Benefits At a Glance

The Troup County Board of Commissioners provides an employee assistance program at no cost to the employee through the Pastoral Institute and through The Standard’s Group Life Plan.

The Standard

Support, guidance and resources are available from The Standard

Brochure of Services

Who is covered

You, your dependents (including children to age 26)and all household members can contact master’s-degreed clinicians 24/7 by phone, online, live chat, email and text. There’s even a mobile EAP app. Receive referrals to support groups, a network counselor, community resources or your health plan. If necessary, you’ll be connected to emergency services.

Individual EAP counseling sessions are available to eligible participants 16 years and older; family sessions are available for eligible members 12 years and older, and their parent or guardian. Children under the age of 12 will not receive individual counseling sessions.

What is Covered

Your program includes up to three assessment and counseling sessions per issue. Sessions can be done in person, on the phone or by video.

EAP services can help with:

  • Depression, grief, loss and emotional well-being
  • Family, marital and other relationship issues
  • Life improvement and goal-setting
  • Addictions such as alcohol and drug abuse
  • Stress or anxiety with work or family
  • Financial and legal concerns
  • Identity theft and fraud resolution
  • Online Will Preparation

Pastoral Institute Employee Assistance Benefits

The following benefits are available to employee, spouse and dependent children to age 18 or until age 24, if a full-time student:

Free counseling services provided for you and your family with services provided by licensed and credentialed mental health professionals

Up to six free sessions for the employee and another six for spouse and/or dependent children

Additional Information

Pastorial Institute Brochure

Privacy and Confidential

Your information will remain confidential as neither your name or social security number is ever given to your employer. Additionally, participating mental health professionals are bound by Code of Ethics that prevents them from breaching your confidentiality


Pastorial Institute

Set-up appointments by calling:

  • Columbus, GA area 706-649-6500
  • Valley, AL area 334-768-2341
  • All other areas 1-800-649-6446

The Standard

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