EAP & Work/Life Balance Counselors — Bios
Our counselors are highly experienced and skilled professionals who can assist you with personal and work-related problems. All of our counselors are experienced in assisting individuals who are dealing with:
- Other mental health concerns
- Substance abuse
- Stress management
- Grief and loss
- Couples counseling
- Relationship issues
- Workplace challenges
- Other concerns
Our counselors consult with managers about issues which include:
- Communicating with supervisees
- Setting performance expectations
- Managing layoffs
- Restructuring work assignments to accommodate staffing changes
Please view our counselor bios to find our further specializations.
Mary Bade, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with 16 years of professional experience. Her prior work experience includes being a counselor at an employee assistance firm, a director of a college counseling center, an instructor at three universities, a counselor at an outpatient mental health clinic, a college academic advisor, a college staff member, and a therapist in private practice. Mary specializes in facilitating resiliency in coping with crisis and in assisting individuals with eating disorders. She provides training on managing distress and disruption at work and how to refer an employee to EAP.
Susan Harnden, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with 25 years of professional experience. Her prior work experience includes being a social worker in psychiatric hospitals, a counselor in substance abuse treatment centers, a counselor in public schools, a counselor for parent support organizations, a counselor at an outpatient mental health clinic, and a therapist in private practice. Susan specializes in helping managers involved in layoffs. She provides training on managing change and uncertainty and on best managerial practices. She also facilitates groups for pre-tenure faculty members.
Jeff Stellmach, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with 18 years of professional experience. His prior work experience includes being a social worker in psychiatric hospitals, a case manager with political refugees, a counselor at an outpatient mental health clinic, a counselor in primary care clinics and nursing homes, and a counselor and treatment supervisor for adolescents in residential treatment. Jeff specializes in eldercare issues by assisting individuals making care decisions and finding community resources for loved ones. He provides training on stress management, responding to crisis situations, and appropriate language and conflict management at work. Jeff provides counseling in Spanish.
Deborah Sharp, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of professional experience. Her prior work experience includes being a counselor in nursing homes, a counselor for clients facing chronic or catastrophic illness or disability, a director in non-profit settings serving children with cancer and their families, an instructor at two universities, and a therapist in private practice. Deborah specializes in assisting individuals and their family members with major medical issues. She provides training on achieving and promoting work/life balance.