Are you overlooking hundreds of dollars worth of resources because you think Employee Assistance Programs are just for folks with pretty severe issues like drug abuse or alcoholism?
You should think again. Once I got past that idea, and was convinced of the confidentiality (and the companies who offer EAP know their life depends upon it), I haven’t hesitated to access EAP for all manner of resources.
Over the years I have received, at no cost to myself:
- 10 weeks of nutritional advice, one-on-one, tailored just for me.
- 45 minutes of free legal advice.
- Career coaching that included some eye-popping discoveries and prevented me from wasting time on applying for a couple jobs I would have sucked at (I discovered).
- And yes, several sessions of the more typical counselling, when I was going through a really rough time a while ago.
In every instance, the professional I worked with was absolutely excellent.
Are you overlooking your EAP plan? I totally recommend finding out what is available to you and accessing it. Why walk away from no-charge-to-you resources which could prove invaluable to you?
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