Julian N. Hartt Jr., MSW, LCSW
Clinical Director and Co-Founder
Julian has 43 plus years of clinical experience working with adolescents with substance abuse and psychiatric problems. He began his career working at Elmcrest Psychiatric Institute in Portland, CT, from 1972-1985, on the Adolescent Unit, including 4 years as Unit Chief. From 1983 to 1985, Julian designed and was Clinical Director of the first Partial Hospital Program (PHP) for adolescents in the state. Moving into private practice, Julian designed addiction programs for adults and adolescents, offered post-traumatic stress disorder therapies, and developed group programs for patients with Bipolar Disorders and their families. He served as Clinical Director for eight of the 20 years he worked at Atlantic Health Services, a private practice in Hamden, CT.
Julian has consulted with a variety of public and private schools and universities including 3 years at Simsbury High School, 3 years at Choate-Rosemary Hall, 3 years in Windham High School’s Health Center, and 6 years at Quinnipiac University. He has presented to national college conferences on integrating Asperger students into residential life. Julian’s passion to educate and help those dealing with substance abuse and adolescent mental health issues keeps him active in community-based substance abuse task forces.
As Clinical Director of The Next Right Thing, Julian provides the initial assessment for each adolescent and oversees all aspects of care. In conjunction with Dr. Price, he designs an individual treatment plan for each family, and, if appropriate, coordinates services with school programs. Julian oversees the transition to aftercare in accordance with clients’ long-term treatment goals.