Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Eligible employees and their immediate family members can participate in up to 10 sessions at no cost. Refer to the contents below for more information.

  1. EAP Overview
  2. Who is eligible for benefits?
  3. When do benefits begin?
  4. Contact Information
  5. Counselor Bios
  6. EAP Newsletters

EAP Overview

The EAP is a benefit designed to provide up to 10 confidential professional counseling sessions to employees and their immediate family members. We encourage employees and their family members to make an appointment when they experience problems that interfere with job performance, health, or quality of life. All counseling is provided by St. Alphonsus and is held in strict confidence.

Visit a Counselor

Employees and their eligible family members can visit a counselor regarding:

  • Marital concerns
  • Stress-related difficulties
  • Emotional and psychological problems
  • Family conflicts
  • Career concerns
  • Alcohol and drug-related problems

Who is eligible for benefits?

Administrative & Certified Employees

Administrative and certified employees who work 0.5 FTE or greater are eligible for the EAP.

Classified Employees

Regular, classified employees - as outlined in the Classified Employee Handbook, 2.3.2 Status Classifications - who work 20+ hours per week and who were hired prior to February 1st of the current school year (the February 1st rule only applies to positions working less than 12-months per year) are eligible for the EAP.

When do benefits begin?

Eligible employees and their eligible family members are automatically entitled to the EAP benefit, which begins the first of the month following 30-days of employment.

Contact Information

  • Human Resources, Benefits Team: benefits@boiseschools.org
  • EAP
    • Ph: 208-367-3300
    • Addr: St. Alphonsus, 6140 Emerald, Boise, ID 83704

Counselor Bios

Susan Murphy ~ LCPC, ACADC

Sue has worked in a variety of mental health and substance abuse clinical settings for more than 25 years, including inpatient, outpatient and private practice. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and an advanced standing certified alcohol and drug counselor (ACADC). She received a BA in Anthropology with a minor in Drug and Alcohol Studies from Boise State University, and has a Masters of Counseling from Idaho State University. She has extensive experience serving those with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders while employed for 9 years at St. Alphonsus Addiction Recovery Program before it closed in 2010. Although eclectic in techniques, she uses an Adlerian approach to counseling in which the client is encouraged to overcome adversity by developing one's fullest potential, identifying and implementing individual coping skills for change, and scripting one's own style of living.

Jared Belsher ~ MA, LCPC, NCC

Jared is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and a nationally certified counselor (NCC) who has worked in outpatient mental health clinics and in private practice since 2007. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Northern Arizona University. His approach to counseling is strength-based, which means that rather than dwelling on things that are wrong, he focuses on the strengths individuals have, and how they can use those strengths to overcome their obstacles. He uses a person-centered approach and additional counseling techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help clients discover healthier ways to cope and think about a problem.

Cary Imeson ~ LCPC

Cary is a licensed clinical social worker and an Idaho native with over 20 years' experience in the "people business." Cary received her Bachelor's degree in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of Idaho, and a masters in Clinical Social Work from Boise State University. She is skilled in individual and couples counseling and has specialized certifications in parenting, blended family issues and domestic violence. She is trained in the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) protocol to address trauma, but her primary treatment methodologies are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. Cary brings a caring but direct approach to her practice and is committed to helping clients tap into their own unique strengths to manage life's challenges.

EAP Newsletters