Ilana Simons, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise

“I specialize in work with artists, students, and others dealing with the anxiety of negotiating their careers and relationships. I have had a strong connection to the arts, having taught Writing at New York universities for 15 years, and as a portrait painter and writer. I have extensive experience working with writers, actors, and visual artists. I published A Life of One’s Own: A Guide to Better Living through the Work and Wisdom of Virginia Woolf (Penguin, 2007). Working from a client-centered perspective, I help clients actively participate in forming the best solutions to their current problems.”

Approach to Therapy

“I work from a client-centered perspective, which includes a trust that patients can actively participate in creating the best solutions to current problems. I work to meet my clients at their current position: to offer the help that’s most useful at the crossroads we’re in.”

Interest in TherapySafetyNet

“Therapy preserves a space–for brainstorming, intimacy, and support–that seems increasingly threatened in our world today. I love my job because my clients and I get to preserve it. I am committed to working not just with people who can pay high fees, but with people facing financial distress, a struggle that’s the fastest growing monster in our modern world.”

Professional License

Psychologist 019255

Reduced Fee Criteria

will take new clients based on need starting at $80

Insurance Participation

Aetna, BlueCross, Cigna

49 W 24 Street Suite 906
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