Personal problems can and do interfere with an employee's ability to perform on the job. To help employees perform at their best, many employers offer what is known as an employee assistance program. The EAP provides confidential assessment, referral, and help in solving personal and/or work problems that can interfere with job performance.
The services an employee receives from the EAP are protected by state and federal laws concerning confidentiality. Any information shared between an employee and the EAP staff is strictly confidential. The EAP will not release any information without written permission from the employees.
The EAP serves all employees and their household members. You may call to make an appointment. There is no charge for this service.
Participation in the EAP will not jeopardize your job. In fact, any assistance you receive in correcting a job performance problem may be looked upon as favorable. However, your participation in the EAP will not protect you from disciplinary action if you are referred to the program because of substandard job performance.
Counselors are Master's level licensed therapists as well as Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSACs).
Beverly Eager is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); Diplomat of Clinical Social Work (DCSW); Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC); Certified by the State of Hawaii Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division; and has been trained and recognized by the DOT as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). Beverly has lived and worked on the island of Kauai for over 30 years, and has had her private practice on island for over 25 years.
Mark Nowicki M.S. is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 35 years of counseling experience working with individuals, couples, families and youth. Formerly, Director of Counseling Services at Looking Glass Youth and Family Services in Eugene, Oregon and adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon, and has worked extensively in the area of substance abuse. Mark has been in private practice in Hawaii for 12 years. Mr. Nowicki takes a very common sense, direct and problem-focused approach in counseling.
Todd K. Gordon is a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 yrs of experience serving adults with mental illness on Kauai. For the past two years, he has specialized in forensic social work. He is a University of Hawaii at Manoa school of social work alumni, and has spent several years directly involved in cultural based practices. He currently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lihue, as a mental health social worker . His other areas of practice include working as a On-Call psychiatric social worker for Wilcox ER and co-therapist for the YWCA sex offender treatment program. When he's not busy serving others, he's spending time with his family and surfing. His warmth and genuineness are some of his greatest assets, besides his passion to serve others.
Dr. Greta Kugler is a Hawaii Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been providing psychotherapy services for fifteen years. She loves her work and has practiced within general community clinics, cancer/oncology treatment programs, hospital settings, grade schools, university counseling centers, sexual abuse and assault programs & EAP programs. She has assisted individuals, couples and families; Dr. Kugler is committed to understanding the unique needs of each of her clients.
Ms. Phillion is a retired Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Hawaii, Kauai Community College. She holds a Masters degree in Community Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing and a Masters degree in Public Health, both obtained at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She also obtained a post-graduate certificate in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. She has worked as an advocate for abused women and children for over three decades and she is an expert in domestic violence, providing testimony for the prosecution of perpetrators of family abuse in the state of Hawaii. Ms. Phillion developed and implemented the Alternatives to Violence program on Kauai in 1989. She has provided many educational conferences on the issues of domestic violence and the maltreatment of children throughout the state. More recently, she has been addressing the issue of bullying and cyberbullying in the state.
What kinds of problems can the EAP help to solve?
Family or Relationships
Stress or Anxiety Reduction
Depression or Mental Health
Alcohol or Drugs
Financial or Legal
Sexual Orientation Concerns
Illness or Disability
EAP provides free counseling services to benefit the employee and/or the immediate family for up to six one-hour sessions per year. If further counseling is required, the EAP will work with the employee in selecting a quality, affordable extended service.
If you would like to find out more about what we do or how we can help you, please don't hesitate to contact us.