The Family Institute is a mental health care innovator affiliated with Northwestern University. Founded in 1968, it is the Midwest's oldest and largest center for marital and family therapy, training and research. The Institute provides counseling and psychotherapy for families, couples and individuals throughout the Chicago area, helping more than 4,000 people annually. Nearly one-third of clinical services are provided free of charge or at reduced fees to clients of limited means. The Institute operates two Northwestern University graduate programs in family therapy and counseling psychology and is a Northwestern University training site for psychiatry residents and clinical psychology doctoral students. The Family Institute conducts mental health research related to psychotherapy, anxiety and depression. It is an independent organization responsible for its own funding.