Maria V Minkova
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Maria V Minkova

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Financial District Accepting In-person
Updated January 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Transition to new parenthood
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Maria Minkova is a Licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts who works with individuals and groups. Many of her clients are young adults struggling with adaptation and relationship issues, parents of newborns and young children, and older adults going through life transitions. Maria enjoys working with immigrants and bicultural individuals. She has special interest in providing therapy for LGBTQ+ individuals and people in polyamorous relationships.

Maria’s approach is informed by psychoanalytic theory and attachment theory. She helps clients understand how their past experiences influences their identity and their approach to life. Maria spends ample time exploring person’s relational history and its influence on current interpersonal and intimacy problems. She works towards body awareness and cultivating states of calm. The goal of her therapy is a more integrated sense of self and feeling alive.

Maria’s style is interactive and relational. She is an immigrant form Eastern Europe and strives to maintains a strong multicultural perspective. She prioritizes establishing safe boundaries and close connection with her clients. She offers in-person appointments for people who can travel to her office in Downtown Boston. Maria is also experienced in telehealth therapy which makes her services accessible by a broader community.


Message to clients

Psychotherapy can lead to powerful transformations! It is a joint endeavor between a therapist and a client, based on science and practiced like art - with love, care, and creativity.

My hope is that therapy can become a safe space where you can express yourself and expand. You may struggle with self-doubt, fear, regret, or guilt. Facing these emotions, gaining insight, and developing self-compassion is what we will be working on. I prioritize developing and understanding of your challenges and healing from your traumas while practicing better adaptive skills.

I prefer to start with a brief phone call to hear about your needs and discuss what I can offer. My preference is to meet you in person for the initial assessment even if you'd like to continue with online sessions, yet I understand if traveling to my office is not an option.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Maria Minkova is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Financial District practice
50 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Private Practice , Psychotherapist, 2017 - 2023
MIT, Clinical Psychologist, 2019 - 2023
Wellspring Family Services, Psychotherapist, 2003 - 2008

William James College, Doctor of Psychology, 2017
Sofia University, Masters of Psychology, 1998


Licensure

Massachusetts: 10969


Languages

Bulgarian

English