The UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center offers individual, couples and family counseling to help employees and their immediate household members resolve work-related and personal problems. UAB, UAB Medicine and VIVA Health employees are eligible for up to 12 free counseling sessions per year. For information on benefits for Homewood City School System employees, go to uab.edu/eacc/homewood

Traditional Counseling Services

The UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center staff includes counselors specializing in marriage and family counseling, play therapy, group counseling, alcohol and drug abuse aftercare, EMDR, critical incident stress management, aging and caregiver issues, employee assistance, career counseling, art therapy and more.

Counseling sessions are designed to help you identify and resolve problems related but not limited to:

  • Relationship or family problems
  • Work or home related stress
  • Depression, mood swings and anxiety
  • Grief, loss and loneliness
  • Alcohol and drug abuse aftercare
 
  • Work-life balance
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Chronic illness support
  • Communication problems
  • And more

To schedule a counseling appointment, call 1-877-872-2327 or 205-934-2281. For more information on EACC services, visit the Frequently Asked Questions.

Other Counseling Services

The EACC also provides the following services for qualified employees, and members of their immediate household:

EACCicon FinancialCounselingFinancial Counseling

Open to UAB, UAB Medicine, VIVA and Homewood City Schools employees.

EACCicon TobaccoCessationTobacco Cessation

Open to UAB, UAB Medicine, VIVA and Homewood City Schools employees.

EACCicon DistanceCounselingDistance Counseling

Open to VIVA and UAB School of Medicine employees working outside of Birmingham.

EACCicon LifeCoachingLife Coaching

Open to UAB, UAB Medicine, VIVA and Homewood City Schools employees.