2801 Fruitville Rd, Suite 100, Sarasota, FL 34237 | sanitysavers@centerforchangefl.com
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"The EAP clinicians demonstrate a unique blend of professionalism and personal touch. They give honest direction, delivered with respect, compassion and understanding."
- Client Testimonial

Employee Assistance Program in Sarasota, FL

At Center for Change of Florida, our EAP provides a system for the early identification and treatment of those employees with emotional, behavioral and substance abuse problems affecting job performance.
We offer confidential assessments, counseling and referral services to help employees and their eligible dependants successfully manage life's problems and challenges whether they are:
  • Emotional- Stress, Anxiety, Depression
  • Marital- Communication, Conflicts, Divorce
  • Family- Problems with Children, Aging Parents, Illness
  • Substance Abuse- Alcohol, Other Drug Use, Co-Dependency
  • Job- Conflicts with Co-workers, Job Performance
  • Financial
  • Legal
Our Center provides a broad spectrum of EAP and related organizational services customized to meet the individual needs of each employer.

Basic EAP Services

  • Assessment and Short Term Counseling - Initial problem identification and a limited number of face-to-face sessions to resolve identified problems.
  • SAP Assessments - Evaluations of employees suspected of substance abuse in the workplace required under DOT regulations.
  • Referral Services - Recommendations and linkages to a local referral base of community resources and/or inpatient and outpatient providers when more intensive treatment or adjunct services are needed.
  • Supervisory consultations - Consultations with EAP specialists concerning identified managerial and supervisory issues.
  • Management Trainings and Employee Orientations - Training managers to recognize, intervene and refer troubled employees to the EAP, and familiarizing employees on how to access this mental health benefit on a voluntary basis.
  • Drug Free Workplace Implementation - Assistance in developing company policy in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act; establishing a Drug Free awareness program for employees; and providing early intervention and rehabilitation of employees with drug and alcohol problems.

Ancillary Services

Organizations often determine that certain workplace concerns are beyond the scope of supervisory consultations and management trainings. When this occurs, the Center offers both customized and standard programs to address the specific needs of the employer.
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefings - Comprehensive interventions to contain the effects of a crisis or traumatic incident that impacts the workplace.
  • Focus Groups - Effective process for problem resolution of workplace interpersonal and systemic issues.
  • Educational and Wellness Programs - Informative presentations on a variety of organizational concerns and health related topics.


The Center and its' staff are bound by and strictly adhere to the Federal and State statutory requirements and to the Ethical Guidelines of their respective disciplines governing confidentiality between employee/client and the EAP clinician. The Center also complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Federal and Florida Law, 42 CFR, Part 2 and 2.22.

When to Use Us

Employee performance levels, good health and emotional well-being are essential to the ultimate success of a business in today's marketplace. EAP's are based on the belief that "human" resources are a company's most valuable asset. It is a well-known fact that many everyday life stressors can negatively impact employee attendance, concentration, ... Read more
Organizations utilize our EAP for a multitude of workplace concerns. Some of these include, to:
  • Promote overall good mental health and enhance employee morale
  • Implement a proactive approach to addressing organizational concerns
  • Improve productivity and performance
  • Help contain health care costs
  • Assist managers and supervisors in identifying troubled employees
  • Reduce absenteeism and staff turnover
  • Minimize critical incidents and liability issues
  • Assist in maintaining a Drug Free Workplace
  • Promote workplace cooperation
  • Position the organization as a caring employer
  • Assist and support the organization in meeting its' goals and mission through prevention, intervention, education and counseling.