Graduate Medical Education Wellness Counseling provides free and confidential services to residents and clinical fellows in the Washington University Medical School/Barnes Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education Consortium. Our services promote well-being, help reduce clinician burnout, and assist with mental health concerns.
- Individual counseling
- Referrral for psychiatric services supported by GME
- Group Debriefs
- Support Groups
- Educational workshops
Counseling services are confidential in accordance with the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association (APA) and state and federal law. Neither the fact that you seek counseling nor any information disclosed in the sessions will appear in your medical or GME training records. Counseling records are not kept in EPIC.
Schedule a Meeting:
You’ve worked hard to get here – years of schooling, countless hours studying, and numerous interviews. This is a time of tremendous growth. It is also a time when the pressure can be high and the resources can below. You’re tired, stressed, and overwhelmed. You’re not the only one but sometimes it feels that way. It’s not always easy to ask for help, especially when you are used to being the one that does the helping. Your willingness to talk to someone is a courageous move and we are honored to walk this journey with you.
During our initial meeting, we will work together to discuss your concerns and consider appropriate resources to help you meet your goal.
Click here to schedule an initial consultation online or call us at 314-285-3667 or 314-312-9394
Schedule a time to meet with Dr. Cabral: https://go.oncehub.com/Raquel
GME Wellness Counseling Services Location and Hours:
Monday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 9a.m. – 8p.m.
Thursday 8a.m. – 7p.m
Wednesday, Fridays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Your GME Wellness Counselor may not always be immediately available. GME Wellness Counseling does not maintain 24-hour access to email or voicemail. Information shared through email or voicemail may not be retrieved for several days. If you are in crisis or experiencing a life-threatening or harm-producing emergency, please call “911” or go to your nearest emergency room. Please see links below for additional after-hours and crisis resources
If you are in crisis or experiencing a life-threatening or harm-producing emergency, please call “911” or go to your nearest emergency room.
Additional Counseling Resources:
- BJC Employee Assistance Program 314-747-7490 or 1-888-505-6444
- Washington University – Work-Life Solutions (EAP) 1-844-365-4587
- Cigna Psychiatry Provider List from BHC/SLCH EAP 2019_03_21 (pdf)
- Community providers – this spreadsheet contains a list of area counselors and psychiatrists outside of WUSM/BJH/WU. Insurance information is not always up to date, so you should call to check that if relevant. Providers may also change practice locations without our awareness. These resources are not affiliated with the University and GME Wellness does not endorse or take responsibility for services provided by individuals/agencies listed.
Educational and Self-Help Resources:
- Making the Difference – Pressure in the high-stakes environment of medical training can be overwhelming. This video from Mayo Clinic and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention explains how everyone can help prevent suicide by being alert for the signs of depression and escaping stress and how to be most helpful.
- ACGME Well-being Resources – This initial set of AWARE resources focuses on individual strategies for cognitive skill building, and includes a video workshop, podcasts, and the ACGME AWARE app.
- The Nocturnists – On The Nocturnists podcast, doctors share stories of joy, sorrow, and self-discovery. Based on the live storytelling event of the same name, and hosted by physician Emily Silverman, this podcast is animated by a deep-seated curiosity about health, illness, and human connection.