What is an Employee Assistance Program?

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an employer sponsored benefit providing short term counseling services to individuals and their families when personal concerns interfere with work performance, personal happiness, or good family relations. They are there to help you with any personal issues you may wish to discuss, including:

  1. Stress Management
  2. Alcohol or Drug Abuse
  3. Emotional Distress
  4. Marital or Family Conflict
  5. Financial Difficulties
  6. Workplace Conflict
  7. Self Improvement

Your voluntary use of EAP's services is confidential to the fullest extent allowable by law. There is no charge for their services, because Skidmore pays a preset fee each year for all ongoing employees. If you need specialized resources or longer term assistance, EAP will help you find additional resources best suited to your needs.

How Can I get Help?

Just pick up the phone. You and members of your immediate family can call EAP directly at 518-793-9768, or 1-800-734-6072 if calling from outside the 518 area. Their office appointments are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and some evening hours can be arranged. EAP crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Remember, contacts are confidential, and there is no charge to you for using EAP. Counselors are dedicated, caring professionals committed to treating each individual with respect. Each counselor has at least a master's degree in a human services field and a solid history of direct counseling experience.

Their main office is located in Glens Falls, NY; however they also have affiliate offices near you for your convenience. They will accommodate your needs in where to meet with you.