Elyon Professional Counseling LLC

                       Practicing in Lower Fairfield County, CT 

Pregnancy and the postpartum period can be a wonderful experience.  It is quite common however for women to experience a variety of emotional complications. Sometimes, it is not exactly what one expected.  This major transition in life can be stressful and overwhelming for mothers and families due to a variety of factors. Therefore receiving specialized support can make a world of difference! If you are experiencing any type of emotional complication, please know you deserve to have support and to feel better!


Carla Pileggi Caviola is a Perinatal Menthal Health Specialist.  She has passionately worked along side many women, infants and families during the pregnancy and the postpartum periods, while providing warmth, care, expertise and symptom relief . Her work also includes providing psychotherapy for women and families experiencing situations, such as a high risk pregnancy, NICU experience, loss/grief. besides mood and anxiety issues.


PMAD's (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders) is a  term that helps to categorize the spectrum of Mood and Anxiety Symptoms women can experience during pregnancy and the postpartum periods. Symptoms can include, but are not limited to:


- crying

- sleep problems

- changes of appetite

- irritability, anger

- scary/disturbing/intrusive thoughts

- anxiety/panic

- feeling overwhelmed

- feelings of loss/grief

- fears of going crazy

- difficulty bonding with baby

- thoughts/plans of harming baby

- thoughts/plans of harming self and/or suicide

   






*** PLEASE NOTE: If you or anyone you know has 1 or more of the following symptoms below, immediate medical attention is needed. Please call 211 (in the state of CT) /911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately. 

These symptoms include: plans of harming the baby, plans of harming oneself/suicide, bizarre beliefs/behaviors, delusions, hallucinations.

*** If you or anyone you know has thoughts of harming self/thoughts of death/suicide/homicide, but no plans, this is still an indication to see a doctor for an evaluation. 


Too many women suffer in silence, but the good news is that help is available!


Get Support & Symptom Relief!


With help you will start feeling like yourself again!


My goal is to help educate and provide support to women, families and generations to come! In addition, I am a Professional Member of Postpartum Support International as well as a PSI-CT Founding Board Member and a Fairfield County PSI-CT Representative. I provide counseling for individuals, couples, mommy-baby, family therapy and group therapy in this specialized field.  As needed, I also work together with doctors, lactation consultants and other specialists in order to reach treatment goals.  I also gives talks to groups of women as well as to medical providers.  Please contact me if you are interested in scheduling a PMAD workshop.



Exciting News: Carla has just started a New Group!


Mama's Care Group - Nurturing Moms during the Postpartum Period

The focus is to nurture mother's during the postpartum period.* Be heard & understood in a safe environment * gain perspective & find encouragement * learn coping strategies & gain symptom relief * Also open to women who have a spectrum of emotional complications, such as depression & anxiety symptoms.



                                                      Call today & book an Appointment or ask Questions: 203.570.1568