Faculty & Staff Assistance Program
What is FSAP?
The Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is a team of licensed, professional counselors that provides free, confidential counseling, consultation, and educational services to Georgetown University faculty, staff, and their immediate family members. We can assist with a variety of personal and work-related concerns, including mental health issues, workplace conflict, relationship problems, parenting stress, and substance abuse.
- Online mental health screening
- Short-term counseling for faculty and staff with mental health, work-related, or other concerns that may affect personal wellbeing or job performance
- Consultation for managers seeking support addressing employee challenges and wellbeing
- Trainings and workshops on managing mental health and work/life balance, improving workplace skills, and on FSAP services
- Referrals to community resources for mental health/psychosocial support and other types of assistance
Employees may refer themselves or supervisors can suggest that employees take advantage of FSAP’s confidential services to deal with personal difficulties that come to the supervisor’s attention. Under certain circumstances, supervisors may make formal referrals when the employee’s job performance is seriously deteriorating. All referrals to FSAP are voluntary.
Appointments are required, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. If you are in crisis after work hours and need immediate care, please call 911.
Debra (Debbie) Brletic, JD, LPC
Sandhya (Sandy) Wilhelm, LPC, NCC, CCAPT
EAP Counselor & Coordinator
You’ll find us at the corner of 36th St NW and N St NW in a yellow townhouse with a black door. Street parking is available but not abundant. If you are traveling to our office from a satellite or off-campus location, consider using the GUTS Shuttle or Metro.
1300-A 36th Street NW
Washington DC 20007
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What kinds of issues can FSAP counselors assist me with?
- Our counselors are trained to assist with a wide variety of concerns related to mental health and wellbeing such as relationship conflicts or challenges, processing grief, depression, anxiety, crisis intervention, navigating difficult work situations, and alcohol/drug abuse.
- Am I eligible for services from FSAP?
- -Current Georgetown faculty and staff, including temporary, term and special employees, adjunct faculty and fellows
-Georgetown retirees (eligible for retiree benefits)
-Family members and significant others of current faculty and staff members residing in the employee’s household. For children we will discuss the issues with you and offer referrals to professionals who specialize in treating children.
- Is my information and identity confidential?
- All information regarding your use of FSAP services and content discussed in session is strictly confidential. Information will not be released without your written permission unless required by law. FSAP records are not available to management and do not become part of your personal file.
- I am not a Georgetown staff member. Can I still visit FSAP?
- FSAP is exclusively for Georgetown University Staff and Faculty. Student employees should contact the University’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) or call 202-687-6985.
MedStar Health employees who receive a paycheck from MedStar and are under the purview of MedStar Human Resources should contact the MedStar Employee Assistance Program or call 866-765-3277. If you are unsure, please ask your direct supervisor or contact us.
- Is there a cost associated with utilizing the FSAP?
- FSAP counseling sessions, workshops and supervisory consultations are a 100% free service to eligible staff.
Individual employees are responsible for any costs that result from referrals to providers outside of FSAP (such as external counselors or support groups), but your insurance coverage and ability to pay are carefully considered when referrals are made.
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