Pelvic Health and Continence Center

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Psychology Team


Jeff Temple, Ph.D

Assistant Professor


Psychology and Pelvic Health

As part of its comprehensive services, our center offers a service in clinical health psychology. With a focus on women's health, patient care services are provided in pain management, sexual health and rehabilitation.

Pelvic health disorders may be extremely uncomfortable, embarrassing, activity limiting, and painful. Avoidance of treatment can negatively impact the quality of life not just for the patient, but also their family as well. Injuries to the pelvic support structures occur during childbirth, heavy lifting, straining such as in constipation, and menopause, which leads to a weakening of the pelvic floor and a variety of anterior or posterior pelvic floor disorders. Symptoms can include sexual dysfunction and pain, pressure, abdominal pain, anemia, and depression.


Services provided by the Psychology Team Member include: 

  • Research and training in pain management
  • Women's health, pelvic pain
  • Sexual functioning
  • Quality of life with a focus on women   
  • Translational research
  • Psychological assessment
  • Individual counseling and family counseling
  • Sexual functioning assessment
  • Sexual abuse counseling
  • Teaching, consultation & program planning, and program evaluation



Call for assistance day or night 409-772-2222

Pelvic Health and Continence Center
Urology-Gynecology, Urology, Geriatrics, Psychology, Colon-Rectal Surgery, Physical Therapy

2240 Gulf Freeway South
Suite 2.100
League City, TX  77573

Phone: 832-505-1600
Fax: 281-614-0589

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