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These provider descriptions are general in nature and are being made available to help you better understand the various types and levels of behavioral health providers that may be available to provide your care. These general descriptions were prepared using national standards. Please note that provider requirements will vary from state to state, thus, you may want to check with the provider's office if you have any specific questions

Employee Assistance Professional (EAP):

  1. Must meet criteria for master's level counselors, as well as have two years experience providing EAP services and a minimum of 3 years experience in the community where practicing.

  2. Not qualified to prescribe or dispense medications

  3. Specialization in workplace issues and performance problems, organizational stresses, substance abuse assessment and issues, and short term counseling for life concerns.


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