Dr. Mona Elgohail, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in reproductive and perinatal mental health. Dr. Mona has years of expertise providing evidence-based therapy to women with mental health challenges related to infertility, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences. Symptoms often arise from a range of unfortunate yet common circumstances, such as unsuccessful fertility treatment, pregnancy loss, birth trauma, difficulty adjusting to motherhood, infant admission to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and sleep problems. Dr. Mona is also a certified infant massage instructor, and integrates infant massage into her therapeutic approach to promote the health of both mothers and their infants, as well as foster a stronger connection between them.
Dr. Mona received her BA in Neuroscience & Behavior from Barnard College, Columbia University; and her MS and PhD in clinical psychology from Drexel University. She completed her clinical internship in health psychology at Rush University Medical Center and postdoctoral fellowship at Drexel University’s Mother Baby Connections, an intensive outpatient mental health program for pregnant and postpartum women and their infants.
Dr. Mona has launched award-winning international research studies focused on the psychosocial needs of Muslim women experiencing infertility. As a researcher at Benten Technologies, her work focuses on building digital health solutions to improve women’s pregnancy and postpartum experiences. Dr. Mona has published and presented nationally on reproductive and perinatal mental health. She is also a board member of the Women’s Health Interest Group of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Society for Health Psychology (Division 38).
Dr. Mona Elgohail, PhD