Core Focus: Relationships
Markella Kaplani is a licensed psychologist, who specializes in motherhood and couples coaching for parents, using a holistic and integrative approach to therapy. Her passion lies in strengthening the parental partnership, recognizing its profound impact on family dynamics and children's well-being.
Hi! I am Markella Kaplani, a multipassionate person, with a great love for learning, and a soft spot for kids.
Professionally, I am a licensed psychologist with my M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology, a motherhood coach, having received my Mama Rising (ICF approved) certification, and a couples coach for parents, currently on track to get certified on the developmental model for couples (Couples Institute) and the IFS model for couples therapy. I also hold a PgCert in Special Education, Childhood Psychology, and currently receiving a coaching certification in pre- and post-natal care for women.
As is evident by my choice of studies, I am very passionate about the family system, contributing to its overall well-being by empowering and supporting its distinct members. My approach is holistic and integrative, combining CBT, IFS, person-centered, and embodiment models of psychotherapy.
Through my practice and other positions, I've gotten the privilege to work with adults in psychotherapy, children in the counseling and academic setting, parents, as well as couples.
In my quest to focus my energy in one or two of these aspects and make the most meaningful impact (for me), I shifted my attention to the mother and the father, especially in terms of their relationship to one another.
I firmly believe that if a mother is embraced and truly supported, not only practically but also emotionally, she has the capacity to have the most positive ripple effect on the entire family system. Similarly, the partner, too, and the way they relate to the mother plays a key role in the family dynamics.
Therefore, as a motherhood coach and a couples coach for parents, my work centers on supporting the two partners in their relationship with one another, which then positively affects their sense of happiness, their parenting, and the children's psychology as well.
Empty Nester | Intimacy | mindset | Motherhood | Parenting | Postnatal | Pregnancy | Relationships