Core Counseling

Assessment, Short-Term Counseling, and Referral: FSAWS offers confidential assessment of personal and professional concerns, and short-term and solution-focused counseling to University of Illinois employees, retirees, and their household members. Examples of issues addressed include work-related issues, relationship and family concerns, grief and loss, substance use/addictions, stress, anxiety, depression, and other personal concerns.

Leadership Consultations: Consultation services are available for supervisors, administrators, department heads, deans, and other campus leaders regarding identification and intervention strategies with employees who are experiencing personal and/or work-related problems.

Crisis/Trauma Consultations/Debriefing: The FSAWS responds to campus and/or departmental crises through individual crisis intervention, individual or group debriefings, and consultations for supervisors or departmental leaders following a critical incident or traumatic event such as the death of a coworker.

Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund: The FSAWS administers an emergency fund grant program designed to bridge the gap when an employee’s income is disrupted due to a crisis situation.