Therapists Specializing in Pregnancy, Perinatal, Postpartum Mental Health in Connecticut

The perinatal period refers to the duration of a woman’s pregnancy as well as the weeks and months following birth. Although the time leading up to and following a baby’s birth is often joyful, the perinatal period can also come with mental health challenges for both mothers and fathers. Postpartum depression is perhaps the best-known perinatal mental health condition, but psychological and emotional reactions vary widely and can occur at any time before, during, or after pregnancy. Some amount of anxiety and stress is a normal part of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting, but when these conditions become especially frequent or intense, they can have an adverse effect on an individual’s wellbeing.

Many parents struggling with perinatal mental health challenges find it helpful to seek help from a trained therapist who can help them process their experiences and cope with the emotions of having a baby. Though therapists differ in their approaches to perinatal mental health challenges, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy are among the most effective and commonly used modalities. Therapists can help explore the challenges experienced by new parents, provide guidance to modify unhelpful thoughts, and help clients develop or foster social support and relationships.

Find therapists in Connecticut who specialize in pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Marta  Curry

Marta Curry

225 Main Street, Westport, CT, 06880

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

I would love to join you on your journey of becoming the best version of yourself. Truly knowing yourself allows you the personal freedom to handle life's challenges more peacefully and gracefully. Understanding why and how we react and feel in our own skin and in relationship to others will lead towards a healthy, grounded and fulfilled place in the world.


Anna  Diamantis

Anna Diamantis

1506 Post Road, Fairfield, CT, 06824

1200 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT, 06905

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Anxiety can be debilitating.  The pain of grief can feel relentless and never-ending.  You want to make a change, but don't know where to begin.  You can learn to make lasting changes, move forward and not be held down by your past.  Learn to see things from a new perspective.  Adapt to the changes in your life.

My approach is compassionate, collaborative, non-judgmental, and goal-oriented.  Everyone has their own unique story and we will work together to set goals that reflect what you want to achieve.  I offer individual, evidence-based, psychotherapy with foundations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Learn how to move past your fear.


Emily  Pfannenstiel

Emily Pfannenstiel

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Psychotherapy is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself. The skills and insight you will gain in therapy will stay with you forever, and will enhance your life in ways you have yet to even imagine.


Shelly  Allen

Shelly Allen

1698 Post Road East, Westport, CT, 06880

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $200 per session

I’m a holistic integrative psychotherapist with nine years of experience devoted to the conversation of improving our lives. My approach is interpersonal and relational to best empower and help you accomplish your goals.


Samantha  Nilsson

Samantha Nilsson

Online Sessions, CT

755 Main Street, Monroe, CT, 06468

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, United Healthcare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 per session

Motherhood and being a women has its unique challenges, and we lack the support that can make us feel connected and not alone. I strive to provide that connection for women and help you navigate these unique challenges that come with being a women in today’s world.


The Root Therapy NYC

The Root Therapy NYC

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $50 - $200 per session

Having worked in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and traditional addiction treatment, our Founder and Director, Katherine Casey, saw firsthand the benefits of holistic care beyond traditional talk therapy including somatic and arts therapies, providing family support, collaborating with medical providers, and referrals to community resources. Perhaps most importantly, she recognized the value of using personal insight and experiences to help guide clients on their paths to wellness and self-discovery. Today, these lessons are the principles that guide our practice.

At The Root Therapy NYC clients have the opportunity to develop insight and gain new skills while feeling empowered in the therapeutic process. Clients play a key role in developing goals and evaluating progress in the therapeutic process – they decide what they want to get out of therapy and when they have achieved their goals.

The Root Therapy NYC is staffed with therapists with a range of clinical training and expertise to help guide clients through a change process using approaches that research has proven effective. Each therapist is an individual who reflects the group’s guiding principles through ongoing clinical supervision, continuing education, community engagement, and self-care.


Meaghan  Hetherington

Meaghan Hetherington

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $175 per session

Therapy can be a powerful tool to address the challenges we all encounter, including those that arise in our relationships, our work, or as a result of life transitions or loss. I believe insights gained through the collaborative psychotherapy process can relieve symptoms, support meaningful connections to others, and promote the self-esteem and skills necessary to live a fulfilling life.


Sarah  Monteleone

Sarah Monteleone

1 Bradley Road, Woodbridge, CT, 06525

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, Medicare, United Healthcare, Magellan Health
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I endeavor to create a holding space to allow exploration, healing and growth. My hope is to co-construct treatment and empower clients to define their own life stories, create meaning, and ultimately heal.


Emma  Levine

Emma Levine

250 Post Road East, Westport, CT, 06880

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

I have extensive training in how to effectively integrate evidence-based practices with the latest research regarding the biological, neurological, and hormonal changes unique to women.

As such, I'm able to provide clients with education on the neurobiological basis of their distress, as well tangible tools and techniques to help them feel relief. My approach is holistic, and when appropriate, I provide referrals to psychiatrists, acupuncture, yoga and mindfulness classes.

I believe psychological treatment, in combination with holistic modalities, may provide the best outcomes for women.


Lauren  Pincus

Lauren Pincus

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Relationships can be very challenging and complicated both with others and ourselves. If you find yourself in a place questioning repetitive thoughts or feeling emotions that may be roadblocks for personal growth, therapy is an opportunity for you to explore and grow both personally and interpersonally. We are all made up of many parts and often times we have a couple parts of us, such as an angry part or anxious part, that we feel defined by. Often times these parts prevent us from living our truest and fullest selves. I promise to be fully present and committed in helping you understand these difficult parts and how they may be preventing you from feeling like yourself. I have a very interactive style and will work with you at a pace you are comfortable with to help you find peace and harmony with yourself and in your life.


Can't find a provider who fits what you're looking for?

See all therapists specializing in pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health in Connecticut: