“I have made many referrals to Directions EAP and have never had an employee say it wasn’t helpful.”   Ron Anderson, Executive Director, Kenl Inn

The “main” benefit of an Employee Assistance Program is FREE, confidential counseling services provided to the employees and their eligible family members as an employer provided benefit.

Your employer provides this valuable service to support the health and well being of you and your family.

counselingStress happens…life happens… Occasionally things can get out of hand and life can get overwhelming. Often people can deal with these situations, or with the help of their support network of family and friends. Sometimes, however, it helps to talk to an experienced impartial and confidential counselor.

Employee Assistance Programs provide mental health counseling by a licensed mental health therapist.


DIRECTIONS Employee Assistance Program is here to provide the following counseling benefits to employees and their eligible family members for personal or work related problems:

  • Short term solution-focused counseling
  • Education and counseling on wellness issues
  • Grief counseling
  • Parenting issues
  • Couples or relationship counseling
  • Stress or time management
  • Help with drug and alcohol issues including chemical dependency evaluations
  • Job stress, work relations conflict
  • Depression/anxiety/mood disorders
  • Community resource information and referral

“The therapist is amazing. Her approach is thoughtful, kind and I felt comfortable sharing details in our first session that have been carefully guarded in sessions with past therapists. Her advice and suggestions helped me come to a fast resolution on several issues that I had previously considered unrelated, but all had the same root.”    Directions EAP Counseling Client

DIRECTIONS Employee Assistance Program assures you complete confidentiality. No information about you will be shared with any source, unless you authorize it, and your discussions with your EAP counselor will remain absolutely confidential.

For employees located in or near Lincoln, counseling sessions are at the Directions EAP office, which is centrally located and offers a professional, comfortable environment. There is also the option of phone counseling with one of the Directions EAP home office counselors.

For employees located out-state or outside of Nebraska, referrals are made to one of our affiliate providers in the employee’s locale. Our providers are carefully selected and offer the same level of professional expertise as you would receive in our Lincoln office.

Counseling beyond the EAP:

Typically, clients utilize only the free EAP counseling sessions provided. In some cases, employees choose to continue counseling through their health insurance. Directions EAP believes in client self determination and the right to choose with whom they wish to continue counseling. In many cases, Directions clients have voiced appreciation for the ability to continue with their EAP counselor with whom they have already established a close rapport.

Quality Assurance:

Directions EAP counseling clients are provided a Client Satisfaction Survey that they are encouraged to fill out and return anonymously. The results of these surveys are tallied periodically and the anonymous results are shared with our client company contacts. A sampling of some of client responses are shared on this website.