Women’s Mental Health In Orange County
Welcome to OC Women’s Mental Health, located in beautiful Newport Beach, California. I started this practice in 2013 with the goal of providing personalized and compassionate mental health treatment. After years of working in academic settings, I wanted to offer excellent, evidence-based treatment without bureaucracy. I see a wide range of clients, but I specialize in the treatment of women, with a particular focus on pregnancy and postpartum.
Seeing a psychiatrist should never be scary or intimidating. I want you to feel heard and cared for; your story matters. Whatever your concern, I promise to listen. I believe that healing occurs when people are empowered to make their own choices. I look forward to meeting you.
About Dr. Rasminsky
I am a board-certified psychiatrist, in practice for more than fifteen years. My specialty is in women’s mental health and reproductive psychiatry, but I enjoy working with clients at all life stages and with many different issues. I moved to Orange County from Chicago in 2012 and opened my private practice in 2013.
I am an associate professor of clinical psychiatry at UC Irvine and UCLA, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a 2017 and 2018 Orange County Physician of Excellence. Since 2016, I have been an attending psychiatrist in the Women’s Life Center at UCLA, where I supervise and teach residents about reproductive psychiatry. I have written both popular and scientific articles and book chapters about mental health during pregnancy and postpartum, and provide consultation regarding medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
I began my career as a psychiatrist in college mental health, and continue to enjoy working with young adults.
I provide a range of services, from weekly psychotherapy to one-time consultation to medication management. My goal is to provide the highest possible level of care, focusing on treatment that is both attuned to your personal circumstances and based on the most recent scientific data.
Located in a quiet, easily accessible building in Newport Beach, my office is private and comfortable. I answer my own phone and schedule my own appointments; you will always be dealing directly with me. My goal is to keep logistics as simple as possible, so that we can focus on the work of getting you well.
In The Media
I’ve written for the popular and scientific press about psychiatry, women’s mental health, and mental health during pregnancy and postpartum. Psychiatry shouldn’t be a mystery; I try to make these issues accessible to all.
Dr. Rasminsky is the best out there. I don’t know what I would do without her.
Sonya is wonderful as a physician and a person. She is very intelligent, compassionate, and honest. I fully recommend her.