The UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center, formerly the UAB Resource Center, is an employee benefit designed to provide employees and their immediate household members with resources for resolving work-related and personal problems. The UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center provides employee assistance, confidential counseling, community referral, supervisor consultation, crisis management and a variety of educational programs to support successful work life integration.
Our service is designed to support and provide practical tools for balance in all areas of life. Our Counselors provide confidential counseling for individual, family and relationship issues. Our goal is to assist our clients in clarifying issues, exploring options, and finding solutions. Our service is provided as an employee benefit and is free to our clients.
For detailed information about our counseling services, services for managers, and educational programs, please refer to the links at the left sidebar.
The UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center provides services for all eligible persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. If for any reason the counselors of the UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center determine that an individual’s needs exceed the services or expertise available at the UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center, the counselors will work with the individual to identify an appropriate referral to meet their needs.
UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center services are provided as a benefit by the following organizations: Eligibility and Benefits and the link to your employer, located on the left side of this page, for details regarding eligibility and services available for you and your immediate household members. For detailed information about our counseling services, services for managers and educational programs please refer to the Services and Programs and Events links located on the left side of this page.
Counseling and Support Staff
Our counseling staff consists of counselors with a variety of backgrounds and credentials to meet the varied needs of our clients. Members of our professional team include Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs), Associate Licensed Counselors (ACAs), clinically supervised Counseling Interns at both the Master’s and Doctorate level, and a licensed professional art therapist (LPAT). An accountant provides financial counseling. In addition, our counselors are trained in an array of specialized areas, including couples, family and relationship therapy, disaster response, gerontology, addictions, interventions, trauma, smoking cessation, art, expressive therapies, and other non-traditional therapies. For more information about our staff and their credentials, please visit our staff bios.
Programs and Events
The UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center also provides a variety of stress management classes, educational programs, and support groups to support successful work life integration and the quest for health in all areas of life. Programs provided and/or sponsored by the Resource Center include: Mediation, T’ai Chi, Yoga, Beat the Pack (smoking cessation), Planning for Retirement, Women’s Support Group and a Displaced Employees Support Group.
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