Employee Assistance Program

The EAP is a benefit designed to provide up to 8 confidential professional counseling sessions to employees and their immediate family members. This benefit is available to all employees who qualify for District benefits. 

We encourage employees and their family members to make an appointment when they experience problems that interfere with health, quality of life, or job performance. All counseling is provided by St. Alphonsus and is held in strict confidence. 

Please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline if you are experiencing mental health-related distress or are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. 

988 is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365. 

To schedule an Employee Assistance Program appointment call 208-367-3300.    

Telehealth appointments are available.



6140 Emerald   

Boise, ID 83704     

3025 W Cherry Lane Ste. 205

Meridian, ID 83642

Saint Alphonsus EAP Flyer_February 2024.pdf

Counselor Bios

Jared Belsher/Supervisor ~ MA, LCPC, NCC

Jared is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and national certified counselor (NCC) who has worked in outpatient mental health clinics and in private practice since 2007. He received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Northern Arizona University. His approach to counseling is strength-based,

which means that rather than dwelling on things that are wrong, he focuses on the strength individuals have, and how they can use those strengths to overcome their obstacles. He uses

a person-centered approach and additional counseling techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help clients discover healthier ways to cope and think about a problem.

Melissa Young ~ MSW, LCSW

Melissa has been a Mental Health Professional for 30+ years having the opportunity to serve in a variety of mental health settings, with diverse client populations, working in various roles. As a Clinical Social Worker she has had the opportunity to work with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence; as an Outpatient Psychotherapist within a Community Mental Health Center; a Peace Corps Volunteer in Asuncion Paraguay; Hospice Social Worker; and currently working as a Counselor at the Saint Alphonsus Employee Assistance Program and Clinical Supervisor with Tidwell Social Work Services and Consulting Inc. She employs an eclectic approach to her work with clients, believing that a trusting and supportive relationship is key to any therapeutic success. In addition to her professional life, she is a mother of three teenage boys, wife of 18 years, proud dog and horse owner.

Jenny Lee Doty ~ MSW, LCSW

Jenny Lee has been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for nearly a decade. She has worked in the mental health field for more than 20 years in a variety of treatment settings including but not limited to schools, day treatment centers, hospitals, and local community agencies. Jenny Lee has provided treatment to children, pre-teens and teens, and adults in individual, group, and family settings. Jenny Lee is skilled in working with complex family units, emotional and behavioral issues, trauma, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, co-occurring diagnosis, psychotic disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, gangs, and those involved with foster care and Child Protective Services. Jenny Lee practices from a strength-based approach to treatment, while using a combination of interventions tailored to meet each individual's needs.

EAP Newsletter

EAP Winter newsletter 2024 web.pdf