The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a convenient source of professional assessment and referral for you and your family for almost any personal difficulty--such as alcoholism and drug abuse, physical and emotional stress at work or at home, marriage and family discord, financial difficulties and job-related issues.
The EAP is paid for and provided by The Sound Partnership. To ensure absolute confidentiality, an independent consulting firm--Health Venture--has been retained to administer the program. ITs staff includes counselors with credentials and experience in a variety of fields, including individual and marital counseling, family therapy, psychiatry, social work, nursing, and chemical dependency treatment.
How the Program Works:
You are allowed from one to three "assessment sessions" with a Health Venture counselor--at no charge to you. During a session, you and the counselor will discuss and evaluate the nature of your problem.
If ongoing counseling is necessary, you will be directed to private or community resources for further assistance. Of course, the decision to seek services and who will provide the services is up to you.
You will be responsible for any charges that you incur from these other providers. Before making a referral, your Health Venture counselor will consider your financial resources--including benefits available from your employee medical plan.