About Me

Hello, my name is Iris Bilan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling with over six years’ experience. I am clinically trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapy as well as EMDR Trauma Therapy. I work with adult men and women. I practice with the belief that understanding mental health wellness is critical to total physical, emotional and spiritual health, so I am available to help you achieve that goal.
I help people who experience depression/anxiety, addiction problems, relationship issues, family conflict, PTSD, and problems with life stage transitions. Most times these difficulties come with additional problems and challenges so I can assist you with strategies/solutions to your immediate stressors. Recognizing mindfulness as the primary source of peace and serenity I can support you staying in the moment without fear of the future or dread over the past.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #79566 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Iris Bilan. 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 May 28, 2022 after therapy with Iris for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Iris is straight and no nonsense to the point which suits my personality well. She is a good listener and is supportive and also incorporates exercises into the sessions and gives homework, which is key for me.

Written by E.L. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Iris for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I have been a patient of Iris on and off for almost 3 years. She is welcoming and direct, and has helped me immensely through some fo the hardest moments I have had in my life in these few years. She keeps me accountable and allows me to feel supported in a way that no other counselor has

Written by D.A. on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Iris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Shes great. She has been helping me with my mental problems and is the best when you want upfront honest awnsers and advice. I would definitely recommend her

Written by B.I. on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Iris for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She has an extremely welcoming and open personality. I've never felt judged by her. I have only been offered real advice, no sugar coating involved. I love how she has tools on tools on tools to help

Written by C.H. on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Iris for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Iris has been a wonderful support who is VERY responsive.

Written by S.O. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Iris for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

I’ve been seeing her for almost 2 years! She is amazing and supportive!

Written by J.O. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Iris for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Iris has made such a positive impact on my life. I look forward to our sessions because I know I will come away from them with tools that I can use to better myself. She has helped me to acknowledge progress and good things, while also coaching me through ways to take control to make improvements. She is wonderful and has made my first therapy experience feel safe, useful, and productive.

Written by S.O. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Iris for 6 months on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Iris is an amazing person and therapist. She has helped me overcome my trauma and anxiety. I can’t thank her enough she has changed my life! I would highly recommend her.

Written by M.A. on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Iris for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Iris is wonderful! She is a very relaxed person, so she is easy to talk to, but she also tells you how it is. She's given me plenty of times to ramble through my feelings, and then she helps me understand or talk through them. Iris has helped me make major improvement over the last five months. She is awesome

Written by K.I. on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Iris for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Iris has been such a dedicated therapist as things in my life continue to grow and change. She’s become a wonderful constant that helps me navigate life.

Written by M.O. on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Iris for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Iris Bilan is an amazing therapist, but more importantly an amazing human being.
I went to multiple therapists (in person) before seeing Iris -all were PhD's -, they were all just pretending to listen and nodding the whole time, waiting for my time to run out and collect their payment.
I grew tired of therapy, I saw the whole thing as just a money grabbing business where you go to person, pay them 200 dollars a session so that they pretend to listen and just nod.
Through a series of "fortunate" events, I found Iris, I was a little bit not sure if this would be any different, but I thought let me give this thing a shot.
At session one, I realized this was different, on that session, I got more help than I had from all my previous sessions with other therapists combined.

she listened, taught me immediate coping strategies so I may survive, then explored my whole set of problems, and she did not shy away from challenging my perspective and correcting it when it was skewed.
She was always there for me, she was there even when it was urgent and not convenient for anybody else.
she helped me get back on my feet after everything in my life just crashed and burned.
Thanks to her, now Im in a better place mentally, personally and proffessionally, I wouldn't be able to do that without her guidance.

And for that Im eternally grateful

Written by S.A. on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Iris for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Iris is very helpful

Written by J.A. on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Iris for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Truly amazing

Written by E.W. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Iris for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Iris takes the time to listen to my problems/concerns and gives me great advice. She has my best interest in mind, is non-judgemental, and provides excellent positive reinforcement. She has helped me quit a drug addiction, talk through depression, and relationship issues. I feel comfortable discussing any topic with her. She provides very helpful handouts, exercises, and meditations. I would highly recommend Iris.

