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Young Adult Services At The Institute Of Living
200 Retreat Ave.   
HartfordCT 06106
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Practice Info
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”
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Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab
 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
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Learning Disabilities
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 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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