Family Planning Behavioral Health Program

Family Planning Behavioral Health Services

Many of our patients are dealing with circumstances or conditions that may impact their reproductive health and well-being. To meet the needs of our patients more holistically we have added a Licensed Clinical Psychologist to our team. During appointments for abortion, contraception, or gynecologic visits, patients will be offered the opportunity to utilize these services. So far, many patients have been able to see a behavioral health consultant during their original appointment. Our behavioral health consultants work with patients to:

Reduce symptoms of chronic medical conditions and help patients cope better with issues such as:

  • Excessive cramping
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH)
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • Trauma

Develop plans for changing behaviors such as:

  • Curbing risky sexual activity
  • Managing weight
  • Managing alcohol or substance use
  • Increasing exercise
  • Other lifestyle changes

Develop coping skills and strategies to manage emotional or behavioral problems such as:

  • Family or relationship difficulties
  • Parenting concerns
  • Sleep problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression, anxiety, or anger problems