Have cultural and environmental pressures and stereotypes or expectations about women affected you and your mood in a negative way?
Are you a successful professional, but you worry about the years passing by and planning a pregnancy has become a preoccupation for you?
Are you experiencing disruptive mood symptoms around your menopause and your quality of life has declined?
Are you experiencing a severe down swing of mood after your pregnancy or around your menopause?
Are you worried about how to plan a pregnancy while taking different kind of medications?
Are you constantly thinking about your body, or and experiencing sadness and anxiety worrying about your body weight or shape?
McLean Counseling Center is a pioneer center in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area and introduces a program that focuses specifically on women’s emotional health through out their life span.
Due to particular physical and hormonal changes throughout their lives, women may go through certain psychological and emotional changes. Our primary mission is to provide a service tailored specifically to the emotional and psychological needs of women at various points in their lives. Our team is well seasoned to assess, offer needed treatments, and coordinate care with other providers.
We closely work with gynecologists and obstetricians to provide an optimal level of care. We focus on the particular emotional needs of women.
Women throughout their lives may encounter some or all of the following issues:
Pubertal changes and initiation of menstrual cycle
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
Fertility and pregnancy planning
Breast feeding and how to handle psychiatric medications
Pregnancy and postpartum mood disturbance
Peri- and post-menopausal depression
Wide range of issues around intimacy and sexual function
Infertility and issues around IVF or similar procedures
Pregnancy, loss and miscarriage
Struggles around weight and body shape
Clinical care at McLean Counseling Center is complemented by staying on the cutting edge of research in a wide range of areas including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, pregnancy and postpartum mood disturbance, and peri- and post-menopausal depression.
Clearly stated information, coupled with collaborative decision-making between patients and clinicians, lead to thoughtful treatment choices consistent with individual needs and specific clinical situations.