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About Ilena
 I'm a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist fully licensed and insured to treat clients in New York State and Florida. I specialize in individual therapy to adults and young adults. 
My treatment modality is psychodynamic oriented which draws attention to unconscious thoughts and feelings, as well as how our past experiences affect our present day functioning especially in our current relationships. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in my practice which helps to find healthier ways of perceiving our selves, others, and circumstances. CBT helps to identify thoughts, feelings, behaviors and looks at how these are connected. CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. Behavioral interventions I use teach skills for effective coping, communication, self care, and symptom relief.

Personal Bio: I travel between New York City and Florida with my partner of 30 years and our cat named Lilly. I have two adult children and two grandchildren. 

In my spare time I like to read, spend time with friends & family, and cook healthy meals.
Additional Training and Qualifications
 Certificate of Completion in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I and II, 2016
Completed continuing education from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, 2015
Trauma Focused CBT Training, 2013
Motivational Interviewing Training, 2012
Awarded membership into the Honor Society based on academic achievements
Cum laude graduate


New York, NY 10001
Miami Dade County,  Florida
I now offer tele-health video sessions only. I'm fully licensed to see clients in both New York State and Florida

                  Phone: 646-776-4694



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