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The Institute Of Living
200 Retreat Ave.   
HartfordCT 06106
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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
 Addiction / Drug Rehab
 Adolescents
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Learning Disabilities
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Psychoanalysis
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Relationship Issues
 Self Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
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