A Bad Day or Burnout? UMSL’s EAP can Help!

Do you know the difference between a period of bad days and “burnout?”  To read about the distinction, Kristin Micelli, Counselor for the UMSL Employee Assistance Program (EAP), recommends a post from Mindful.org by Shelly Tygielski, “Is It a Bad Day, or Is it Burnout? How to Identify the Symptoms and Navigate Your Way Through Burnout.”

If you’re experiencing any of the warning signs mentioned, the Employee Assistance Program can help.

the UMSL Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) provides counseling services for the EAP, and is available to employees, their spouses and their children, as well.

A FREE confidential service, the EAP is available to all employees, their families, retirees and organizational work units. The EAP helps prevent or resolve personal, family and workplace problems affecting your wellbeing.  They provide services and give referrals to help employees affected by a range of personal concerns or stressors including:

Stress Management
Emotional Distress
Family Concerns
Work / Life Balance
Substance Abuse
Financial Pressure
Relationship Difficulty
Legal Problems
Phase of Life – Transition Management

In addition to on-campus appointments on Tuesdays, you have options for appointments at the CBH’s main location in Town and Country:

Dr. Kristen Miceli, of the Center for Behavioral Health, provides EAP counseling to UMSL employees and their families.  Dr. Miceli is a licensed clinical psychologist who has experience treating adults, and families. She has worked in school, forensic, residential, hospital, outpatient, and in-home settings. Dr. Miceli specializes in the treatment of complex trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and interpersonal difficulties as well as psychological assessment. She has provided evidence-based treatment, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Miceli also employs strength-based, solution-focused, and mindfulness techniques to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals.

Dr. Miceli obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from the APA accredited clinical psychology program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2015. She completed her APA accredited internship at Ohio Guidestone, a community mental health organization dedicated to helping clients cope with complex trauma, attachment difficulties, and manage affect and behavioral regulation.  She completed her post-doctoral residency at Community Psychological Service and is currently employed at UMSL – Center for Behavioral Health. She also works part-time at a group practice providing therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults.

In addition, a survey is available on the Employee Assistance Program webpage.  Please take a few moments to complete this voluntary survey about the type and frequency of stressors that affect your ability to function. Responses are confidential, will only be viewed by the EAP staff, and are only used for the purpose of planning and implementation of EAP activities.