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. During the coronavirus pandemic, Maaret has hosted a weekly live broadcast for Helsingin Sanomat with the aim of supporting Finnish people’s mental health and resilience. This broadcast reaches a staggering 250,000 viewers per episode. 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, selling 60,000 copies to date.