COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to public health concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center has cancelled all in-person events. Explore upcoming virtual events on the EACC Calendar.

The UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center offers several confidential support groups to help employees and members of their immediate household balance work-life challenges. Participants have the opportunity to discuss shared experiences, offer and receive guidance, and benefit from community support.

Select a tab below for information on available EACC's Support Groups.

  • Coping Conversations

    Coping Conversations
    A New EACC Virtual Program

    Maintaining self-care practices and enhancing positive wellbeing during challenging times can be difficult to do. Please join EACC staff as they facilitate a weekly virtual discussion and provide tools for healthy coping with life stressors.

    WHEN & WHERE: Group meets Tuesdays, 4:15 to 5 p.m., via Zoom.

    REGISTRATION: Go to the EACC Upcoming Events Calendar and select a date to register.

  • Hopeful Healing

    Hopeful Healing
    An EACC Support Group for Coping with Chronic Illness

    EACC's monthly support group for coping with chronic illness, gives employees an opportunity to discuss their experiences living with chronic conditions including diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, Celiac disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. It is not uncommon for patients living with a chronic illness to experience pain, fatigue, physical changes, stress or difficulty performing usual activities. There is hope in knowing that UAB offers a support group where employees can go to share their personal experiences, offer and receive support and know that they are not alone.

    Hopeful Healing is not a group therapy session; group members lead the discussion, while facilitator EACC Counselor Khoi Bishop is present to offer support. The group meets in a quiet, private, comfortable space, and confidentiality will be maintained.

    Read more about the Hopeful Healing support group in the UAB Reporter.

    WHEN & WHERE: Group meets on the last Tuesday of the month, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., via Zoom. Holiday 2020 Schedule: November group meets 11/17, December group meets 12/22.

    REGISTRATION: Go to and select a date to register via Zoom.

  • A Woman's Place

    A Woman's Place
    An EACC Support Group for Women

    EACC’s weekly support group for women, led by EACC Counselors Dondra Goldsby and Kourtney Young, offers participants an encouraging, confidential environment to discuss topics important to women and to promote personal self-improvement.

    WHEN & WHERE: Group meets Wednesdays, starting 9/16, 5:15-6:15 p.m., via Zoom.

    REGISTRATION: Go to and select a date to register via Zoom. A Woman’s Place is an open group, however participants may be asked to participate in a brief group screening prior to attending.

  • Art Therapy

    Art Therapy
    An EACC Virtual Art Group

    Art therapy enables participants to address their problems and express their feelings by translating emotions into physical shapes through exercises such as drawing, painting and sculpture.

    EACC's therapeutic art group provides a creative, expressive and cathartic experience; no artistic talent is necessary.

    Read more about the Art Therapy in the UAB Reporter.


    • A monthly public art therapy group, led by EACC Art Therapist Carrie Ezell, is free and open to all UAB, UAB Medicine, VIVA and Homewood City School employees; visit EACC Programs & Events for this month's group details.
    • One-on-one Art Therapy sessions are available to UAB employees and members of their immediate household (up to 12 free sessions per calendar year).