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On-site Support and Counseling Now Available in Select Locations

We are excited to expand our Caregiver Assistance Program offerings to include onsite, in-person support and counseling at the following locations. We want to ease your way in accessing important services that support your mental health and emotional well-being. Appointments will be available virtually as well. All caregivers in the region are welcome to take advantage of this service.

Our on-site counselors can provide one-on-one support and coaching for a variety of issues, including:

· Work-life balance

· Parenting and family concerns

· Depression, anxiety and stress

· Setting goals

· Communication skills

· Referrals for additional assistance

See below for more information on where these services are available and to schedule your appointment. Remember, if you are not in one of these areas, services are available through our Caregiver Assistance Program partner, Lyra

*Confidential in accordance with the law-This program should not be used for emergency or urgent care needs. In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. This program is not a substitute for a doctor’s or professional’s care. Due to the potential for a conflict of interest, legal consultation will not be provided on issues that may involve legal action against Optum or its affiliates, or any entity through which the caller is receiving these services directly or indirectly (e.g., employer or health plan). This program and its components may not be available in all states or for all group sizes and is subject to change. Coverage exclusions and limitations may apply.

Locations

Apple Valley, CA

Meet Sarah Horvath-Your On-site Support

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(763) 361-6908| sarah_Horvath@optum.com

“I enjoy working with clients in a collaborative manner to help them develop self-insight and coping skills.” I have a Master of Arts degree in counseling and a Master of Science degree in psychology."

Los Angeles County, CA

Meet Phyllis Cohen-Your On-site Support

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(612) 361-428-6288| Phyllis_Cohen@optum.com

“I have over 30 years of experience working with a variety of organizations. I received my Undergraduate Degree in Sociology from UCLA and Master’s Degree in Industrial Social Work from USC. I have expertise in CISM and trauma response, specializing in assisting first responders and hospital personnel.”

Orange County, CA

Meet Jodi Baldel-Your On-site Support

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(763) 321-3028| jodi_baldel@optum.com​

“I have been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 2005. My specialties include depression, grief/loss, relationship issues (including LGBTQ+) and stress management.”​

Missoula, MT

Meet Steve Zellmer-Your On-site Support

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(612) 474-6001| Steve_Zellmer@optum.com

“I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Master Addiction Counselor specializing in a strengths-based, positive approach. I have 24-years mindfulness practice informs the capacity to listen, empathize, and collaborate effectively for meaningful change. I have fifteen years experience supporting Providence caregivers and families."

Lubbock, TX

Meet Rae Brockman-Your On-site Support

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(612) 428-6711| rae_brockman@optum.com

“I have been working in the mental health and substance abuse treatment field for 14 years, with the last 5 working directly with first responders. Also, I have expertise in Critical Incident Response.”

Spokane, WA

Meet Christine Belfiori-Your On-site Support

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(763) 321-2959| Christine_Belfiori@optum.com

“I have over 20 of experience working in behavioral health. Embracing issues related to grief, substance abuse, relationships, anxiety, stress and depression.”