Annapia McCarthy-Peters PhD

Parent Coaching for Great Parents



What parents say about Pia


I just wanted to reach out and say thank you again for your help!  Will now sleeps from 630pm to 730am on weekends without waking up, and on work days we have to wake him up!!  :) makes a world of a difference!



My son had not slept alone or through an entire night since he was born.  I had tried an online sleep training coach that cost me an arm and a leg and did absolutely nothing to ensure that my son was actually able to get sleep at night.  I found Pia through a friend of mine who said that she helped with her toddlers so it gave me hope.  Everyone said that sleep training a 2 year old would be nearly impossible.  Pia came and stayed with me for an entire night and my son immediately warmed up to her.  After one night and one night only my son began sleeping in his own bed and on a schedule from 7-7 rather than going to sleep anytime between 9-11 pm and waking up multiple times through the night to drink milk or to make sure he was on top of me and attached to me.  He fell right in line with his naps as well!  I really feel like Pia performs miracles!! Something I struggled with for 2 years she accomplished in just one night and supported me every day thereafter.  I am so beyond grateful to her for what she has done for us both and would recommend her to anyone and everyone struggling with a non-sleeping child!!  She is absolutely priceless! 

Masha Sorkin, LICSW, MSW
Individual, Couples and Family Therapist


Not sure where to begin so we will start with the conclusion- Doctor Peters is simply amazing.   Yes the outcome is that our 16month old son (who had, barring a few times, never slept through the night) now finally sleeps through the night - but there is so much more that underlines it all.  Most important, we have been able to give our son the gift / power to self soothe himself and fall asleep on his own. This was only made possible by Doctor Peters’ gift to us- instilling confidence that with a routine and action plan all was possible.  

Dr. Peters is extremely organized, very clear in all written and verbal communication, highly knowledgeable with years of experience, but above all those accolades, she is simply a wonderful person.   Both of our boys had an instant connection with her and from start to finish, she fully understands the stress you and your child are facing. We never once felt like we were being critiqued as parents, but rather we were being educated on things we did not know about our son and our existing process. She shed light on what needed to be done and how to follow through.   

Lastly, Doctors Peters follow-up post helping us was truly remarkable.  Daily emails to check in, insuring that we were on track and progressing, were amazing.  And the encouragement and small wins that she points you towards instilled confidence that you are truly making gains.  

We could go on and on about her amazing work, however, we would be remiss to not say that Dr. Peters truly changed our household in a wonderful way.  We were at a point of dire need having 16 months of sleepless nights.  We are now on track and feeling like we have gained control back and at the same time have given our son a life long gift.  

With love.  The “sleeping champion” Jack and his proud parents. 


Pia’s wisdom and care helped restore sleep to our house! By coming over and spending time with our baby, she was able to give us very specific guidelines. She noticed some things about him that no one else had, and made some suggestions about changing 

our approach. The suggestions helped everything improve for us and baby, both day and night. We would highly recommend getting help from Pia!



Thank you so much for speaking to us yesterday! All therapists from all clinics were so impressed with what you do and all of the information you shared with us! It sparked a lot of discussion among the staff.  I very much appreciated to hear the passion 

you have for what you do and how you view children and family dynamics! 

South shore Therapies



It is with great enthusiasm, gratitude, and appreciation that I write this letter to recognize the selflessness, love, and support that Ms. Annapia McCarthy-Peters has shown our family.

Our 2nd born child, Brielle, is a beautiful, smart, yet stubborn girl. Brielle became dependent on myself or my husband to fall asleep. He or I would have to lie in bed with her, then sneak out once she fell asleep. During the night time, she would then join us in “mommy-daddy bed”  for the remainder of the night until early morning. No one was sleeping, everyone was irritable, and our precious daughter was unable to be her cheerful self due to exhaustion and anxiety surrounding nap/bed time!

A friend of mine told me about a magic sleep consultant that would come to your home to work with you and your child, and, that her son was trained within one night! Well, it is not magic that Pia performs, it is brilliance within her field of child development accompanied by patience and selflessness that doesn’t just “train” but “teach” your child the importance of becoming a “sleep champion” by creating a plan to celebrate the child’s accomplishments and successes.

The night we met Pia was a wonderful night. Her presence is calm, loving, and caring. She mentioned her desire to “help make the world a better place”, and she certainly made an impact in our home. Not only was she able to assist that night by taking over all bed time “duties”, she has remained an active part in the daily sleep time struggles. My husband and I are able to email or message Pia at any time with questions or concerns, and Pia response time is quick, informative, and helpful.

Pia not only encourages the child, but encourages the parent as well. She will dedicate time to show you that she believes in you and your child. With Pia’s support, our daughter has become a sleep champion by falling asleep on her own, staying in her bed all night, and waking up with a cheerful and smiley disposition.

I would like to end this note by thanking Pia once again for her dedication to our family, by helping us to create  an anxiety-free bedtime, and believing in our family. I speak for my whole household when I say, “we truly love you!”


The Orkin Family  

Pia is our North Star in the journey of Parenting

I first met Pia in 2017.  We had an adorable 5 month old baby boy who we loved dearly and were over the moon except he would not SLEEP.  He was waking every couple hours at night and would not sleep for more than 45 minutes increments during the day.  After months of trying what felt like everything, we were at a loss.  My husband, my new son and I were all exhausted and we didn’t know how to fix it.  We had heard of this amazing “sleep trainer” named Pia from multiple friends.  I must say, I was a little hesitant to hire her at first just because I felt like I was his Mom, I should know how to fix this.  I can without a doubt say, hiring Pia was one of the best parenting choices we have made to date.

Pia came the first time to help sleep train our oldest son in 2017, she came back to help us sleep train our second son in 2019 and she recently came back to help us with a sleep regression our almost 3 year old was having with his “big boy bed”.  After each of these visits not only did both our boys start sleeping 7pm-7am at night with long naps during the day but they also started to thrive. She has helped us with more than sleep and helped guide us with all aspects of our parenting journey.  We feel more confident as parents and our boys and our relationship are all thriving because of this.  I cannot say enough wonderful things about Pia.  She has been our north star in this crazy, hard, amazing journey through parenthood.  She is amazing!

Thank you Pia!  We love you!

Beth, Kevin, Rowan, Camden and Valby