Maria Carella

Maria Carella LPC, Yoga Instructor, Author, Educator

Maria is a Licensed Professional Counselor, author, educator and Yoga teacher. Her work focuses on helping women and couples with the emotional challenges of Infertility, Pregnancy, PostPartum, Parenting, Miscarriage and Infant Loss.

Maria has a private psychotherapy practice in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to loving her work, Maria is an avid traveler, tango dancer and proud mother of two grown sons.


Maria is certified in Holistic & Prenatal Counseling and Body Centered Hypnosis for Childbirth and in Pat Ogden’s Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, (a somatic based model for healing trauma)  and has completed a 400 hour training in Castellino Prenatal and Birth Training. She also has specialized training in Infant Mental Health, Sandtray-Worldplay therapy and Indigenous-Earth based Practices.


Maria’s Yoga training began 37 years ago when she was pregnant with her first son.  She was certified in Prenatal Yoga by Silvia Klein Olkin in 1986 and has  taught over a thousand students in the last 30 years.

Maria is a member of the Pre and Peri Natal Psychology Association and the author of her own book called “Bonding With Your Baby Before Birth” and video “Bonding With Your Baby Through Prenatal Yoga”.


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425 Marshall Ave

Webster Groves, MO 63119