Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program(EAP) for Denton ISD is a resource for all Denton ISD employees to find information, resources, and counseling support in times of need. If you have questions or concerns in navigating the services inside the district and out in the community, please contact Regina Wright by email email@example.com or by phone 940-369-0053.
Denton ISD understands that at times, the stress of home and work-life can take their toll. Under the best conditions, working in the world of education has its challenges, but significant life events or the accumulation of small stressors can get in the way of us working at full capacity. Our own mental health is central to the success of Denton ISD and the success of those students we directly or indirectly affect. For that reason, counseling and other support services are, at times, a necessity.
For that support, Denton ISD offers the benefit of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP): CompPsych GuidanceResources. This program is confidential and is provided at no charge to you and your household dependents. There is a wealth of services under the umbrella of GuidanceResources. This program is available to all employees of DISD*. From everyday issues like job pressures, personal concerns, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, legal and financial direction or simply managing daily life, this program offers help to you and your family.
ComPsych Guidance Resources Program
The ComPsych GuidanceResources program provides support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. Through this resource, you can access Confidential Counseling at no cost and up to 6 face-to-face sessions per issue per year, Financial Information and Resources, Legal Support and Resources, Work-Life Solutions, Free Online Will Preparation and other support resources.
To access this benefit, call 855-365-4754, TDD 800-697-0353 or visit www.guidanceresources.com, register and enter ONEAMERICA6 as the organization web ID.
Remember these programs are confidential and do not require employees to go through the Insurance Department, Human Resources or any other department for confidential access.
While Denton ISD offers the Employee Assistance Program as a benefit, employees are not required to utilize the program to obtain services and support. Note that the district has two departments whose functions are to support and advocate for our employees; the Benefits Department and the Human Resources Department. Should you have questions or concerns about the mental health resources and/or benefits you receive through Denton ISD, please begin your inquiry there.
Do I need to be on the District insurance to qualify for this benefit?
Am I limited to 6 counseling sessions per year?
Are my family members covered by this benefit?
What if I don't like the counselor I get?
Am I eligible for the EAP benefit after I leave Denton ISD?
When seeking counseling services, remember the following:
- When contacting this resource, inquire about any concerns you have about confidentiality. You should feel secure about any concerns you have regarding your privacy.
- You are the consumer and you have the right to ask your provider questions such as, "What is your understanding of my goals for counseling?" (Consider asking this after the first or second session; if the counselor is unclear, help define what your concerns are.)
- After the second or third session, you should be feeling somewhat confident in the direction the counseling is going. If you don’t, contact your ComPsych case manager. You may want to request another counselor. The chemistry should be agreeable between yourself and the counselor. If you have concerns about the services you are receiving and are not feeling like the EAP is helpful, contact Larry Mankoff, Employee Support Coordinator at ext. 0290.