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Emily Pardy, CEO and Founder of Ready Nest Counseling
Emily Pardy, LMFT, PMH-C

Founder & CEO

Emily Pardy is the Founder of Ready Nest Counseling in Nashville, TN. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and one of the first in the country to be Certified in Perinatal Mental Health. Her own journey into motherhood led her to helping couples and individuals transition successfully through the life stages of conception, pregnancy, postpartum, infertility or loss. 


A published author, Emily is also a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Postpartum Support International, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She is a speaker and educator, dedicated to bridging the gap in prenatal and mental healthcare.

"As a wife and mother of four, I’ve personally experienced the joys and challenges that life transitions can bring to various relationships. At Ready Nest Counseling, it's an honor to help families feel supported, learn healthy coping skills, and remind them they are not alone."

Amara Townes, Collaborative Care Coordinator
Amara Townes

Collaborative Care Coordinator

Amara is the Intake Coordinator for Ready Nest and earned her Masters degree in Counseling at Trevecca Nazarene University. She has worked in the addiction and mental health field for the last 10 years and has a passion for assisting individuals on the front line of seeking help. She is committed to helping individuals, couples, and families find their voice during their counseling journey, especially someone searching for their first counselor. It takes courage to ask for help and she wants to provide guidance and reassurance during that first call. 


"Recently becoming a new mom myself, I know firsthand all the ebbs and flows that parenthood can bring- including the unexpected. It is my goal to be the supportive person on the phone or email as your first contact at Ready Nest Counseling. I am honored to hear your story and pair you with one of our wonderful clinicians!"





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