Ivy Villani

(MSW, LICSW)

About Me

Hi there! Way to go on taking a beginning step to achieve one of your many goals in life.

My name is Ivy and I have worked with people my entire life. I found that as a child, I was able to meet people and understand where they came from in a way that not many people could. As an adult, I have been able to develop that into a career. There is always a story that begins with "when I was a child", and mine is no different. When I was a child, I was faced with many different problems and situations that I felt that no one in the world could understand. I tried many different things in an effort to get my own life on track without letting anyone else know that I was struggling. As you may or may not know, this is not always the best option. However, what this did was that it lead me down a path of being able to walk in the shoes of other people; to see things as they see things.

I have experience working with families who are involved in the child care system, both as foster parents and as clients involved in the system. I have experience with individuals who are questioning where they are in life and where they want to be. I have experience, helping people feel like people again. The way that I chose to work with individuals is that everyone is an individual and everyone lives their lives through a day to day schedule. I believe in checking in and allowing you to tell me what you need and what you want. What do you feel like you need today; what about yesterday. Can we plan for tomorrow? Do you need me to listen or do you need me to respond? Would it be helpful for a brainstorming partner or someone who can take all that emotional weight you have and take it off your back for a while?

My work is not based upon a single method of thinking or processing, but rather whatever combination you need. I believe that even if you don't believe in your own ability to help yourself right now, it is there, and together we can make a difference and a change that you can continue to use and implement long after we are no longer working together.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #25606 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by T.I. on Jan 13, 2020 after counseling with Ivy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve had one other counselor besides Ivy and Ivy is amazing. Ivy talks to me and responds every day and multiple times a day and if I forget to respond.

Written by S.A. on Jan 12, 2020 after counseling with Ivy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Really took the time to get to know me and who I was before really giving advice and counselling. So that the recommendations were more tailored for me and my lifestyle.

Written by P.A. on Jan 06, 2020 after counseling with Ivy for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Ivy has been very helpful!

Written by E.L. on Dec 06, 2019 after counseling with Ivy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I am so impressed with this service and with my counselor, Ivy. I’ve been in and out of counseling for basically my entire life, so I know it’s a matchmaking process to find the kind of help that best suits my needs at that time. This resource is so accessible and flexible, so even though I have an unusual work schedule, I’ve had no problem getting help when I need it. And Ivy has really been a huge help— she’s very supportive and helped me clarify my therapy goals & achieve them. Would definitely recommend.

Written by C.A. on Nov 12, 2019 after counseling with Ivy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I just started therapy with Ivy and so far so good! She responds fast and understands what I want to work through. She has offered different types of work sheets to help me really think about my self worth and be more positive.

Written by R.A. on Nov 04, 2019 after counseling with Ivy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Ivy responds quickly and reaches out if she hasn’t heard from me in a day or two. She is respectful of my thoughts and helps me to better understand how I can work hard to be better ( which is my goal)