Pisgah Institute in Asheville (and the 3 specific women listed below who practice there):
Nancy McKeel, Ph.D
Dr. McKeel specializes in cognitive- behavior therapy for depression, women's issues and post-traumatic stress. Dr. McKeel is trained in neurofeedback and treats a variety of disorders with it.
Judy McKay, M.D.
Dr. McKay is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist who specializes in Mood disorders during pregnancy and postpartum. Additionally, she works with children age 6 and under. Before coming to Asheville, Dr. McKay ran a "Perinatal Mood Disorder Clinic" in the Department of Neuropsychiatry at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine for women who wanted to become pregnant, were pregnant or were postpartum. Because perinatal mood disorders affect the whole family, she has developed a Perinatal Mood Disorder Team at Pisgah Institute. The team works with the mother, father, and infant relationship as well as treating the mother. Since fathers can experience postpartum depression or worsening of a current mood disorder after a baby is born, Dr. McKay also treats fathers having problems during the postpartum period. She has completed a Zero- To-Three Fellowship that focuses on working with young children.
Laura Bradley Yurko, M.A.
Ms. Yurko has a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She received post-graduate training in family systems therapy, which is particularly helpful in her work with families managing post-partum depression and anxiety. Ms.Yurko specializes in working with women in transition. With a holistic and mindful approach, she supports clients in their navigation of life’s transitions, including marriage, fertility issues, pregnancy, new parenting questions, couples work, divorce, grief and loss, peri-menopausal and menopausal issues, and end-of-life decisions. Ms. Yurko is a member of The Pisgah Institute’s Perinatal Mood Disorder Team and is the chairperson and co-Founder of the Perinatal Emotional Health Network of Western North Carolina.