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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employee Assistance Program
 
 
EAP is a worksite-based program sponsored by the Department of Human Resources. This free and confidential service for employees and their household dependents provides private assessment, brief counseling and/or referrals for additional services to assist with personal and/or work-related problems that could potentially impact job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being. Such concerns may include stress, financial issues, legal issues, family problems, office conflicts, and alcohol or substance abuse, to name a few. EAP also works with supervisors and managers to provide proactive planning for, and intervention in, situations such as organizational changes and in response to traumatic events. View the Introduction to EAP Video

UConn EAP

About Confidentiality

Federal and State laws protect the privacy and confidentiality of all EAP records and communications. Except as required by law, in cases involving child or elder abuse/neglect, imminent threats of harm, or in compliance with a court order, no information regarding your identity or participation may be disclosed to anyone outside of the program, without your specific written consent. In cases involving supervisory or management referrals to help with performance concerns, you may be asked to grant limited consent for reporting follow-through on participation and recommendations. However, neither the nature of recommendations, nor content from any EAP sessions, will be disclosed.

View the Confidentiality Video

EAP for Supervisors

For Supervisors

EAP for Employees

For Employees

EAP Resources

Resources

Contact Information

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.

About Gary

Gary AlgerGary has worked as a nationally Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) since 1993. He joined the UConn Health EAP staff in 2014 and is the full-time EAP counselor at the UConn Storrs campus.

Currently a CT licensed alcoholism and drug counselor (LADC) Gary’s areas of clinical interest include substance abuse and addiction recovery, co-dependency, anxiety/worry, stress management, parenting support, grief and loss, spirituality and LGBTQ concerns.