About Us

About Us

The Yale Psychology Department Clinic (YPDC), formerly named the Yale Center for Anxiety and Mood Disorders (YCAMD), has operated as the primary departmental clinic for over 25 years. YPDC is located at 40 Temple Street in New Haven, just a few blocks from the Yale Psychology Department. Advanced doctoral students in clinical psychology provide evidence-based assessment and psychotherapy under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists. Individual, group, couples, and family approaches to treatment are offered. Therapists work collaboratively with clients to identify treatment goals, and draw from a variety of theoretical orientations (cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and self-compassion based, interpersonal, emotion focused, etc.) to support clients in broadening and deepening skills to reduce distress and move forward in valued directions.

It is important to us that everyone who seeks services at YPDC is treated in a welcoming way. We stand against injustice and racism in all its forms, seek to reduce the psychological burden created by social inequities and discrimination, and strive to build a world that is just and equitable. For resources related to minority mental health and allyship, please see our Diversity and Anti-Racism Resources page.

Fees are determined on a sliding scale. For further information regarding clinic services and/or to set up an initial appointment, please email us at ypdc@yale.edu or call us at (203) 432-4520.

If you would like to deepen skills on your own, please visit our Self-Help Resources page.

If our clinic does not sound like a good fit for you, please visit our Referrals page for other resources in New Haven.

Drawing of the emotions from the Pixar Movie Inside Out standing outside of the YPDC clinic

A cartoon of the 5 emotion characters from Pixar’s Inside Out (L to R: Fear, Sadness, Disgust, Joy, Anger) being welcomed into the Yale Psychology Department Clinic. Illustrated by Sonia Ruiz (one of our clinicians!).