Reproductive Psychiatry Clinic of Austin: a women's mental health clinic
by Kristin Yeung Lasseter, MD

Dr. Kristin Lasseter

Kristin Yeung Lasseter, MD


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Thank you for your interest in Reproductive Psychiatry Clinic of Austin. Ever since taking a course in reproductive endocrinology in college, I have had a special interest in the role of female hormones in mental and physical health. That, combined with my love of science and medicine, has led me to my niche as a psychiatrist in the field of reproductive mental health.

When I moved to Austin in 2014, I was discouraged by the lack of reproductive psychiatry services available. I attended Psychiatry Residency at UT Dell Medical School, which, at the time, did not provide training in reproductive mental health. I taught myself about this field in my spare time, and eventually convinced the program to allow me to train at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston under the nationally-recognized reproductive psychiatrist, Lucy Puryear, MD.

I have aimed to grow the knowledge of and interest in reproductive psychiatry in our city since I first came here. The distinct nature of mental illness related to the reproductive life cycle is often overlooked - even in the area of psychiatry - however, it’s impact on the lives of women, their families and our community is immeasurable. I strive to understand the experiences and goals of each of my patients and to help them find relief from their symptoms. I believe the best way to help someone through that process is by supporting them in making informed decisions about their treatment.

As part of my passion for this subject, I would like to ask for you to please take a moment today to tell someone about reproductive mental health. The more we talk about it, the more awareness we bring to it, and the stronger we fight against stigma. Plus, you just might save a life.

Kristin Lasseter, MD
Psychiatrist


Education, Training and Noted Accomplishments

  • Southwestern University, Bachelors of Science in Biology, cum laude
    Awarded Graduating Biology Student of the Year for academic excellence

  • Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Medical Degree, AOA
    Awarded membership into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society for dedication to learning, service and leadership

  • Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, Psychiatry Residency, Chief Resident
    Started Austin’s first Women’s Mental Health clinic during residency training

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Reproductive Psychiatry Training

  • Association of Women Psychiatrists Symonds Fellowship, 2018
    For efforts in advancing Women's Mental Health in Central Texas

  • Medical Director of The Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas

  • Program Developer of UT Health Mulva Center of Reproductive Psychiatry

  • Resident Distinguished Educator of the Year Nominee, University of Texas Medical Branch