Listed in Anxiety Treatment Experts
405 Temple St.
Yale Anxiety and Mood Services is affiliated with the Department of Psychology at Yale University and has served clients in the greater New Haven community for over 20 years. Our mission is three-fold:
To provide high-quality, affordable services to individuals, couples, and families in the greater New Haven area who are coping with difficulties related to anxiety, low mood, and interpersonal problems.
To conduct research to help us understand how anxiety, worry, and low mood impacts individuals and how best to help individuals with these concerns. (Participation in any research is completely voluntary. If you are eligible for participation in a research study, it will be described to you in detail and your written consent will be obtained before it is initiated.)
To train advanced doctoral students who are working toward their Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. All trainees are supervised by respected faculty and licensed psychologists from the community.
At YAMS, we provide the following kinds of therapy, all of which have been supported by research. Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT): CBT focuses on how the links between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors contribute to our personal difficulties. Sometimes our thinking patterns can color how we perceive events in our life, making us feel anxious, depressed, or angry, which leads us to behave in certain ways (e.g., withdrawing, lashing out at others).
CBT is an active treatment: your therapist will play an active role by asking questions and helping you change the way you react to, think about, and perceive events in your life. You will also be an active participant in your treatment during and between sessions. CBT is a relatively short-term, focused approach. Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): IPT focuses on how the patterns we develop in relationships with other people affect how we feel and behave.
It is a short-term, focused treatment the goal of which is to help you identify and change interpersonal difficulties (e.g., frequent conflict, lack of intimacy, loneliness). Initially, you and your therapist will identify what aspects of your interpersonal relationships need exploration. Your therapist will focus the sessions and encourage you to explore and make changes in identified areas of concern. Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT): EFT helps you resolve unpleasant emotions by working with them rather than suppressing them or thinking yourself out of them.
Therapy usually begins by developing emotional awareness and identifying emotions which cause pain and difficulty. You will learn how to express and cope with difficult emotions, how to access healthy emotions, and how to use emotions to guide your behavior in a healthy manner.
Do you find yourself worrying excessively? If so, you may qualify for free treatment by participating in a study at YAMS. Please call our main number, (203)432-4520 for more information.
Our fees are on a sliding scale based on annual gross income and family size. Fees range from $20 to $80 per session. To qualify for our reduced fees, you must provide proof of income (e.g., pay stub, W2). We ask that our clients pay their therapist at the end of each session by cash or check.