Faculty and Employee Assistance Program



Faculty and Employee Assistance Program

The mission of FEAP is to provide comprehensive and high quality employee assistance services which assist organizations in maximizing employee productivity, help employees identify and improve personal concerns that may affect job performance, and boost morale and improve employee retention. FEAP will address this mission through individualized, confidential assessments based on clinically-sound standards that will result in solving the issue, offering brief counseling or offering appropriate community referrals as necessary. FEAP will also provide consultation to supervisors and managers to assist in addressing employee/team challenges.

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Left to right (in the photo):

Brenda Wilson, MSW, LCSW, CEAP, GCM

Director and Eldercare Specialist Master of Social Work, (1980), Virginia Commonwealth University; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Maryville College. Post-Graduate Externship in Structural Family Therapy and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia since 1987.

Anna C. DeLong, MSW, LCSW

FEAP Consultant Master of Social Work (1987), Virginia Commonwealth University; Bachelor of Arts, Mount Allison University, Canada, (1983). Virginia LCSW since 1993. Post Graduate training in Family Systems Theory and certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Professional Trainer.

Mary Sherman, LCSW, CEAP

FEAP Consultant Masters in Social Work (1996), University of Maryland Baltimore; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1993), College of William and Mary. Additional training through the Coaches Training Institute.

Denese Straughn

Administrative Specialist & Notary

Rebecca Mason, MSN, RN, CS, CEAP

FEAP Consultant Master of Science in Nursing (1992), University of Virginia; Bachelor of Science in nursing (1978), University of North Carolina. Certified as a Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

Not Pictured: Monica Maughlin, LPC

FEAP Consultant Master of Education in Counseling (1999), University of Virginia; Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science (1987), Mount Holyoke College. Licensed Professional Counselor since 2004.

The FEAP staff have varying degrees of experience with contemplative science from simple practice ourselves of mindfulness, visualization, centering breath, yoga, tai chi, self hypnosis and other methods to the MBSR certified trainer. We strive to both learn and practice more. We introduce clients to the concepts and benefits of self-reflection, meta-cognition, staying in the moment, mindfulness and meditative practices and will lead clients through brief breathing, meditation and guided imagery exercises when it is appropriate to their needs and concerns. We strive to follow the client and introduce new strategies for health and wellness when and if they are ready.

Any employee or their family member seeking a free and confidential appointment with one of the FEAP Consultants can call 434-243-2643 for further information and scheduling.