Women's Wellness Clinic

SCNWH’s Women's Wellness Clinic  (WWC) has been providing specialized mental health care to women for more than 20 years. The Clinic specializes in the evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of disorders, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, perimenopausal mood and anxiety disorders, infertility treatment related adjustment and mood disorders, treatment resistant depression in women, and all gynecology related psychiatric conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and cancer. 

The WWC also serves as an educational experience for a number of rotating residents. We are excited to announce that we will be taking on a medical student as well as two new chief residents. 

Our Perinatal Psychiatry Service offers preconception and perinatal counseling to help women with psychiatric illness prepare for the healthiest pregnancy possible.  This service works collaboratively with the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center, the Stanford Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology in-patient units, and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care and Intermediate Care nurseries. 

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Sexual Dysfunction Clinic

Under the direction of Dr. Julie Weitlauf, the Sexual Dysfunction Clinic is dedicated to the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sexual disorders in women, as well as research and education regarding such disorders as vaginismus and genitopelvic pain disorders.  The WWC’s Sexual Dysfunction Clinic is the first center in the United States to offer the specialized, evidence based treatment for vaginismus, Therapist Guided Exposure Treatment, for women and their partners.  This branch of the WWC offers evidence based individual and couples based psychotherapy and psychopharmacology treatments’ for these disorders.

The CNRW and WWC professors are actively involved in education of a wide range of audiences, from medical personnel (medical students, residents and colleagues in other disciplines) to undergraduate students and the general public.  Recent outreach projects have included a brief education program for primary care clinicians on perinatal mental health screening, evaluation and emergency treatment.  Dr.  Williams has also consulted THRIVE GLOBAL, an online mental health educational platform to create useful modules on managing stress in the fertility journey.  Dr. Williams is also co-editing an American Psychiatric Press. Textbook of Clinical Reproductive Psychiatry to be published 1/2021