Employee Assistance Program

We’re here to help you be there.

From time to time, everyone could use a shoulder to cry on, a supportive friend or just someone to ask how they’re doing.

This May, we’re encouraging you to #checkin on those you care about.

You might be surprised what they have to say.


When life’s a little much, reach out and get in touch.

In a concerted effort to support clergy and their families during this time, we are pleased to announce an important new benefit that is now available.

The Employee Assistance Program offers services at no cost to help in times like these. 

Benefits include:   

  • Counseling with a therapist is available to you and your family to help process stress and worry and work toward coping skills. Counseling is available in-
  • person, via phone, in-the-moment or online.
  • Legal and financial consultations and extensive online resources can help you get important life documents organized and feel more control about the future.
  • Health Resource Library includes handouts, short videos and recommended apps to help you feel more resilient and calm in anxious or hard times.
  • Work/Life referrals are references to outside people and resources that can help you with tasks that feel overwhelming such as child care, household help, etc.


Please take a look at the brochure, or visit the web site using the company code la-umc

You can also call the Help Line at 1-800-624-5544 and tell them you are with the Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.
If you have any questions or have any difficulty, please contact Theresa Stevens at 225-346-1646 or by email at 
In addition to this new benefit, we have modified the policy for accessing the confidential clergy counseling grants through the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. 

Clergy may now request these grants simply by sending an email to Dr. Elenora Cushenberry.


With each passing day, we all look for that little glimpse of hope and peace during this extremely difficult time.

As your EAP (Employee Assistance Program), we continually promote our promise to be here for you through every season, hardship and success life brings.That’s why we’ve put together a page on our website full of resources as well as specific webinars related to this crisis.

Take some time, check them out, and let us know what you think. If you need additional support to process what's going on, call the Support Line at 800-624-5544 or login at any time.


Special Note: To view the webinars, you will need a free download of Adobe Connect: Windows, Mac and remember our code: la-umc


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We’ve got your back.

A free benefit from the Louisiana Conference, the EAP can help you or anyone in your household:

  • Be present and productive at work
  • Receive support when you don’t feel ilke yourself
  • Get help with responsibilities that are distracting or stressful
  • Grow personal and career skills
  • Be a caring, loving friend or family member
  • Receive care after a traumatic event or diagnosis • Make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Improve and inspire daily life

We’re here for you, always.

Life happens, regardless of the day or time. That’s why EAPC counselors are available 24/7, even on holidays. So whenever you need to reach out, we’re here for you.

Whatever life throws your way, we’re here to help.

Stress, relationships, work and money. These are the most common reasons people reach out to the EAP every year. But no matter what issues you’re facing, the EAP is the perfect first step for you or your family members to:

Reduce stress

Some stress can be a good thing, but too much can be debilitating and unhealthy. Counseling, assessments, coaching, apps, meditation practices, online tools and more can help you improve areas that need work.

Handle a life curve ball

Divorce, adoption, losing a loved one, career changes and moving can all interrupt one’s daily life. Counseling, thousands of online tools, coaching and consultations can help you adjust.

Cope after crisis

Mentally processing and coping after a traumatic event generally takes time and expert care. Counseling, education sheets and communication can help when a crisis occurs.

Support and improve relationships

Raising kids, living with others or improving friendships can take guidance and investment. Counseling, videos, tip sheets and advice make this easier. Referrals to credible daycares, assisted living facilities, dog walkers, physicians, etc. can also help.

Focus at work

We all experience feeling a lack of productivity and engagement at work sometimes. Trainings, advice and custom behavioral strategies can help you become more focused.

Lead others

If you supervise people at work, it’s likely you handle difficult things like performance issues, troubled employees, HR law and hard conversations. Dedicated consultants can provide guidance so you can do your job and have less stress.

Navigate the legal system

Handling a landlord, large purchase, estate or even an infraction can be easier
with the help of a legal expert and thousands of online templates to put into action.

Reduce debt

Money worries can be minimized with custom action plans developed with a financial expert to save, reduce debt or afford a life desired.

Live a healthy life

Changing behaviors to quit smoking, lose weight, manage a disease or exercise more can be more manageable when broken into baby steps. Coaching, videos, counseling and digital tools can help you start living healthy.

Take the first step and call today: 1-800-624-5544


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