Beyond the Nest Counseling
A real mom helping real moms.

Whether you are on the path to becoming a mother or already are one, motherhood is an intense adventure, filled with much more than joy, magic, and love. It is a time of massive change and transition. Many times feelings such as anxiety, confusion, fear, and sadness can appear and leave you wondering what is wrong with you. It may not be as perfect as you had planned and sometimes the support you have is not enough. When the negative feelings are overshadowing the positive, it is time to ask for help. 

Beyond the Nest Counseling offers therapeutic care and support for North County women in any stage of motherhood. Beyond the Nest Counseling can support you in the following areas: 
​Fertility and pregnancy
Traumatic birth experiences
Depression and anxiety at any stage: pregnancy, postpartum, or beyond
Grief and loss
Foster and adoptive parenting
Transitions and milestones
Relationship and identity changes
Village building (resources and support networks)
Your own childhood wounds     

The Out-of-Office Experience​

  1. In-Home Therapy Sessions
    Beyond the Nest Counseling is proud to offer mobile therapy services allowing for sessions to take place in the privacy and comfort of your own home. It is a great option for anyone but especially those who may be on bedrest, experiencing low energy or high anxiety, or have young infants at home. Please contact us to learn more about In-Home Therapy.
  2. Walk-and-Talk Therapy
    Walk-and-talk therapy incorporates movement and fresh air into your therapy session. Movement has been found to help with processing painful thoughts and feelings, as well as a way to promote the mind-body connection. With walk-and-talk therapy, sessions will take place in peaceful coastal and park trails throughout North County. Please contact us to learn more about Walk-and-Talk Therapy.

Meet Annika Harold, LCSW
Founder & Primary Therapist
LCSW# 27835 (CA); LCSW#6324 (TN)

 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with families and children for over 14 years. As a Therapist, Case Manager and Director, I have diverse experience and expertise to assist people from all walks of life. I use flexible therapeutic techniques, allowing the therapist-client relationship be the primary healing component. Becoming a mom myself renewed my passion and desire to offer more support to moms and their families. By offering therapy in non-traditional settings such as your home or walking outside, I feel therapy becomes more accessible and effective. I have extensive in-home experience as well as a specialized background in trauma and supporting foster and adoptive parents. Using discreet, genuine, and non-judgemental approach, I am able to support families at all phases in the parenting journey. 

I am a member of the Postpartum Support International, Postpartum Health Alliance, and National Association of Social Workers. 

Contact me today at or (760) 936-5279. 


If you or someone you care about is in crisis and needs IMMEDIATE HELP,
please call: 

Access and Crisis Line 
(888) 724-7249
Or call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.