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Military Dependents

West Florida High is honored to support our military-connected students and their families through the Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) program!

What is a Military Family Life Counselor?

Military family life counselors (MFLCs) support military families through the unique challenges of military life, including cycles of deployment and reintegration, by providing non-medical, short-term counseling.

What is a MFLC’s role?

Military Family Life Counselors provide consultation, training, and educational presentations/ workshops to program faculty, staff, parents, and children. MFLC’s support augments services already in place at each school. Counselors take part in everyday school activities and events. They are available to support in areas related to deployment and reintegration; family dynamics; positive coping mechanisms; staff support and education; parent education and stress reduction. Counselors are also available to facilitate groups and trainings to build leadership skills; manage anger; build self-esteem and confidence and strengthen communication.

How are counselors selected?

Counselors are selected for their demonstrated expertise and training and are under the management of the office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy.  Counselors hold a masters degree or Ph.D., are licensed in their home states and have experience working with children and youth.  Counselors go through rigorous background checks before being placed in schools.

Why are counselors in certain schools and not others?

Schools are selected to receive MFLCs based on their percentage of military connected students.

Do counselors keep records about students and families?

No.  Services provided by counselors are private and confidential with the exception of mandatory federal and military reporting requirements (i.e., child abuse, domestic violence and other life-threatening situations).  No counseling records are maintained. 

Contact the Military Family Counselor for additional questions and links, (850)417-4757. 

Thank you, 

Eileen Wolfe, LMHC
Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC)
West Florida High School of Advanced Technology 

(850) 417-4757

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