Faculty/Staff Employee Assistance

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Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance is the campus faculty and staff employee assistance program providing no cost confidential counseling and referral for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and postdocs. It is also the Employee Assistance program for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Employee Assistance offers support in a wide range of issues, including:

  • work-related stress
  • relationship/couples issues
  • child and teenager problems
  • depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems
  • grief and loss
  • alcohol, drug and other addictions
  • elder and dependent adult care
  • Consultations and training services for faculty and staff management


Employee Assistance is available to UC Berkeley faculty, staff, visiting scholars, post-doctoral appointees, and their partners/spouses and adult family dependents. Employee Assistance is also available to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory employees, and their families and dependents. Our services are completely voluntary. There is no fee for services.

Our Services

Services Available to Faculty and Staff Management

  • Phone or in-person consultations
  • Critical incident response following crisis events
  • Workplace threat of violence assessment and management - in coordination with UCPD and UCB Behavioral Risk Assessment Team (BRAT)
  • On-site small work group facilitation
  • Workshops and trainings customized to department needs
  • Educational materials
  • Policy, program and behavioral health benefits consultation

For more information, click here or call Employee Assistance at (510) 643-7754

Services for Individuals

Problem Assessment Employee Assistance provides a safe, confidential environment in which to discuss your problems, set priorities, and determine appropriate campus and community resources, when needed. We offer our perspective on what is going on and will work collaboratively with you to develop an action plan to address the problems.

Employee Assistance has an extensive and well-researched directory of community resources to draw from when making referrals. In addition, we have identified and liaised with qualified mental health and chemical dependency resources within the health plans available to faculty and staff. We can assist you in finding providers who can meet your time, availability, diversity and other special needs.

Co-workers or colleagues who are concerned about someone they work with can also call to discuss how they may assist that person in getting the help they may need.

Crisis Intervention We respond to individuals and work groups experiencing critical incidents or problems such as a death at work or threat of violence.
Elder Care Program  As part of Employee Assistance, the Elder Care Program offers confidential, free assistance for faculty and staff who are caring for or concerned about an elder or dependent adult. The Elder Care counselor is available to answer your questions, help set priorities, refer you to resources and support you personally.

To schedule an appointment with an Employee Assistance counselor, please contact us at (510) 643-7754 or email employeeassistance@berkeley.edu

Confidentiality Statement

Employee Assistance is completely confidential. The counselor does not share information about you or your visits with anyone outside of Employee Assistance without your consent, or as required by law. Please note that confidentiality of electronic mail is not guaranteed. Much like a postcard sent via U.S. mail, email can be easily observed by a third party while on transit to its destination.

Informed Consent Form

Sample EA Intake Form

Instructions for Using Zoom for an Employee Assistance Appointment