I recommend Nikolai because she provides specialized Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy. When I began seeing her, I was in a terrible state mentally. Through our sessions, Nikolai fully understood and grasped things that I was very unsure of within myself. She does very well through relating to what I have gone through and 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 (2017)
Nikolai offers a unique approach to working with clients. She has 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, NCC (2017)
Thank for helping me sort through this new journey of my life. You are so good at helping me reach into my head and heart, and to continue to appreciate my new life.
— Client with Anxiety & Alcohol Use Concerns
I reached out to Nikolai because I felt burned out and anxious. I gravitated toward her warmth, good humor, and nonjudgmental nature. Her traditional psychotherapy background and expertise in holistic practices especially appealed to me. Through Nikolai’s From Burnout to Balance coaching, she introduced me to the incredibly helpful tools and techniques of Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, as well as other mindfulness-based strategies for managing my thoughts and emotions more effectively. Three months into our coaching, I feel lighter and less anxious, more joyful and more calm. Thank you for OMpowering me, Nikolai!
— From Burnout to Balance Client (2017)
Nikolai is awesome. She has a solid knowledge of therapeutic theory and solid skill. She incorporates Motivational Interviewing, DBT and yoga in a very unique and effective approach.
— Laurie Thornton, LMHC (2017)
Dear Ms. Blinow, thank you so much for teaching me how to get really calm and how to focus on my life and not be distracted by other people. You took me to a place I didn’t know existed… You really did inspire me to be a better scholar and to just be myself.
— Elementary School Student Who Wanted to Learn Relaxation & Yoga Skills for Stress Management
I am so happy to have had you in my life. There are lots of things I tell you that I don’t talk about with friends and family. Continue to be who you are, because you do make a difference.
— Client with Pattern of Self-Sabotaging Behaviors
Nikolai, I believe you are a legendary therapist in the making! It has been wonderful working with you. You have taught me a lot.
— Former Colleague & Referral Source in the Mental Health Community