Student Behavioral Health Service

The Student Behavioral Health Service (SBHS) provides evaluation and treatment to medical, dental and graduate students at UConn Health. While stress management is often a focus of treatment, students are seen for a variety of other issues. If you’re having a problem, we would like to help you solve it.


Evaluation and counseling are provided by Jessica Meyer, Ph.D., Aaron Sardell, Psy.D., Maggie Moore, LCSW, and Karen Steinberg, Ph.D. Additionally, Angela Virella, APRN, is available for medication evaluations and medication management. Ted Lawlor, M.D., is the medical director of the clinic and will be available for clinical administrative evaluations as requested by the associate dean for student affairs of the student’s respective school.

Contact Information
Jessica Meyer, Ph.D.
Phone: 860-679-5434

Karen Steinberg, Ph.D.
Phone: 860-679-3712

Ted Lawlor, M.D.
Medical Director
Phone: 860-679-4151

Aaron Sardell, Psy.D.

Maggie Moore, LCSW

Angela Virella, APRN
Phone: 860-679-7048


Referrals from your primary care clinician are not necessary. To make an appointment, contact Jessica Meyer who will triage you to the appropriate provider.

Appointment Hours

  • Monday: 2 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 1 to 3 p.m.

Office Location
195 Farmington Avenue
Suite 2000, Office 2001 and U203
Farmington, CT 06030


  • From UConn Health, 195 is the building just past the American Red Cross on the right.
  • Park in visitor parking.
  • Take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.
  • Primary Office 2001: Walk through the doorway and enter Suite 2000 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offices via the double wooden doors on your right. Student Behavioral Health is the first office on the left.
  • Alternate Office U203: Walk through the doorway and turn right. Office U203 will be on your left and labeled “Student Mental Health Clinic.”


Comprehensive outpatient care for a wide variety of health concerns such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating issues
  • Substance use issues
  • Stress management
  • Crisis management
  • Transitional issues
  • Grief
  • LGBT issues
  • Relationship/roommate issues

Counseling services provided include:

  • Stress management
  • Individual counseling
  • Medication management
  • Referrals for substance use evaluations in the community


The SBHS services are free. There is no co-pay and you do not need to use your insurance.


In general, your medical information is private and can only be shared with others if you give written permission. Please see the only exceptions to this general statement in the Student Handbook, 2.E. Impaired Student Policy. Documentation is maintained in the provider’s office in a double-locked fashion.

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Kripalu is a yoga health and wellness retreat center in the Berkshires. Students are invited to attend for a week and enjoy the benefits of meditation and whole foods. To register, call 877-756-9705.

Resources A Free App that Helps You Learn to Meditate

Mayo Clinic Yoga and Meditation Videos

Mindfulness Meditation

Stress and the Effects of Stress

Stress Management Techniques

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Meditation and Mindfulness

Relaxation Audio Sessions