Women's Mental Health Clinic

Where every woman receives the highest quality mental health care through all life stages.
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women's mental health center

Specializing in Reproductive and Perinatal Mental Health Services, including:

Severe mood symptoms prior to menstruation
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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is common affecting ~25% of women. PMDD is more severe affecting 2-5% of women causing debilitating symptoms. Symptoms appear before menstruation and then improve.

Mood disorders in pregnancy and postpartum period
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Depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders can arise or be exacerbated during and after pregnancy. Often undiagnosed, 10-20% of women without prior mental health diagnoses will develop postpartum depression.

Mood disorders in perimenopause or menopause
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Recent studies indicate that about 40% of women transitioning through menopause will have at least one episode of Major Depression. Many more women (up to 80%) will experience some symptoms of depression, causing significant distress.

Mood disorders and hormone treatments
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Some groups of women using hormonal birth control or fertility treatments are at higher risk for development of mood disorders. Recent studies also suggest women using certain types of hormonal contraception may be at increased risk for depression and suicide.

Mood disorders following pregnancy loss
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Depression and anxiety are common in women who experience pregnancy loss. Screening for depression and anxiety after delivery is standard care, but screening is not required after pregnancy loss, resulting in higher numbers of undiagnosed illness.

Additionally, we evaluate and manage the following mental health diagnoses:
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  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Grief
  • Insomnia

Why a specialty mental health clinic for women?

Women have almost double the incidence of psychiatric illness throughout their lifetime compared with men, with many potential contributing factors. We also know the hormonal changes that women experience during the lifespan can trigger or worsen mental health problems, including mood disorders. Despite the extensive research literature, psychiatry training programs do not require women’s mental health specific training. Experienced providers specializing in this area are scarce and access is often unattainable due to out of pocket costs.

Women's Health Center of PAM

Our Services Offered

All services are currently provided via telehealth

Reproductive and Perinatal Psychiatry

  • Pre-pregnancy counseling
  • Consultations and management of mental health disorders during pregnancy, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and ADHD
  • Consultations and management of PMS/PMDD, infertility, menopause and other hormonally related mental health disorders
  • Second opinion consultations
  • Expert consultations requested by outside providers
  • Postpartum groups coming soon

Women’s Psychiatry

  • Consultation and management of a wide range of psychiatric illness
  • Individual Psychotherapy: CBT, Interpersonal therapy, Trauma-focused therapy.
  • Marriage therapy
  • Group Therapy: DBT, Postpartum Groups (coming soon)
  • Educational Groups: CBT for insomnia 5 week course
  • Sexual Dysfunction Education and Treatment
  • Nutrition Counseling

Who We Are

In addition to maintaining professional licensure, relationships with academic health centers, and participation in professional organizations,  our physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants have received specialized training in reproductive psychiatry and participate in ongoing education utilizing The National Reproductive Curriculum in Psychiatry.  We adhere to the highest standards set by the National Centers of Excellence in the field of reproductive and perinatal psychiatry.

Our Guiding Principles & Resources

Patient-Centered Care

Rather than dictate treatment plans to our patients, we educate our patients about all care options available, the risks and benefits of each treatment, and the most up to date research. Providers and patients then collaboratively develop treatment plans that meet the patient's needs while also adhering to the patient's values. 

Interdisciplinary

Our providers teams are interdisciplinary and include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, therapists, and nutritionists. We believe the different training perspectives and areas of expertise represented by our treatment teams serve to strengthen the  management of our patients.

Data Powered

We utilize the most current, peer-reviewed scientific research to inform our treatment options. In order to provide cutting-edge interventions, PAM created a research division that collaborates with scientists in the private sector to contribute to the research literature and advance the mental health field.

Trauma-informed

Our providers are committed to providing trauma-informed care that promotes a culture of safety, empowerment, and compassion for our patients and our staff

Culturally Competent

Our providers are sensitive and responsive to the diverse values, beliefs, religions, nationalities, sexualities, and gender identities of our patients. We offer treatment options with a Spanish-speaking psychiatrist in order to increase access to women in historically underserved communities.

We Believe Black Lives Matter

Environmental sustainability

Our office practices have evolved with a focus on environmental sustainability. In action, this involves reducing waste, reducing energy consumption, and utilizing office products that are sustainably and ethically sourced. Our commitment to sustainable practices helps to build a healthier community and a happier workplace.

Member of The Climate Psychiatry Alliance and My Green Doctor

Accepted Insurance & Other FAQ's

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Helpful Links

Please note: Online symptom checkers and articles that are not peer-reviewed may contain inaccurate and harmful information. Please utilize information from reputable and credible websites as listed below. Consult your physician for personalized and accurate medical advice.

Ready to get started?

To Contact The Women’s Mental Health Center, Call: (410)-823-6408 extension 1121, fill out our online contact form, or email WMHC@PAMLLC.US

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