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July 15, 2020 Amelia Wilcox

Utah Employee Assistance Program

A Utah Employee Assistance Program (or EAP) is a workplace program that employees in the state of Utah can participate in voluntarily. These programs offer confidential resources and counseling for everything from stress, grief, and physiological disorders, to addiction and anger management for Utah residents. EAPs in Utah help address issues before they impact an employee’s ability to work effectively. EAPs in the state of Utah were created to assure that employees receive adequate care before issues arise impacting their job performance. 

What Is A Utah EAP?

EAPs were initially created for addiction assistance (ie. alcohol and drug abuse) in the late 1930s. Over time, they’ve advanced to support employees experiencing many different issues. COVID-19 has completely changed our work environment, and the workforce is seeing growing issues related to things such as anxiety over adapting to remote work, relationship strains, distressing events and other crisis response situations. 

Because these issues are on the rise, effective Employee Assistance Programs in Utah and the surrounding areas needed to grow to address a wider range of topics! Utah Employee Assistance Programs now even assist with financial and legal related issues. And innovative solutions such as mindfulness meditation, virtual yoga sessions, and other creative interventions are emerging. 

When EAPs are used they have a positive effect on turnover rates, cause higher levels of job satisfaction and decreased absenteeism, plus an overall happier and healthier work environment! The cost of an employee assistance program in Utah is typically completely covered by companies — whether their staff is using them or not. Utah EAPs are available for enrolled employees, and even cover qualified dependents or other members of the employees household at no extra cost. So there’s no reason not to use an EAP! Whether employees are experiencing a true crisis, or could just use someone to talk to, using Utah EAP services can help. 

Utah Employee Assistance Program Services

  • virtual counseling & life coaching for grief, anxiety (group, individual, marital, family & relationship)
  • substance abuse
  • occupational stress
  • emotional distress
  • grief counseling
  • life events (ie. pandemics, births, accidents, deaths)
  • health care anxieties
  • financial 
  • legal
  • work relationship issues
  • mindfulness practices
    • virtual guided yoga
    • virtual guided meditation
    • guided massage instruction

If you’re not already convinced that you should start using your company’s services, keep in mind that Employee Assistance Programs in Utah are confidential! Utah EAP counselors are typically available 24/7, and all counselors are thoroughly certified and trained. EAPs in Utah are also subject to HIPPA privacy, security and breach notification rules. And, if your needs exceed the scope of what is typically provided through a Utah EAP, individuals are referred to behavior health network practitioners. So employees will get the care they need!

So if your company is looking for mental health services in the beehive state, look no further! We’ve got you covered with the services your team needs — plus fun add on such as virtual yoga, guided meditation, and more, that your team wants!

Amelia Wilcox

Amelia Wilcox is the Founder and CEO of Nivati, a leader in corporate massage and employee mental health support since 2010. Her high-growth B2B company provides employee stress management tools that arm businesses with actionable data and positive employee experiences to improve wellbeing, boost morale, and increase engagement.

Amelia has exponentially grown her company from a solo living-room service business to an international technology brand.

Recently listed as a Forty Under 40, Fast 50, Inc 5000 Twice awarded National Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year

Licenses, Certifications & Memberships
Licensed Massage Therapist since 2002
Member of American Massage Therapy Association
Served on Utah Worksite Wellness Council from 2012-2015

Attended Utah College of Massage Therapy
Educated in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Utah

Massage Magazine (AMTA's publication)