Huntsville Hospital Services

Employee Counseling (EAP)

Problems are a fact of life and there are times when they are too tough to handle alone. When personal problems get too big, or start affecting your work, Employee Counseling may be able to help.

What should I expect when I go to an Employee Counseling appointment?
Each session with our clinical staff is one hour long. The counselor will ask you questions to help identify problems and develop a plan to help. Following your visit, you may be referred to another provider or you may schedule a return appointment. Problems that are more serious, or those which include family members, will be referred to another provider. The focus of Employee Counseling is to identify problems, offer brief counseling, and/or coordinate referrals.

What else do I need to know about our Employee Counseling?
Employee Counseling services are confidential, except in cases where a person’s safety is in danger. No information is shared without your permission. Employee Counseling services are voluntary, even though you may have been referred. Employee Counseling services are provided at no charge to Huntsville Hospital Health System employees. Employee Counseling counselors can offer referrals for family members of employees. 

Reasons to contact the EAP counselors:

  • Prolonged depression or sadness
  • Lack of interest in usual activities
  • Not wanting to be around others
  • Appetite or sleep disturbance
  • Thoughts of gloom or self-harm
  • Extreme worry
  • Poor concentration
  • Unexplained mood swings
  • Racing thoughts
  • Irritability or anger outbursts
  • Difficulty getting along with others
  • Grief
  • Extreme perfectionism
  • Impulsivity 
  • Overuse of prescribed medication
  • Inability to stop drug or alcohol use 

Marie Hodges, Director
(256) 265-2600

Marisa Kennemer, Counselor
(256) 265-0600

Ashley Wofford, Counselor
(256) 265-0645

What other services does Employee Counseling offer?
Please call (256) 265-2600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment with one of our counselors. All calls and emails are confidential. Appointments are available Monday through Friday (699-B2 Gallatin Street) or via Zoom telehealth.

  • EAP series and A Healthier Me series in Net Learning
  • Manager consultation for challenging employee mental health and substance abuse concerns
  • Critical incident stress debriefings
  • Substance abuse treatment coordination