Marina Kuzmina, Ph.D., LPC

Dr. Kuzmina believes in a holistic, strength-based approach to treating clients of all ages affected by trauma and various adverse life experiences. Often these experiences result in a natural psychological response in individuals which manifest as symptoms of anxiety, depression, co-dependency, and various traumatic reactions. Her goal is to assist clients with emotional healing and wholeness while overcoming these symptoms. She is also passionate about serving children, adolescents, and families involved with international adoption process and struggling with attachment and adjustment concerns.

Dr. Kuzmina received her Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Regent University in 2010 and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Old Dominion University in 2017. Her areas of expertise and research include cross-cultural counseling of families and children involved with international adoption as well as counselor education and supervision within cross-cultural and international settings. Her past work experience includes individual, group, and family therapy in various settings to include private practice, residential treatment, neurotherapy services, and intensive in-home treatment. In addition, Dr. Kuzmina served as a co-founder and a director of Women’s center of Freedom House residential substance abuse treatment program in Prokop’evsk, Russia and as a co-founder and an associate at Renewal Counseling and Neurotherapy in Virginia Beach, VA.

Dr. Kuzmina was born in Siberia, Russia. She moved to Virginia in 2007 to pursue God’s call on her life to become a professional counselor. She loves serving at her local church and going to the beach for boating, jet-skiing, tubing, and all water related activities that go with her first name “Marina” 🙂

Specialties: Traumatic disorders, depression, anxiety, co-dependency, self-esteem issues, attachment concerns, adoption and foster care.

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