Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic

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The Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic (AOPC) at the Institute of Living (IOL) is a non-residential treatment program for persons with mental health related issues to receive on going care outside a hospital setting.


The clinic is a less intensive level of care than in-patient care, partial hospitalization or intensive out-patient programs and offers medication management, psychotherapy and weekly groups in a caring and supportive environment. An added feature of the Adult Outpatient Mental Health Clinic is that it helps support the IOL’s robust Psychiatry Residency Training Program, and therefore, is always on the cutting edge of research and best practices.

Patients at the AOPC receive state-of-the-art treatment from Psychiatrists, Advance Practice Registered Nurses, Psychiatry residents (who are closely supervised by a board-certified psychiatrist), Social Workers and a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. The clinic also provides case management services to help support patients in the community.

Modalities of Treatment

  • Individual psychotherapy, also known as psychotherapy, talk therapy or counseling is a collaborative process between a trained therapist and individual who is seeking help for personal issues so as to inspire change and to improve their quality of life. Overall, therapy is a resource for people to learn about themselves, their relationships and their circumstances.
  • Medication management refers to the administration and monitoring of medication to address symptoms associated with mental health conditions. The effectiveness of medication is evaluated over time and is adjusted if necessary to target symptoms. The decision to take medications is a personal one. The providers at the AOPC are trained and ready to discuss if medications might be right for you.
  • Group psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time. There are multiple benefits of group therapy. Participants receive support and encouragement from other group members, they can feel less alone and isolated seeing that others are going through similar circumstances and it can foster feelings of belonging. Group members can also learn from one another through the sharing of ideas.

The AOPC has recently expanded their group offerings to include:

  • Coping Skills Group
  • Illness Management and Recovery Group
  • Two Depression and Anxiety Groups
  • Empowerment Through Effective Relationships Group
  • Long Acting Injectable Group

Treatment approaches:

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Components of Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD

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West Grad BuildingMost common Problems Addressed in the Outpatient Clinic

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Stress management
  • Marital/family/relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Psychosis
  • Work related issues
  • Issues related to Recovery

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Hours of operation​​

Monday, Thursday, Friday – 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Tuesday, Wednesday – 8:00AM – 7:00PM
(Extended hours to accommodate work schedules)

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For more information


Jan Mitchell, Ph.D., LCSW
Program Manager of the Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic


The Institute of Living Access Center
860.545.7200, option 3

Services are available in Spanish (Se proveen servicios en Español).

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