Counseling, Psychiatric Care, and Support for Women

At the UNI Downtown Behavioral Health Clinic, women can find mental health services for a variety of needs they may experience throughout their lives. Our team provides support to women who are experiencing:

Services Offered

There are many options available to get you the support you need. Our team of qualified psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and licensed clinical social workers can provide:
  • individual therapy
  • medication management, and
  • postpartum support and education groups.
No matter what symptoms you may be experiencing, we can help. Contact us to learn more about what kind of treatment will work for you.

Insurances Accepted

We accept most commercial insurance plans including U of U Health Plans, PEHP, BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, United Behavioral Health, DMBA and Altius in addition to self-pay.

Please note: We do not accept Medicaid.

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Postpartum Depression: Symptoms and Treatment

Many women experience the “baby blues” after giving birth, but if your symptoms are persisting or getting worse, you may be among the 15–20 percent of new mothers who suffer from postpartum depression. It’s the most common complication of pregnancy, so don’t worry—you’re not alone and there are lots of ways to get help.

Symptoms

Symptoms of postpartum depression can include:

  • severe mood swings,
  • fatigue,
  • loss of appetite, and
  • more.

These symptoms can develop at any point during your pregnancy and even up to a year after giving birth. If left untreated, they can cause lasting negative health effects for both mom and baby, as well as spouses and other family members.

Postpartum depression is the most well-known perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD), but there are actually several others that women may experience, including:

  • postpartum anxiety,
  • OCD,
  • PTSD, and
  • postpartum psychosis.

Treatment

Early screening and intervention for postpartum depression and other PMADs can lead to better outcomes for both you and your baby. By seeking counseling to address concerns about pregnancy, parenting, and postpartum wellness, you can greatly reduce the risk of a mental health crisis in the postpartum period and transition to parenthood.

Contact our CrisisLine

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