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Work-Life / Employee Assistance Program

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Balance: an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.

It's not unusual for working adults at times to get a little off-balance. It happens. If it ever happens to you, don't worry. You are not alone. Metro's Employee Assistance / Work Life Program is here to help. The Employee Assistance (EAP) / Work Life Program provides free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, prevention, and education services for you and your dependents through Deer Oaks EAP Services.

How Can the EAP Help Me Balance Work and Life?

Picture of a person's silhouetted doing yoga on a beach.It is difficult to be at your best when you are worried about emotional, health, financial, legal, child care, or family problems. Resolving your personal concerns can help you:

  • Remain productive and efficient
  • Increase your morale and well-being
  • Stay focused on your goals
  • Achieve a healthy balance in your life
  • Establish positive relationships
  • Decrease your overall stress level

How Can EAP Help?

A trained master's level counselor is available 24/7 365 days of the year to help you and your dependents cope with life's stressors so that you can live a happy, productive life. With EAP, you and your dependents will receive up to 12 sessions per incident per year with a master's level clinician.

What Type of Problems Does EAP Cover?

  • Pictue of a group of people, some smiling, some not.Stress, Tension, Anxiety
  • Depression, Grief
  • Emotional and Psychological Issues
  • Life Changes and Transitions
  • Health Lifestyles
  • Anger Management
  • Marital / Family Problems
  • Work-Related Difficulties
  • Legal / Financial Concerns
  • Health and Wellness Issues
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Substance Abuse

EAP Services Provided

  • Assessment and Short-Term Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Community and Health-Plan Referrals
  • Leadership and Supervisor Training
  • Onling Tools, Tips, and Articles
  • Work / Life Balance Coaching
  • Child Care / Elder Care Resources
  • Preparing for Retirement
  • Retiree Assistance Program
  • Legal and Financial Consultations
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Health and Wellness Education

How Can I Access EAP?

Help is just a phone call or click away. EAP is a confidential service and can be accessed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year.

Simply call the toll-free number 844-833-0437 or visit the Deer Oaks Website for helpful resources, guidance, and support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who may use EAP? All employees of Metro Government and members of their household are eligible to use EAP services. Often, when one family member is experiencing a difficulty, it affects other family members, as well.

Is there a fee? No. EAP services are free of charge. With EAP, you and your dependents will receive up to 12 visits per issue per year.

What about confidentiality? Confidentiality is truly the hallmark of this service. All services are confidential.

Does using EAP affect my job? No. Your department will not be notified if you choose to make contact with the EAP. If your job performance is significantly affected or negatively impacted by a personal challenge or crisis, your supervisor may recommend the EAP. As always, the goal is to improve your personal well-being and work performance.