Nikita Kotlarov

Psychologist, ACT Therapist, MAPS, Coach, Counsellor

BBehSci, BA(Crim), BPsychSci(Hons)

Availability: Friday 8am-12pm

Expertise: Couples, relationships. Adult and Adolescent anxiety, depression, struggles with stress and trauma, addictions, chronic pain.

Nik has experience working in different settings and provides a range of treatments, including high suicide risk as well as workplace issues. His approach is Client-centred and he uses the latest scientific advancements to tailor the best intervention to help Clients reduce pain and suffering and move to effectively pursue vital life. For more information:

Working as a full time psychotherapist, Nik has literally helped thousands of Clients. He has experience in working with:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Alcohol, drug, and gambling addictions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Impulse control and anger management
  • Bereavement, grief, and loss
  • First psychological aid
  • Schizophrenia/psychosis
  • Poor self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Motivation concerns
  • Weight management
  • Sleep and appetite disturbances
  • Coping with chronic pain / health concerns
  • Athlete/Executive performance enhancement/Ultimate performance
  • Social/relationship skills,
  • Work-life balance and career concerns
  • Many other concerns


  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Psychology Board of Australia (General registration)
  • Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Medicare Australia (MBS and DVA provider)
  • Brisbane MIND (ATAPS, Medicare Locals, GP Partners)
  • ATAPS Suicide Prevention Program Provider
  • Veteran and Veteran Families Counselling Service (VVCS)
  • EAP Provider (Drake, Gryphon, WorkPlus)
  • Beyond the Blue, QComp and WorkCover … and others
  • Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS)
  • Au NZ Chapter for Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ANZACT)
  • Brisbane Obesity Prevention and Treatment Network (MHPN OPATS)
  • Brisbane Psychologist Professional Network (BPPN)

Nik aims to assist the referral organisation and provide your Patient with the best treatment. He aims to work as part of a multidisciplinary team utilising a flexible, eclectic approach to psychotherapy to suit the needs of the particular Client.  His interests include:

– Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),

– Acceptance Commitment Training/Therapy (ACT),

– Inter-Personal Therapy (IPT),

– Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT),

– Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT),

– Gottman Method Therapy,

– Positive Psychology,

– Psychology of performance enhancement,

– as well as other interests

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT):

My introduction to the advanced CBT (Third Wave of Behaviourism, Contextual Behavioural Science [CBS]), ACT, and Mindfulness was on a personal level, learning strategies to manage others and enhance own performance. Many years later, studying Psychological Science in Griffith University, practical experience became connected with theory. My interest in the field continued to grow, and  I was trained and attended workshops/seminars, including PTSD and Couples work with Robyn Walser, number of ACT workshops with Russ Harris, Values work with Louise Hayes, ACT and Chronic Pain with Carl Graham, ACT and Eating Disorders with Emily Sandoz, ACT and CBS with Steven Hayes, Matt&Jennifer Villatte, ACT and BPD with Jane Morton, Sex and CBS with Curtin & Collis, Compassion and CBS with Gilbert and Luoma, CBS and Self Harm with Sandra Georgescu, ACT and Addictions with Kelly Wilson, ACT and Workplace with Rachel Collis, ACT and Self Compassion with Luoma &Tirch, and others. I’ve attended CBS conferences including ANZACT 2011 in Brisbane and the World Con 2013 in Sydney. ACT has continued to be a central theme in my life, helping me be more effective at dealing with personal and professional challenges.

Would you like to Book An Appointment with Nik?

Send us an Email or give us a call to let us know, our friendly staff would be glad  to hear from you.