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Affordable Employment Assistance Program Becomes New Benefit for Westmont Chamber of Commerce Members

Aug 02, 2019 12:43PM ● By Hannah Ott
Westmont - The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau (WCCTB) has partnered with D. Feeney Counseling & Consulting LCC, a highly regarded Westmont Counseling agency, to offer members the opportunity for their employees and families to receive EAP services. There will be three information sessions you may attend on August 26 to learn more.

In today’s busy and stressful environment, it is more important than ever to promote the mental health of our employees, their families, and ourselves. Many times, the first sign of personal struggle is evident in our work. Addressing the issues early can prevent an escalation of the problem, and very often, increase the employees work-place satisfaction and production and increase employee retention.

What is an EAP?
EAP stands for (Employment Assistance Program) and it is an employee wellness benefit offered to a company’s employees and families. The EAP offers help with the resolution of problems that are or may be affecting the employees work. These problems, however, do not have to be caused by workplace issues. The EAP can provide personalized consultation, short-term counseling, referral and follow-up services to enhance the personal and professional wellbeing of your employees. We also offer training and management consultation for improved workplace performance.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are designed to provide support for employees that are navigating life issues that may impact their ability to come to work and be productive in the workplace. The primary goal of an EAP is to ensure the mental health of employees so that they can consistently contribute to the growth of the company. ... The aim of an EAP is to reduce the amount of time employees take away from work and to ensure that when they return, they do so with renewed strength and optimal mental health.

Who would use the program?
All members of the workforce and their immediate family members may use the program whenever they are experiencing personal and/or work-related difficulties. Supervisors and managers may also seek the guidance of a Consultant to determine the appropriateness of referring employees who might be experiencing work performance and conduct changes due to personal issues, as well as to discuss onsite workgroup support or training options.

Three Information Sessions to learn more about this EAP offering will be held on Monday, August 26 at the Westmont Centre (lower level), One South Cass Avenue, Westmont.

Westmont Chamber members can register for a session at
Session offerings on Monday, August 26:
  • Morning Session 7:30am-8:30am
  • Afternoon Session 1pm-2pm
  • Evening Session 5:30pm-6:30pm

About D. Feeney Counseling & Consulting: D. Feeney Counseling & Consulting is located at 133 
Dianna Feeney, Owner of D. Feeney Counseling & Consulting LCC (Image via WCCTB)

 N. Lincoln St., Westmont. D. Feeney Counseling & Consulting is a private counseling practice in Westmont dedicated to supporting our local communities. D. Feeney Counseling provides counseling services for those in the community dealing with Mental Health and/or Substance Use issues. Dianna Feeney is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a specialty in Substance Use Disorders as well as being a Certified EAP. To learn more about D. Feeney Counseling and EAP services go to or call 630-481-4101.

About the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau: The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau (WCCTB) is the voice of the Westmont Business community and provides the platform for our business community to work in support of enhanced economic development and growth for our Westmont Area. Learn more about WCCTB at

Source: Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau 630-960-5553