My name is Alex Kazmin, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and a Professional Counsellor (RPC) with a medical education (MD, IMG).
I graduated from St. Petersburg Pediatric Medical University (Russia) in 1984 with a Medical Diploma of a physician-pediatrician.
I worked as a physician-pediatrician in Russia (1984-1991), and Israel (1991-2004).
I have always been interested in psychotherapy and I have always been treating my patients with passion because emotional and mental statutes are very important components of healing.
I have more than 20 years of clinical practice as an independent practitioner in Russia, Israel, and Canada. During my practice, I have treated people from different cultural backgrounds and beliefs.
As a psychotherapist with medical education and experience, I can understand people's mental needs.
In Canada, I have successfully passed the MCCEE and MCCQE Part I exams and I was recognized as an M.D., General Practitioner.
I practiced in the HSC (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario) for three years (2007-2010) as a consultant physician with an educational license of CPSO in the MotheRisk program, counselling pregnant women regarding the safety of drugs during pregnancy. These consultations included patients with mental struggles. After finishing my fellowship in the HSC I have understood that my experience combined with my professional counselling skills can help people find a solution to many mental problems and situations. I have enhanced my knowledge in psychotherapy by studying professional counselling in the Vancouver College of Counsellor Training (VCCT). I have graduated with honours from VCCT with comprehensive Diploma of Professional Counselling in February 2012. I have successfully passed qualifying exams with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association and was recognized as an RPC(c) since May 2012. (Reg. # 3320). The full recognition as a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) was granted me in September 2014 after two years of practice under the supervision of a registered psychotherapist.
In 2015 I have submitted my application to the newly established College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). After a long process of confirmation of my educational credentials and my psychotherapeutic skills, the college recognized me as a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) on February 06, 2018.
I am sure that my medical clinical experience, as well as my training in professional counselling and psychotherapy, will serve you to find the best solution for your situation.
If you have emotional, mental issues and concerns please contact me, I will be more than happy to help you.