The Department of Energy partners with Espȳr to provide Federal employees and their family members with a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program. The EAP offers an array of services and resources aimed at supporting and enhancing personal well-being and work-life balance. Services are free and confidential within the bounds of the law. EAP services are available 24/7/365.
To Request EAP Services
- For DOE Federal employees at Headquarters, please call below to schedule an appointment with an EAP Specialist:
- Forrestal EAP Office, Room GM-184, (202) 586-4995
- Germantown EAP Office, Room H-106, (301) 903-4995
- For DOE Federal employees outside the DC metropolitan area, please contact Espȳr at (877) 801-5752 for counselors conveniently located to your work or home.
Counseling and Consultation
- Free, confidential, short-term counseling and coaching for a full range of personal, family, and work-related concerns.
- Management consultation regarding individual employee and workgroup situations.
- Workgroup grief counseling following traumatic events, including employee deaths.
- 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, toll-free access to mental health professionals and the work-life services below.
- Legal consultation provided by attorneys including simple wills prepared at no cost and twenty-five percent discount off the attorney’s hourly rate for services rendered beyond the scope of the EAP.
- Financial consultation regarding debt matters, investment options, money management, and retirement planning.
- Eldercare services to assess eldercare needs, locate resources, and arrange referrals.
- Adoption resources.
- Childcare information and referrals for all types of childcare needs including schools and camps.
- Academic resources including customized profiles of schools from kindergarten through graduate education, referrals to tutors, and college planning guidebooks.
- Pet care services that offer referrals to breeders, groomers, walkers, sitters, kennels, veterinarians, and pet publications.
- Daily Living and Concierge resources and referrals for needs such as home improvement services, cleaning services, travel information, recreation, and more.
- To access Espȳr online services, visit the Espȳr website and sign into the user portal with the DOE password, which DOE employees can find on the Employee Assistance Program intranet page.
- The website offers free monthly webinars, interactive screenings, assessments, videos, quizzes, courses, articles, financial calculators, child and eldercare service locators and much more. For employees outside the DC Metro area, you may even confidentially request EAP services from the site. Topics covered include:
- Emotional Wellbeing
- Relationships and Parenting
- Health and Wellness
- Personal and Professional Growth
- The iEspȳr app provides 24/7 access to resources. Download the free app from iTunes or the Google Play Store. Your code is the DOE password you use to sign into the Espȳr website.
- Alcoholics Anonymous - a self-help group for those who wish to stop problem drinking
- Gamblers Anonymous - a self-help group for those who wish to stop compulsive gambling
- Gam-Anon - a self-help program for the spouse, family, or close friends of compulsive gamblers
- Narcotics Anonymous - a self-help group for those who wish to stop using drugs
- Nar-Anon - a self-help group for those affected by someone else’s addiction
- Overeaters Anonymous - a self-help group that offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating
Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Caring for Elderly
- AARP, 1-888-687-2277 - a non-profit organization that provides an array of aging resources including legal and financial services, driver safety, end of life, and long-distance caregiving
- Caring Connections, HelpLine: 1-800-658-8898 (English) and 1-877-658-8896 (Multilingual) - a program of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, offers information on advance directives, pain control, financial issues, hospice and palliative care, and grief
- Eldercare Locator, 1-800-677-1116 - is sponsored by the Administration on Aging, offers links to programs to assist older people and their families including nutrition, transportation, senior centers and end-of-life services
- Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, 202-624-0010 - a non-profit counseling center that provides mental health services, training, and education to people to help ease the impact of illness, loss, and bereavement
Crisis & Suicide
- Domestic Violence, 1-800-799-7233 - a 24/7 hotline providing crisis intervention, safety planning, information, and referrals to anyone frightened about their relationship
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - a 24/7 national hotline which provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress; it has a special section on its website for veterans
- Healthy Eating - a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety
- FDIC - provides consumer education about banking, finances, mortgages, identity theft, and fraud
- Financial Literacy - sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, these websites encourage Americans to understand and take control of their personal finances at every stage of life
- Family Education Network - provides parenting tips about kids 0-18 years of age, a parenting blog, and school resources
- Parent Encouragement Program, 301-929-8824 - a non-profit organization that offers parenting education classes in the DC Metropolitan area