We all have different kinds of relationships with varying degrees of depth and interactions. Building and maintaining mutually satisfying and well-functioning relationships takes commitment, time and ongoing effort.
Whether you need assistance with conflict resolution, improving communication or tips on being more understanding or resilient, help is available.
UBC’s EFAP provider, Shepell, offers counselling services for support with the following:
- Relationship challenges
- Stress and resiliency
- Family concerns (communication, parenting, dynamics, and more)
- Workplace communication
- Workplace conflicts
Shepell’s support services are designed to suit your learning, lifestyle and comfort level. Support is available in person or over the phone, as well as through video sessions, online exchanges with a counsellor, or self-guided sessions with text-based resources.
The following online programs are also available:
- Enhancing Your Relationships: Convenient, secure and confidential, this program helps you to work towards achieving greater overall relationship satisfaction through goal setting, action planning, exercises in problem solving, and access to a library of resources. Learn about the key principles to healthy relationships, as well as best practices for enhancing your intimate relationship. You have the option to complete the program with a partner or individually over a three-month period.
- Separation and Divorce: Find support for the emotional, parenting, legal and financial impacts of separation and divorce. With a library of resources to draw from, this program helps you to assess your situation, set goals, problem solve, and develop a plan of action.
To get started with Shepell’s relationship support services, call 1-800-387-4765 or browse their available services online.
Counselling Coverage Through UBC’s Extended Health Plan
If you are enrolled in UBC’s Extended Health plan, you can be 100% reimbursed up to a maximum of $2,500 for each person per benefit year, for counselling services from a registered psychologist, registered social worker or registered clinical counsellor. A doctor’s referral is not required.
Please refer our Extended Health Benefits website for more information, including acceptable practitioner qualifications, reasonable and customary charges for counselling services, and reimbursement levels for each health care service covered by the plan under paramedical services.