Employee Assistance Program

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The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), is sponsored by the South Dakota State Employee Benefits Program and Administered by ComPsych® and GuidanceResources®. This service is offered at no cost to benefit-eligible employees and their spouses, dependents and household members. 

Visit the new Employee Assistance Program online at GuidanceResources.com. Click the Register tab and enter WebID: southdakota.
Click here to view the GuidanceResources EAP Flyer.

1. Call 1.833.955.3403. You’ll speak to a counseling professional who can listen to your concerns and guide you to the appropriate services.
2. Visit guidanceresources.com and enter the WebID southdakota.
3. Download the GuidanceNow® and MyStrength® mobile app and enter the WebID southdakota.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides State of South Dakota employees, their dependents, and their household members with support for personal and work-related issues, including:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Grief
  • Relationship/marital conflicts
  • Legal concerns
  • Depression
  • Financial issues
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • and more…

Services are strictly confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether you need short-term counseling from one of our highly trained clinicians, practical assistance for your most pressing legal and financial issues, or tools and resources to improve your work-life balance, the EAP is here to help.

The Well-Being Webinar Series is a new monthly series of Zoom presentations presented in partnership with ComPsych GuidanceResources. Check back in January for new health and well-being topics.

Date Title Time Register

July 2021 Lunch and Learn – The new EAP with ComPsych Guidance Resources

Can I continue using my existing counselor and receive the 5 free counseling sessions per issue, per year?.
Yes. You will need to call into ComPsych to request the referral and confirm that your provider is included in the new EAP network. Let the Guidance Specialist know the reason for the sessions. It is important that the referral is made with ComPsych prior to the initial appointment with the Provider.

If my current counselor would like to apply to be added to the Guidance Resources® Network, what is the process?
Information about how to join the ComPsych Network can be found at the following link; https://www.compsych.com/providers/login/login.xhtml. This includes information about credentialing, as well as a Provider Interest Form that will need to be completed to begin the process of applying to be a part of our network.

FAQ for Employees
FAQ for Managers