Employee Assistance Program

501 Building Room 128
Lincoln, NE 68588
Phone: (402) 472-3107
Fax: (402) 472-8381
Toll Free: 800-755-2655
Email: eap@unl.edu

About Us

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Employee Assistance Program is a confidential service offered to UNL employees and their immediate family members at no charge. Consultation and counseling are available to help faculty and staff with personal or work related problems that can affect general well being, work performance, or academic performance.


Kyla Gorji, LIMHP, CEAP  - Director

Valerie K. Williams, LIMHP - Counselor

The Certified Employee Assistance Professionals at UNL’s EAP are experienced clinicians who hold advanced degrees and are fully licensed by the State of Nebraska with specializations in work performance improvement and consultation.

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Services Provided

  • Assessment, Short Term Counseling and/or Referral - The EAP provides confidential assessment, short term counseling and referral to UNL employees and their immediate family members. Examples of issues addressed in EAP counseling include relationship issues, personal or family crisis, alcohol or drug problems, workplace conflict, financial worries, grief, stress, anxiety, depression and other personal concerns. Many situations can be assisted within a few visits at the EAP. If additional or specialized service is necessary, your EAP counselor will work with you to determine the most appropriate, affordable referral.
  • Employee Emergency Loan Fund - The EAP administers a loan fund designed to assist non-probationary, regular employees in financial crisis who have no other means of obtaining financial assistance in an emergency. All of the money in this fund has been donated by UNL employees.
  • Mediation/Conflict Resolution - When an objective third party is needed to help resolve interpersonal conflicts within the workplace, the EAP provides mediation services to assist in fostering effective communication and problem-solving.
  • Trauma Debriefing - The EAP is available to provide assistance in individual sessions or groups to those who have been exposed to a traumatic event. After experience trauma, it is common to experience some emotional and physical symptoms. If treated within 72 hours, these symptoms can be reduced or eliminated. Click here for a printable brochure titled “Common Reactions to Disasters and Other Emergency Events."


UNL faculty, staff and members of their immediate family are eligible to utilize EAP services.


Confidentiality of EAP clients is guaranteed, except in certain imminent life-threatening circumstances, including child and elder abuse, suicide, or threats of harm to others.

Schedule an Appointment

Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday. Lunch hour appointments and some limited before and after standard work hour appointments are available. You may use up to five hours of administrative leave time, with your supervisor's permission, or you may use sick leave or vacation time.

An appointment can be scheduled with an EAP counselor by calling (402) 472-3107 or 1-800-755-2655. For extended campus employees or family members who are unable to get to Lincoln for an appointment at the EAP office, a telephone appointment can be scheduled.

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