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Women's mental health

Women's mental health care focuses specifically on the emotional and behavioral well-being of women. This can involve specialized treatment for disorders like depression, anxiety and feelings of isolation, as well as postpartum anxiety and depression.

Women's behavioral health services in Aurora, Colorado

Women face singular challenges, responsibilities and life experiences, and your mental health care should reflect that.

At HealthONE Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, we are in tune with the biological, social and environmental influences that impact women. To achieve a healthy balance, you can benefit from our specialized, women-specific emotional wellness care and support.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Women's mental health issues we treat

Our mental wellness programs provide concentrated support for the unique day-to-day challenges of being a woman, including:

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Prenatal depression
  • Postpartum depression
  • Social and occupational impairment
  • Thoughts of self-injury
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma

Women's mental health services we provide

We are here to walk beside you as you embark on your personal journey to mental and emotional well-being.

Mental health treatments for women

Our unit is Colorado’s first behavioral health program specifically dedicated to caring for women over the age of 18. Our unique program offers:

  • 24/7 crisis hotline that is available whenever you need it
  • Development of daily living skills and emotion management
  • Follow-up care
  • Individualized treatment in a safe, comfortable atmosphere
  • Medication assessment
  • Physicians and support teams who are primarily women
  • Psychiatrists specifically for women

Women’s intensive outpatient program (IOP)

Our IOP provides support and coping skills to manage women's unique stresses and stress-related illnesses. Designed for women 18 years and older, our IOP is tailored toward those in need of increased interventions, with services that can complement your individual counseling, or serve as an alternative means of the resolution for current life stressors. This platform provides an interdisciplinary treatment team approach that integrates leading-edge clinical research to provide treatment specifically addressing practical challenges that you as a woman face in everyday life.

Our IOP is available for both in-person and telehealth appointments at two convenient locations — our main campus and the HealthONE Behavioral Health and Wellness Center at Ken Caryl in Littleton.

Programming at our main campus runs from Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 12:00pm, and Ken Caryl operates Monday through Thursday, 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Mom’s mood support group

Many women expect that becoming a mother will be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences in life. But it can also be very difficult. Whether it’s your first child or your fourth, you may experience overwhelming emotional changes after childbirth. It’s not your fault and you are not alone.

Many moms experience these feelings before or after giving birth:

  • Anger, irritability, anxiety or sadness
  • Appetite or sleep difficulties
  • Difficulty or lack of interest in bonding with your baby
  • Feeling as if you are out of control
  • Isolating from friends and family
  • Senses of guilt, shame or hopelessness
  • Thoughts or fears of hurting yourself or your baby

If you are experiencing these feelings, we can help. The women’s behavioral health program hosts a mom’s mood postpartum support group each week. This program is designed as a safe place for moms to get support and resources for coping with emotional concerns.

Our group meets on Mondays from 10:00am to 11:00am in suite 204 at our main campus.

Please let us know you are coming by calling (303) 360-3577. Telehealth is also available for joining the group remotely.

Babies and children who are not yet crawling or walking are welcome.

Reasons women may seek mental health help

We understand the intrinsic need to want to take care yourself, but also how difficult it can be to take the first step to seek help. You are not alone, and we are here to work with you and for you.

Women's behavioral wellness issues

Research shows that one out of every five women experience coping issues and do not seek assistance to overcome obstacles. Difficulty coping may be due to:

  • Biological and chemical imbalances
  • Experiences of discrimination
  • Experiences of domestic or sexual violence
  • Feelings of guilt or shame
  • Overwhelming sense of obligation to take care of family
  • Societal pressures specifically placed on women, wives and mothers
  • Stressors related to societal expectations
  • Work-related stress unique to being a woman