Bavly Kost, Registered Psychotherapist, Spiritual Care Practitioner, and Provisional CASC supervisor at Ubuntu Psychotherapy in Markham

Bavly works with:

Bavly Kost BEd, MA, MPS, RP, OCT

  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • Spiritual Care Practitioner (Certified)
  • Certified Supervisor Educator – CASC
  • Adjunct Faculty – Knox College – Toronto School of Theology – University of Toronto

Registered Psychotherapist, Spiritual Care Practitioner (Certified), Certified Supervisor Educator – CASC, Adjunct Faculty – Knox College – Toronto School of Theology – University of Toronto

Waitlist Only

Virtual & In-Person

Evenings and Weekends

Being human is a messy journey filled with highs and lows, fears, stresses, and anxieties. Let’s journey together as we navigate life’s challenges and see what life can offer you. My experience is expansive as it ranges from therapy in the health care setting, to private therapy and supporting trauma clients. I have worked with a variety of clients but not limited to, mental health, palliative care, bereavement support, and long-term care clients.

Another unique perspective I bring to the table is supervising entry-to-practice therapists looking to gain experience in becoming registered Psychotherapists. I utilize various psychotherapeutic modalities such as Rogerian Client-Centered Therapy, CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Family Systems, Logotherapy, Existential therapy, and Narrative Therapy.

I also offer spiritually integrated psychotherapy as I incorporate hope and meaning based on your belief system. I provide a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where you can feel comfortable to be yourself. You can expect confidentiality, respect, and empathy as the foundation of our therapeutic alliance.

Areas of focus/specialties:

  • Geriatric
  • Abuse Recovery
  • Chronic Pain
  • Couples
  • Supervising entry to practice junior therapist

Therapeutic approaches and modalities:

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based
  • Christian Counselling
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

Training and experience:

  • Masters of the Arts – St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • Masters of Pastoral Studies - University of Toronto- Toronto School of Theology, Emmanuel College
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Honours Program – York University
  • Bachelor of Education, Concurrent Education Program – York University
  • Certificate in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy - Toronto School of Theology, Emmanuel College