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Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

The WVU Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is a free, confidential resource for all active and retired faculty, staff, and their dependents (i.e., spouse or child). It's a safe place where employees can talk about any struggles or concerns they're facing and determine the best way to address them. 

Some of the common concerns people seek FSAP for assistance with include:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Alcohol and other drug issues
  • Marital/family concerns
  • Relationship concerns
  • Parenting issues
  • Emotional problems
  • Money Issues
  • Supervisory consultation
  • Critical incident stress management (CISD)
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution/mediation

To utilize FSAP, call their office at 304-293-5590 or email to schedule a free appointment with a counselor. Appointments take approximately one hour. At your appointment, you'll have the opportunity to discuss your concerns with your counselor so that they can provide an initial assessment of the problem areas you're facing. You and your counselor will then explore a range of options to help address your concerns and determine the best course of action together. Remember, FSAP is a HIPAA-compliant provider and anything you share with your counselor will remain confidential.

Services provided by FSAP:

  • Individual Assessment
  • Brief counseling
  • Referral
  • Follow-up/monitoring
  • Training workshops
  • Mediation/conflict management
  • Coaching

Each employee or dependent may schedule up to three visits with an FSAP counselor per year. If you require more extensive services or would like to continue counseling services after the allotted three visits with your FSAP counselor, they will help refer you to an outside provider to meet your needs. If such a referral is necessary, other services may be covered, all or in part, by your health insurance. If you have specific questions regarding your insurance coverage, please contact the WVU Benefits Office.

Visit the Faculty Staff Assistance Program website for more information.