Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Do you feel sometimes that you have more problems than you have solutions?
Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you with these personal issues in a safe and confidential manner.

How can your EAP assist you in addressing these nagging life problems?
  • The EAP sessions are strictly confidential.  Records are maintained by a private contractor;
  • You will be seen by a professional--James O'Donnell, C.E.A.P., C.A.D.A.C. He designed and implemented our EAP in 1975 and has been serving County employees for 39 years.
  •  In an evaluation of 1,700 Employee Assistance Program professionals, James was ranked #1 in the United States;
  • One to three sessions are available each calendar year, including dependent family members up to age 26 at no cost.

What is the EAP process?
Our EAP Program Director will help you explore your concerns.  With your assistance, he will help you identify possible solutions by a process of short-term problem solving consisting of assessment of the issue(s) and, if necessary, a referral to a professional resource outside of your EAP.

The following are some of the services covered by your EAP:

  • Emotional concerns (e.g. depression);
  • Family and relationship difficulties (over time, they seem to become worse);
  • Work and personal stress (how to cope with your personal issues);
  • Alcohol and drug problems for you or your family members (when and how to intervene with the chemically dependent person);
  • Financial concerns (learn money management skills).

REMEMBER, IT IS THE EXPERIENCE OF THE EAP DIRECTOR THAT EMPLOYEES SHOULD NOT WAIT TOO LONG BEFORE CONTACTING THEIR EAP.

CONTACT:        Contra Costa County
                       Employee Assistance Program
                       Appointments:  (925) 930-3661
                       Voicemail:        (925) 930-4403

Members of DSA and IAFF Local 1230 should contact:
                        Managed Health Network
                        Appointments:  (800) 227-1060 

Other sources of assistance are provided in the Wellness Resource Guide for Community Services