The NEST is a boutique mental health and wellness clinic located in beautiful downtown Stillwater. While we specialize in concerns related to the reproductive cycle through the lifespan, we also work with a wide variety of mental health conditions in women, men and adolescents.
Our team includes experienced licensed mental health providers who take a proactive stance in providing integrated, holistic care with plans tailored to your distinct needs. From traditional psychotherapy to personalized coaching plans, The NEST offers boutique, specialized care in a welcoming baby and family friendly environment.
We know you are unique and we will treat you individually. Our mental health and wellness program is designed around you and the phases of your life.
Welcome to The NEST.
Harmony Carlson is The NEST founder, clinical director and practicing clinical psychologist specializing in perinatal and women’s issues. She has five amazing boys; four on earth and one she carries in her heart. She works collaboratively with clients, families and health care providers to develop a tailored treatment approach. Harmony is certified in perinatal loss care through Hospice and Palliative Care and is a Stillbirthday birth and bereavement doula. Her own experiences with adjustment to parenthood and child loss drive her commitment to providing compassionate care while working to reduce stigma associated with maternal mental health.
Melissa Laraby is a clinical psychologist specializing in integrative approaches to mental health and well-being that combines traditional psychotherapy with complimentary healing practices, such as mindfulness meditation and yoga. Melissa strives to meet the individual treatment needs of each client and views herself as facilitating her clients in their healing process.
Kaelyn Folstad is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in trauma-informed approaches to addressing child, adolescent and adult mental health. She enjoys working with a variety of individuals, couples and families utilizing an eclectic combination of interventions to best meet client needs. She has extensive experience working with clients identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community, those navigating personal and relational challenges, and family system transitions. Kaelyn strives to come alongside clients and families to help find hope and healing through the therapy process.
Matthew’s approach is client centered. He works hard to meet the client where they are. Matthew also utilizes a holistic and family systems approaches. He is Adlerian trained and utilizes mindfulness based stress reduction and yoga when appropriate. Mathew also draws from CBT and DBT skills. Matthew is trained in EMDR and works with clients who have experienced trauma. He has 18 years of experience in the mental health field working with individuals of all ages. Matthew works with individuals who struggle with anger, anxiety, attention, autism, depression and substance abuse. He also enjoys working with parents and working with family systems.
the NEST Services
individual, couples and group therapy
depression and anxiety throughout the lifespan
pregnancy and postpartum depression, anxiety and stress
miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss
pregnancy after loss
breast/bottle feeding support
individual and small group prenatal and mother baby yoga
Personalized Reproductive Educational Plans
In addition to traditional psychotherapy, the NEST also offers personalized wellness coaching to address a variety of pregnancy and postpartum issues, questions and concerns. Learn relaxation and mindfulness skills to keep you balanced throughout pregnancy/postpartum, birth options and planning, baby soothing skills, baby prep for dads, exercise and nutrition, sleep and pregnancy, nursing/feeding support, preparing for baby at home, balancing work and motherhood, understanding baby schedules, baby wearing, repeat moms, and more.
Pricing for individual consultation and package options available upon request.
The NEST Clinic
333 Main Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082