A smooth transition to parenthood is as much about emotional change as practical know-how and good physical health.

Two of NEST’s founding Directors, Dr Fran Arcuri and Dr Sam Margis, are specialist Perinatal Psychiatrists, and are well complemented by Dr. Chantal Esnault. Together, our Psychiatrists provide expert Psychiatric care across all aspects of the transition to parenthood. 

Our specialist Perinatal Pyschiatrists have extensive experience working with women and their families in pregnancy planning and counseling, pregnancy support and postnatal psychiatric disorders, and each is skilled in the provision of psychotherapy and the management of medication when needed.

In addition to our Perinatal Psychiatry team NEST is also priviledged to have leading Child Psychiatrist Dr. Karen Gaunson as a member of our team. Dr. Gaunson is a highly skilled Psychotherapist concentrating on children, adolescents and family therapy. 

Contact us if you would like to know more about NEST Psychiatry services and fees, or if you would like to make an appointment. 

For new patients, a medical referral is required to access the Medicare rebate for Psychiatry consultations. Contact us to make an appointment to organise a Psychiatry referral from one of NEST’s GPs.