Behavioral Health

We are broadening our care team to help our patients connect to community supports and mental health services.

Contact us to find out about resources and our team will get back to you within a week: (Email for non-confidential questions.)

If you are feeling urgent symptoms or any thoughts of harming yourself or others, please call the crisis line any time day or night: 800-273-8255

Parent support the TALK Line is a crisis and counseling line for parents that is answered by a live person 24 hours a day, every day: 415-441-KIDS(5437).

Non-urgent perinatal/postpartum support line through PSI: 1-800-944-4773.

Our Behavioral Health Services

Katherine Taylor, PsyD, MPH, PMH-C
Katherine Taylor, PsyD, MPH, PMH-C

We offer short-term behavioral health services to Golden Gate patients where medication management would not fall under the scope of your OBGYN provider.

Katherine Taylor, PsyD, MPH, PMH-C, partners with GG OBGYN to help patients find providers specializing in managing anxiety, low mood, sleep, relationship conflicts, trauma, and other concerns that may arise during pregnancy, postpartum, or life transitions.

She works with patients to identify resources that are likely to be a fit based on specialty, geography, service type and insurance (when possible). Katherine leads workshops that focus on pregnancy and perinatal topics.

Kara Birch, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Kara Birch, DNP, PMHNP-BC

For patients needing to find a therapist, or other short-term or long-term solutions, we have a psychologist on staff.

Kara Birch, DNP, PMHNP-BC is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner that works to help patients experiencing a variety of stressors or mental health symptoms. She believes in working together with patients to identify the best approach to address your concerns including medications, therapeutic techniques, or community supports.

She sees non-urgent patients directly for mental health medication management. She also serves as UCSF School of Nursing Faculty and enjoys teaching and spending time outside.

Courtney Sproul, Behavioral Healthcare Navigator
Courtney Sproul,
Behavioral Healthcare Navigator

Our Behavioral Healthcare Navigator, Courtney Sproul, is often the first step in coordinating care through helping to understand your unique needs.

She partners with patients to navigate connecting to community resources and understanding mental health benefits.

She has worked across various patient support roles at Golden Gate OBGYN and her interest in behavioral health intersects with her passion for women’s healthcare. She feels honored to be a part of this support team.


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Tel: (415) 666-1250
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