Illana is a staff therapist at IntraSpectrum Counseling, providing individual, couples and group psychotherapy. Her approach is empathic, reflective and exploratory. Illana specializes in working with people of color, those who identify as LGBTQI, and individuals who struggle with a history of interpersonal trauma related to the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity and self expression. Other areas of clinical interest and focus include depression, anxiety, attachment, and partnership struggles. Illana is passionate about and committed to supporting clients in developing the voice and life strategies they need to thrive.
An advocate/activist at heart, Illana believes that human variety should be honored both individually and societally. She believes that interpersonal and political/cultural validation and inclusion are necessary to ensure a healthy, stable society. As a therapist and consultant, she values the promotion of interpersonal inclusivity as a way of investing in a progressive, pro-inclusion cultural consciousness. Illana received her Masters in Organizational Psychology, with a specialization in Diversity Management, from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Illana also holds a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work. She does trainings on racial identity development, identity trauma and emergent-need based trainings for clinicians.