Pavel Somov, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist and Self-Help author
Pavel Somov, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, a graduate of SUNY Buffalo and the author of Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change. He is on the Advisory Board of the London Mindfulness Center (UK). He has experience with compulsive spectrum presentations (substance use, overeating, etc.) and has worked and trained in a variety of clinical settings (community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, college counseling centers, correctional setting, behavioral medicine/pain clinic settings, VAs). He is in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. He has written the following books Reinventing the Meal (2013), Smoke-Free Smoke Break (2012), Present Perfect: a Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need to Control (2010), The Lotus Effect (2010) and Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time (2008). His essays and blogs have appeared on Huffington Post, PsychCentral.com, Intent.com, Psychology Today online, and he has appeared on Sirius Radio’s “Fully Alive.” He has published peer-reviewed journal articles on substance use treatment applications of psychodrama and logotherapy, and on the effects of pain on time perception.