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Yana Bachynsky, LMFT

San Diego California 92119


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Yana Bachynsky, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Owner of practice
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7185 Navajo Rd, Suite D
San Diego, California, 92119
United States
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As a Catholic psychotherapist with over 12 years of experience, I strive to provide support in healing trauma from a perspective that does not only account for psychological wounds but also the wounds that have impacted our souls. I believe in resilience, healing, hope and God's providence in the plan of our lives.

I help individuals, couples and families repair their relationships and gain coping skills for their struggles with anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, life event changes and grief. I also have experience working with people struggling to overcome addictions. I am passionate about helping pregnant and postpartum families regain balance after adding a new family member.

In my work with couples and families, I use Gottman Method Therapy, and explore how early attachment styles might impact their dynamic. I utilize exercises and tools during therapy that help build strong communication skills among family members. In helping treat anxiety, panic and depression, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a trauma-informed approach along with providing concrete examples of how to utilize coping skills during rough times such as panic and stressful events.

I am available for Telehealth (phone/video) and in-person sessions at my office location.

I look forward to being a part of your healing journey.

Practice Info

Yana Bachynsky is an LMFT and psychotherapist practicing in San Diego, CA, offering both in-person office visits and Telehealth services in California.

She arrived in Denver, CO, from Russia as a refugee at the age of 16. Despite initially speaking little English, she persevered and achieved remarkable success. After graduating from high school, Yana earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies and Communication, followed by a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. She obtained her license to practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 2017.

With over a decade of experience in the mental health field, she has provided therapy to a diverse range of clients. Her expertise encompasses couples, teens, young adults, immigrants, individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance use, parenting issues, body image concerns, pregnant and postpartum women, and families. Yana also possesses extensive experience, including five years of service as a case manager and program coordinator/supervisor, working with foster youth.

As a therapist, Yana places great value on authenticity, trust-building in communication, conflict resolution within relationships, and fostering resilience during transitions. She firmly believes in the human capacity for healing and growth, regardless of the circumstances.

A convert to the Catholic Church, Yana received the Sacraments of Initiation in 2013. Her faith holds immense importance in her life, profoundly shaping both her personal life and her professional work.

Outside of her therapy practice, Yana enjoys hiking, traveling and reading. She cherishes spending time with her Catholic faith community, family, and friends, including her husband and two sons. Her passion lies in helping individuals gain better self-understanding and find healing, believing that life is meant to be lived to the fullest.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 8AM-6PM.
Accepted Forms of Payments
Visa, Mastercard, credit card, debit card, check.
Credentials, Training, Qualifications:
M.S. in Counseling with concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy, San Diego State University
B.A. in Psychology, Minors: religious studies, communication, University of Colorado Denver

Gottman Method Therapy Trained: Level 1 and Level 2
40hr Domestic Violence Intervention and Counseling Training
Membership with CAMFT 138899
What licenses do you currently hold?:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) - California
License number:
LMFT #100107
Are you in private practice?:
Are you available to provide supervision services?:
Do you participate in any insurance plans?:
Telephone/Video counseling:
Please list all languages that you speak:
English, Russian
I treat the following:
Individuals Married Couples Adolescents Families Addictions Depressive Disorders Anxiety Disorders Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Child Bearing Loss ADD/ADHD
Other Specialties:
Premarital counseling, Pregnancy/postpartum for women and couples, anger management, codependency, coping skills, grief, domestic abuse, parenting, school issues, self-esteem/self-worth, stress, immigrants and refugees. 
I use the following methods:
Behavior Techniques Cognitive Techniques Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Please describe other treatment methods
Gottman Method Therapy, Attachment Theory, Catholic Focus Counseling, Bowenian Family Systems Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered, Strength-based, Trauma Informed Care
Are You A Practicing Catholic?
Honors & Awards
Outstanding Undergraduate Award (only only one given in my class) 2010, University of Colorado Denver

More About Yana Bachynsky, LMFT

I am a psychotherapist and couple’s therapist providing counseling and mental health services for teens, young adults, women, couples and families. My areas of expertise encompass Catholic-focused therapy, anxiety, stress, depression, addiction recovery, as well as life transitions, bereavement, and loss. I am passionate about working with women's issues, pregnancy, and postpartum support.

I am passionate about helping people foster healthy relationships. This can be achieved by acquiring effective communication skills, which are key. I enjoy working with both couples and individuals, placing a strong emphasis on resilience, meaning, hope, and faith in the healing process.

I have extensive experience working with individuals affected by anxiety, depression, and life transitions. My background also includes working with couples and individuals dealing with negative family attachments and addictions. I am particularly interested in exploring early attachment issues. Additionally, I find fulfillment in supporting women during their pregnancy and postpartum journey.

I can help manage conflict and create meaningful connections. I can help in creating coping skills and self-soothing strategies. I offer multiple intervention approaches such as Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Bowenian Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, CBT, Strategic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Narrative Therapy. I completed trainings in Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Trauma Informed Care. I am a CA Certified Domestic Violence Therapist. I am also bilingual in Russian and English.

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