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Mental Health Counselling

Mental health counselling provides an empowering environment for you to be supported, heard, and learn tools to improve your mental health.

Nest’s mental health therapists Paschia and Malisa have knowledge and experience in supporting individuals working through perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, loss, and the transitions involved in parenthood. Using a variety of therapy methods such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused, and Relational-Cultural Therapy, they are able to support individuals on their perinatal wellness journeys.

Perinatal Mental Health

Perinatal encompasses both prenatal (before birth), and postnatal (after birth). The transition into parenthood or the adjustment of a family unit is a big life event. Body changes in pregnancy, pain, birth experiences, lack of sleep, the demands of early parenthood, and shift in identity and roles can overwhelm and have an intense impact on mental health.

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)

Perinatal anxiety and depression can be experienced by 15% to 50% of all individuals postpartum, affecting both birthing people and their partners.

Obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychosis are additional mental health disorders that are also prevalent perinatally.

Are you at risk?

Individuals that are predisposed to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders may have:

    • a family or personal history of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
    • previous mental health concerns
    • difficulty conceiving, difficulty in pregnancy or a difficult birth
    • being a single parent or a parent of multiples
    • current or past experiences of domestic violence, abuse, poverty, divorce, loss of a loved one, and/or financial difficulty

Seeking therapy while pregnant, postpartum, and/or coping through loss can greatly improve your overall health and wellness. Our mental health counsellor Paschia offers support in-person and virtual to accommodate her clients’ individual needs.

Direct Billing

We direct bill with dozens of providers! We highly encourage you to check with your policy if it covers services from a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) as some policies do, and some do not.

If you don’t see your provider listed below, we can still give you printed and/or emailed receipt for you to submit on your end. We encourage you to reach out to us if your provider isn’t listed below so that we can work to get them added!

Alberta Blue Cross

Beneva

BPA

Canada Life

Canadian Construction Workers Union (CCWU)

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

CINUP

ClaimSecure

Coughlin

Cowan

D.A. Townley

Desjardins Insurance

Equitable Life of Canada

First Canadian Insurance Corporation

Group Medical Services (GMS)

GroupHEALTH

IA Financial Group

Johnson

Johnston Group

Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 183 and Local 506

Manion

Manulife

Maximum Benefit

People Corporation

RWAM

Sunlife

Union Benefits

Nest Integrative Wellness is a multidisciplinary health and wellness clinic that also operates as a social and physical hub for group gatherings and activities. Our space is accessible, inclusive, surrounded by an abundance of free parking, and is located at 10608 124 St in Edmonton.

We support all members of the general public, and every team member of Nest has specialized training and interest in supporting those in their perinatal journeys – including those who are trying to conceive, are pregnant, have recently given birth, or are seeking supports through loss. We welcome individuals and families from the greater Edmonton area, and offer telehealth for various disciplines.