Welcome to the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office
Employee Assistance Program
The administration of NCSO has established a program to assist NCSO employees and their family members. Everyday stressors, as well as some of the unique stressors and difficulties involved in law enforcement work, can affect our lives and have a real impact on our well-being. We want to help provide resources so that NCSO staff members can quickly and conveniently, and in complete privacy, get in touch with a qualified provider who stands ready to assist with any emotional or psychological issue.
The Employee Assistance Program provides access to a network of specially selected mental health professionals practicing in Wyoming who have experience in assisting those with first responder duties and those who have experienced psychological trauma.
Between July 1st and June 30th of each year, NCSO employees will be provided with up to three hours of services annually at no cost to the employee. Family members are encouraged to access services with any of our providers employing their insurance benefits. You do not need a referral from anyone else, and you may remain anonymous. If you prefer to see your provider for longer than three meetings, you may use your health insurance to continue services.
Why use the EAP?
The EAP network consists of mental health counselors who stand ready to assist Sheriff’s Office employees in identifying issues and planning care. EAP providers are located in Casper and other Wyoming cities.
What if I want to attend more than three sessions?
The three sessions provided by the program are meant to support planning services. The Sheriff’s Office health insurance program can be employed for an indefinite number of sessions if desired.
Why doesn’t the EAP provide as many sessions as I want or need?
The Sheriff’s Office health insurance is your primary resource for medical and mental health care. The EAP is meant to make it easier to connect with suitable providers and to access care. It is a wellness program.
How do referrals work?
You may self-refer by contacting a provider directly by email or telephone to schedule an appointment. You should expect a response within 24 hours. Contact Dr. Post’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like assistance in completing a referral.
How do I know that my sessions will be private?
EAP network providers are private practitioners who enter into a client-therapist relationship with those who are referred or who self-refer. They are required by law and ethical standards to honor confidentiality, subject to legal exceptions they will describe. They cannot reveal the content of sessions to anyone without the written consent of their client. Your case will not be discussed with anyone associated with the Sheriff's Office or Dr. Post without your specific consent.
Who administers the City EAP?
Psychologist Jerry Post, Psy.D., of Cheyenne administers the EAP. His practice hosts the web page and manages the network of providers.