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We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm
CABQ Employee Assistance Program telephone:
CABQ Employee Assistance Program email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency On-Call Counselors (After Hours and on Weekends):Call the EAP Main Number at (505)768-4613 and your call will be forwarded to our After-Hours Crisis Line
The most valuable asset of the City of Albuquerque is its employees.
Both City employees and the organization benefit when employees reach out to employee health services. We will assist both you and your family no matter what department you work with.
Employee counseling, crisis intervention, referral services, are for both employees and family members living in the home. Professional counselors offer assistance with concerns about relationships, grief, parenting, work issues, depression, anxiety, stress, and everything else life may toss your way.
We provide personal training for exercise and strength, body composition analysis, cardiovascular endurance testing, back strengthening, and a variety of health education classes: CPR, AED training, weight management, fitness testing, basic first aid, stress management, violence prevention, conflict resolution, and more.
The only part of life we have control over is what we think. We can help you become very good at living well so you can look back on your life and feel respect for yourself, knowing you gave it your best, you played to win.
Your privacy is protected by strict confidentiality laws and regulations.
City employees may access the EAP on a voluntary basis or may be referred by supervisors or HR personnel as part of corrective action and performance management. Temp employees not employed directly through the city do not qualify for EAP; however, we are happy to facilitate referrals for these employees.
Employees may voluntarily access services through the EAP at any time, free of charge. All employees who are volunatirly accessing services during their scheduled work hours (exempt, non-exempt, full time, and part time) will need to utilize sick leave (or other authorized accrued leave) during all scheduled EAP appointments.
Supervisors or human resources may require employee participation in EAP services as part of performance management and/or progressive disciplinary action. When this is the case, the employee will be required to contact the City's Employee Assistance Program and follow whatever course of action the counselors propose. The initial assessment by the EAP counselor may be completed on city time without taking leave; however, any subsequent appointments and/or recommended treatment will need to be completed either on the employee's own time or will require the use of sick leave (or other authorized accrued leave).
Questions regarding the use of leave in particular instances should be directed to Employee Relations within the Human Resources Department.
Meet Our Staff
Dr. Campos was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, and attended UNM for her undergraduate studies in Psychology. She received a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Webster University in 2009 and a Doctorate of Behavioral Health from Arizona State University in 2017. Dr. Campos is an independently licensed clinical counselor in the state of NM and has over a decade of experience working in community behavioral health and managed care. In her free time, Dr. Campos enjoys spending time with her two sons, watching sci-fi/fantasy movies, listening to and playing music, being outdoors, and meditating.
Laura Smith- EAP Senior Office Assistant
After graduating from Belen High School, Laura attended UNM and Pima and received her Associates degree in Occupation Science. She worked in the medical field in nursing homes and the corrections department. After some time, she decided to change her career path and worked in the Automotive Industry for 10 years. During this time, she married and started a family, with 2 handsome boys and 2 fur babies. She's extremely family oriented and loves spending time and making memories with her family. In her free time, she likes to ride utility vehicles, going camping, watching movies, walking with her dogs, and watching her boys play in their sports.
Dave joined Employee Health Services in '94 as an Exercise Physiologist. He is a CPR/First Aid instructor for the American Heart Association, and a Certified Ergonomist. Originally from Illinois, Dave transplanted to New Mexico and found his dream home. In his spare time, Dave is active in the Senior Olympics.
Paula was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. She has lived in Albuquerque nearly 20 years. She has worked as a Fish Biologist and served in the US Army. She earned a Master's degree in Counseling from the University of New Mexico. She is independently licensed in the state of New Mexico and has worked in this field for 7 years. She enjoys spending time with her two children, camping, reading, gardening, and playing with her cats and dogs.
Kristopher Wessel, MA, LCSW- EAP Counselor
Kristopher is independently licensed therapist who has been working as a clinician since 2006. He has extensive experience helping individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction issues as well as helping loved ones of an addicted individual. He also has extensive experience helping individuals manage anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Kristopher is a native to Albuquerque who understands the unique issues that face its citizens while still appreciating the city for all the greatness it has to offer. He is married, a father of two great children and enjoys going to concerts and is an avid collector of antique toys.
A monthly newsletter with articles written by our EAP staff, helpful links, health and wellness resources, and more!
EAP Newsletter Spring 2022.pdf
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Domestic Violence in the Workplace
If you are interested in reviewing the slides for the Domestic Violence in the Workplace training you may download the presentation below.