Ilona has extensive experience working with lesbian, queer-identified, transgender and gender non-conforming folks, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and those exploring their relationship to sexuality, kink, and gender. Her practice is rooted in a holistic, strength-based and anti-oppressive philosophy. She has over eight years of experience in the mental health field, in both private practice and community settings.
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Private Practice, 2018 - Present
GMHC, 2016 - 2020
Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, 2014
New York University, BA, 2010