Now accepting Tufts Commercial Health Plans!
Immediate availability for Life + Career Coaching.
Nikolai Blinow is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and founder of OMpowerment Psychotherapy, a space for practical, real-life mindfulness and intentional living. She uses her training in interpersonal communications, mental health counseling, yoga, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavioral therapy to create a truly integrative and collaborative style focused on getting you out of your own way.
Nikolai's clients tend to be driven, empathic, and highly-sensitive professionals, who catch themselves in patterns of giving 150% and then feeling overwhelmed, burnt-out, and anxious. People who enjoy working with Nikolai don't just want to talk about their problems . . . they want accountability and a game-plan for overcoming them. At the same time, clients who enlist Nikolai know that slowing down is also required, and are seeking a therapist who can help them strike the balance between peacefulness and productivity.
Nikolai finds that she works best with clients who are eager to receive feedback and want to be "compassionately called out." If you want to come to therapy once a week just to vent, then her space probably isn't for you! At Nikolai's practice, clients are constantly finding the "sweet spot" between self-acceptance and personal growth.
Nikolai also provides career + life coaching for Empathic Entrepreneurs and Highly Sensitive Women in Business, who find themselves feeling undervalued, overworked, and unfulfilled in their professions.
With Coaching, Nikolai can help you answer the following:
❓ How can I be successful, and still have balance?
❓ Am I ready for a career change?
❓ Why do I feel so burnt-out?
❓ Is my current role the right fit for me?
Note: Nikolai has a therapy dog in-training named Karma, pictured above, who is present in the office during in-person sessions, which take place on Mondays and Tuesdays. You may want to consider this before scheduling a consultation.
Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other, overcoming stress-eating + self-sabotaging behaviors
Anxiety - Helping procrastinators, people-pleasers, and perfectionists free themselves from the anxiety that keeps them paralyzed, unfulfilled, and self-sacrificing
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Entrepreneur mental health - Processing through the emotional highs and lows of running a business; learning about one’s values and exploring how these values impact the decisions that one makes for the business
Empaths + Highly Sensitive Professionals - Providing Empathic + Highly Sensitive Professionals with the tools they need to decrease burnout. Leverage your empathic qualities and sensitivities, while remaining boundaried + balanced.
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 10 years
Private practice, 2016 - Present
HealthPath, Lead Clinician, 2015 - 2016
Gateway Healthcare, Dual-diagnosis Clinician & Emergency Services Clinciian, 2013 - 2015
Rhode Island College, Graduate Assistant, 2011 - 2013
Brown University, Fundraising and Alumni Relations, 2008 - 2011
Evergreen Certifications, Certified Telementalhealth Provider, 2020
Rhode Island College, MA, 2013
Salem State University, BA, 2007
Rhode Island: MHC00712
"Nikolai offers a unique approach to working with clients. She has a background in DBT and (prior to becoming a therapist) was a yoga teacher. Her combined experiences have led her to develop into an outside-the-box therapist who is not afraid to incorporate somatic work into her programming, offering clients a unique means to heal."- Shelby Wood, LPC-MH • June 2017
"Nikolai is awesome. She has a solid knowledge of therapeutic theory and solid skill. She incorporates Mindfulness, DBT, and yoga in a very unique and effective approach."- Laurie Thornton, LMHC • June 2017