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Postdoc Assistance Program (PAP)

Resources For Living provides short-term therapy for personal and work-life issues. This service is confidential and provided at no charge to you and your dependents.
This no-cost counseling service helps you address stress, relationship and other personal issues you and your family may face. It is staffed by highly trained master and doctoral level clinicians who will listen to your concerns and quickly refer you to in-person counseling and/or other resources:

  • Stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Relationship/marital conflicts
  • Problems with children
  • Postdoc pressures
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance abuse
  • and more

Phone and online services are available 24/7. You make the initial call, an assessment is taken, then you are referred to the appropriate service. After your initial phone call, you will have access to up to 6 face-to-face sessions with a licensed provider. You have unlimited access to phone support and online resources.

To begin callĀ 

  • (888) 238-6232
  • TTY: 711

Or go online at:

Please Note: Face-to-face sessions are intended for short-term therapy. If after your 6 free sessions, you desire more care, your current therapist is an in-network provider of the Stanford SHCA medical plan. If enrolled in our plan, you can continue therapy with same provider by utilizing benefits of your medical insurance. Cost is $5 per session.