I founded OMpowerment Psychotherapy with the goal of serving a unique niche in the mental health and personal development community: to integrate evidence-based Westernized, mental health practices with holistic approaches to treatment. I do this by combining my training in interpersonal communications, mental health counseling, yoga, motivational interviewing, and dialectical-behavioral therapy. Some of those terms may sound familiar to you, while others may not. As you get to know me and my business, your understanding of these strategies will deepen. What’s important for you to know up-front is that I take a truly balanced approach to my business and my clients – providing professional care rooted in sound clinical judgment with a flexible, client-centered direction. There are no cookie cutter approaches at OMpowerment Psychotherapy. Instead, I focus on developing strong, collaborative relationships with clients. Together, we work toward incorporating techniques that work best for your own, individual personal growth plan.
As a licensed mental health counselor and certified yoga instructor, I have the ability to diagnose, assess and treat mental illnesses and stressors recognized by insurance companies and familiar to those living within the American healthcare system. I then use this information to introduce Mindfulness-based and holistic healing strategies that are most likely to complement your treatment. In the yoga community, where Mindfulness skills and holistic practices are strong, I have the unique ability to connect these directly with the formal mental health diagnoses many Americans resonate with and that are required in the “managed care” environment (managed care refers to insurance companies, who often are paying for treatment). My yoga training and coursework in the biology of mental health has also provided me with an understanding of the biological components of mental illness. This allows me to explain “why” certain practices have a direct impact on your mood or emotional state.
I want to thank you in advance for considering a collaboration with me. Please use the menu above to navigate through my site and learn more about my approach, the types of clients who I work best with, and information about booking an appointment with me.
May you be calm, may you be compassionate, and may you always find peace.
Nikolai Diana Blinow, MA, CAGS, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor