Academic & Staff Assistance Program


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The Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) counselors promote the emotional health and well-being of academic personnel, faculty, staff, and eligible family members in a confidential, cost-free setting. ASAP assists individuals and departments in managing and minimizing organizational and individual impacts by providing high quality consultation, counseling, psychological wellness training, and violence prevention & mitigation services. We offer a safe, supportive, culturally sensitive environment staffed by skilled counselors.


Consultation is typically with a manager, supervisor, dean or faculty member about a work-related concern such as a specific employee or department-level matter. Consultations can be provided on the phone and/or in person.


Counseling is available for academic personnel, faculty or staff members with a personal and/or work-related concern, and is provided on a short-term basis. An Intake session is approximately 45 minutes, and may include treatment recommendations, resources, and referrals.

Common concerns we address in counseling are related to drugs and alcohol, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, couples/family problems, stress, anger management, thoughts of self harm/suicide/harm to others, and a wide variety of work-related difficulties.

Threat Assessment & Management

Violence prevention and mitigation services include coordinating resources and assisting individuals, supervisors, and administrators with responses that reduce risk, prevent violence, resolve conflict, and reduce the occurrence of disruptive conduct.

Psychological Wellness Education

Psychological wellness education is designed to promote workplace well-being for work groups, teams, and departments. Workshops and ASAP facilitated meetings can include development of both skills and processes.

Trauma Related Resources


Confidentiality is assured. Your need for privacy is respected. Your information is not released for departmental, central or personnel files, and no information about your participation is released to anyone without your written consent, except when legally mandated.

We look forward to working with you ASAP!

ASAP is located in the Human Resources Office

3rd floor of the Student Affairs & Administrative Services Building (SAASB).

We are located in the same building as the campus Visitor's Center.


Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


We can be reached at 805.893.3318 or submit the Contact Us form.

*At times you may receive the voicemail, we will return your call as soon as possible.


In emergency situations, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.