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Community Counseling Program (CCP)

Community Counseling Program is designed to provide general counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups to promote Marines, Sailors, and their families' well-being. Our clinicians provide non-medical counseling that is supportive in nature and works to address general conditions of living, life skills, improving relationships at home and work, stress management, adjustment issues, relationship problems, parenting issues, and grief loss. In certain circumstances, the Family Advocacy Program or Substance Abuse Counselor may be an alternative referral.

Family Advocacy Program

Family Advocacy is designed to assist families experiencing the trauma of abuse. Counselors are trained in domestic violence dynamics to assist in protecting victims and support families in need of assistance. The Family Advocacy Program focuses on helping families and individuals empower themselves to make positive changes in their lives to preserve the family unit. Family Advocacy provides clinical assessment, treatment, and support services for military members and their families involved in domestic abuse incidents.

New Parent Support Program (NPSP)

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) comprises a professional team of nurses and clinicians who provide supportive and caring services to expectant mothers and fathers and families with children under the age of 5. The NPSP is designed to be a reliable resource of information and answers for moms and dads. We offer free home visitations, classes, and groups to promote positive parent-child bonding and attachment and balance family and military life.


Developed by the Corps to provide professional, anonymous counseling for Marines, attached Sailors, and families when it’s needed most. Call today to speak with one of your own.


Prevention & Outreach Programs

The Family Advocacy Program facilitates educational briefs, seminars, and workshops to individuals, commands, and community organizations. Prevention Specialists provide education and training to meet your goals or address specific needs, such as:
  • Couples Communication
  • Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Child Abuse & Neglect Detection, Prevention & Recognition Training
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Skill Building for Parents

Military & Family Life Consultant Program

Military & Family Life Consultants, (MFLCs), are available to help with marriage and relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, loss and daily life issues. MFLCs are licensed clinical counselors who provide short term and problem-solving techniques to service members and their family members. Consultation and training are free, anonymous, and confidential. You can meet with MFLCs anywhere on or off base except for your home. They are available after-hours, weekends and holidays.

Victim Advocacy Program

Victim Advocates assist civilians and active duty victims of domestic violence by advocating for their safety and providing emotional support, crisis intervention, and community referrals.

Victim Advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist military spouses, civilians, and active duty victims of domestic violence or spousal sexual assault. Our responsibility is to advocate for our victims' safety and provide guidance, emotional support, crisis intervention, and information and community referrals.

Victim Advocates are able to take both restricted and unrestricted reports. You can make a restricted report and receive counseling services without beginning a formal investigation or having your command notified. Victim Advocates are also available to the non-offending parent of a victim of child abuse who request services.


  • If you state that your life is in serious danger or if you threaten a life of another person.
  • If the welfare or safety of children is threatened.
  • If you notify the offender that you are making a report.


To make a report Monday-Friday 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM, please call Behavioral Health Programs and ask to speak to a FAP.

To report spousal sexual assault or domestic violence after hours, please call the Victim Advocate directly.

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Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program

The goal of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program is to be the leader in the prevention, education, and awareness. Our mission to combating Sexual Assault and sexual misconduct is an ongoing commitment. SAPR is here to support Every Person, Every Where, Every Time.

This program offers information and services to military members, military dependents over 18, and DoD civilians who are victims of sexual assault. If a spouse sexually assaulted you, please contact the Family Advocacy Program at 253-4526 during office hours or 090-9978-1033 after hours.

In the event of a sexual assault, individuals have the option of making a restricted or unrestricted report. A restricted report means a person can receive services and medical care without having a formal investigation conducted. There are designated individuals to whom a restricted report can be made: Uniformed Victim Advocates (UVA), Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC), Civilian Victim Advocate, and Clinical Providers within Counseling Services and Healthcare providers. If the crime is reported to anyone other than the designated individuals, it may be considered unrestricted.

If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, please contact the installation 24/7 SAPR Support Line for a Victim Advocate at 080-5865-3566 for assistance with reporting options and to request advocacy with the command, law enforcement, and medical personnel. If desired, Uniformed Victim Advocates or Civilian Victim Advocates can be present for support during medical exams and court proceedings.

