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and I'm a psychotherapist and supervisor

I'm working internationally in Russian and English providing individual and group mentalization-based treatment for clients with diverse cultural backgrounds.

My professional journey started in Russia where I was trained as a nurse and later mental health professional. In 2017, we moved to Canada where I had to start from scratch and establish my private practice in Toronto. Working in such a multicultural city with many immigrants enriched my professional and personal experience and helped me to see the world from multiple perspectives which my clients are generously sharing with me.

Nikolai Pavlov, RP, UKCP




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

  • United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy. Psychotherapist (2011185543).

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 (CCTP-II).

  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Peer-reviewed trainer in Acceptance and commitment therapy. 

My professional approach

During my career, I was trained in a variety of approaches, but Mentalization-based treatment is at the core of my heart and practice. Even though I'm using strictly manualized treatment like Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD when it's necessary, most of the time, therapy with me is a creative space and open dialogue aims to improve mentalizing - the process through which we make sense of each other and ourselves, implicitly and explicitly, in terms of subjective states and mental processes. 

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

-  St. Francis Of Assisi

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