Ellis Human Development Institute

Ellis Institute Update

In order to protect the health of all clients, staff and the Greater Dayton Community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Ellis Human Development Institute is open with limited services. Please take good care of yourself, and know that we are here for you during this difficult time. 

The following resources are available to those who wish additional support at this time:

Samaritan Behavioral Health 24-hour hotline: 937-224-4646

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline:  1-800-985-5990

7 Cups of Tea

  • Offers free emotional on-line support

Crisis Text Line

  • Text 4hope to 741 741

Text TalkWithUs

  • 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517)

If you are in a life-threatening situation, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

24-hour hotlines:

  • Crisis Care 937-224-4646
  • Dayton Suicide Prevention Center 1-800-320-HELP (4357)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

The Ellis Human Development Institute’s website lists online-resources, as well as self-help apps that might be of interest: 

Mobile Apps and Videos 

Online Resources


At the Ellis Institute, we provide low-cost, high-quality psychotherapy, counseling, and assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in Greater Dayton region and Southwest Ohio. We're accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Our services are administered by advanced doctoral candidates from the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University and are supervised by highly qualified, licensed psychologists.

We are dedicated to providing high-quality and culturally sensitive care to you no matter your age, ethnicity or race, gender/gender identity, mental and physical abilities, spiritual and religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or social or economic status. 

What do we offer?

We offer individual, couples, families and group counseling, parent training, support groups, and other specialized services. Our counseling services can help you if you are experiencing a wide variety of concerns including, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety, including worry, panic, and fear.
  • Mood problems, including depression, bipolar disorder, and irritability.
  • Anger and aggression.
  • Attention difficulties.
  • Impulsive behavior.
  • Relationship difficulties.
  • Family conflict.
  • Social skills difficulties.
  • Academic and school problems.
  • Trauma recovery and PTSD.
  • Identity concerns.

How much does it cost?

Our services are affordable and fees are based on a sliding scale. We also accept CareSource. At this time, we are unable to provide services to those with Medicare. 

When are we open?

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Services are by appointment only. We offer day and evening appointments. To set up an appointment or learn more about services, please call 937-775-4300.

    Here's how to find us

    9 North Edwin C. Moses Boulevard
    Dayton, OH 45402-6837

    Third Street bridge closure

    The Third Street bridge (directly across from the Ellis Institute) is closed until approximately mid-October 2021 for major reconstruction. You may need to take a detour to get to the Ellis Institute.

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