Elyon Professional Counseling LLC

Pregnancy and the postpartum period can be a wonderful experience. It is quite common however for women to experience a variety of emotions. 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 conception, infertility, high risk pregnancies, NICU experiences, loss/grief, besides mood, anxiety and stress with transitions.

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 provide presentations to groups of women as well as to medical providers. Please contact me if you are interested in scheduling a PMAD workshop.

Also, stay tuned for individual and group coaching coming in April 2021!!! Please contact me if you are interested.

Call today & book an Appointment or ask Questions: 203.433.0585