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My Personal Need

  1. How do I determine if I need counseling?
  2. Will counseling really help me?
  3. I am a private person and do not like telling other people about my problems. Isn't there another way for me to get help?
  4. Can I bring a friend or family member with me to counseling?
  5. Do you provide child care while I am in counseling?
  6. Do I have to pay you for these services?
  7. Do you provide 12-step groups?
  8. Can the EAP assist with finding child care and elderly care services?
  9. What are other types of information or referrals can the EAP make to assist me?

How do I determine if I need counseling?

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may benefit from counseling:

  • Have you felt sad, depressed, or anxious, and it is beginning to impact your life?
  • Have your family, friends, and/or co-workers commented (even jokingly) about your having an addiction – alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography, eating, work, shopping, etc.?
  • Have you lost a loved one, experienced abuse, or been the victim of a crime, and have trouble processing what happened to you?
  • Have your emotional issues interfered with your quality of life, relationships, or work?

Additional confidential screening tools are offered in the Resources page of this website.

Will counseling really help me?

Many people respond well to counseling. Often perspective can be gained by realizing that you are not alone in dealing with an issue, that there are mental / emotional processing mechanisms that are common when people are under stress, and that there are tools to equip oneself to deal positively with the issue at hand.

In other cases, however, short term counseling will not be enough. In those cases, clients can be referred to medical doctors, support groups, and other forms of treatment that will provide a higher level of support for the client. In these cases, the EAP counselors will continue to manage the case and assess employee satisfaction.

I am a private person and do not like telling other people about my problems. Isn’t there another way for me to get help?

The EAP certainly understands how difficult it may be for clients to discuss personal issues with a counselor. The fact that a client is interested in pursuing counseling services demonstrates a courage for change and a desire for personal growth. The EAP counselors are sensitive to your concerns, and will assist you throughout the entire counseling process.

Can I bring a friend or family member with me to counseling?

It depends on the situation, and this will be addressed in your initial phone call to the EAP Typically, at the first appointment, the client is seen individually, unless the identified issue is marital or family counseling. It may be helpful at a later date to involve supportive members of the client’s life as active participants in the treatment process as well.

Do you provide child care while I am in counseling?

No, the EAP does not provide child care for clients.

Do I have to pay you for these services?

No, your EAP benefits are paid for entirely by your employer and are confidential, convenient and professional.  EAP services are free to the employee.  You will not even have a co-pay!

Do you provide 12-step groups?

No, we do not lead 12-step groups. However, we recognize the effectiveness of these support groups and refer clients to them as appropriate. We provide our clients with contact information of resources so that they are able to locate and attend these support groups as needed.

Are there groups that I can participate in that could be beneficial?

The EAP provides a number of groups that are therapeutic and educational.  The EAP provides groups in areas such as parenting, substance abuse, and anger management.

Can the EAP assist with finding child care and elderly care services?

The EAP can assist you by providing you with information on local referral services.

What are other types of information or referrals can the EAP make to assist me?

If you are having credit problems you can be referred to a credit counseling service where you will be helped to develop a plan to deal with debt and manage your credit problems.  In addition, the EAP can provide referral information for legal assistance.

 

 

 

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