Marina Kalashnikova is a psychologist from Russia. She has a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, both with Honors, and has been a member of the Russian Association for Cognitive Behavior Therapy since 2017.
As wife and mother in a cross-cultural family who has lived in Europe, South America, and Asia, Marina incorporates academic training with multicultural concepts into each case, leading to greater understanding of clients’ backgrounds.
Marina has both interest and expertise in a broad range of issues, including adaptation and assimilation into diverse/foreign communities, isolation and loneliness, goal-achievement mindset, and midlife and postpartum crisis. In her practice, Marina utilizes several therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Her clients come from a wide range of environments and upbringings, and range from children to teenagers to adults.
Marina’s articles related to values of spouses from different cultures and strategies for their adaptation in multicultural families have been presented in scientific conferences in Russia and published in specialized psychology magazines.