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Counseling and Wellness Services

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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.

Dr. Stephen J. Brewer
O: (860) 405-9044
C: (860) 287-0962

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

Student Life

  • 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

Clinic Hours

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

Our Staff

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