The Perinatal Project
Cody Eccard McGovern, PA-C

Cody Eccard McGovern, PA-C

Cody Eccard McGovern, PA-C

Arlington Office

Physician Assistant

Specialty: Transgender and LGBQT

CodyAnn Eccard McGovern is a NCCPA board certified Physician Assistant. She received her B.A. in Social Work and Psychology in 2006 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. CodyAnn then earned her Master’s of Social Work in 2007 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She worked in a men’s detention center for 5 years in Social Work and Case Management in the Maryland Division of Corrections.

CodyAnn then left her work in corrections to pursue her medical education. She earned a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2017. She worked in acute care before returning back to mental health. Given her Social Work background, CodyAnn has a holistic approach to medicine and meets the clients where they are. CodyAnn is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.In her spare time, Cody loves spending time with her family, gardening and baking.

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Our Services

We offer services for perimenstrual, perinatal, and perimenopausal stages of a woman’s life

Treatment begins with an initial evaluation by one of our experienced providers. Recommendations may include therapy or medication evaluation and management.

What is therapy?

Therapeutic treatment begins with an initial evaluation and recommendations, which often combine psychotherapy and medication for complete care, as well as specific exercise and relaxation techniques. Psychotherapy may include individual, group, or play therapy along with family involvement to enhance understanding and improve relationships.
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What is medication management?

Medication management is a method of engaging with patients and caregivers to create a complete, accurate medication list, which is the foundation for addressing medication problems. It aims to ensure the health of individuals and manage their health care costs. Medication management can also result in less money being spent on emergency room visits and hospital stays, as well as reduced illnesses and deaths due to medication noncompliance or negative drug interactions.


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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

You are not alone. Up to 20% of new mothers suffer from perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorders.“Normal Baby Blues” will subside within 1-2 weeks. This affects 80% of new mothers. Many women cry easily or feel stressed following the birth of a baby. However, some women experience a more intense sadness that doesn’t go away. If this lasts for more than a couple of weeks, you may have postpartum depression.
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What is TMS?

TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain and improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments fail. TMS treatment often involves delivering repetitive magnetic pulses, known as repetitive TMS or rTMS.


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What is telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is the application of telemedicine to the field of psychiatry. It is the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care using telecommunications technology, such as videoconferencing to provide health care from a distance.
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Our focus is on helping patients maximize their strengths to lessen the impact of stress in their lives. At The perinatal project, We Emphasize Results.

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This Contact Form is for New Patients only. If you have a medication refill request or question, please call our office directly. If you have an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.