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Like many of the public or even some in the Human Resources and Benefits world, I came to the Employee Assistance world not truly understanding what they actually did. After two years of leading this amazing organization, I have learned about the dedication, the hard work, and the specific skills that Employee Assistance Professionals possess and perform on a daily basis.

The most common misconception revolves around the belief that EAPs are clinical therapists in the workplace. While many EAPs hold clinical licenses such as MSWs or PhDs, EAP work is a profession that is centered around supporting employees to be productive. EAPs are frequently called to assess and refer a wide range of situations to help employees live their best lives while remaining productive in the workspace. Many EAPs regularly address areas such as:

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