MCMS has identified a compendium of community resources that physicians may find helpful in managing their day-to-day lives and improving their overall wellness. The goal is to provide a variety of modalities so that each physician can choose what is best for him or her.
Calm – Meditate, Sleep, Relax provides structured guided and unguided meditation including mindfulness meditation. The app and many meditation formats are free of charge, with the option to purchase additional variety of options.
Breathe Yoga: Breathe Yoga offers many services including yoga, guided meditation, an organic juice bar, production kitchen and bakery that prepare fresh organic items every day. Breathe’s Pittsford location also offers acupuncture, massage therapy and Arcona Enzyme and Oxygen Facials. Breathe has locations in Pittsford, Webster, Greece, College Town, Downtown Rochester, Victor and Syracuse. MCMS physicians who join the “Living Yoga” program will have unlimited access to yoga and meditation in all locations as well as breathe’s online meditations.
The Handbook of Physician Health:
Stop Physician Burnout:
How to be a Rock Star Doctor:
The Resilient Practitioner:
Mindful Therapy: A guide for therapists and helping professionals
Teaching Mindfulness: A practical guide for clinicians and educators
Healthy Self: Lessons on mindfulness in medicine
The Art and Science of Mindfulness:
How to Survive in Medicine: Personally and professionally
Finding a Balance in a Medical Life
The Resilient Physician:
Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice:
On Demand Videos
Therapists featured in the Wellness Center have experience working with physicians and their families. They have committed to ensuring that MCMS physicians receive timely access to appointments when scheduling and will address any aspect of your wellness or stress you choose to prioritize.
Name: Stephanie Dobbin, LMFT
Office Location: 16 North Goodman Street in Rochester between East & University; teletherapy also available
Therapist Background: I do my best work with health care professionals dealing with a range of issues including stress, burnout, numbing behaviors (i.e. compulsive social media, problem drinking, overeating), marital conflict or disconnection, anxiety and/or depression. I'm a marriage and family therapist by training and worked for 6 years in community mental health within a large hospital system prior to transitioning to full-time private practice in July 2017.
Name: Eleni Economides LMFT
I specialize in working with couples and individuals in addressing sexual health concerns (sexual dysfunctions, out of control sexual behaviors, desire discrepancies, kink) and relationship difficulties as well as anxiety and depression.
Name: Sheila Darling, LMSW, ACSW, MBA
Office Location: 625 Ayrault Road Fairport, NY 14450 and 1418 Ridge Road Ontario, NY 14519
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7 am - 8 pm, Tues and Thursday 6-9pm Saturdays 12-3
How to schedule an initial appointment: 315-576-0379
Office of Mental Health: Inpatient Psych, Residential Program Director, Substance Abuse Inpatient and Outpatient
Department of Health: Outpatient HIV/AIDS Clinic Case Manager, Mother/Baby HIV Clinic Director, Pediatric Primary Care Child Development Specialist, Home Care Social Worker,
Non-Profit: Homeless Housing Director, Executive Director HIV/AIDS Support Agency, Clinic Therapist ARC
Private Practice: Two locations working with adults, couples and children affected by divorce.
Name: Susan Reynolds
Therapist Background: Susan has her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Rochester, and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has been working in the field for 8 years, specializing in depression, anxiety, eating disorders, couples counseling. She has worked well helping people in the community deal with their life stressors, and helped them be able to be the strongest version of themselves. It is her goal to help each of her clients to reach the goals they themselves have set. She does this using a myriad of different approaches, based on what it best for each individual client or family. She has been in private practice for 6 years, working with all types of community members in the Rochester area.