The mission of the National Guard Psychological Health Program is to advocate, promote, and guide National Guard members and their families by supporting psychological fitness for operational readiness.
Our vision is to honor the commitment our nation has made to protect the American people by ensuring the National Guard’s soldiers and airmen have the resources and ability to master psychological health challenges in their lives.
The Service Member and Family Program’s Psychological Health Branch provides confidential, nonmedical, short-term counseling services.
The non-medical approach is psychoeducational, which helps participants learn to anticipate and resolve challenges associated with everyday stressors and hurdles that may affect military life.
Support is aimed at preventing the development or exacerbation of mental health conditions that may detract from military and family readiness.
Psychological Health Program Coordinators can assist with a wide range of issues to include, but not limited to:
Relationship & Family Issues
Grief & Loss
|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS|
DO I NEED A REFERRAL?
No, service & family members may see a psychological health coordinator (PHC) without a referral
HOW LONG CAN I RECEIVE COUNSELING?
Service members & their families may obtain up to 6 sessions per problem
ARE SESSIONS CONFIDENTIAL?
Counseling is private & confidential with the exception of mandatory state, federal, & military duty-to-warn reporting requirements
WHAT IS THE COST?
There is no cost to the service or family member for counseling
HOW LONG ARE COUNSELING SESSIONS?
The length of sessions is dependent upon the issue, however most range from 30 minutes-1 hour
CAN PHC’S PROVIDE DIAGNOSES?
PHC’s do not provide diagnosis or treatment of mental health disorders
|MAJ Gregory Hebert, LCSW, BCD Program Branch Chief||318-416-7414|
|Stephanie deNux, LCSW-BACS|
Armed Forces Reserve Center
Baton Rouge, LA
Aireal Rybacki, LPC
New Orleans, LA