About The NEST

Reproductive Mental Health and Women’s Wellness

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 psychologists 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.

***we accept Most Insurance plans***

Our Team

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

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