Sexual Assault 24/7 Support Line

Substance Abuse Prevention & Counseling

The SACC provides confidential services for active-duty military members and other eligible SOFA status beneficiaries addressing issues and concerns with alcohol and drug use, misuse, and dependence. Our services include education, prevention, screening assessments, and individual or group counseling. All active duty and family members with concerns regarding alcohol or illicit substance use are welcome. Unit briefings are also available through our subject matter experts; presentations can be tailored to meet the unique needs of your unit as well.

BH counseling services do not maintain medical records. Therefore, utilizing our services will not follow you after your military career is complete.

HELP IS AVAILABLE If you are concerned about alcohol or other drug use, contact your unit SACO, DAPA, or the SACC program office at DSN 253-5260. Dependents and civilians may be seen without a referral.

Confidential services include:

  • Screening and Assessments
  • PRIME for Life 4.5
  • PRIME for Life 16.0
  • Individual Therapy
  • Outpatient Group
  • Intensive Outpatient Group
  • Aftercare

Prevention Services

Prevention consists of the Drug Demand Reduction Program (DDRP) and the Alcohol Abuse Prevention Specialists (AAPS). Together, they use evidence-informed approaches to address substance abuse issues throughout MCAS Iwakuni. They also operate in tandem assisting unit Substance Abuse Control Officer’s (SACO’s) and Alcohol Screening Program Coordinators (ASPC’s) with the Marine Corp’s urinalysis and breathalyzer programs. Some of the many services provided by this team are as follows:

  • Command Substance Abuse Prevention Planning
  • Illicit Substance Abuse education
  • Alcohol Abuse education
  • Safety Stand Down periods of instruction
  • Monthly substance abuse informational booths
  • Collaborations with on-base and off-base community providers

Prime For Life (PFL) 4.5

PFL 4.5 is a half-day, early intervention course offered by a certified prevention specialist. PFL 4.5 is a valuable tool for commanders to use with their units when there is concern about higher-risk substance misuse behaviors. This curriculum enables Commanding Officers to employ interactive substance abuse training at the unit level with certified PFL trainers from the SACC. If you are concerned about your unit due to an increase in substance misuse behaviors and trends, then please contact us to schedule a class. We will come to you!

Prime For Life (PFL) 16.0

The PRIME for Life (PFL) 16.0 training course, also offered by our certified prevention specialists, is a two-day, 16-hour evidence-based substance abuse prevention/education course designed to encourage participants to enhance behavioral motivation change around the use of alcohol and drugs. PFL 16.0 is different from the PFL 4.5 course. It is designed for individuals who are actively making high-risk choices and have been assessed by the Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC) due to an alcohol-related incident (ARI).

Counseling Services

Level 1 Outpatient group Services (OP)
This service is offered to clients who have been assessed with a substance use disorder of mild severity. Services typically last six weeks, 2x a week, on Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30-11 AM. The curriculum includes Living in Balance and Prime Solutions.

Level 2 Intensive Outpatient group Services (IOP) This service is provided to individuals who have been assessed with a substance use disorder of moderate severity. Group services for IOP typically last six weeks, 2x a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8 - 11 AM.

Higher Levels of Care If you have developed a severe substance use disorder or have co-occurring mental health needs, SACC can facilitate placement in a more intensive outpatient or residential program. The counselor will work with the individual and command to coordinate an individualized transition plan.

Aftercare services are offered for those who have completed either OP, IOP, or returning from a higher level of care and are ready to step-down to a supportive aftercare group.

Self Help Groups:
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA),
  • Meets at Yujo Hall 2nd Floor
  • Tuesdays 6-7 PM
  • Fridays 6-7 PM
  • Military & Family Life Counselor Program

    Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) are available to provide non-medical counseling services related to marriage and relationship issues, stress, grief, loss, and daily life issues. MFLCs are licensed clinical counselors who provide short term and problem-solving techniques to service members and their family members. Consultation and training are free, anonymous, and confidential. MFLCs are flexible and available after-hours, weekends, and holidays when possible.