We believe that caring for our patients goes well beyond the scope of therapy.  In fact, therapy is just one of the essentials of wellness.  Your mental health care counts for very little if you aren’t taking care of yourself!  These essentials to wellness are critical elements of your healthcare plan and your wellness.  Your life depends on all of these essentials, and our goal at Elpis Institute is not only to provide you with therapeutic counseling, but to help guide you to wellness.

This section of our website is designed to help you to understand the essential elements of wellness. We call them essentials because they are all required.  For example, having a healthy diet doesn’t mean much if you don’t exercise, and having great mental health is irrelevant if you’re eating nothing but fast food.  Without all of the essential pieces coming together, the system will eventually fall apart.

In an effort to help educate and guide our patients towards wellness, we work with other professionals and frequently refer our patients to them.  We call these professionals our “wellness partners”.  We highly scrutinize their practices and credentials and decide if they can meet the level of care that we demand for our patients.

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Referral Resources

Below you will find various resources for overall health.  

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Business Insider

Being outside can improve memory, fight depression, and lower blood pressure — here are 12 science-backed reasons to spend more time outdoors

Health Benefits of Being outside-fight depression, improve memory, lower blood pressure — Business Insider (pdf)


Strategies to Improve and Maintain Your Mental Health

Research shows that a combination of exercise, nutrition and sleep significantly improves mental health.  See the articles below for more information.

Benefits of Exercise (pdf)


Exercise Strategies (pdf)


Benefits of Diet and Nutrition (pdf)


Benefits of Sleep (pdf)



Apps to support Mental Health strategies from meditation to organization; nutrition; and exercise.

Mood Notes

Thought Journal, Mood Diary, CBT App

Capture your feelings, improve your thinking habits

Calm Meditation


Learn the life-changing skill of meditation body with breathing exercises 

Smiling Meditation App

  Designed to assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress and challenges of daily life

  • Children/Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Sport
  • Mindfulness in Education (learn more)
  • Mindfulness in the Workplace (learn more)

Informational and Inspirational Videos

Personal stories and relevant information that we hope will inform and inspire!

The brain-changing benefits of exercise

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Amy Cuddy on how body language can change your future

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Amy Cuddy's Amazing Story

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Brené Brown: Why Your Critics Aren't The Ones Who Count

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Listening to shame

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The Power of Vulnerability - Brene Brown

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