Women's Psychiatry

Psychiatry located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

Women's Psychiatry

About Women's Psychiatry

Women’s mental health needs are often different than men’s, and their support needs to change throughout their lives. At Elevate Medical, the team of Yung Park, MD, Kevin Lemaire, DO, Sima Paul, MD, and Lesley Cano, PMHNP-BC, support women during pregnancy, the postpartum period, menopause, and infertility. They also help you manage relationships and work-life balance. If you’re a woman who wants mental health care that takes into account your personal needs, call the New York City office to set up your virtual appointment today, or use this website to book.

Women's Psychiatry Q&A

What is women's psychiatry?

Women's psychiatry is a specialized field that acknowledges women have unique mental health needs. It focuses on addressing psychiatric conditions related to specific points in the reproductive life cycle of women, including:


  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum period
  • Perimenopause


At Elevate Medical, women’s psychiatry provides tailored treatment and support for conditions such as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), postpartum depression, and symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause.

What are the main conditions treated in women's psychiatry?

Women experience unique mental health challenges that include:

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

This condition is characterized by severe mood symptoms before menstruation. These mood changes can persist and interfere with work and social relationships. 

Postpartum depression 

Postpartum depression describes a condition that occurs in some women after childbirth. It’s characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and trouble bonding with the new baby. Postpartum depression severely affects the mother’s mental health.

Perimenopause and menopause

Many women struggle with mood swings, hot flashes, and sleep disturbances as their fertility transitions. Perimenopause and menopause can lead to depression, relationship problems, and self-esteem issues.

How does women's psychiatry help with reproduction-related concerns?

The team at Elevate Medical also addresses preconception planning and provides medication consultation and management to support women's mental health throughout their reproductive journey.


As providers with a special understanding of this field, the Elevate Medical team uses evidence-based approaches to address hormonal fluctuations, emotional challenges, and psychological distress associated with menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. 


Treatment may include psychotherapy, medication management, lifestyle modifications, and support services to promote optimal mental health and well-being.

When would I need help from a women’s psychiatry specialist? 

Women who are experiencing significant changes in mood, behavior, or mental well-being related to their reproductive life cycle should consider seeking women’s psychiatry help from Elevate Medical. 


You should not ignore symptoms that can include:


  • Severe mood swings
  • Persistent sadness or anxiety
  • Difficulty coping with stress


When you experience disruptions in daily functioning, it may indicate the need for professional evaluation and intervention. Early recognition and treatment can lead to healing and a better quality of life when you’re facing problems associated with your cycle, hormones, or fertility.

Call Elevate Medical today in Midtown Manhattan to set up a virtual appointment or use the online tool to book and get answers for women’s psychiatric concerns.