Women's Therapy - Connecticut

Empowering teen girls and women to find self-acceptance within. Infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum support in Connecticut. 

 support during pregnancy, postpartum & motherhood


Are you feeling anxious or depressed during or after pregnancy?

Overwhelmed by the ways motherhood isn't feeling the way you expected or imagined?

Trying hard to find yourself again, lost in the way your life has changed? 

Alone as you struggle during what everyone told you would be the happiest time of your life?

Guilty about what you feel you "should" be doing better? Like it's just never enough?

Worried about the scary thoughts you are afraid to say out loud or share with others? 

Wishing you could be more present in your parenting?

Concerned about the irritability and downright rage you’re feeling sometimes?

Tired of holding it all together and need a place to get real about how hard this is?


you are not alone. and I am so glad you are here. 


You might be working so hard to hold it together when you're struggling. Most people may not even see what you're really going through. If you're pregnant or postpartum, and wonder if you will ever feel like you again, please reach out. You don't have to do this alone. If you’re a mother who feels like she’s drowning in what-ifs, mom-guilt, and the search for balance, let’s talk! This struggle does not need to define your life or your motherhood.




Especially when we don't have realistic expectations of ourselves!

Things might look fine on the outside...

but you're feeling completely overwhelmed on the inside.

It's exhausting, isn't it?



We need to stop pretending that motherhood is easy and beautiful all the time! This is HARD! As a mother of myself, I am passionate about supporting women in all things motherhood! Parenting, work-life juggles, the pressures on mothers today to do it all, and the constant search for balance (what is that anyway?!). Putting our own needs, identities, and hopes aside only leads to more burnout, anxiety, and isolation. Caring for yourself can help you be more present with yourself, your children, and your life. Therapy can support you as you build more compassion for yourself, set healthy expectations, work through the painful experiences and feelings, and embrace the ups and downs of parenting.

therapy can help you to...

Trust yourself in motherhood.

Break free of unrealistic expectations.

Address postpartum anxiety and depression.

Release guilt & shame.

Increase self-care and healthy boundaries.

Explore and make peace with your own childhood and family of origin.

Prioritize yourself without guilt.


You are not alone. You are not to blame. With support, it can get better. 

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Sarah Pires, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Southington & North Haven, Connecticut. The information contained on this web/blog site is for general informational purposes only and does not create a therapist-patient relationship with Sarah Pires, Psy.D.  While the information on this site concerns mental health issues, it shall not constitute psychotherapy or medical advice for the purposes of diagnosis and/or treatment.  Viewers of this web/blog site who are in need of professional psychotherapy or medical advice should seek treatment, and in the case of a medical emergency, should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital immediately.  Please do not attempt to access treatment or emergency care through this web/blog site.