Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Program

Dual Diagnosis  |  "The Right Track" LGBTQ

In each of our 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.


Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program

The YAS Dual Diagnosis Program is a short term, intensive outpatient group-focused therapy program that will be addressing both mental health and substance abuse treatment needs.

This program meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The IOP day consists of three 50 minute groups, with individual and family treatment conducted as needed. Your treatment team includes a clinician (who will coordinate your treatment) and a psychiatrist (who will provide medication management). This program lasts an average of 6 weeks, and you and your clinician will work closely together to develop appropriate plans and goals during this time, along with a discharge plan for aftercare.

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“The Right Track” LGBTQ Specialty Track

The Right Track/LGBTQ Specialty Track is an Intensive Outpatient Program in Young Adult Services for 16- to 24-year olds who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and are experiencing significant emotional distress who need a more skills-based therapeutic program.

Goals of the program include validating aspects of emerging identity, building on role models and “family of choice” support systems to reduce feelings of isolation, and developing skills to identify, modulate and deal with stress and stigma. There is an emphasis on expressive therapies, mindfulness/movement and family support.

In addition, as an adjunct to the clinical program, twice a month—2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 5 PM to 6:15 PM, there is a LGBTQ Youth Support group open to members of the community. The LGBTQ Support Group is located in the Center building, 2nd floor.

For more information regarding the LGBTQ specialty track please contact:
Laura Saunders, PsyD
Clinical Coordinator
860.545.7009
Laura.Saunders@hhchealth.org

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Young Adult Services

  • David Vaughan, LCSW

    Program Manager, Young Adult Services

    Phone: 860.545.7467
    Email: David.Vaughan@hhchealth.org

  • The IOL Assessment Center

    If you are interested in attending any of the programs provided through YAS or for referral information please call The Institute of Living’s Assessment Center, available 24-hours a day, seven days a week:

    Phone: 860.545.7200
    Toll Free: 800.673.2411

    For General Information, select Option #1
    For Referrals, select Option #3