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 or more effectively manage it.

Please note that this free service is for UConn Health students only, and is not available to UConn students from other campuses.


Evaluation and counseling are provided by Rocio Chang, Psy.D., Christine DeMaio, Ph.D., Maggie Evans, Ph.D., Jessica Meyer, Ph.D., Maggie Moore, LCSW, Brian M. Padilla, Ph.D., Aaron Sardell, Psy.D., and Karen Steinberg, Ph.D. Ted Lawlor, M.D., medical director of the clinic, will be available for medication evaluations and medication management. Dr. Lawlor will also 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

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

Rocio Chang, Psy.D.

Christine DeMaio, Ph.D.

Maggie Evans, Ph.D.

Maggie Moore, LCSW

Brian Padilla, Ph.D.

Aaron Sardell, Psy.D.

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


Referrals from your primary care clinician are not necessary.

To make an appointment, please contact to be triaged to the appropriate provider.

Appointment Hours

Monday through Friday during business hours with some limited evening appointments.

Office Location

Appointments are offered via telehealth or in person.

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.
  • 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. Please wait in the waiting area outside Suite 2000 in EAP.
  • Office U203: Walk through the doorway and turn right. Office U203 will be on your left and labeled “Student Mental Health Clinic.” Please wait in the waiting area.


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

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating issues
  • Stress management
  • Transitional issues
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+ 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 note that exceptions include medication fills are noted in the Epic patient database. Please also see the only exceptions to this general statement in the Student Handbook, 2.E. Impaired Student Policy.

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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

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Meditation and Mindfulness

Relaxation Audio Sessions

In the event of an emergency or crisis please use the following resources:

  • Call 911
  • Present to your closest emergency department
  • Call 211 and ask to be connected with mobile crisis

Additional resources for immediate mental health attention and support include:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Hotline:
  • Local or Regional Warmlines/Peer Support Lines - Support Services Available via Telephone:
    • Greater Waterbury Peer Support Line, 5 to 10 p.m., 7 days per week including holidays, 1-800-314-2680
    • Handz On Warmline, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday, 860-560-7700
    • Safe Harbor Warmline, 5 to 10 p.m., 7 days a week, 1-800-258-1528
    • Shareline, 12 to 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday, 860-885-7274