Encompass Employee Assistance Service

It has been estimated that between 12-18% of employees experience personal problems that lower their productivity; interfere with their attendance and availability; and adversely affect their attitude, conduct, and working relationships.

What affects an employee's personal life at home may affect the employee at work. Giving employees access to a free, professional, and confidential resource can help them resolve personal problems easier and more quickly. Research has shown that Employee Assistance Programs are an effective way of helping employees.

GVSU’s Employee Assistance Program, Encompass, is designed to specifically address unique issues facing professors and higher education staff both on and off the job. Our program is designed to solve problems and enhance quality of life for both employees and their family members. To make an appointment with Encompass contact 1-800-788-8630.


  • Grand Valley State University recognizes the importance of good emotional health for their faculty, staff and students. This Emotional Health Video promotes seeking support when struggling with anxiety, depression or any type of emotional health challenge.
  • Life can be full of stressors, large and small, at home and at work. Fortunately, there is a place to turn. Encompass is your link to information, resources, support, and referrals on most any concern that you may experience, whether personal or work related. Let us assist you in getting the information and answers that you need, get you on the right track again, and take some of the stress out of your life.
  • 12 questions to ask a potential Employee Assistance Program. 12 questions are answered by an Encompass representative to ensure the quality of our EAP.
  • Five free counseling sessions for GVSU faculty, staff and household dependents are offered through Encompass.
  • Monthly webinars provide information on topics such as work life balance, how to manage workplace conflicts, how to save money, and many more! A webinar is offered each month and is free for all GVSU faculty and staff. See our  2014 Work Life Webinar Calendar for a full listing as well as  step by step webinar access instructions.
  • Encompass can help with the following:

•   Stress management
•   Marriage and family relationship counseling
•   Grief and loss
•   Personal Relationships
•   Marriage and Family Issues
•   Nontraditional Family Issues
•   Mental Health

•   Violence and Crisis



Maps to Encompass office locations






Page last modified January 29, 2014