやり方を取り入れる等、柔軟に取り組む事も大切です。

 

SEEK CARE:

 Acknowledge your feelings and how you're doing.  If despite your best efforts, you find yourself feeling persistently sad or anxious, plagued by physical complaints, unable to sleep, irritable and hopeless, and unable to face routine chores seek assistance. If these feelings last for a while, talk to your doctor, a Chaplin or a professional at MCCS Behavioral Health Community Counseling Center at 645-2915.

 

ケア(支援)を求める事:

 自身の調子や感情に気づく様にしましょう。普段からベストを心がけていても、落ち込みや不安感、長引く体の不調、不眠、イライラ、希望を持てない、日課をこなせない等の症状が続く場合は、ヘルプを求めましょう。この様な状態が長引く場合は、医者や牧師(チャプリン)、又は、MCCSのコミュニティーカウンセリングセンター(645-2915)に、ご連絡下さい。

 

 

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Stress & the Holidays
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During the holiday season a person may go through many emotions to include joy, frustration, sadness, happiness and feeling overwhelmed.  The holidays can present unique challenges to the body both mentally and physically.  Here are a few tips to help you to be your best self this holiday season:

 

ホリデーシーズンは、楽しさに加えて、イライラや倦怠感など、色々な感情が押し寄せる時期でもあります。この季節は、身体も精神的にも、ある意味普段と違う負担があると言えるでしょう。ホリデーシーズンを楽しみ、ベストな自分でいられる為に、幾つかヘルプになる方法をシェアしたいと思います。

 

STAY CONNECTED:

 Family and friends play an important role in maintaining balance and emotional health during this time. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social events. They can offer support and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits and broaden your friendships.

 

繋がる事の重要性:

 この季節、家族や友人の存在は、心の健康のバランスを保つ上で、とても大切な役割をします。孤独や寂しさを感じたら、コミュニティー、教会又はその他の宗教等のイベント、仲間たちとのソーシャルイベントに参加するようにしましょう。交友を深めたり、サポートを得られるでしょう。又、ボランティア等を通して、人助けをする事は、友情を広げたり、気持ちを上げる事に繋がる良い方法かもしれません。

 

SELF-CARE:

 Maintain your healthy habits as much as possible.  Mindfully engage in activities that promote relaxation and positivity. Practice positive self-talk and gratitude. Set healthy limits with others and yourself.  Set time for yourself to re-charge.

 

セルフケア:

 健康的な習慣を出来るだけ保つようにして下さい。マインドフルに意識しながら、気持ちがリラックスする事やポジティブさを促進する行動をする。ポジティブなセルフトーク(自身に対してかける言葉)、そして感謝をする事を心がけましょう。他人や自分自身に対して、健康的なリミットを置く事や、気持ちをリセット、チャージできる時間を作る事は大切です。

 

REASONABLE:

 Set reasonable goals and expectations for yourself. The holidays don't have to be perfect or just like last year. As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change as well. Choose a few to hold on to and be open to creating new ones.

 

適切さ:

 ハードルを高くしたり、自身に過度に期待せず、適切なゴールを設定するのも大切です。ホリデーシーズンは、例えば、『去年みたいに』、又は、『完璧』なものじゃなくてもいいのです。家族に変化や成長があったりするのと同じように、ホリデーの習慣や伝統等に変化がみられる事もあるでしょう。今までの習慣を2,3に減らしたり、新しいやり方を取り入れる等、柔軟に取り組む事も大切です。

 

SEEK CARE:

 Acknowledge your feelings and how you're doing.  If despite your best efforts, you find yourself feeling persistently sad or anxious, plagued by physical complaints, unable to sleep, irritable and hopeless, and unable to face routine chores seek assistance. If these feelings last for a while, talk to your doctor, a Chaplin or a professional at MCCS Behavioral Health Community Counseling Center at 645-2915.

 

ケア(支援)を求める事:

 自身の調子や感情に気づく様にしましょう。普段からベストを心がけていても、落ち込みや不安感、長引く体の不調、不眠、イライラ、希望を持てない、日課をこなせない等の症状が続く場合は、ヘルプを求めましょう。この様な状態が長引く場合は、医者や牧師(チャプリン)、又は、MCCSのコミュニティーカウンセリングセンター(645-2915)に、ご連絡下さい。

 

 

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Who is eligible to receive services at BHCCP?
Anyone connected to the Marine Corps or Navy, including active duty, reserve and guard members and their families; retirees and their families; and civilian employees and their families.
We are unable to provide services to Army and Air Force service members and dependents, but we can provide referrals during walk-in hours.


Will my command find out I’m coming to counseling?
The fact of your seeking and attending counseling is confidential. Your counselor cannot acknowledge they know you, privately or publically, without your permission.
That said, there are exceptions. Your command may learn about your counseling if:
• your command formally referred you and escorted you to our offices
• you ask us to communicate with them and sign a release authorizing us to do so
• you disclose an imminent threat/plan to harm yourself or someone else
• you tell them!


What are your hours?
They vary by location; see Office Locations tab. 


How do I dial your offices from off base?
Dial 098-911-5111, listen for a dial tone, and then dial the 7-digit on-base DSN number.


I’m not married to my girlfriend/boyfriend/same-sex partner. Can we still get couples counseling?
Yes!

 
Can you give me an ERD letter?
Yes, if it’s appropriate to your circumstances. Come to our walk-in hours on Camp Foster, Bldg 439, M-F, 0800-1100 and 1300-1600.


Can you get me a compassionate reassignment, humanitarian discharge, limited duty assignment, or other change of duty?
No, we do not assess fitness-for-duty. Contact Outpatient Mental Health at the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, 646-WELL, for information.


Can you write a letter to the court supporting me in my divorce/custody dispute/criminal action?
No, we do not issue letters for court. We may write a brief summary of your attendance and treatment progress, addressed to you, upon request and with your written release authorizing it. Preparation of such a letter requires several business days and possibly longer, depending on the availability of your counselor.


I still have questions. Who can I talk to?
Feel free to call 645-2915 anytime, M-F, 0730-1630 for more information.

 

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