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Counseling services for employees

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available for faculty, staff and their immediate family members to receive or locate help with personal or professional challenges. EAP services are free and confidential and include screening and referral, problem solving, crisis intervention, consultation and training/development.

The EAP provides brief therapy which includes up to five sessions. If an employee needs more than five sessions the EAP will offer to link the individual with a practitioner in the community who may provide assistance. The EAP will collaborate with employees to locate services covered by their insurance or that are provided at a reduced or sliding scale fee. If one does not have insurance, the EAP will consider the financial situation of an individual in arranging referrals.

A summary list of reasons why individuals contact EAP is as follows.

  • Personal relationships
  • Job stress
  • Conflict with others on the job
  • Emotional/psychological challenges
  • Family/marital problems
  • Career change
  • Grief and loss
  • Legal issues
  • Health problems
  • Alcohol/drug abuse
  • Financial pressures
  • Eating disorders

Please contact EAP for support in managing any of these concerns.

Reviewed August 20, 2015.