Hello! Let me tell you a bit about me. I have worked in the mental health field for 25 years. I am a licensed mental health counselor licensed in Massachusetts and have a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Framingham state University. I have worked in a outpatient mental health clinic, home based therapy, a day treatment hospital and several school settings. My belief is the therapeutic bond of client and therapist is most significant throughout therapy. I believe strongly in the active participation of the client in his or her therapy. It is your therapy, it is all about You! The client needs to be heard and validated. The client needs to explore his or her feelings in the safest most comfortable setting. The client will feel the unconditional support and empathy from me, the therapist. My clients will explore their feelings and gain insight into the decisions they choose and slowly make changes for greater emotional happiness. I use a combination of several therapies. I have found The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with aspects of the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy work well with the client who is a active participate in their therapy. I encourage mindfulness and physical exercise throughout my therapy. As a therapist, I am never stuck on one therapy that is not helpful. I will pull elements from the Emotion Focused Therapy as well as the Narrative Therapies. My aim is to find just the right appropriate therapy for each unique client. The goal of Therapy is to help YOU explore You!!! The end goal for each client is to find peace and emotional stability. The client needs to feel comfortable in his or her own skin. I have a history of working in individual, family and couple therapy. My clients have often exhibited anxiety, depression, trauma as well as dealing with life issues, divorce, death of a loved one, suicidal ideation and relationship issues. As therapy progresses my client have verbalized a increased self esteem. The client recognizes and gains an understanding of his feelings which leads to greater contentment.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
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LMHC #4114 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
I enjoyed my first session with Ilene Liner, she was very professional, an active listener, and non-judgmental. She made me feel like my problems were important and needed attention, and the help she offered was not hard. In fact, speaking with her made me relieved of my anxiety and depression and the techniques she offered were helpful. I recommend Ilene Liner to those who are dealing with relationship issues, stress, anxiety, and depression.
I have exchanged many messages with Ilene and done one video call so far. She has taken everything I have told her from my messages and used it in the video conference to better understand me and my situation. She is also consistent with her techniques that she uses with me and keep it to a few techniques and strategies when I am feeling overwhelmed, understanding that more choices would overwhelm me more.
Ilene is so kind and compassionate. She allows me to express and explain myself, while prompting me to answer questions I haven’t thought about. She has given me techniques to reduce my anxiety and help me stay calm. She also checks in with me between sessions to see how I am doing or just to say she hopes I had a nice weekend. I would recommend Ilene to anyone who is looking for counseling.
Ilene came into my life while i was going through something really hard. Soon after meeting it all became a whole lot harder and I would say I have been in a bit of crisis. She has been so great throughout answering my messages quickly, scheduling video calls when I need and giving me strong encouragement to find the right path for myself. I think Ilene is a great counselor and I am very happy to be able to work with her.