Behavioral Health for Women | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Behavioral Health for Women

Norton Women’s Mental Health Services is designed to meet the unique behavioral health needs of women in all stages of life.

Our team specializes in managing mental health symptoms related to pregnancy and after childbirth, as well as other mental health issues that can affect women of all ages.

Women’s Behavioral Health Services

We provide outpatient women’s mental health services on the Norton Healthcare – St. Matthews campus. Our comprehensive care includes psychiatric evaluation and treatment of women with:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • Postpartum anxiety
  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum psychosis

Specialized Care When You Need It

Norton Women’s Mental Health Services provides specialized care to assess and meet the needs of women across the lifespan. Behavioral health specialists Amanda B. Hettinger, M.D.; Michele D. Walden, APRN-BC; Linda C. Miller, LCSW, LMFT; and Rebecca S. Siegel, Ph.D., work collaboratively with OB/GYN providers to offer care for women’s unique needs.

Dr. Hettinger earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Louisville. She previously served with the UofL School of Medicine as assistant dean for resident education and work environment and as assistant professor/associate residency training director in UofL’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Michele Walden earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Louisville School of Nursing and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington. She is certified as a family psychiatric mental health nurse.

Rebecca S. Siegel, Ph.D., earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at the University of Miami, Florida. She completed a predoctoral internship at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Dr. Siegel previously served as clinical assistant professor in the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Psychiatry.

Linda C. Miller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology at the University of Louisville and a master’s degree in clinical social work with a specialization in marriage and family therapy from the UofL Kent School of Social Work. She is licensed in Kentucky as a clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist.

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