Employee Assistance Program

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.
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3 WAYS TO ACCESS YOUR EAP RESOURCES
1. Call 1.833.955.3403. You will speak to a counseling professional who can listen to your concerns and guide you to the appropriate resources or services.
2. Visit guidanceresources.com and enter the WebID southdakota. If  your email address ends with “@state.sd.us” access the Portal when logged into the state system through the Single Sign On Link or through Employee Space home page. This allows you to login to the Portal with your email address rather than a username and password.
3. Download the GuidanceNow® and MyStrength® mobile apps and enter the WebID southdakota.

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ComPsych has created a seven-minute on-demand training to help adults have conversations with children about mass shootings at schools in the country. We know this is an incredibly difficult time for many people, and we hope that this will be a helpful resource.

Talking to Kids About Violent Events with Widespread Media Coverage

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.

NEW: Finding Help in a Stressful Time

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

Here will you find several winter storm resources available through the state’s EAP provider, ComPsych Guidance Resources.