Introducing Emotional Wellbeing Solutions

Eligible Local 33 graduate workers pursuing PhD degrees, their spouses, dependents, and household members are now eligible for up to six free counseling sessions provided through Optum Emotional Wellbeing Solutions. Yale’s Emotional Wellbeing Solutions is part of an employee assistance program and provides Personal Wellness, Financial Wellness, and Worklife benefits and resources to support you every step of the way through life’s important events.

Please note, if you are a Yale Health Plan member, your Behavioral Health benefits through Magellan will remain unchanged.

Personal Wellness offers face-to-face or virtual short-term counseling services, as well as referrals to more extended care. Counselors, clinicians, and other specialists are ready to help you and your family members with the following:

  • Relationship, Parenting, and family issues 
  • Workplace problems or conflicts
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Child and eldercare support
  • Legal, financial, and mediation services

Key Features

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  • Capture your mood or manage stressful situations using the Self Care App.
  • Talkspace helps you engage with a licensed therapist, 24/7, via text, voice, or virtual video message. Call 866-416-6586 to obtain an authorization code prior to registering (first visit only).
  • Schedule a virtual or in-person session with our dedicated counselors, Drs. Amy Sceery and Rebecca Colasanto. Dependents and household members should contact 866-416-6586.

Accessing your Emotional Wellbeing Solutions benefits is easy, and available 24/7 by calling 866-416-6586 or visit Optum’s website: liveandworkwell