Title: School Psychologist
Company: Department of Education of NYC
Location: Richmond Hill, New York, United States
Marina Yelagina, School Psychologist for the Department of Education of NYC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Providers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in educational services and mental health care.
Ms. Yelagina is a retired school psychologist celebrating more than 30 years of clinical and research excellence. Born and raised in Russia, she studied psychology at Moscow State University before immigrating to the United States in 1989. She completed postgraduate coursework at the City College of New York between 1991 and 1993, earning a certificate in School Psychology.
For the next two decades, Ms. Yelagina specialized in working with children and youth with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and intellectual disabilities as a school psychologist for the New York City Department of Education. She is passionate about working with patients with disabilities and dual diagnoses, and has also served as a therapist and tester through the Young Adult Institute, Hope, and the HRC. Prior to beginning her clinical career, Ms. Yelagina was a researcher with the Moscow Center for Psychological Research, a position she considers one of the highlights of her career.
In 2016, Ms. Yelagina retired from her role as a school psychologist. In her retirement, she enjoys traveling, arts appreciation, and continues to study psychology. Ms. Yelagina credits her success to the mentors and colleagues who fostered her professional development in every phase of her career. In the coming years, she hopes to begin writing a book about her experiences as a Russian immigrant to the United States.
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