About Dr. Bibeault

Dr Bibeault

Dr. Bibeault has practiced medicine for 17 years. In 2001, she opened her private practice, and soon thereafter shifted the practice into a center focusing exclusively on women's mental health. Dr. Bibeault observed that at the time - and still - very few physicians and psychiatrists understood or knew how to safely treat conditions that had an enormous impact on women's health and quality of life. Women with conditions such as postpartum depression and anxiety, perimenopause-related symptoms, or premenstrual mood disorders had few places to turn for help and understanding, and little hope for relief. Psychiatry for Women was founded to meet that underserved need in our community.

Dr. Bibeault graduated with honors from Harvard University and earned her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. After training in internal medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center, she completed a residency in psychiatry there as well, with an emphasis on women's health and psychotherapy.

Dr. Bibeault enjoys teaching and writing, in addition to her direct work with patients. She has been interviewed as a physician-expert for print media and has appeared as a guest expert on televised news. She also teaches and supervises psychiatrists-in-training in her role as faculty member at the UW Medical Center. Throughout the year she speaks at professional conferences on topics unique to women's mental health and volunteers her expertise to community groups serving children and families.

Dr. Bibeault also serves as a psychiatric expert witness. Her forensic expertise includes mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, postpartum disorders, and medication treatment during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a member of the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington Medical Center. When not working as a physician or mother, she enjoys piano, volunteering, cooking, tennis, and spending time with her family, which includes a rescued Taiwanese Mountain dog.

Enhancing the emotional well-being of women throughout the life cycle