Women's Emotional Wellness Center

Women's Emotional Wellness Center

Established to meet the needs of the community, the Women's Emotional Wellness Center (WEWC) provides outpatient mental health services to women before, during and after pregnancy and has evolved to supporting women over their lifespan.

The center provides assessment and treatment along with a comprehensive range of behavioral health services to women 18 years and older. Common issues addressed include:

  • Depression, anxiety and mood issues
  • Trauma
  • Adjustment to life's transitions
  • Family- and work-related stressors
  • Relationship challenges
  • Parenting issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Unexpected medical outcomes

The WEWC is conveniently located at both Main Line Health Newtown Square and Main Line Health King of Prussia.

Women's partial hospitalization program (PHP)

Our WEWC Women's PHP is one of the only mental health PHP programs in the country known exclusively for women. It has been designed for women ages 18 and older whose mental health symptoms require more care than intensive outpatient services, but do not require the intensity of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization level of care.

Our PHP provides women with specialized mental health treatment based on three components:

  • Group psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Individual psychotherapy

Our WEWC PHP skills-building and process-based curriculum is dialectical behavior therapy-, trauma- and mindfulness-informed. Treatment topics include emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, resiliency building, distress tolerance, self-care and more.

WEWC PHP runs Monday through Friday. If you are interested in our women's PHP, you will first be scheduled for a screening appointment to determine if PHP is right for you. To schedule your screening, please call 1.888.CARE.898 (227.3898)

Women's intensive outpatient program (IOP)

Our intensive outpatient program is for adult female patients ages 18 and older, whose mental health symptoms require more care than weekly psychotherapy, but who do not require the intensity of partial hospitalization. In a group environment, the IOP provides specialized therapy around issues pertaining to women, such as:

  • Developing coping techniques for depression and anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem building
  • Regular self-care
  • Grief and loss
  • Communication
  • Managing roles and responsibilities
  • Societal pressures on women

Participants in the program are in treatment with other women from diverse backgrounds, ages, ethnicities and experiences. Together, with guidance from the group leader, this diversity fosters learning, sharing and growing.

The IOP consists of group therapy three days a week and is unique compared to area programs in that it is exclusively for women. Upon discharge from our Women's IOP, patients immediately step down into our IOP Alumni outpatient group for ongoing support, reinforcement of concepts learned in IOP, and to assist in ongoing self-care and development as patients return to their regular daily schedules.

If you are interested in our women's IOP, you will first be scheduled for a screening appointment to determine if IOP is right for you. To schedule your screening, please call 1.888.CARE.898 (227.3898).

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our DBT IOP at the WEWC provides superior mental health treatment developed for women, by women age 18+. This IOP offers specialized treatment for mental health symptoms that demand more attention than weekly psychotherapy but don't necessitate the intensity of partial hospitalization. Our program is thoughtfully crafted, with a particular emphasis on incorporating tools and skills from DBT.

Join us as we cultivate strategies for:

  • The identification, exploration and regulation of emotions.
  • Increased distress tolerance.
  • Improved interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Management of trauma symptoms.
  • Expanded self-care tools and more.

To schedule an intake/evaluation, please call 888.227.3898.

Outpatient treatment programs for women and their families

The Women's Emotional Wellness Center provides outpatient mental health therapy and psychiatric services to parenting women and their families.

Common issues addressed:

  • Depression, anxiety and mood
  • Adjustment to life's transitions
  • Work-related stressors
  • Parenting challenges
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Family stressors
  • Traumatic events
  • Unexpected medical diagnoses
  • Grief and loss

The Nest Program, pre- and postnatal support

Nestled within the WEWC is the Nest Program which provides outpatient mental health counseling and psychiatric services to women and their families in the perinatal period (before, during and after) pregnancy or adoption. The program also welcomes individuals, including spouses, significant others, grandparents, and other caregivers for treatment. Common issues addressed include:

  • Depression, anxiety and adjustment to life's stressors
  • Depression and anxiety during pregnancy
  • Postpartum depression, anxiety and adjustment issues
  • Infertility
  • Bereavement
  • Traumatic birth
  • Unexpected medical outcomes
  • Neonatal intensive care hospitalizations
  • Special health care needs
  • Adoption issues
  • Marital difficulties

Emotional difficulties during pregnancy and in the postpartum period are generally temporary and treatable with professional assistance.

Outpatient psychotherapy groups

The Women's Emotional Wellness Center provides a variety of outpatient psychotherapy group services for women ages 18 and older and their families. These groups are dedicated to focusing on topics prevalent in everyday life such as depression, anxiety and mood disorders; work and family stressors; traumatic events; life transitions; and parenting challenges. All are accepting new patients.

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Treatment at our center is covered by several commercial insurance plans. Our staff will provide specific information about reimbursement issues and answer any questions you may have.

To schedule an appointment with a Women's Emotional Wellness Center specialist, call 1.888.CARE.898 (227.3898) and follow the provided prompts.

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