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.

Android/iPhone Applications

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 Mindful Medical Student:
A Psychiatrist's Guide to Staying Who You Are While Becoming Who You Want to Be 
~Jeremy Spiegel, MD

The Physician as a Patient: A clinical handbook for mental health professionals
~Michael Myers

The Handbook of Physician Health:
The essential guide to understanding the health care needs of physicians

~Larry Goldman


The Truth About Burnout:
How Organizations Cause Personal Stress and What to do About it

Stop Physician Burnout: 
What to do When Working Harder Isn't Working

~Dike Drummond

Physician Burnout: 
A Guide to Recognition and Recovery
~Tom Murphy, MD

How to be a Rock Star Doctor:
The Complete Guide to Taking Back Control of Your Life and Your Profession
~Rebekah Bernard, MD

The Resilient Practitioner:
Burnout prevention and self-care strategies for counselors, therapists, teachers 
and health professionals
~Thomas Skovholt


Mindful Therapy: A guide for therapists and helping professionals
~Thomas Bien, PhD

Teaching Mindfulness: A practical guide for clinicians and educators
~Donald McCown, Diana Reibel and Marc Micozzi

Healthy Self: Lessons on mindfulness in medicine
~Saki Santorelli

The Art and Science of Mindfulness:
Integrating mindfulness into psychology and the helping professions
~Shauna Shapiro, PhD, Linda Carlson and Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

The Mindful Therapist: A clinician's guide to mindsight and neural integration
~Daniel Siegel, MD


How to Survive in Medicine: Personally and professionally
~Jenny Firth-Cozens

Finding a Balance in a Medical Life
~Lee Lipsenthal

Staying Human During Residency Training:
How to survive and thrive after medical school

~Alan Peterkin

The Resilient Physician:
Effective emotional management for doctors and their medical organizations

~Wayne Sotile and Mary Sotile


Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice:
A guide to professional resilience and personal well-being

~Robert Wicks

Community Therapists

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
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 8-6 and Friday 8-11:30

How to schedule an initial appointment: Contact me by e-mail,, or by phone, (585) 568-7044. Visit my website for more information:

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

Office Location: 625 Panorama Trail Rochester NY 15625

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am-2pm and 4:30pm-8:30pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm

How to schedule an initial appointment: Email me at or call/text (585) 484-0638

Therapist Background: I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Rochester NY and I graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2007 with a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy. I worked with individuals, couples and families at Strong Family Therapy Services and the Women's Behavioral Health Center and at Monroe Community Hospital with both short-term patients and long-term residents. I was a Primary Mental Health Therapist at Genesee County Mental Health and I started my private practice in 2014.

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

Therapist Background:

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 
Office Location:  3380 Monroe Ave suite 117|
Rochester, NY 14618
Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 10 am-8 pm
Wednesday 5-7 pm
How to schedule an initial appointment: 585-704-8666

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.  


Charter on Professionalism for Health Care Organizations 

Female Docs Afraid to Admit Seeking Mental Health Care 

Doctors Are Human, Too 

Climate Change a Disaster for Mental Health, Experts Warn 

What Comes First, Job Burnout or Secondary Traumatic Stress? 


117 Ways Doctors and Healthcare Organizations can Lower Stress and Prevent Burnout

Nearly 90% of physicians feel stressed every day, report says 

Stress Basics 


Doctor Depression, Suicide Slowly Coming Out of Shadows 

Physician and Medical Student Depression and Suicide Prevention 

Silence Is the Enemy for Doctors Who Have Depression 


MSSNY Physician Burnout LIbrary

Using a Single Item to Measure Burnout in Primary Cary Staff: A Psychometric Evaluation 

Workplace Factors Contribute to Burnout in Family Physicians 

Controlled Interventions to Reduce Burnout in Physicians 

Organization-Level Interventions Best for Reducing Physician Burnout 

Minnesota Hospital Ramps up Efforts to Battle Physician Burnout 

4 Ways Hospitals Tackle Physician Burnout 

Changes in Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance in Physicians 

A Double-edged Sword:  What Makes Doctors Great also Drives Burnout 

Work-life Balance Out of Whack for Many Doctors 

Disturbing Trends in Physician Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance 

Preventing Stress and Burnout for Physicians and PAs 

How to Beat Burnout - 7 Signs Physicians Should Know 

Effective Leadership - One Remedy for Physician Burnout 

Physician Burnout Rates Top 50 Percent   

Physician Burnout - 3 Signs and 3 Simple Prevention Steps 

5 Steps to Prevent or Mitigate Physician Burnout 

How to help medical practice staff avoid burnout 

Easing Doctor Burnout with Mindfulness 

Physician Burnout: A potential threat to successful health care reform 

Burnout increasing among U.S. doctors   

Study: Doctor Burnout May Increase Effect of Biases on Care 

Reduction in burnout may be a benefit for short-term medical mission volunteers 


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial 

Resilience Definitions, Theory and Challenges 

How Does Social Support Enhance Resilience in the Trauma-Exposed Individual? 

Resilience: An Update 

Insights on Residency Training - What is Resilience? 


Teaching Doctors to be Mindful 

How Mindfulness Can Make for Better Doctors 

A Multi-center Study of Physician Mindfulness and Health Care Quality 

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