Bay Area Open Minds

San Francisco Bay Area psychotherapists and psychotherapy students who affirm that sexual, relational and gender diversity are natural expressions of the human experience.

Mariya Mykhaylova


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Biographical Info
The people who come to me are curious to get to know themselves in a deeper away. I work with people to help them live more authentically, embrace their true selves, set healthier boundaries in relationships, interrupt unhelpful patterns, loosen the grip of perfectionism, mindfully manage anxiety, and heal from trauma. Together, we can work toward both short-term and long-term change.

You may be an immigrant navigating the in-betweenness of a life betwixt two worlds. Or you are a queer person finding your place in a heteronormative world. If you are a queer immigrant, you may feel like an outsider on multiple fronts. Processing experiences related to your identity is an important part of figuring out who are and who you want to become.

I strive to attend to how systems of power (with respect to race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, among others) shape identities and relationships and how this may emerge between us. Call me today to schedule a free phone consultation. I want to get to know you and see if we may be a fit.
Professional Designation (Licensed)
  • LCSW
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Offers Medication Evaluation and Management
Location of Practice
  • San Francisco (in person)
Gender Identity
  • Cisgender female
  • Single stall/gender neutral restrooms
Member provides clinical supervision/consultation
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Sexuality & Lifestyle
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Bi/Multicultural Experience
  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Codependency/ACA
  • Creativity
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders/Body Image
  • Ecological/Climate Grief Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Immigration/Acculturation
  • Integration of Expanded States of Consciousness
  • Intercultural Relationships
  • Men's Concerns
  • Polyamory & Alt Relationship Configurations
  • Polycule/Poly Network Counseling
  • Questioning/Exploring Orientation
  • Race/Ethnicity & Culture
  • Spirituality
  • Trans & Gender Expansive Experience
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Concerns
  • Culturally Responsive
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational/Interpersonal
Race or Ethnicity
  • White/European American
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
Office Address: Street
2517 Mission St.
Office Address: Street 2
Suite 4
Office Address: City
San Francisco
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Gender Diversity/Transgender Care Knowledge Level
LGBTQIA Knowledge Level
Kink/BDSM Knowledge Level
Polyamory/Consensual Non-Monogamy Knowledge Level
Sex Work(er) Knowledge Level

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