University of Connecticut

Employee Assistance Program

A Confidential Counseling and Referral Service for University Employees.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program is a confidential worksite based service available to all University faculty, staff and eligible family members. The Program provides professional assessment, brief counseling and/or timely referrals to community resources for multiple issues and concerns including, but not limited to:

  • Job Stress, Relationship Problems, Anxiety / Worry / Depression
  • Parenting and Family Concerns, Alcohol and Substance Misuse
  • Eldercare / Caregiver Stress, Financial / Debt Counseling
  • Communication Issues, Legal Questions

With 1 simple, confidential phone call you may receive a prompt in-person appointment within 2 days, or sooner if necessary, at any of our convenient locations. If further assistance is indicated, referrals may be suggested to local resources, utilizing health insurance benefits whenever possible.There is no cost for EAP services. And no information regarding your identity or participation in EAP is disclosed at any time, unless required by Connecticut statutes or federal law.

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To speak with an EAP counselor on the Storrs Campus regarding services please contact:

Gary Alger, LADC, CEAP
Arjona – Room 136
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: (860) 486-1307

Other Locations – Statewide – 24 Hours
Phone: (860) 679-2877
Toll-free in CT: (800) 852-4392

We encourage you to call between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If office hours are inconvenient, leave a voice message or send an email at any time about when and how to reach you.


Meet Gary Alger, UConn Storrs EAP Counselor.

Gary has served as an Employee Assistance professional since 1993. He joined UConn Health EAP staff in February 2014 and is the full time EAP counselor at the UConn Storrs campus.

As a licensed alcohol and drug counselor Gary’s areas of clinical interest include substance abuse and addiction recovery, co-dependency, grief and loss, spirituality and LGBT issues and concerns.

Call Gary at (860) 486-1307.