The Yale Stress Center

The Yale Stress Center is a clinical and research facility offering a range of interdisciplinary treatment interventions that address chronic stress and stress related maladaptive behaviors affecting health outcomes. Services offered included comprehensive stress evaluations, individual therapy, group therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, exercise and yoga training, stress relaxation response training, and breath training.

The Yale Stress Center’s research program takes an interdisciplinary approach in examining the mechanisms underlying human response to stress, the role of self-control, and how compulsion drives addictive behavior, with the goal of developing new prevention and treatment strategies to decrease the harmful impact of stress on health.

The Center is interdisciplinary in nature with clinicians and researchers from many disciplines, such as psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, genetics, endocrinology, epidemiology and public health, and pharmacology.