For 24-Hour Crisis Resources, please scroll down for links and phone numbers. For CSU Ombuds services, please visit the Ombuds website. For a list of community resources, please visit the CARE website. For a complete list of campus-wide resources, access our .pdf list of Employee Resources for Conflict Resolution.

Employee Assistance Program

The EAP supports CSU employees in three ways:

On-Site Support

EAP strives to offer inclusive support to all employees at Colorado State University. The on-site EAP Coordinator offers assessment and referrals, management consultation, outreach to employees who may be struggling, and departmental support after impactful events or loss within a community. Please contact our Employee Assistance Coordinator for help or more information:

Jan Pierce, MS, LPC  970-491-3437, jan.pierce@colostate.edu.

3rd Party Confidential Support

ComPsych GuidanceResources® (CSU’s contracted provider for EAP services)

Counseling, legal advice, financial planning and work-life balance support.

ComPsych, (800) 497-9133, provides no-cost, confidential assistance to help address the personal issues faced by employees (faculty, staff, non-student hourly) and members of their households. Staffed by experienced clinicians, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ComPsych will refer employees to a local, licensed psychotherapist, answer legal or financial questions, or refer you to experts in the community.

GuidanceResources® Online is your one-stop shop for expert information on the issues that matter most to you…relationships, work, school, children, wellness, legal, financial, free time and more. Use the term CSUEAP to create an account.

CARE Program

Connects and refers employees to both on campus and community resources that provide health and social services through a comprehensive resources directory and hands-on guidance. Please contact the CARE coordinator for more information:

Emma Chavez @ Palmer Center (970) 658-6158, or 316 General Services Building (970) 491-4839, or by e-mail at emma.chavez@colostate.edu.

24-Hour Crisis Resources

(If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or others)

Summit Stone Crisis Center (24-hr walk-in and crisis line)
1217 Riverside Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-494-4200
https://www.summitstonehealth.org/services/24-7-walk-in-crisis/

Connections (walk-in from 8-4pm, calls 24/7)
425 W. Mulberry St. Ste 101
Fort Collins, CO 80521
971-221-5551
https://www.healthdistrict.org/services/connections

More detail on EAP/Compsych benefits and services:

CSU's EAP Provider

Website: ComPsych GuidanceResources

Phone: (800) 497-9133
TDD: (800) 697-0353

Company Web ID: CSUEAP
(Please use this ID to create an account)

Featured Material from ComPsych:

EAP Orientation Video

Thanksgiving

The Tale We Tell is a Harmful Lie

Find the Article Here

Edibles foraged from prairie land around Coteau des Prairies Lodge near Havana, N.D., July 19, 2016. Chef Sean Sherman’s work is part of a slowly gathering movement that he and other cooks are calling “new Native American cuisine,” or “indigenous cuisine.” Clockwise from top left: gooseberries, baby corn, milkweed pods, chokecherries, lead plant flowers, buffalo berries, white sage, bergamot flowers, corn silk and, across the bottom, a juniper branch. (Dan Koeck/The New York Times)

Confidential Mental Health Counseling

CSU employees and dependents are offered six free sessions per family member, per issue, per calendar year. Employees will be referred by a Compsych representative to a licensed clinician in the community whose experience best matches their presenting concern, such as:

  • Relationship conflicts
  • Problems with children
  • Substance abuse
  • Stress, anxiety or depression, grief, and loss
  • Job pressures

Financial Information, Resources and Tools

Financial issues can arise at any time, from dealing with debt to saving for college or retirement. Call Compsych (8-5pm) @ 800-497-9133. Various tools and resources are available to address financial concerns such as:

  • Getting out of debt
  • Retirement planning
  • Credit card or loan problems
  • Saving for college
  • Tax questions
  • Estate planning

Legal Information and Resources

When a legal issue arises, attorneys are available to provide confidential telephone support (8-5pm) @ 800-497-9133. If employees require representation, they can be referred to a qualified attorney in the community for a free 30 minute consultation and a 25% reduction in customary legal fees thereafter. Legal issues may include:

  • Divorce and family law
  • Debt obligations / bankruptcy
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Real estate transactions

Work-Life Solutions

ComPsych’s Work-Life specialists will do the research for you, providing qualified referral and customized resources for issues such as:

  • Child and elder care
  • Moving and relocation
  • Making major purchases
  • College planning
  • Pet care
  • Home repair
  • Planning a vacation