Nikolai Blinow is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and founder of OMpowerment Psychotherapy, a space for integrative, holistic, and creative psychotherapy. 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.
Nikolai has expertise in helping individuals who struggle with anger management, bipolar disorder, compulsive behaviors, impulse control, self harm, and trauma. She treats teenagers, young adults, college students, and adults using a flexible combination of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, and Integrative Yoga Therapy.
Nikolai finds that she works best with clients who are independent, strong-valued, and passionate about their opinions. She prides herself on going against the grain and exploring alternative approaches to help clients create meaningful change in their lives.
Note: Nikolai has a therapy dog in-training named Karma, pictured above, who is present in the office during sessions. If you experience allergies or aversion to dogs, you may want to consider this before scheduling a consultation.
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other
Nikolai Blinow is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
Please note that at this time Nikolai is only accepting commercial United Healthcare insurance plans and not community plans.
Nikolai can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
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
Rhode Island College, MA, 2013
Salem State University, BA, 2007
"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
"I recommend Nikolai because she provides specialized Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. When I began seeing her, I was in a terrible state mentally. Through therapy, she fully understood and grasped things that I was very unsure of within myself. She does very well with relating to what I have gone through by providing analogies and strategies to help me cope. During the first few months with her I started excelling academically and being happier with myself."- Anonymous client • June 2017