Olga Kitaina is a co-founder and the CEO of Alter, the largest Russian online service for selecting psychologists. She is a practicing psychologist and a member of the Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists.
Olga graduated from Moscow State University with honors, majoring in psychology. Olga received coaching training and underwent long-term educational programs in three approaches to psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral, analytical, and schema therapy).
Since 2014, she has been a practicing coach and psychologist. In 2017, Olga and the famous programmer Andrey Breslav founded Alter, a service based on a scientific algorithm helping people find a good psychologist.
She was a nominee for Forbes' 2020 ranking of the 30 most promising Russians under 30 in the Social Practices category. Olga was a finalist in the Cartier Women's Initiative 2021, an international program aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs who run socially important businesses.
She maintains a popular blog on psychology (with 18,000 subscribers on Instagram). Olga also teaches psychology in the project Psychodemia. She supervises educational courses on psychotherapy at the publishing house MIF. She is a frequent speaker at conferences on psychotherapy and entrepreneurship. Olga Kitaina also writes articles on psychology for major periodicals.