Sarah Lawrence College's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counseling and referral service providing professional counseling and resource information to all employees and their family members through a company called New Directions. Whether you have a personal problem, need free legal assistance or help finding a pet walker, we encourage you to call the EAP. No issue is too small or too large.

  • This program is free to Sarah Lawrence employees and their household members
  • To access the program, call toll free at 1-800-624-5544
  • Counselors are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
  • To log in and register for online services, use “Sarah Lawrence College” then log in at

Schedule a Confidential Appointment:

Call toll-free: 1-800-624-5544 for routine and urgent issues. Master's-level counselors are available to take your call 24/7.

Confidential Personal Counseling

The EAP provides confidential in-person assessment and short-term counseling by local professionals for any issue that causes concern. There is no cost for up to six sessions per concern whether you are faculty, staff or a dependent or household member of a Sarah Lawrence College employee. You may receive additional referrals and resources after in-person counseling.

Legal Consultation Services

You can receive a free, 30-minute telephone or in-person consultation with a local attorney, with a 25% reduction in fees if that network attorney is retained. Areas covered include:

  • Civil and Consumer Issues
  • Personal and Family Services
  • Financial Matters
  • Real Estate
  • Criminal Matters
  • IRS Issues
  • Consumer Credit Services
  • Estate Planning

Financial Consultation Services

You can receive a free, 30-minute telephone consultation with a certified financial professional on these topics:

  • College Funding
  • Charitable Giving
  • Life Insurance Needs
  • Retirement Planning
  • Deferred Compensation

Budget and Debt Consultation Services

If you are faced with budget and/or debt problems, the EAP will refer you to a non-profit agency, American Consumer Credit Counseling, and will pay the initial fee for this service. ACCC has experience helping people put together sensible budget plans and providing advice about handling debt problems, and Identity Theft issues.

Work/Life Referrals

The EAP will help you to locate child and/or elder care, and other services. You can also receive information on becoming a parent, school-aged decisions, special needs, college preparation and planning, relocation, and a host of other topics. This information is available telephonically, and packets of related information may be sent as well.

New Parent Transition

You can receive free telephone coaching sessions with a Family Management Coach. The coach works with you to craft a family/life plan that will harmonize the particular dynamics of your family and work life and ease your transition back to work.

Online Resources

The EAP website is your online toolkit for managing problems in your life anywhere, anytime, as long as you are connected to the Internet. Here you will find tools to help with behavioral health, financial, legal, and work issues. To log in and register, use “Sarah Lawrence College" as the log in at

Additional EAP Services

Management Consultation

The EAP provides guidance and coaching for supervisors on effectively handling difficult employee interactions, talking about work performance, and maintaining positive, productive work environments. Initiate a management consultation by calling the main EAP number, 1-800-624-5544, and asking to speak with an EAP Senior Consultant.

Critical/Traumatic Incident Response Services

The EAP provides a range of services to address the impact of traumatic events in the workplace. A critical/traumatic incident could include a coworker’s serious illness, death or suicide, a threatening or violent incident in the work setting, or a natural or man-made disaster. The EAP can support your team through facilitated discussions and on-site consultations.


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