Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Employee Assistance Programs for Mental Health

Employee Assistance Program Benefits

Let’s face it: working can be stressful! And going to work while dealing with different sources of stress can make things even worse. Sometimes this stress manifests into physical illness, fatigue, and a decline in workplace morale and production. With Americans notoriously under-using their paid vacation time, having stressed-out workers spells trouble for many companies.

You may work for one of the 54% of American employers offering an EAP. An EAP, or Employee Assistance Program, offers free or discounted mental health counseling amongst a plethora of other services; however, it is estimated that less than 10% of employees take advantage of these programs. Many don’t even know they exist! Yet the benefits of an EAP are enormous: while costing a minimal amount for employers, complete usage (i.e. using up all allotted therapy sessions) of an EAP reduced employee absenteeism from 2.37 days of tardy/unscheduled days in the 30-day period prior to EAP use to only .91 days afterward. In addition, usage of an EAP results in less work-related injuries, sick days taken, and workplace satisfaction.

The Cognitive Behavior Institute (CBI) is developing an EAP designed to perfectly fit you and your company’s needs. We offer a “buffet-style” of services, allowing your employer to pick and choose services based on company needs, size, and anything else! With a competitive price and a utilization-based model, we strive to provide the best mental health counseling at the best possible price to maximize company happiness.

If your company does not yet have an EAP, encourage your employer to look into our program! If you are the owner of a company without an EAP, we would be happy to answer any questions you have about the advantages of adding an EAP to your company benefits. Give us a call at 724-609-5002 or check out our website to see our clinicians and services offered at We look forward to hearing from you!

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