Counseling and Wellness Services
Counseling services are available to currently enrolled Avery Point students at no cost. Consultations are completely private and confidential. Walk-in crisis intervention sessions and/or multiple one-hour weekly consultations are available.
Counseling is provided in ACD (Academic Building), room 114F during set walk-in clinic hours or other times set by appointment. To set an appointment, please contact Dr. Stephen J. Brewer.
Areas of Support
Single Adults and Couples
- Gaining and keeping friendships
- Dealing with anxiety, depression, important decisions, and life goals
- Improving close relationship dynamics
- Developing clear and effective communication
- Growing meaningful commitments
- Learning to compromise and negotiate
- Resolving family of origin issues
- Healing breakdowns
- Living through necessary endings and breakups
- Resolving interpersonal/work/family conflicts
- Dealing with difficult people
- Balancing school and work, relationships and work
- Resolving conflicts with parents/bosses/faculty
NO academic advising
Monday: Walk-in 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Walk-in 12 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. By appointment only
Thursday: Walk-in 12 – 2 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. By appointment only
Walk-in times do not require pre-arranged appointments
Stephen J. Brewer, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut, 1993)
- 27 years an adjunct Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at UConn, Storrs and Avery Point campuses
- Currently teaches at Avery Point:
- HDFS 1060 “Close Relationships”
- HDFS 1070 “Individual and Family Development Over the Life Span”
- HDFS 2100 “Childhood and Adolescence”
- HDFS 2200 “Adulthood and Aging”
- HDFS 2300 “Family Interaction Processes”
- HDFS 3240 “Aging in American Society”
- 22 years practicing CT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
- Specializes in helping single adults, and unmarried and married couples