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Compassionate, Evidence-Based Care That You Deserve

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At Psychiatry for Women, you arrive as part of the team.  You will be heard.  You will be affirmed. 

We provide integrative psychiatric care.  This means that every aspect of your wellness will be considered when recommending treatment options: physical, psychological, genetic, and environmental.    

This is more than just prescribing medication.  This is whole wellness.  We want you to flourish. 

At Psychiatry For Women, we are the guides, you steer the ship. 

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​Evidence Based

Dr. Brownley was trained at Johns Hopkins, the home of The Women's Mood Disorders Center, one of the leading women's psychiatry teaching clinics in the nation.  Driven by a thirst for knowledge, and powered  by enhanced training culminating in a Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine, Dr. Brownley is committed to knowing all there is to know about women's mental health.


In short, she eats, breathes, and sleeps this stuff.



We are LGBTQ inclusive. 


If you want women-focused care, you've come to the right place.



Plans are not dictated.  This is all about you!  You deserve to understand why a recommendation is made, alternate options, the risks and benefits, and the research that backs it.



Patient Centered Care

Our team is committed to acknowledging where you've been, hearing your voice, and sharing your vision for the future.  Treatment plans are developed to match your unique needs.  Meeting you right where you are the moment you meet her, our provider will match the evidence-based options to target your symptoms.    There is no one-size-fits-all approach.  Treatment is tailored to you, the unique individual.


Culturally Competent

The Psychiatry for Women team are sensitive and responsive to the diverse values, beliefs, religions, nationalities, sexualities, and gender identities of our patients. 



Trauma Informed

The Psychiatry for Women Team members are committed to providing trauma-informed care that promotes a culture of safety, empowerment, and compassion for all patients.  



Pregnancy and Postpartum

Depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders can arise or be exacerbated during and after pregnancy. Often undiagnosed, 10-20% of women without prior mental health diagnoses will develop postpartum depression.

Pregnancy and Postpartum




Recent studies indicate that about 40% of women transitioning through menopause will have at least one episode of Major Depression. Many more women (up to 80%) will experience some symptoms of depression, causing significant distress.


Miscarriage and Infant loss

Miscarriage and Infant Loss

Pregnancy loss and infant death can result in significant trauma, and may contribute to development of PTSD, and/or the worsening of depression, or anxiety. Hormonal changes layer onto grief, and trauma to further worsen mental health.


Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is common affecting ~25% of women. PMDD is more severe affecting 2-5% of women causing debilitating symptoms before their period.

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder



Research shows that women undergoing fertility treatments are at higher risk for development of depression, and anxiety. This is believed to result from the hormone therapy itself, in combination with the emotional life journey that unfolds with treatment.





Insomnia is a common problem, but women (63.3%) have significantly higher rates compared with men (36.7%). Sufficient sleep is a cornerstone to mental health. Conversely, insomnia is known to trigger and/or worsen depression and anxiety.

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