The Center for Couples and Families at The Institute of Living is a service designed to help families, couples and individuals who are experiencing difficulties with interpersonal issues.
This includes people who are struggling with psychological and interpersonal problems, but not necessarily with a specific mental disorder. The major emphasis is on brief treatment.
Services are available to persons experiencing stress due to life cycle events such as marriage, birth of a first child or additional children, separation, divorce, remarriage, step-parenting, social adjustment tensions, and/or career/work related pressures. Typical problems include balancing the emotional needs of one’s children with the demands of one’s career/job, handling an aging parent, managing time, and decreasing stress.
These services are available to the entire community, but could prove to be especially helpful to families who are dealing with the hospitalization of an individual family member. In such cases, the focus would be on helping families understand and cope with emotional illness, especially if the illness is prolonged.
Couples, families or individuals may refer themselves to the Center for Couples and Families, or they may be referred by a variety of other sources, including physicians, therapists, health care professionals, clergy, teachers, or attorneys. The Center participates in most commercial insurance plans.
For referrals or admissions information please call:
Carole Mucha, Ph.D., Director
Phone: (860) 545-7841