Ilyana Romanovsky M.A. MFT., is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 80096), specializing in treatment of adults, adolescents and children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, mood disorders (Depression, Bipolar Disorder) and anxiety disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). She also specializes in treating body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) such as Trichotillomania (hair pulling) and chronic skin picking.
In addition to clinical work, Ilyana Romanovsky has a strong research background and has published articles in peer reviewed journals, a chapter in a research textbook and authored a book on how to get the most out of psychotherapy - Choosing Therapy: A Guide To Getting What You Need. She remains active in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy community by participating in CBT networks and pursuing her research interests at professional conferences.
I offer Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which contains aspects of both behavioral and cognitive treatments. CBT focuses on helping people modify their thoughts and behaviors to bring about meaningful change. CBT is a structured, directive approach to psychotherapy where treatment plans are developed for each individual, and each session has an agenda to organize the discussion of specific problems. CBT is problem-oriented, which means the focus is on solving present problems. There is a great deal of research literature on the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral interventions for various types of disorders.
I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with all clients who have a wide range of clinical problems. In my experience, clients generally feel a significant relief of symptoms anywhere from 10-20 weeks.
If you would like to set up an initial appointment, please call (510) 545-9930 to speak with Ilyana Romanovsky for a telephone screening.