Women’s Mental Health Clinic
We provide both consultative services and treatment services to meet the range of needs of women with mental illness. Contact us at (508) 334- 5101.
Rebecca Lundquist M.D.
Wendy Marsh M.D.
Nancy Byatt D.O.
Kristina Deligiannidis, M.D.
Elizabeth Austin Psy.D.
Robert Carey, Ph.D.
Deborah Carter LICSW
Kathleen McGonagle Psy. D., RNPC
Madeline Spadola Psy.D
Ruth Whitall LICSW
Consultative services are provided to the patient’s current mental health treater, to her Obstetrician-Gynecologist or to her Primary Care provider and will in general be one or two sessions in length. Examples of concerns for consultation are:
- Premenstrual syndromes
- Infertility – suitability for treatment, management of stress of treatment
- Pre-conception/ pregnancy psychopharmacology counseling
- Postpartum psychiatric illness
- Breastfeeding psychopharmacology counseling
- Impact of perimenopause on psychiatric issues
- Gynecologic cancer – in concert with Ellen Sharenow Ph.D., clinical psychologist in the Cancer Center and the Breast Center
- Breast cancer – in concert with Dr. Sharenow
Treatment services are provided as our capacity allows:
- Postpartum psychiatric disorders –we provide short term (up to six months postpartum) treatment for women with emotional concerns in the postpartum
- It is our goal to provide an appointment within one week of referral.
- Medication consultation and treatment
- Short term individual and group psychotherapy
- Pregnancy through postpartum medication consultation and treatment – we will treat through six months postpartum in this clinic
- Medications may be supplemented by psychotherapy through our clinic or in the community
- Premenstrual syndromes – short term – up to six months of treatment for diagnosis and stabilization of premenstrual mood difficulties
- Perimenopausal – short term – up to six months of treatment for women with new onset or worsening of symptoms in the perimenopause
- Gynecologic or Breast Cancers – we provide short term treatment particularly when chemotherapeutic agents or surgery leads to menopause or perimenopause
- We work in concert with Dr. Ellen Sharenow of the Cancer and Breast Centers who provides psychotherapy for these patients
- Infertility – psychological support for stress related to treatment
- Health Psychology Services – psychological treatments can often be an important add-on to care provided by OB/GYN professionals
- Pelvic pain
- Hyperemesis gravidarum – nausea and vomiting of pregnancy