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Pregnancy/Postpartum Counseling

Was having your baby not what you hoped or dreamed it would be? 

Are you feeling angry, sad, irritable, fearful or worried?

Maybe you’re having difficulty bonding with your baby or becoming resentful toward your partner. Are you having upsetting thoughts that you can’t get out of your mind?

Does leaving your baby with someone else or even alone in the next room make you so anxious that you feel paralyzed? 

Do you sometimes feel like your baby might be better off with someone else?

If any of these thoughts or feelings resonate with you… you’ve found the right place.  

1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy or after birth.

In a world where social media makes everything seem magical and perfect, it’s no wonder we don’t hear about what parenthood can really feel like.


With the right support, you can prevent a worsening of these symptoms and fully recover. There is no reason to continue to suffer.  You are not alone and I am here to help you feel hopeful again.


Healthy parents are the core of a healthy family and together we will work on the tools and support you need to feel well again so you can look toward the future with strength and hope. 

Postpartum therapy at Quiet Light Counseling in Connecticut

As a PSI trained perinatal mental health provider, I have the training and tools necessary to help you with the adjustment to parenthood. Both my professional and personal experiences with perinatal mental health will ensure that you will receive the greatest quality of care so that you can feel well and healthy for you and your baby. 

New parents who work with me can expect to feel heard and understood. I see you and I understand your struggles and know how to help. You will never be judged. You will be supported through understanding your pregnancy and postpartum experience and will walk away from our sessions with practical tools and a plan to implement right away. When we are in the grips of postpartum, it is hard to find the energy to do things at 100%. I understand this and we will take realistic baby steps to get you to where you need to be for both you and your baby.

Once we get you feeling better, you will be ready to get out there and find a true village for yourself. You will be able to give yourself the self-care you need so that you can have enough in you to give back to your baby, your family and your work.

If you prefer in person sessions, babies are more than welcome in my office. My office is set up in a comfortable manner should you need to recline with or feed your baby. I also understand that part of the anxiety of having a new baby may center around leaving your home. I offer telehealth sessions so that I can be accessible to you if it's difficult to leave home. 

Click here to listen to a recent interview I gave on WICC regarding Maternal Mental Health!

Postpartum Client Testimonial

"Hi Lauren,
I wanted to say thank you again for your time today and also to show you something that I found pretty amazing. I started wearing an Oura ring a few weeks ago and I just looked at my stress levels for the day. It’s been high for the past several days because of everything [going on with me and the kids]. I couldn’t believe the dip in stress levels during the exact time I was with you today. Clearly you provide such a safe space for me and I am so thankful. I hope this is a good reminder of how important the work you do truly is."

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Postpartum Client Testimonial


"Lauren has been an incredible support through my postpartum journey. Her kindness, empathy, and willingness to help have made a significant impact on me during the most vulnerable time of my life. It’s so important to work with someone who really “gets it,” and Lauren does. She's consistently available, creating a safe space with a non-judgmental approach that truly enhances the therapeutic experience. Her personal and professional experiences lend to her warm, caring support.

I cannot recommend Lauren enough!"

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