Military and Family Life Counseling

military & family life counselingStudents of active duty and recently separated military families can receive extra support in our schools. 

The Military and Family Life Counseling Program (MFLC) provides confidential, non-medical, short-term, counseling services. The non-medical counseling approach is psychoeducational, which helps participants learn to anticipate and resolve challenges associated with the military life. 

Eligible students at any school can access these services. Counselors are based at the following schools:


  • Clear Creek Elementary: Crystal Bennet, LMHC
  • Cougar Valley Elementary and Emerald Heights Elementary: Donna Whittaker, LMHC
  • John D. "Bud" Hawk Elementary: Erin Teynor, LMHC
  • Silverdale Elementary: Candace McKenzie, LMHC


  • Ridgetop Middle School: Tracey Bogle, LMHC


Active-duty service members, National Guard and reserve members (regardless of activation status), Coast Guard members when activated for the Navy, Department of Defense expeditionary civilians (90 days prior to deployment through 180 days post-deployment) and their immediate family members are eligible for services. Veterans and their immediate families are eligible up to 180 days past separation from the military. 

More Information

Military & Family Life Counseling Program (MFLC)  | Military OneSource 

Contact Info

If you would like to access Military and Family Life Programs please contact the MFLAC team lead, Valli Rebsamen at [email protected]. You can also reach out to your child's school counselor to request a referral.