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Nikolai Pavlov

Registered Psychotherapist

Virtual Therapy

My commitment is to serve people who struggle with a variety of psychological difficulties using effective psychotherapeutic methods weaved for particular needs. These methods include cognitive-behavioral, somatic, mindfulness, and psychodynamic. My work in the community with individuals and groups integrates ideas and practices that acknowledge difference and commonality and focus on empowerment and supports improving quality of life. Utilize a strengths-based approach to individual and group therapy treatment using a variety of psychotherapy methods. Services are available in Russian and English.

Professional interests

Over 13 years of experience working in counseling and psychotherapy, with adults in private and educational settings. I have expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, complex trauma and dissociation, health-related and stress disorders, as well as phase of life and circumstantial stress. As an immigrant, I have experienced overcoming the struggles of losing a home, and immigration stress hold a special place in my professional interests. My personal strengths include genuine caring, compassion, and straightforwardness for all clients. Helping in making their own understanding of experience instead of imposing affirmative actions on them. 

I practice an integrative approach, building therapy based on the client's needs, not formal protocols.  The core modality is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with extensive expertise in Complex Trauma and Dissociation Treatment, Relational Gestalt therapy, Hakomi method, and psychodynamic approach.

For professionals, I offer training, supervision, and clinical case consultation as a peer-reviewed trainer in Acceptance and Commitment therapy.

Membership and Credentials

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Registered Psychotherapist (009192)

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Peer-reviewed ACT trainer

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional - II lvl (PESI)

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Professional Member

UK Council of Psychotherapy. Registration number 2011185543