Women’s Health Psychology Specialty
Benefits of Working With a Women’s Health Psychologist
Our behavioral health providers specializing in women’s health support your patients’ sexual and reproductive health through challenges such as peri and postpartum depression, sexual trauma and sexual dysfunction, chronic pelvic pain, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy loss, infertility, IVF stress and challenges, endometriosis, and other gynecological conditions. We strive to be an integral part of the treatment team, working alongside physician colleagues to provide holistic care, improve treatment outcomes, and enhance patients’ quality of life.
Women’s Health Psychology Resources
Are You at Risk for Postpartum Depression? A Therapist Weighs In - Blog
Postpartum depression (PPD) is far more common than you might think. If you’re pregnant, your chances of experiencing it are as high as 10%, according to one CDC study. And while postpartum depression is rare, the risks of non-treatment are serious.
Psychologists Partnering with Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Peer-Reviewed
From Poleshuck, E. L., & Woods, J. (2014). Psychologists Partnering with Obstetricians and Gynecologists. American Psychologist, 69 (4), 344-354. doi: 10.1037/a0036044. Copyright © 2023 by the American Psychological Association. Reproduced with permission.
Women’s Health Patient Handout
Women's Health Psychologists are behavioral health providers who are trained in supporting women with sexual and reproductive health challenges. Research reveals 33% of women will share about their life stress and anxiety to their OBGYN doctor. View the entire handout below.
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View Our Recent Women’s Health Psychology Articles
Female Teen Anxiety Is Reaching Epidemic Levels. But Why?
Female teen anxiety and depression are at an all-time high. The psychologists and therapists in our community have noticed this phenomenon in our own practices, but new research shows that this troubling phenomenon extends far beyond Orange County. According to … Read More
Are You at Risk for Postpartum Depression? A Therapist Weighs In
If anyone understands the seriousness of postpartum depression, it’s therapist Debbie Alexander, Psy.D. Having counseled many in her practice who have gone through it, she also suffered from postpartum depression herself 25 years ago — so she knows it’s not … Read More
Myths of Motherhood: Maternal and Postpartum Depression
By Pooja Sharma, M.A., Psy.D., LMFT, Orange County Health Psychologists, Inc. When new and expectant mothers share feelings of sadness, the response from well-meaning friends and family might be something like: “How can you be depressed if you’re having a … Read More
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