Dr. Vana Papakitsou


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Hi! I’m Vana. My love and interest in people led me to study psychology and then sociology. My cycle of studies is completed with my postgraduate and doctoral studies, significantly enhancing my knowledge and experiences.

I started my professional career in 2004 as a psychologist. I have been trained in systemic family psychotherapy and have had the opportunity to work in a variety of mental health environments, hospitals, private organizations and public spaces for mental health prevention, crisis intervention and social services. In each of these professional contexts, in each of these professional contexts, I supported people through counseling or psychotherapy and gained valuable experience, which shapes my work today.

My goal is to help you see things in a new way, to gain satisfying relationships with others and yourself, and to find relief from anxiety, depression, dilemmas, trauma, and other issues or internal conflicts that prevent you from enjoying a life full of positive emotions!

Online psychotherapy

Online psychotherapy is a valuable service if you need help but have avoided it for emotional or practical reasons.

You can start your online therapy now wherever you are!

Solve your emotional problems, improve your mental health and sense of well-being, and all this in a supportive and safe space to talk!

Advantages of Online Psychotherapy:


It's convenient.

Online therapy can be performed from wherever you are! From home, your office, your own space, without moving. Connect from any place you feel comfortable, and the session starts! Online therapy fits around your schedule, so you can chat to a therapist whenever and wherever suits you.


There are plenty of physical barriers to accessing in-person therapy. You may live in a rural location, or not drive. A psychologist's office can be quite far from you. Even if you are in a remote area of Greece or another country, you always can conduct your online session quickly and with no problem. Distance is no longer a barrier because there’s someone ready and waiting to help you at the click of a button – right there on your phone, tablet, or laptop.

Gives you space

Online therapy offers a non-judgmental, safe, and confidential space to reflect on any emotional difficulties with therapist΄s help.

Works like all sessions

Remote sessions work in the same way as face-to-face sessions. The main goal remains the same: relieving man from negative emotions, sadness, understanding behaviors, better managing the situations of everyday life and conflicts. Also, online therapy offers a comforting sense of privacy.

It helps to express feelings.

For some people it is easier to have a remote treatment and not a face-to-face session. For some people it is easier to make a video call and that is exactly what helps them express their feelings and process them in a safe environment with a psychotherapist.


Individual psychotherapy

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”

Our life is full of challenges, changes, and difficulties. The first step is to recognize and accept that we need help. Various difficulties and disappointments are part of our life, but you can learn to manage these situations with restraint and empowerment, without feeling sorry and judging yourself all the time.

My aim is to develop new skills that will strengthen you and help you manage your personal issues, your feelings and improve your communication and personal relationships.

In individual psychotherapy we will work together to achieve your personal goals, set new and improve your relationships.

Adolescent psychotherapy

“Negative thoughts only have one purpose: to destroy you! Always do your best to keep a positive attitude!”

As a teenager, you may feel confused, anxious, and unsure about yourself or your relationships can lead you to depression, isolation, questioning yourself, or even blaming yourself for what’s happening in your life.

In our sessions, you will be encouraged to recognize and express your feelings. You will boost your self-confidence and relieve the tension you may feel inside you in a creative way.

You will learn to communicate effectively with friends, family, and other important people to you by discovering yourself and your personal skills, spending your adolescence life more happily.

Parent counselling

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.”

To be a parent is often the most difficult job in the world and I am here to help you. Do you have a tough teenager? Is your child having any difficulty at school? Are you divorced, are you in a second marriage, or are you having problems raising your children? These issues concern many people now and it is important to have support in dealing with them.

Working for many years with parents, but also as a parent, I can identify with the difficulties that can arise daily. This process may be difficult because you may think that you’ve already tried everything or wonder if this will help. But if you want to strengthen your parent role, and help your child grow emotionally, you can try it now!

Couple therapy

‘’The word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.’’

How can I improve my everyday life with my partner without having conflicts? How do we get better communication? What makes our relationship dysfunctional? Is there a perfect relationship? Can I be happy?

These and other questions concern couples who come to couple therapy.

Couples often cannot see their relationships in an objective way. In this case, the psychotherapist can help the couple to clearly see themselves within the relationship context and acquire new ways of effective communication and interaction.

I believe you already have the answers you need, and my goal is to help you find them. With couples therapy, you can have more peace and joy in your intimate relationship and family.

The greatest factor in positive change in therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. It is important to feel comfortable with your therapist.

If you have any questions about my approach or therapy sessions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Send me a message now for an initial free 15-minute online meeting!

I can’t wait to hear you!

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