Do any of these apply to you or a family member?
- Family problems
- Work-related stresses
- Marital or relationship issues
- Stress, depression, or anxiety
- Alcohol or drug use
- Chronic illness
- Addictive behaviors
- Career concerns
- Financial worries
- Conflicts with colleagues
- Divorce, separation
- Life transitions
- Abusive relationships
- Grief and bereavement
- Personal legal concerns
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a diagnostic, consultation, and referral service for employees experiencing personal, relationship or work-related difficulties. The program provides an experienced clinician to help guide you to solutions.
Consultations are strictly confidential consistent with applicable laws pertaining to mental health professionals. No one in the institution will be informed of your contacts with these carefully selected specialists.
All employees and their significant others, including spouses, partners, dependents and children living at home.
The initial sessions and follow-up contacts are provided at no cost. In the event that continued treatment is recommended, these services may be covered under health insurance plans subject to applicable deductions and co-payments.
For information, consultation, referrals or to schedule an appointment, call 713-745-6901, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you must cancel an appointment, give sufficient notice.
If this is urgent, leave appropriate information so that you will be contacted as soon as possible.
The Employee Assistance Program offers:
- Assessment of personal/work related stresses
- Help with immediate circumstances
- Referrals to treatment or support resources
- Personal legal assistance
Mark Berg LPC-S, CEAP, SAP, C-DAPA-A, EAP Director
Mark began his career as a counselor and employee assistance professional in 1987 and was hired as an EAP Specialist for MD Anderson in June, 2013. He is a licensed professional counselor - supervisor level, certified as an employee assistance professional, and also has substance abuse related certifications. He managed an EAP in the airline industry for 7 years and also provided related services to local hospitals. His professional expertise includes assisting organizations and their employees after critical incidents and disasters. Mark also provided clinical services to families, children, and regularly consulted with local schools. He is committed to assisting employees experiencing work or personal stresses, and to managers who need help with workplace issues.
John Luquette, Ph.D., LPC-S, CGP, EAC Sr. EAP Specialist
John is a licensed professional counselor - supervisor level, a licensed chemical dependency counselor, a certified group psychotherapist, and an EMDRIA approved consultant. Before coming to the team in 2018, he served the Division of Nursing as a senior nurse counselor for 18 years. In addition to conducting individual, group, and CISM sessions, John consults on industrial-organizational issues, provides leadership coaching, and provides instructional and experiential programs on self-care, grief education, compassion fatigue, stress management, conflict resolution, and other psychosocial issues. He has presented at multiple Nursing National Conferences throughout his tenure with the division of Nursing. John is a solution-focused counselor, focusing on getting you from where you are to where you want to be in the shortest possible time.
Jose David, LPC, LMFT, CEAP Sr. EAP Specialist
Jose is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist. He joined the Team in May 2015 and became a Certified Employee Assistance Professional during his time at the MD Anderson. He has been practicing since 2009 after completing his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. He has provided counseling in schools, community settings and private practice settings. Jose has extensive experience with families, couples and children. His expertise includes dealing with crisis intervention and threat assessment. Jose has worked in Children’s Protective Services, Houston Galveston Institute and Deer Park ISD. Jose has provided consultation to graduate students and colleagues in professional settings. Jose is bilingual in Spanish. In addition to providing assistance to employees with work place stress, he assists with transition stress, cultural and personal challenges, along with crisis in family settings.
Kendra Lee Martin, LPC-S, SAP EAP Specialist
Kendra is a licensed professional counselor supervisor and substance abuse professional. She has a master's degree in counseling. She has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, community agency, providing counseling to individuals in crisis and groups . Kendra has extensive experience working with diverse populations in mental health crisis, crisis management and collaborating with law enforcement. Her professional interests include conflict resolution, women’s empowerment and working with people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles. Kendra has joined the Team as an EAP specialist in January 2018. Kendra has worked with the Harris Center, United Behavioral Health and People with Aids Coalition. Kendra is EMDR trained.
Justin Henderson LPC-S, PhD, EAP Specialist
Justin is a licensed professional counselor- supervisor. He recently completed his PhD in Psychology. Justin has experience in providing mental health-related services in community and academic settings. He has provided individual, family, and group counseling to a variety of demographics. Justin has an extensive measure of experience in processing grief, handling cultural diversity issues, and stress management. His expertise also includes working with children and youth populations. Justin is well versed in providing trainings to varied audiences, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, and effectively coaching employees. He joined the team as an EAP Specialist in January 2018. Justin has worked with the Harris Center, Texas Youth Commission, and Communities in Schools.
Pam Steverson, LPC, EAP Specialist
Pam is a licensed professional counselor, has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Pam has practiced as a professional counselor over 20 years. She joined the team August 1, 2019. She has worked in Private Practice, public schools, Ft Bend and Harris County Youth Detention Centers, Target Hunger, Girls and Boys Clubs, Houston Youth Program for Enrichment and various local Medical Clinics. Pam has many years of experience working with Children, Adolescents and their families to address issues like: Self-Esteem, Grief, Anger Management, Trauma, Marital Conflict, Social Skills, Communication and Interpersonal Skills and provided parenting skills and training for blended families, adoptees, adoptive parents and adoptive and foster families as well as Post-Partum Depression screening, assessment and treatment.
Sierra Salgado, Employee Health Assistant, EAP
Sierra Salgado is the Administrative Assistant for Employee Health & EAP. She's studied at Stephen F. Austin State University and has previously worked with a Psychiatry Clinic in Tomball, TX. She joined us in Employee Health & Well-Being at MD Anderson, in October of 2017 and has collected a wide range of administrative responsibilities. Including but not limited to, triaging calls, managing our counselors calendars, coordinating lectures and events, referring callers to our legal helpline and with our free will kits, as well as, purchasing for the department. She is deeply committed to upholding service excellence and providing you with the best EAP experience.
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