Written by A.N. on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Iris for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Iris is really down to earth but tells it how it is. She’s very supportive but also makes sure you stick to your goals and are doing everything you need to be to stay on track

Written by A.N. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Iris for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties

Iris always adjusts to my availability and is always helpful

Written by G.U. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Iris for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Iris is very understanding and a great person. She was God send when I was going through very rough time l. Thank you!

Written by N.O. on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Iris for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

Iris is a a Godsend for me !! Can’t say enough about how grateful I am to have found her .. she gets it.. plain and simple , and is compassionate and encouraging when needed , but the part I needed the most was honesty and some tough love , and facts and knowledge .... and she has it all . I feel she has some experience that I trust , and that makes it better for me . She gives me a new perspective on things I’ve said and done for years unconsciously and helps me see the benefit of new ways of being . I consider myself quite knowledgeable healing and helping : and I’m in the business too of helping others , but the reason I came here to a that I had some traumas from my past that were keeping me stuck , Iris is helping me release these and I’m feeling a new sense of me that I will be able to confidently help others with . My only concern is that it is gets paid really well from you guys .. she does above and beyond at being there for me , so really hope she is getting compensated accordingly . I Betterhelp verbally to any one I feel could benefit .. this is a very helpful and practical way of therapy , and I am so grateful . Thank you .

Written by K.R. on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Iris for 6 months

My transformation after working with Iris these last 7 months or so has been phenomenal. She has helped me gain confidence, become more assertive and take control of my life back.

Written by C.H. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Iris for 2 months on issues concerning depression

Iris is a really wonderful person and therapist. In the short time I’ve been doing sessions with her she has helped me tremendously and taught me so many helpful skills I will continue to use throughout my life. She is understanding and so easy to confide in, I would absolutely recommend her to anyone I know.

Written by C.A. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Iris for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Iris has been the perfect counsellor to give me the coping mechanisms to deal with my illness. I've had more days of feeling like a 'normal' functioning person than I've ever had. Although my depression may surface regularly, I'm not having bleak months of suffering. It feels good to have it under control

Written by M.I. on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Iris for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I have been working with Iris for a few months now, and she has helped me with managing my anxiety and building my confidence through self-love. She listens and provides honest feedback. Working with Iris and putting the work in has helped me improve my relationships and has made a noticeable difference in my life. I feel like I am becoming a more authentic version of myself.

Written by N.I. on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Iris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I have only had 2 sessions with Iris but she is remarkably kind and so easy to share with I feel at peace with myself and have such clarity of thought at our sessions.

Written by Y.U. on Jan 02, 2021 after therapy with Iris for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Iris is a caring, strong, and wise woman. She has supported me all along. I am grateful to have met her. She has helped me felt much better. Now, I am able to walk the journey of healing much easier because of her. Much love.

Written by S.T. on Dec 20, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She is so awesome! She listens to what I have to say and then responds with ways to help and gets on your level. I love her!

Written by A.N. on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Iris was wonderful and exceeded my expectations!
My previous counselling experience was very 'clinical' and I did not feel I benefited from it but Iris was the total opposite. She made me feel comfortable from the start, gave me space to talk and work through my problems and, most importantly, gave practical advice for how to improve my mental health. Iris is really easy to talk to, an excellent listener and I feel she really believes in what she does - I never once felt 'talked down to', she always spoke to me with a balance of empathy and practicality.

Written by A.N. on Dec 05, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Even when I don’t feel like talking she’s a pleasure to chat with. Just that in itself will lift my spirits a bit. She has a good energy and is engaging.

Written by C.H. on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Iris has a depth of experience and expertise along with a caring and empathetic approach. Her help has been life changing for me.

