Changes to UMSL’s Employee Assistance Program

Beginning Tuesday, September 5, the UMSL Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) will provide counseling services for our Employee Assistance Program.  In addition to on-campus appointments on Tuesdays, you now have options for appointments at the CBH’s main location in Town and Country.

Dr. Kristen Miceli of the Center for Behavioral Health will be assigned to provide EAP counseling to UMSL employees.  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. Dr. Miceli 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.

We regret the short-term disruption these change may have caused and hope that long-term the option of location and expanded hours of service will outweigh any inconvenience caused by the change.  We know this important service is valued by employees, and want you to know that the University strongly supports this program.

About the EAP

The UMSL Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a FREE confidential service 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.  EAP services and referrals to help employees affected by a range of personal concerns or stressors including:

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