Treatment Center / Clinic in Hartford, CT

The Institute Of Living

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Founded in 1822, The Institute of Living was one of the first mental health centers in the United States, and the first hospital of any kind in Connecticut. Located on 35 acres landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, The Institute of Living lies near the center of Hartford, Connecticut. Today, as a Division of Hartford Hospital, it is one of America's leading not-for-profit centers for comprehensive patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric, and addiction disorders.

Research and education are important elements of The Institute's mission. The Institute has training programs in psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, and rehabilitation:

Psychology Department
Division of Health Psychology
Division of Neuropsychology
Training & Education
Clinical Psychology Internship
Clinical Psychology Residency
4th Year Student Electives:
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at IOL/CCMC
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: High Intensity Treatment Programs at the IOL
Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry at HH
Inpatient Psychiatry at the IOL/HH
Palliative and End of Life Care
5-Year Combined Adult & Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship
As a research center, The Institute conducts clinical trials of investigational new drugs and is a leader in outcome studies. Research is conducted in the following areas:

Anxiety Disorders Center
Compulsive Hoarding Research Program
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Research Program
Panic Disorder Research Program
Snake Phobia Research
Braceland Center
Burlingame Center
Olin Center
ADHD Research
Clinical Treatment Trials

Community commitment is strong at The Institute of Living. As a south end fixture since 1822, The Institute is proud to contribute to the stability and strength of its immediate neighborhood and the city beyond.

As a member of the Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (SINA), The Institute has worked in collaboration with neighborhood organizations and city and state officials to improve housing and living conditions in the south end of Hartford.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Learning Disabilities
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Life Transitions
 Adolescents  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Men's Issues
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Children's Counseling  Premarital Counseling
 Chronic Illness  Psychoanalysis
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Couples Therapy  Relationship Issues
 Depression  Self Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Domestic Violence  Sexual Dysfunction
 Eating Disorders  Stress Management
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling
200 Retreat Ave.
HartfordCT 06106
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