Written by M.E. on Oct 24, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Iris was really good the first time I had counseling with her and am so thankful that she is still available to continue now that I have renewed my subscription.

Written by A.N. on Oct 19, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I've been working with Iris for a few months and so many people have commented on how much happier I seem in that time. Iris is such a great listener, and always supportive. I just find talking to these calming and really value the tool shes taught me to cope with my struggles better.

Written by S.O. on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Iris is a compassionate and avid listener who can get to the center of what you are thinking. She offers good advice and thought provoking advice which I find valuable. I would recommend her (and have).

Written by F.E. on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She is a great listener, I appreciate her being there all the time. She helps you a lot to grow and to find your strengths and develop them.

Written by V.O. on Aug 25, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Amazing

Written by S.O. on Aug 24, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Iris is a great listener and the best! She has helped me identify my issues. She has also helped me to get through those issues with the great tools/resources she had provided for me. Iris could really understand and respect how I feel about the situations I'm having. She's very patient. I'm really grateful for having her as my counselor.

Written by M.A. on Aug 06, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Iris is exactly what I have been looking for! She gets straight to the point and gives you tools to work with. I have had trouble finding a good counselor up until now, I feel like most of them just sit there and listen and give me nothing.

Written by S.O. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I’ve only had 1 live session with Iris but I already feel so much better after the 1 session and speaking on the 24/7 chat with her. She’s kind, patient and understanding and offers a range of ways to help me cope with my phobia and anxiety.
It’s nice to know I have someone to talk to and someone who listens and responds quickly with helpful advice.

Written by L.I. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

I have only had 2 sessions with Iris but I already feel more positive and on the right path. I’d recommend her to anyone!

Written by G.E. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

I like Iris. I trust her and she understands that I have been going through a very tough time. She is patient when I talk about my personal issues and gives good advice. She has given me exercises to do and made recommendations for meditations which have been helpful. I look forward to continuing to work with Iris.

Written by A.M. on Jun 24, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Iris and I clicked because she has a sensitive, compassionate, but also no-nonsense attitude. She doesn’t sugar coat what I need to hear or coddle me, which I need. I’m a strong personality with a lot of professional success and I needed someone who would tell it to me straight and be firm. She has been such a supportive lifeline during some really bad circumstances and I am grateful we were matched.

Written by D.A. on Jun 14, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 1 month on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Iris is a fantastic listener and has been great to talk to. She and I shared so many opinions and we’re able to talk through various events in my life to help make sense of them. I am so thankful for her kindness and time.

Written by S.U. on Jun 11, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Iris has been great, I went in looking to get help on anger issues but she quickly recognized that I needed help with my overall health. She has been great in listening to me, getting to my root issues, educating me on working through them and actively corresponding with me in between sessions.

Written by E.M. on Jun 10, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I’ve had Iris for two weeks and could not be happier. She is kind, understanding, and the perfect balance of easy to talk to and complete expert. Highly recommend.

Written by E.R. on Jun 04, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Iris helped me find peace of mind so quickly. Even before our first session, I was put at ease with our exchange through messages.

Written by K.A. on May 19, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I've only had a couple of appointments with Iris so far, but I have found them useful and supportive, and quite practical in terms of giving me the tools to get myself out of the funk I find myself in...

Written by E.R. on May 09, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Iris was very helpful in assessing were we needed to start from reading text sessions. Didn’t feel that we focused to much in history and was able to quickly get into the meat and potatoes of what needs to be worked on. Looking forward to continuing counseling with Iris.

Written by K.A. on Apr 08, 2020 after therapy with Iris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

When I speak to iris, I feel a lot clarity and I can figure out how best to approach my problems. I have grown my communication skills to improve my relationship and developed the confidence to speak up for myself at work and in my personal life. In just a few short weeks, Iris has helped me to transform my outlook on life and has given me so much hope for the future!

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