Rivka Ben-Dor, M.D.


I am a general psychiatrist with a special interest in women’s mental health. In addition to my psychiatric training at Georgetown University, I completed a fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), where I studied how reproductive hormones affect stress levels and mood during and after pregnancy and when transitioning into menopause. I received further training in adult psychotherapy at the Baltimore Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis, and as a family doctor for many years, have a solid grounding in general medicine. In Israel, I graduated cum laude from the prestigious Technion Medical School. After becoming Board Certified in Family Practice, I was hired to run a local medical clinic, which I did for eight years. I transformed my clinic into a highly respected medical facility. I also continued treating patients, helping them manage the journey from first symptoms, through diagnosis and treatment, into wellness. Finding that I was most gratified when my treatments for anxiety and depression increased patients’ overall wellbeing, I decided to switch careers and became Board Certified in Psychiatry. Mental Wellness Clinic provides an outpatient setting where patients can get comprehensive treatment for problems that are undermining their emotional and mental health. In addition to being an experienced psychiatrist-physician with the finest psychiatric training, my style is nonjudgmental and caring. It is my goal to guide and support my patients on their journey toward a better quality of life.

Additional Information

PSI Perinatal Mental Health 2-Day Certificate Course Yes

PSI/2020 Mom Online Maternal Mental Health Course No

PSI Frontline Provider Training No

PSI Advanced Psychopharmacology Course No

Certification Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C)

Additional Perinatal Mental Health training Completed a fellowship in behavioral endocrinology (women’s mental health) at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)


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