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Employee Assistance Program
(EAP) Service for Employers

Employee Assistance Program Overview

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a benefit employers offer employees as part of the compensation package. It is a confidential counseling service to support the well-being of employees in the workplace and their personal lives. It is a voluntary service that provides assessments, short-term counseling, and referrals for other services after the EAP services end. Employees may seek out counseling services for various reasons, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship issues, stress, and grief.

The Employee Assistance Program

Employers offer Employee Assistance Program services as three employer-paid sessions per employee annually. After three sessions, employees may continue services by utilizing their health insurance or self-paying. Continued services can be based on the therapist’s recommendation, provided by Move Forward Counseling, referred out, or ended. 

Return on Investment

An Employee Assistance Program can help employers reduce absenteeism, workers’ compensation claims, health care costs, accidents, and grievances. In addition, they can address safety and security issues, improve employee productivity and engagement, and reduce costs related to employee turnover.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that “all published studies indicate that EAPs are cost-effective.” The U.S. Department of Labor also says that employers generally save anywhere from $5 to $16 for every dollar invested in an EAP.  The National Business Group on Health estimates that an average of  5.5% of employees utilize EAP benefits.

Resources: SHRM offers a Managing Employee Assistance Programs toolkit to help employers understand the process, requirements, and legalities of starting an EAP.  The NIH provides a Health and Wellness interactive infographic to show employers the common reasons why employees utilize their EAP services.

Employee Assistance Program Investment

Move Forward Counseling offers contracts to employers to provide EAP benefits to their employees. Our practice has a team of qualified therapists who can provide services, as needed, to your company’s staff. The fees are listed below:

One-Time Setup Fee
$250 per employer group (applies to the first year only)

EAP benefits (3 sessions per year)
$50 per employee per year

If your organization has more than 50 employees, then the cost is $50 multiplied by one-third of the employees in your workforce. 

All of the employees will receive the EAP benefit.

During our initial setup phase, we’ll discuss what services you’d like to offer your employees and what data you’d like us to collect about how the employees use the services.

We provide services online across PA (HIPAA-Compliant Zoom sessions) and in-person at the following Pennsylvania locations:

  • Lancaster
  • Lancaster Downtown
  • Hershey
  • Lebanon
  • Lehigh Valley (Emmaus)
  • Pittsburgh
  • York

We will only partner with businesses with whom we already are an in-network provider with their employee’s health insurance, so the transition to continue services if they choose is seamless. Employees can continue services with Move Forward Counseling, LLC once they have fulfilled their EAP benefits. We do not participate in Medicaid or Medicare but have reduced rates for pre-licensed therapy.

Wellness Presentations

As part of our EAP program, our staff can give wellness presentations to your employees in person or online. Topics include:

–Using Mindfulness in the Workplace to Manage Stress and Prevent Burnout
–Overcoming Barriers to Restful Sleep
–Managing Emotions in the World & the Workplace
–Conflict Management: Communicating and Problem-Solving When Personalities Clash
–Preventing & Recovering from Burnout
–The Benefit of Balance: Creating a Wellness Plan to Support Mental Health & Life Satisfaction

If there is a specific topic not listed that you would like our staff to present, please let us know, and we can talk about it more.

Costs for in-person presentation:  $250/hour
Costs for online presentation:  $200/hour

Move Forward Counseling, LLC is in-network with the following insurance plans:

We do not participate in Medicaid or Medicare.  We do offer reduced rates for pre-licensed and intern therapy outside of the EAP program (see rates and information for details).

Get Started With EAP

We are also available for presentations to your staff on wellness topics, such as stress management, mindfulness techniques, etc. Wellness presentations can be added to your subscription, costing $250 for one hour.

To get started, please get in touch with Charlotte Leckow at

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