printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Counseling Resources

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

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


Information provided by the Family Liaison Office
Contact the Family Liaison Office


Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.