Established to meet the needs of the community, the Women’s Emotional Wellness Center (WEWC) provides outpatient mental health services to women and their families. The center provides assessment and treatment along with a comprehensive range of behavioral health services for people experiencing depression or anxiety. 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).

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.

Treatment support groups for women

After Baby Connections: Post-baby adjustment group

Women’s group therapy with focus on:

  • Welcoming new baby through preschool age
  • Coping with depression, anxiety, adjustment
  • Learning helpful communication techniques
  • Practicing regular self-care and positive self-talk
  • Meeting other parents for social support

If you are interested in After Baby Connections, you will first be scheduled for a screening appointment to determine if this group is right for you. To schedule your screening, please call 1.888.CARE.898 (227.3898). Following your initial screening, you may join the group at any time. Babies not yet mobile are also welcome to attend.

Blossom and become (B&B) group

“Like the lotus, we have the ability to rise from the mud and blossom out of darkness to become stronger than we imagined.”

Using a lotus as its inspiration, B&B is a new process-based group for women ages 18 and older with focus on navigating life’s changes and challenges:

  • Developing coping techniques
  • Exploring self-care and positive self-talk
  • Empowerment techniques to increase confidence
  • Mindfulness activities to promote health and well-being
  • Meeting other local women to provide and receive support

If you are interested in the B&B group, you will first be scheduled for a screening appointment to determine if this group is right for you. To schedule your screening, please call 1.888.CARE.898 (227.3898). Following your initial screening, you may join the group at any time.

Mindfulness and meditation group

Women’s mindfulness-based treatment group for anxiety and depression with focus on:

  • Using mindfulness-based communication techniques
  • Increasing joy and gratitude
  • Practicing regular self-care and positive self-talk
  • Meeting other women for social support
  • Using meditation and mindful activities to promote health and well-being

If you are interested in the mindfulness and meditation group, you will first be scheduled for a screening appointment to determine if this group is right for you. To schedule your screening, please call 1.888.CARE.898 (227.3898). Following your initial screening, you may join the group at any time.

Mindfulness, meditation and movement group

Skills-based therapy group for women with focus on:

  • Development of effective mindfulness-based coping techniques for anxiety and depression
  • Meditation, yoga and body-centered activities to promote health and well-being
  • Increased joy and gratitude
  • Use of regular self-care techniques and positive self-talk
  • Meeting other local women for support

If you are interested in the mindfulness, meditation and movement group, you will first be scheduled for a screening appointment to determine if this group is right for you. To schedule your screening, please call 1.888.CARE.898 (227.3898).

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Appointments/referrals

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.