Treatment Center / Clinic in Hartford, CT

Young Adult Services At The Institute Of Living

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The Young Adult Services (YAS) mission is to provide therapeutic developmentally based services to young adults (17 to 26) who are struggling with significant mental health problems, and would benefit from treatment focused on empowering them to lead full and independent lives.
Young Adult Services Goals

The YAS goals are to help individuals…
Manage the transition back to their daily lives which have been interrupted by the symptoms of their illness
Become more stable in their recovery while transitioning out of an inpatient or residential level of treatment to an outpatient setting
Gain additional support for their families through therapy, and help everyone involved to learn ways to work together to support the patient’s recovery
Learn adaptation skills in order to better understand and manage their illness
Gain necessary skills to facilitate re-engagement in productive activities such as school, work, or other life goals
Reduce the need for inpatient hospitalization
Program Overview

The YAS includes four programs:

Intensive Outpatient Program and Partial Hospital Program (IOP/PHP)
Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Outpatient and Outreach Services
POTENTIAL Early Psychosis Program
In each of the programs the focus is to help the young person in recovery return to pursuing their life goals, and with the treatment they need to achieve those goals.
Treatment Philosophy

The YAS aspires to tailor each person’s treatment plan to his or her individual needs as much as possible to support their recovery from an early episode of severe mental illness. Group and individual therapy is delivered in a style which is developmentally based and integrates techniques from cognitive behavior therapy, coping skills training, motivational enhancement, emotion focused expression and art therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family systems therapy, relapse prevention, and interpersonal therapy.

When we ask alumni from the YAS what helped them, they say…
“Being surrounded by people my age was beneficial to my recovery.”

“Yes, it helped me in how to get better in my illness, support and strength to continue my life.”

“All of the clinicians-they were all so willing to listen to my problems, or achievements, and support me through the entire therapy process.”

“The fact that I could talk to others with similar issues”
For More Information
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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