Employee Consultation Services
For employees and family members of the American Foreign Service, the Employee Consultation Service offers free, confidential counseling with professional clinical social workers. Counselors are available to clearly define problems and consider options to solve and better cope with them. Typical problems that ECS can help with are: job stress; marital and relationship problems; parent and child problems; single parent and blended family concerns; school adjustment problems; elderly parent concerns; separation, loss and grief; acute and chronic medical illness; depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems; financial concerns; life transitions; new career/retirement issues; and pre-post departure and reentry concerns.

Tel: 703-812-2257
Email: MEDECS@state.gov

Deployment Stress Management Program
The Deployment Stress Management Program (DSMP) can provide information, education, referrals, initial assessment and brief treatment for problems related to the stress of deployment to high threat areas, unaccompanied tours, overseas crises and other stressful situations encountered by Foreign Service Officers, family members and State Department employees overseas. The DSMP works in cooperation with the Foreign Service Institute Transition Center, the Family Liaison Office, the Employee Consultation Service and other Federal Agencies to provide support for DOS employees and their families before, during, and after deployment.

Deployment Stress Management Program
Tel: 703-875-4828
Email: MEDDSMP@state.gov

Information provided by the Family Liaison Office
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