There are times when personal problems such as family issues, emotional distress, substance abuse, child/elder care issues can negatively impact your health and well-being. To assist in coping with these problems, the College offers to benefit-eligible employees access to services from New Directions EAP free of charge.
New Directions EAP - Employee Assistance Program
New Direction's EAP program includes a voluntary, confidential counseling service staffed by trained professionals is available to provide you with an initial assessment, referrals, and short-term counseling. Covered employees and eligible family members may have up to 3 consultations per year. This service is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year. Call 1-800-624-5544 to schedule a counseling appointment. Online therapy services are now available: see the Online Therapy flyer.
In addition, New Directions EAP provides informational, resource, and referral services to assist you in balancing the stresses of work and family life. Topics include child and elder care, adoption, relocation, becoming a parent, and many more. Other resources include legal assistance and tax preparation assistance. You can access these services by calling 1-800-624-5544 or on the New Directions EAP website. First-time users will need to register. Enter "Emerson College" as your username to explore the resources available.