• Merle Mullins

Does Military OneSource Provide Free Counseling?

Military OneSource offers free, confidential, face to face, non-medical counseling to support military service members.

Both active duty military service members, as well as their families, have access to free counseling sessions.

Any activation status will qualify a service member for free counseling, however, the service member must be considered active to some degree in order to qualify.

How Can I Get Started With Military OneSource Counseling?

To schedule face to face non-medical counseling sessions with Military OneSource, you first call a Military OneSource consultant at 800-342-9647. Your Military OneSource consultant will work with you to determine if free counseling sessions are right for you.

If it is determined that free counseling sessions are right for you and or your family, you will be authorized for up to 12 counseling sessions.

Are the Free Counseling Sessions Offered by Military OneSource Confidential?

Free counseling sessions offered by Military OneSource are confidential. They will not affect your career or your spouse's career in any way.

What if I'm Feeling Suicidal, or Am Experiencing Domestic Violence?

Military OneSource free counseling sessions are not the best avenue to discuss the following topics:

  • Active Suicidal or Homicidal thoughts

  • Sexual Assault

  • Child Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse

For more information on the best avenues and resources for these issues, please check here.

Does Military OneSource Cover Marriage Counseling?

Military OneSource provides free marriage counseling to help keep marriages strong and families strong. The challenges of deployments, frequent moves, periods of training and more can bring their fair amount of stress and difficulty into a marriage.

It's important for spouses to take the time for themselves and each other to seek out the free marriage counseling provided by Military OneSource, as it helps improve the chances of a lasting happiness together.

Good Reasons to Take Advantage of free therapy sessions provided by Military OneSource

Military OneSource provides free therapeutic counseling sessions to active duty military personnel and their families because it works. Taking the time to address challenges directly can keep them from becoming major issues.

A few hours of your time now could save your relationships, improve your career, and help you live a more abundant life.

It can also help you avoid a more dramatic situation down the road.

If you'd like to take advantage of Military OneSource Counseling options, contact your Military OneSource benefits consultant today to see if free counseling is right for you.

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  • Bachelor of Social Work, 1982, Gannon University

  • Bachelor of Philosophy, 1983, Gannon University

  • Master of Social Work, 1993, Temple University

  • Post-Master, Marriage and Family Therapy, 1996, Temple University

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Nationally Certified, Duluth Model for treating men who batter women

Family man

I was married in 1981, and have lived in Harrisburg, PA, with my wife Molly and our five children since 1984. Merle enjoys the cultural and arts events available in Harrisburg, Washington D.C., and New York.


I also like playing racquetball, and watching sporting events with friends, especially when the Pennsylvania teams are doing well.

Work life

I have worked as a marriage, family, and addiction counselor for over 30 years, including 15 in close collaboration with churches in the Harrisburg, Hershey, and York areas. After all this time, I am more enthusiastic than ever about helping people overcome life's challenges.

Fax: (717) 963-7142

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