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Online Counseling Services Available for UConn-WTBY Students

Clinical case manager Claudia Pina, of the Waterbury Campus Mental Health Resource Center, will be available remotely to students, faculty, and staff while UConn transitions to an online platform for the remainder of the semester. All students have access to WebEx which will be the platform used for appointments.

We know this is a time of potential increased stress and many unknowns. It is natural to feel worried and unsure. If you feel you may benefit from supportive counseling or are looking for resources in the community, please contact Claudia Pina.

If you would like to set up an appointment with Claudia Pina, the best way to contact her is via email at If you leave a confidential voicemail at 203-236-9817, she will do her best to get back to you by the end of the business day.

Please be aware that emergency protocol remains the same. If you are experiencing a clinical emergency, please dial 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency department. UConn Police are also available and will be on campus. The number to reach campus police is 860-486-4801.

To schedule an appointment, please contact:

Claudia Pina, LCSW, LADC
Case Manager
P: 203-236-9817

March is Mental health Month at UConn Waterbury.
Click here for the calendar of events.

Waterbury's Fresh Check Day!

Fresh Check Day is a suicide prevention & mental health awareness event that will be open to all Waterbury campus students!

Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and suicide prevention. Fresh Check Day helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources and programs that exist on campus, in the community, and on a national level. Using a peer-to-peer messaging model, Fresh Check Day utilizes student groups in addition to college/university staff to develop and execute interactive booths that deliver mental health and resource information in a fun and engaging way.

The event is on April 5th from 11am-2pm.

Activities will include corn hole toss with UCPD, chair massages, suicide prevention Jeopardy, pet therapy and much more!

All students that participate will receive a UConn tote bag, stress management freebies, a candy bag, UConn swag items, a Fresh Check Day t-shirt and a chance to win a Amazon Fire 7 tablet.

For any questions about the event or to request accommodations, email


Common Concerns:

  • Starting college
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress management
  • Alcohol or Drug Use/Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Body Image Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Family Problems
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Life Transitions
  • Sexual Orientation

Services We Offer:

  • Assessments
  • Individual Appointments
  • Educational Materials and Resources
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Consultation and Support
  • Referrals
  • Staff Trainings
  • Wellness Programs/Workshops

Diversity Statement

The UConn Waterbury Mental Health Resource Center is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for the UConn Waterbury community.  We celebrate and honor the uniqueness and diversity of all individuals. We promote social justice and inclusivity throughout UConn and the broader global community through our coordination of services, collaboration with community providers, outreach, and events.


If you are on campus and require emergency psychiatric assistance, call (860) 486-4801 for UConn Police. If you are off campus and require emergency assistance, call 911 or visit your local emergency room.

Important Numbers

Info Line — Dial 211
Emergency — Dial 911
Waterbury Hospital Crisis Center — 203-573-6500
Safe Haven — 203-575-0036
Connecticut Legal Services — 203-756-8074
To report suspected child abuse or neglect — 1-800-842-2288