Dr. David F. Tolin, Director
Dr. Tolin is the founder and Director of the
Anxiety Disorders Center, Director of the Division of Neuropsychology,
Director of Health Psychology, and Director for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the The Institute of Living. He is also Adjunct Associate
Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Tolin
received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas, and completed a
predoctoral internship at Tufts University School of Medicine/VA Medical
Center, Boston. Learn more about Dr. Tolin.
Nasya Breach, Psy.D.
is the 2012-2013 Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital Clinical Health Psychology postdoctoral fellow. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University-GSAPP upon completion of her predoctoral internship in Health Psychology at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. Her current clinical and research interests include health behavior change, mind-body interventions, and enhancing psycho-spiritual well-being among individuals with serious medical illnesses.
Jennifer L. Ferrand, Psy.D.
Dr. Ferrand completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Hartford. She completed a predoctoral clinical internship at the Institute of Living and a postdoctoral fellowship in Preventive Cardiology at Hartford Hospital. She has been employed by Hartford Hospital/The Institute of Living since 2005. Her clinical interests include weight management, behavior change, and pain management.
Mona Tiernan, Psy.D.
received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology in 1996. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Tiernan joined Hartford Hospital/The Institute of Living in March 2012. Her interests include solid organ transplant and pain management.
Danielle Koby, Ph.D.
Dr. Koby joined the Division of Health Psychology in October 2011 and performs clinical work and research in the Department of Neurosurgery at Hartford Hospital. She earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut following a predoctoral internship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She has completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Medical Psychology at Mayo Clinic. Previously, she worked in the Division of Behavioral Medicine at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI and was appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Medical School. Her current clinical and research interests center on diagnosis and treatment of complex physical symptoms including seizures, spells and various movement disorders.
Jessica Sierra, Ph.D.
received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the
University of Connecticut . She completed her predoctoral training at
the Greater Hartford Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium (VA) and
her postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine.
She has been employed by Hartford Hospital/The Institute of Living since
2009 and provides psychological assessment of adults, with a focus on
bariatric surgery and transplant candidates.