Lindner Center of HOPE Women’s Mental Health Program Promotes Well-being Across the Reproductive Lifecycle

Some mental health concerns are unique to women, especially as they relate to a woman’s reproductive life cycle. This cycle is naturally filled with highs and lows that are linked to physical changes, hormonal fluctuations, life-altering events — often equally joyous, sad, and stressful. Sometimes it can be hard to know when a mood or behavior is more than a normal reaction to physiological change or stress.

The Women’s Mental Health Program at Lindner Center of HOPE strives to promote and enhance women’s mental health and well-being across the reproductive lifecycle. Specialists are available to help individuals and their clinicians by providing: comprehensive diagnostic assessments, consultations, medication management, and psychotherapy services.


There is HOPE. For help, call

513-536-HOPE (4673)

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This unique program focuses on:

Menstrual Cycle

  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (psychiatric symptoms related to the menstrual cycle)
  • Hormonal contraceptives and psychiatric medication interactions
  • Psychiatric symptoms associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome

Read more about Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, click here.


Pregnancy

  • Pre-conception counseling (effect of mental illness and/or psychiatric medications on pregnancy)
  • Psychiatric illness during pregnancy
  • Postpartum depression and other psychiatric disorders
  • Psychiatric medications during lactation

Read more about Depression during Pregnancy, click here.

Read more about Postpartum Depression, click here.

Read more about Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, click here.


Fertility

  • Psychiatric complications of fertility treatment and the psychological impact of infertility
  • Psychological impact of pregnancy loss

Menopause

  • Psychiatric symptoms associated with menopause and the interplay between psychological and physiological symptoms in menopause
  • Hormone replacement Therapy (HRT) and psychiatric medication interactions

Stress Management

  • Psychosocial stressors affecting women at all ages such as pregnancy, motherhood, balancing work and family, relationships, loss of a child or loved one, aging parents, empty nest syndrome and self-image issues

Appropriate Patients

The Women’s Mental Health Program serves adult women age 18 and older who may be experiencing:

  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (psychiatric symptoms related to the menstrual cycle)
  • Hormonal contraceptives and psychiatric medication interactions
  • Psychiatric symptoms associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Pre-conception mental health concerns (effect of mental illness and/or psychiatric medications on pregnancy)
  • Psychiatric illness during pregnancy
  • Postpartum depression and other psychiatric disorders
  • Psychiatric medication usage during lactation
  • Psychiatric complications of fertility treatment and the psychological impact of infertility
  • Psychological impact of pregnancy loss
  • Psychiatric symptoms associated with menopause and the interplay between psychological and physiological symptoms in menopause
  • Hormone replacement Therapy (HRT) and psychiatric medication interactions
  • Psychosocial stressors affecting women at all ages such as pregnancy, motherhood, balancing work and family, relationships, loss of a child or loved one, aging parents, empty nest syndrome and self-image issues

Lindner Center of HOPE Women’s Mental Health Program Facts

  • Appointments may be made with Lindner Center of HOPE Women’s Mental Health Program’s treatment team members via Lindner Center Professional Associates at 513-536-HOPE (4673).
  • Specialists provide comprehensive diagnostic assessments, consultations, medication management, and psychotherapy services.
  • The Women’s Mental Health Program serves adult women age 18 and older who may be experiencing mental health issues and concerns related to:
    • The Menstrual Cycle
    • Pregnancy
    • Fertility issues/treatment
    • Menopause
    • Stress

Financial Obligations

At Lindner Center of HOPE, we understand that dealing with the financial implications of mental illness can be difficult. That is why we are here to help. Together we can work through your financial obligations, insurance questions and payment options.

Payment for all services is due at the time of service, and patients can receive assistance with submitting claims for reimbursement according to the details of their benefit plan. Fees vary by clinician and specialty.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are women at a higher risk of mental health issues?

A woman’s natural reproductive lifecycle represents higher risk of onset of mental health issues as physical changes, hormonal fluctuations and life-altering events cause natural highs and lows.


What are possible issues for which a woman might seeks specialized mental health care?

  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (psychiatric symptoms related to the menstrual cycle)
  • Hormonal contraceptives and psychiatric medication interactions
  • Psychiatric symptoms associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Pre-conception mental health concerns (effect of mental illness and/or psychiatric medications on pregnancy)
  • Psychiatric illness during pregnancy
  • Postpartum depression and other psychiatric disorders
  • Psychiatric medication usage during lactation
  • Psychiatric complications of fertility treatment and the psychological impact of infertility
  • Psychological impact of pregnancy loss
  • Psychiatric symptoms associated with menopause and the interplay between psychological and physiological symptoms in menopause
  • Hormone replacement Therapy (HRT) and psychiatric medication interactions
  • Psychosocial stressors affecting women at all ages such as pregnancy, motherhood, balancing work and family, relationships, loss of a child or loved one, aging parents, empty nest syndrome and self-image issues

What signs might a woman or her loved one watch out for?

  • Symptoms of depression like irritability or too much or too little sleep.
  • No longer finding joy in things that once made you happy.
  • Anxiety symptoms such as tense muscles, feelings of panic or labored breathing.

How can an appointment with a women’s mental health specialist be made?

Appointments may be made with Lindner Center of HOPE Women’s Mental Health Program’s treatment team members via Lindner Center Professional Associates at 513-536-HOPE (4673).


Who is an appropriate patient for the Women’s Mental Health Program at Lindner Center of HOPE?

  • The Women’s Mental Health Program serves adult women age 18 and older who may be experiencing mental health issues and concerns related to:
    • The Menstrual Cycle
    • Pregnancy
    • Fertility issues/treatment
    • Menopause
    • Stress

How do I learn more?

Click here to view weblinks for more information about women’s mental health.

Robin Thompson Arthur, PsyD

Robin Thompson Arthur, PsyD

Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief of Psychology
Shana Feibel, DO

Shana Feibel, DO

Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychiatrist
Danielle J. Johnson, MD, FAPA

Danielle J. Johnson, MD, FAPA

Lindner Center of HOPE, Director, Chief of Adult Psychiatry
Sarah Lavanier, PsyD, CEDS

Sarah Lavanier, PsyD, CEDS

Clinical Director of Adult Eating Disorder Services
Mary Jo Pollock, MSN, CNS

Mary Jo Pollock, MSN, CNS

Lindner Center of HOPE, Advanced Practice Nurse
Lorene Walter, MD

Lorene Walter, MD

Lindner Center of HOPE , Medical Director of Mindful Transitions, the Adult Partial Hospital Program

Library of Resources

Concerned that you or a loved one has postpartum depression? Click here.


Daily Record of Severity of Problems Chart


View WXIX Fox 19 Morning Xtra’s segment on Women’s Mental Health. Click here to see the video.


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Weblinks about Women’s Mental Health

Menstrual Cycle


Pregnancy


Fertility

Menopause

Stress Management