People are the most important assets in any organization, so shouldn't their mental health and well-being be a priority? These people encounter problems in both their personal and professional lives that greatly affect not only their mental and emotional health, but also their performance and productivity in the workplace.
Therapy at the office is not a new concept in other developed countries, or even other American cities. However, it is a concept that has not reached the DFW area on any notable scale. Monarch Society Wellness can help fill the void. See benefits of the service and how it works below. Let's put therapy to work!
Executive Concierge Counseling
Benefits of Executive Concierge Counseling
Employees are provided an opportunity to receive in-office, in-person therapy, during work hours. No need to take off two hours of time to drive, park, walk, ride an elevator, and wait for a 50-minute session, all after a long day at work.
Each employee receives the same level of confidentiality as therapy conducted in the therapist’s private office. None of the therapist's records are kept on the company's network, so there is no possibility of a breach by the company.
It is estimated that individuals negatively impacted by stress lose approximately 16 days a year because of anxiety and depression, according to the International Journal of Business, Management, and Social Research. Proactive interventions on behalf of a company, as opposed to reactive interventions by an individual employee, have an ROI of 10.8:1 as opposed to 3.5:1, according to Deloitte’s 2020 Report, Mental Health and Employers: Refreshing the Case for Investment. Read it here.
Fees paid to the therapist may be tax-deductible depending on the company’s type of business organization. For example, fees may be deductible as fees paid to an independent contractor, fees paid toward employee benefits, or fees paid for professional services. Consult with a tax expert for more specific information.
increased organizational health
By investing in an on-site therapist, the company sends a positive message to its employees: the company cares about employee mental health AND encourages it. The difference in making mental health care merely available through an EAP versus delivering it through pre-paid, on-site therapy speaks volumes, as it is the difference between passive support and active encouragement.
BETTER THAN Employee-assistance programs
It is estimated that EAPs are used only by 4.5% of employees. Factors contributing to this low utilization rate are that EAPs require the employee to initiate contact and schedule an off-site appointment, and the therapist typically only conducts a few sessions of counseling. EAP therapists are typically psychologists, not counselors, who may or may not have much direct counseling experience. The proposed structure delivers the therapist in-office, during business hours, and on a specific, anticipated day, so the employee needs only to make minimal effort to receive counseling.
how it works
each company picks the same day of the week every week to conduct either half-day or full-day sessions
half-day sessions consist of 4 sessions, and full-day sessions consist of 8
half-day hours are 8am-12pm, 10am-2pm, or 12pm-4pm
HALF-DAY & FULL-DAY OPTIONS
therapist's individual concierge session price is $195; this will be reduced to $175 per session
company signs a contract with the therapist for two months initially, then contract is month-to-month
company pays for sessions at least 5 business days prior to the commencement of services
Therapist: Ryan Rodriguez
Ryan Sadkin Rodriguez is a Dallas native who grew up in the Park Cities. Ryan has bachelor degrees in sociology and government from The University of Texas at Austin; a juris doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law); and a master’s degree in counseling from Northwestern University. Ryan’s backgrounds in law, finance, and business, as well as her experience as a wife and mother, have positively influenced her effectiveness in counseling men and women seeking work-life balance. Specifically, Ryan’s greatest experience is in areas commonly seen in or affected and exacerbated by the workplace: anxiety, depression, burnout, communication and conflict resolution, substance use, codependency, and relationship issues, including both personal and professional. Ryan subscribes to the notion that “time is money,” so therapist will utilize an efficient and effective solution-focused therapy approach.