Stress Management Support Through GVSU


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“I have had two exceptional counselors help me through the most difficult time of my life. Melita Travis-Johnson, who is no longer with encompass, was perfect for me when life was very intense, and Laura Blanchard picked up where she left off with great counseling.  In addition, Lisa Bolt provided assistance as needed and the main call in center was always a pleasure to deal with. I want you to know that encompass is a valuable service offered to GV employees and their families.”


Encompass, GVSU's Employee Assistance Program

Life can be full of stressors, large and small, at home and at work. Fortunately, there is a place to turn. Encompass (800.788.8630) 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. Encompass can assist with:

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

Encompass Locations

Work Place Options: Part of GVSU's Employee Assistance Program

Through Encompass, Work Place Options offers resources and referrals for most any life event  to GVSU faculty, staff and their dependents.

  • Child Care Resource and Referrals
  • Elder Care Resource and Referrals
  • Legal services
  • Financial Counseling
  • Convenience Services
  • Free Literature

For more information, call Work Place Options at 1-800-952-3586, or contact Sue Sloop, 1-616-331-2215  ext. 18011 or, email Sue at


Personalized Health Coaching Services

One on one telephonic coaching is available to benefit eligible GVSU faculty, staff and their dependents at no cost to the member. Topics range from nutrition and weight management to stress management. Members contact their provider directly and set goals to accomplish desired behavior changes. Qualified Health Coaches help direct and provide resources to help members meet their goals in a confidential and personalized manner.

Priority Health members sign up now by emailing or calling the 1-800 number on the back of your insurance card.

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