- N.E.S.T (New and Expectant Mother Specialized Treatment) Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): This is a specialized IOP to meet the unique needs of pregnant women and postpartum women who have delivered in the past 1 year. Mothers are encouraged to bring their newborn. The program is located at the Pine Center; Suite 400; 11279 Perry Highway; Wexford, PA 15090. Programming takes place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30-4:30 pm and consists of group therapy, individual therapy and medication management with a perinatal psychiatrist. We accept referrals from Obstetricians, midwives, nurses, PAs, PCPs, Psychiatrists, and therapists. If you are a health professional, you can make a referral to NEST IOP, by calling 412-246-5600 or completing the online form at upmc.com/iopphpreferral. To obtain more information about NEST IOP, call 724-934-4130.
- Magee Behavioral Health Services: Behavioral health services provided at Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC meet the unique needs of women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. The staff of the Behavioral Health Services at Magee have the clinical skill, expertise, and understanding to help define the problem and develop a plan of treatment. Services include pre-conception evaluation and counseling, psychiatric consultation regarding use of medication in pregnancy and postpartum period, and individual psychotherapy. To obtain more information, visit the website.
- The Adult Mood and Anxiety Disorders programs provide an array of ambulatory behavioral health services to individuals with mood, anxiety and personality disorders. Traditional ambulatory programs utilize a team of psychiatrists, nurses and masters level therapists who provide individual, group therapy and pharmacologic management using evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal, Dialectical behavioral and Interpersonal social rhythm therapy. A number of intensive outpatient programs operating three hours per day, three days per week provide specialty care to individuals with Depression, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety disorders, Obsessive compulsive disorder with special focus women’s programming. An acute partial hospital program is also available for individuals who benefit from five day per week programming. To obtain more information, visit the website.
- To make an appointment, or to obtain more information about Magee Behavioral Health Services, or The Adult Mood and Anxiety Disordersprograms, call 412-624-2000, option 2 (calls are answered 24 hours a day) OR email at PsychCarePlus@upmc.edu (e-mails are answered within an hour of receiving, 24 hours a day).
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Pittsburgh Mercy offers person-centered, integrated physical and behavioral health and human services to women before, during, and after pregnancy. We understand how pregnancy and medication changes can affect your thoughts, mood, and well-being – before, during, and after pregnancy. Whether you’re experiencing “the baby blues” or postpartum depression, we’ll work with you, your supports, and others to help you address your symptoms, safely monitor and/or reintroduce medications, and achieve your recovery goals. Women may bring their baby to their appointments. Our services are designed to empower you and help you live well in every aspect of your life – body, mind, and spirit. Our services include behavioral health, case management, medication management, to name a few, and are available at the following Pittsburgh Mercy locations in Allegheny County: North Side, North Shore, South Side, Wexford. See our website for more information about who we serve and our range of services: Pittsburgh Mercy (https://www.pittsburghmercy.org/)
Outpatient Therapy: Women’s Behavioral Health provides traditional and cutting-edge mental health treatment for perinatal women, women who have experienced miscarriage or loss, infertility and others who may be going through life’s changes such puberty and menopause. Patients can receive individual or group counseling, medication management, mindfulness and relaxation training, parent-child therapies and family meetings.
Intensive Outpatient Program: Allegheny Health Network has launched the region’s first Intensive Outpatient Program for women suffering from pregnancy-related depression, a condition that affects up to 20 percent of new mothers. The Intensive Outpatient Program brings mothers to West Penn Hospital three times a week for three hour sessions of therapy and group discussions, as well as alternative treatments such as perinatal yoga, infant massage, art therapy, and early literacy skills. The program is directed toward women experiencing more severe forms of perinatal depression, meaning depression that happens during pregnancy or up to a year after delivery. Women in the Intensive Outpatient Program are encouraged to bring their babies, removing a barrier for women who don’t want to leave their babies to get treatment, and allowing doctors to observe mother-baby interactions and offer encouragement or support. Spouses or partners may also participate.
Group Therapy: The program offers a variety of weekly support groups for pregnant and postpartum women. These include but are not limited to Mom Support Groups, Mothers of Color Support Groups, Birth Trauma Groups, and Circle of Security.
Mother-Child Therapy Program: AHN Women’s Behavioral Health offers unique therapeutic programming and developmental screenings to help little ones bond with their mothers and build healthy social and emotional skills. Providers support moms by supporting their children through:
Parent-child interaction therapy with toddlers (PCIT-T) helps to build social and emotional skills and prevent and address behavioral concerns in toddlers.
Child-parent psychotherapy helps families heal after domestic violence or trauma.
Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) helps moms understand their children’s needs so they can offer better support.
Play therapy helps young ones develop skills to resolve problems and express their feelings with the support of a loving caregiver.
Providers also connect families with additional community resources to better meet their specific needs.