As an Orange County employee, both you and your spouse have access to a variety of FREE counseling/therapy-specific resources. All information shared is HIPAA protected and strictly confidential. See below for more information on what you have access to and how to utilize the services.

Due to the added stress of COVID-19, 1 in 10 people have thought about taking their life during the pandemic. (All stats are from CDC)

What is it?
Through our EAP, employees and their family members (children and spouses) have access to free counseling sessions.

How it works?
In order to utilize counseling services through the EAP, you must call 1-855-221-8925.

The Process:

  • The first time you use it, you will be asked for our Web ID, which is ORANGECOUNTY.
  • You will be asked to identify why you are calling. Note: EAP offers a wide variety of services for employees/families. Once you specify what service you need, you will be asked if you prefer virtual or in-person counseling.
  • Next, you will be given a list of providers in the area you specify.
  • Once you identify which provider you would like to use, you will be given a referral number. The EAP will also forward your information to the provider.
  • The last step is to reach out to the provider and schedule your appointments as you see fit.
  • Employees and/or family members are given six sessions, which are good for six months beginning the day they are requested.
  • After the twelve-month period has lapsed employees and/or families are eligible to receive six more sessions.

Visit for more information. You will need to create an account the first time you enter the site, which will require the Web ID (ORANGECOUNTY). There is also a mobile app.

Through ComPsych, we have two onsite mental health counselors, Janelle Carbone-Rodriguez & Kristen Hopper. Janelle and Kristen have dedicated hours to Orange County Government employees and their families. Employees and their dependents can get up to six free sessions of counseling per topic. English and Spanish sessions available.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday:     9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment:

  1. Call the EAP toll free number, 1-855-221-8925.
  2. Provide the Representative with the Web ID, ORANGECOUNTY.
  3. Receive a verification number.
  4. Call 866-280-9355 to set an appointment.

Behavioral Health Providers in your Cigna Network

  • Trained professionals who support individuals, couples and families through talk therapy.
  • Types of challenges that can be supported: depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, sexual health, LGBTQ+ related challenges, multicultural topics, eating disorders, marriage and family conflict and more.
  • Therapy can occur on an individual basis, in a group setting or family session. It can take place in an office setting, the comfort of your home or online through video or phone-based telehealth platforms.
  • Providers through Cigna
  • Individuals trained to prescribe and administer medications called “psychotropic drugs” that support your mental health.
  • These professionals are either psychiatrists who are specialty trained Medical Doctors (MDs) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) who work under the guidance and supervision of psychiatrists.
  • Providers through Cigna
  • Offer a variety of services that encompass counseling psychology, which uses evidence-based talk therapy strategies to support an individual’s behavioral health needs.
  • Also utilize various types of psychological testing, which can help individuals understand themselves better as well as understand, more holistically, various strengths and weaknesses that may be helpful for them to address.
  • Providers through Cigna

MD Live (virtual/mobile app)

  • Accessible from phone or tablet
  • Friendly therapists and psychiatrists are professionally trained to treat many non-emergency conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues and more.
  • Virtual Options through Cigna

Talk Space (virtual/mobile app)

You can select from thousands of licensed therapists and maintain an ongoing relationship throughout your entire treatment.

MAP Health Management

Supports addiction treatment and recovery through the use of Peer Recovery Support Specialists who are available 24/7 for online and phone-based support.