Ilona (Missy) Giordano


About Me

I am a licensed practicing counselor that is currently licensed in New Jersey with over 10 years of experience working as a School Counselor and an in home crises counselor for children and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and self-esteem. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

I am a down to earth counselor whose style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered and mindfulness. I am always open to more approaches if the direction is necessary. I am open and kind and pride myself on being open and honest with my clients. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #37PC00612300 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ilona (Missy) Giordano. 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 A.N. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Ilona (Missy) for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ilona is amazing! Super caring and fun to talk to. She takes the time to understand my problems and helps me work through them. She’s super helpful.

Written by V.A. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Ilona (Missy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have been working with Missy for a few weeks now and I can honestly say that I feel she understands me and where I'm coming from in anything I say. I like that she considers how our past affects present/future behavior. She is upbeat and I feel very comfortable with her. Looking forward to more sessions with her!

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