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 on Campus.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP supports CSU employees with their personal issues in three ways:

On-Site Support

EAP offers assessment and referrals, management consultation, outreach to employees who may be struggling, and departmental support after impactful events or loss. Please contact our interim, on-campus EAP contact for help or more information: Jan Pierce, 970-491-1527,

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

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

ComPsych provides no-cost, confidential assistance program 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.

CARE Program

Connects and refers employees to community resources that provide health and social services through a comprehensive resources directory and hands-on guidance. Emma Chavez is available to answer questions and to assist CSU employees at Palmer Center, (970) 658-6158, or 316 General Services Building (970) 491-4839, or by e-mail at

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

Connections (walk-in from 8-4pm, calls 24/7)
425 W. Mulberry St. Ste 101
Fort Collins, CO 80521

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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)

Confidential Consultation on Personal Issues

Someone to talk to.

CSU employees and dependents are allowed up to six free sessions per family member, per problem area, per year. Employees will be referred to an experienced clinician in the community for personal concerns, such as:

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

Financial Information, Resources and Tools

Discover your best options.

Financial issues can arise at any time, from dealing with debt to saving for college. 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

Expert information when you need it.

When a legal issue arises, attorneys are available to provide confidential telephone support. If an employee requires representation, he/she can be referred to a qualified attorney 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

Delegate your “to-do” list

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