Maaret Kallio

Maaret Kallio (b. 1977) is Finland’s leading cognitive analytic psychotherapist, sexual counselling specialist, couples therapist, and mindfulness coach. An NACS-qualified sexual therapist, she is the former chairperson for the Nordic Association of Clinical Sexology as well as a lecturer and ambassador for World Vision Finland. Since 2014, Maaret has written a column on the topic of being resolutely kind for Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s leading broadsheet. Her column is read by hundreds of thousands of Finns. Maaret often appears on television as a leading expert and she has published nine non-fiction books on topics ranging from self-compassion to early childhood development and sexuality. Her 2016 non-fiction book, Resolutely Kind (Lujasti lempeä, WSOY 2016) became an immediate bestseller in Finland.