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Employee Assistance Program 

Purpose of the EAP

It is the purpose of EAP to promote the intellectual, psychological, and spiritual health of faculty, staff, and their families. Any difficulty, regardless of severity, that is interfering with one's personal effectiveness at work or home is appropriate to bring to this service.

Why the EAP?

The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire's largest investment and most valuable resource are its people, who change lives and empower others. The Employee Assistance Program's goal is to preserve and protect this valuable resource.

Most people handle difficulties in their lives well by themselves. Others have a lot of trouble, due to facing too much at one time or not having the experience to handle them. Counseling can decrease the amount of time it takes to recover, help lessen the amount of suffering, and help decrease the chances of matters getting worse or spreading. Plus, counseling teaches ways of coping with life's difficulties. Each of us would like to think that we can handle our difficulties on our own. However, after a period of time if things are not getting better in our personal lives, counseling may be an alternative.

Please take a few moments to read the information contained on this site. If you are in need of help, we urge you and your family to contact UW-Eau Claire Counseling Services.

How can the EAP help?

  • Counseling: Offers a confidential environment in which to discuss your concerns.
  • Assessment: A counselor will assist you in identifying difficulties and in setting priorities you want to discuss.
  • Referral: A counselor can provide you with information on various programs, agencies, and practitioners if you are unsure of where to find assistance.
  • Follow-up: A counselor will follow-up with you as needed.
  • Consultation: The EAP can confidentially assist supervisors, colleagues, and co-workers who may be concerned about another individual at work or at home.
  • Education/Training/Groups: The EAP offers programs on a variety of issues to departments upon request.


The foundation of the Employee Assistance Program is the confidentiality of its services. All information disclosed in the counseling session is confidential and will not be released to anyone outside the University Counseling Center without written permission of the client. Exceptions, as required by law, may occur when:

  • there is a serious danger of violence to another
  • self-injury is likely unless protective measures are taken
  • there is reason to believe that abuse of children or elderly persons has occurred
  • ordered by a federal or state court

Who is Eligible?

All UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff, and their household members.

How do I use the Program?

You can walk in or call directly for information about the program, to discuss a concern, or to arrange an individual appointment. Appointments may be scheduled with any of the clinicians who are employed at the clinic. Times are available during the day and limited evening hours. Call 715-836-5521.

What kind of difficulties?

  • Abuse
  • Adult Child of Alcoholic Parents
  • Anxiety, Anger, Depression, Loneliness
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Assertiveness/Communication
  • Behavioral Change
  • Burnout/Stress Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Codependency
  • Domestic or Courtship Violence
  • Declining Work Performance
  • Deterioration of Work Relationships
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Difficulties
  • Financial
  • Goal Setting/Motivation
  • Physical Disability
  • Relationship Issues
  • Relaxation
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Skills for Success
  • Time Management

    Other Offerings
  • Small group presentations
  • Organizational Consultation to Departmental Units
  • Supervisory/Administrative Consultation
  • Workshops

What are the costs?

Assessment referral, and follow-up are free of charge to faculty, staff, and members of the households through the EAP. However, if it is determined that a community resource is appropriate for assistance, the fee of the services will be your obligation and/or that of your insurance plan.