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About Me

Hello, I am Ilana! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California (LMFT #116296).

I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from UC Berkeley. Prior to enrolling in my Master’s program, I worked with children who have autism. I then received my Master’s in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as my Pupil Personnel and Services Credential (PPS) from Phillips Graduate University.

I work with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds. I have experience in a multitude of settings, including schools, private practice, and community mental health. My therapeutic approach incorporates CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy. I believe that therapy is collaborative and encourage my clients to grow in a safe, therapeutic environment.

I appreciate the courage it takes to make this first step and would be honored to be a part of your journey.

I’d love the opportunity to work with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #116296 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ilana Grines. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by P.. on Oct 14, 2020 after therapy with Ilana for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ilana has been definitely a delight to work with... we seem to do well together.
I appreciate her input and like to exchange ideas and thoughts, knowing she is listening.

Written by E.D. on Jun 20, 2020 after therapy with Ilana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Ilana is incredibly attentive, brilliant, welcoming, charming, and all around wonderful to speak to. She's more than effective in listening, and providing introspective moments when needed. There's genuine care, and that is indelibly palpable in our sessions. I'm more than thrilled to have her as a therapist.

Written by C.A. on Jun 02, 2020 after therapy with Ilana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is so wonderful!!!!!!

Written by W.A. on May 14, 2020 after therapy with Ilana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coaching

I feel so lucky and blessed to have been matched with Ilana! She is just what I needed. She cuts through the complications and details and gets right to the root of things -- and then proposes specific, actionable ways to improve the situation. Ilana's natural empathy and positive attitude shine through at all times.

Written by A.D. on Apr 03, 2020 after therapy with Ilana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is simply amazing. She is so caring but provides a lot of useful resources and tactics.

Written by Z.E. on Mar 31, 2020 after therapy with Ilana for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

When I started therapy with Ilana, my anxiety was so strong I could barely hold onto a thought or complete a task. After just 3 months, her emotional support, gentle encouragement and openness got me to where I knew how I wanted to move forward in my relationship and that what I want and need are important and valuable, and within my power—which is absolutely priceless. I am experiencing positive changes in my most important relationships. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Ilana, and I appreciate you so much!

Written by S.T. on Jan 15, 2020 after therapy with Ilana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ilana is great at providing the support and giving the tools that are needed to improve one's mental health.