The Professionals' Program at The Institute of Living is unique in that it allows professionals to be evaluated and/or treated with their peers for emotional, psychiatric, and addiction recovery issues.  Treatment is designed to improve interpersonal relationships, work performance, and overall functioning.  The program provides opportunities for professionals to obtain treatment with fellow patients and staff members who understand the concerns they face.

Problems addressed in the Professionals' Program
  • depression
  • alcoholism
  • bipolar disorder
  • bereavement
  • gender issues
  • stress management
  • burnout
  • drug dependence
  • personality disorders
  • life transition
  • assertiveness
  • marital/family issues
  • licensure and legal issues


Treatment settings available in the Professionals' Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • inpatient hospitalization if necessary
  • referrals for aftercare
Following a treatment management model, patients may continue to see their own individual psychotherapists if they already have one, or receive suggestions for referrals for follow-up after the program ends.  In the Professionals' Program, treatment is largely based on group psychotherapy.
Information and Referrals
Lee Albert, L.C.S.W., L.A.D.C.
Program Manager
Phone: (860) 545-7061
or call the IOL Assessment Center at
(860) 545-7200 or toll-free at 1-800-673-2411
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
211 (Info Line - from within CT, dial 211, then option 3, then option 1 for a crisis hotline.)
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Suicide Prevention Websites