Christine Truman, MD
Dr. Truman is a board-certified adult psychiatrist with expertise in psychopharmacology, psychiatric diagnosis, and disease management. For nearly two decades her clinical focus has been treating mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Dr. Truman graduated from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and did her psychiatric residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the New York Presbyterian Hospital of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Truman's training in reproductive psychiatry began during residency at the Payne Whitney Clinic Women’s Program and continued at Rhode Island Hospital before moving to Virginia more than 15 years ago. She is a professional member of the Marce Society of North America (MONA), Postpartum Support International (PSI) and Postpartum Support Virginia (PSVA) where she was a board member from 2012 - 2016. Dr. Truman has provided training in women's mental health topics in a variety of educational settings including professional meetings, medical grand rounds, peer support trainings and is a community faculty member of Eastern Virginia Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Patricia M. Fuss, PsyD
Dr. Fuss is a clinical psychologist who has been licensed in the state of Virginia since 1999. She has worked with many patient groups over the years, including children, adolescents, adults and families. For the past several years she has been specializing in the treatment of women’s mental health, particularly as it relates to difficulties that arise during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She is a professional member of Postpartum Support International (PSI) and Postpartum Support Virginia (PSVA). Dr. Fuss is trained in EMDR and other trauma therapies and uses a mixture of insight-oriented, cognitive behavioral and relationship-based therapy approaches to help her patients overcome their difficulties and reach their goals. Dr. Fuss completed her undergraduate education in Psychology at Brown University, and received her PsyD from Baylor University. Her pre-doctoral internship was completed through Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and her post-doctoral work was completed at the DeJarnette Center in Staunton, VA.
Olivia Reichenbacker, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Dr. Reichenbacker is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who has been working in psychiatry since 2013. While she has broad psychiatric experience with children and adults, her area of passion and expertise is reproductive psychiatry. She is a professional member of Postpartum Support International and Postpartum Support Virginia, and actively works to improve mental healthcare for patients in the perinatal period. Dr. Reichenbacker earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia (UVA) and went on to earn her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of South Alabama. She has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, and as an Assistant Professor and the PMHNP Program Coordinator at UVA’s School of Nursing. She most enjoys her time caring for those who are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or postpartum. Though sessions with Dr. Reichenbacker, PMHNP are focused on medication management, she prides herself in using an individualized, whole-person approach and works hard to ensure patients are well-informed, capable partners in their care.
Deborah Balak, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Deborah Balak is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience helping families, individuals and children face life challenges and learn skills to function better and live more fulfilled lives. Ms. Balak earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from East Carolina University and Master's degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University. She has advanced training in family systems, play therapy, and EMDR. She has worked in public, private and non-profit settings with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, ADHD, trauma, and family/child relationship difficulties. Ms. Balak has collaborated with members of our team for more than 10 years and is excited to be joining Partners in Women's Mental Health where she can focus more on perinatal mental health and early parent-child relationships.