About The NEST

Reproductive Mental Health and Women’s Wellness

The NEST is a natural extension of traditional women’s healthcare, providing supportive counseling to those in need at all stages of the reproductive life cycle.  Our passion was born from experiencing the highs and lows of pregnancy and childbirth – and not having a place to turn for help when we needed it most.  This is why we created The NEST.

While we specialize in women’s mental health and concerns related to the reproductive cycle, we welcome and affirm individuals, couples and families of all backgrounds.  Our team includes experienced licensed psychologists who take a proactive approach to providing an integrated, holistic care plan tailored to your distinct needs.

Our clinic is located in beautiful downtown Stillwater.  We offer customized care in a welcoming, baby friendly environment.  We know you are unique and we will treat you individually through all phases of your journey.

Welcome to The NEST.

Our Team

Dr. Harmony Carlson

Harmony Carlson (Founder & Clinic Director)


Dr. Harmony Carlson is a 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. Dr. Carlson 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.

Dr. Melissa Laraby

Melissa Laraby

PsyD, LP, RYT-200

Dr. 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. She strives to meet the individual treatment needs of each client and views herself as facilitating her clients in their healing process.


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
  • fertility concerns
  • preconception counseling
  • high-risk pregnancy
  • reproductive trauma
  • pregnancy after loss
  • parenthood adjustment
  • breast/bottle feeding support
  • mindfulness meditation
  • 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.

Contact Us

the NEST
204 3rd St. S
Stillwater, MN 55082

(t) 651.300.8135