I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York and consider working in a counseling field my biggest passion in life. My belief is that therapy is essential in achieving success, understanding yourself and others as well as helping with individual and interpersonal challenges.
I specialize in Marriage and Family therapy, couples counseling, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, anger management, bipolar and borderline personality disorder. I am a clinical fellow of The American Association of Marriage and Family, where I expand my expertise (in addition to clinical work) to optimize therapeutic services provided to my patients.
Personalized approach and deep rooted care and empathy are my core values. In addition, I hold a certificate in clinical hypnotherapy, where I concentrate on applying brief, solution focused therapy, to help with a variety of issues: weight loss, chemical dependency, anxiety and phobias.
I use a multitude of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, existential approach, dialectical behavioral therapy, EMDR, person-centered therapy, solution focused therapy and psychoanalysis. Each and every person is different and choosing one particular approach depends entirely on your very needs. I can assist you regain your equilibrium in life by providing you with tools you have within yourself to restore your mind, heart and life.
Choosing the right fit therapist is a very delicate process that sometimes requires a lot of time. Please allow yourself to go through the process every step of the way. I am here for you.
NY LMFT 001634
I've been counseled by Ivana for several months now and she's made a world of difference in my life. I feel safe to say however and whatever I'm feeling at any moment. She's incredibly kind, compassionate, and empathetic. I look forward to our sessions each week because she's so easy to talk to, even when this discussion itself isn't easy for me. I've learned so much about myself and have been able to heal numerous wounds through her guidance and wisdom.
Written on Dec 17, 2020 after therapy with Ivana for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem
She is a great listener and full of her own life experiences that she draws from in timely moments. she's attentive, smart and always on time.
Written on Oct 06, 2020 after therapy with Ivana for 4 months
I've been speaking with Ivana for a few months now and it's helped a lot. She is responsive and supportive of my needs and encouraging me to achieve goals one step at a time.
Written on Aug 08, 2020 after therapy with Ivana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd