Ilana Grines, Therapist in Encino, California — Zencare
Ilana  Grines
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Ilana Grines

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Encino, University Research Center Accepting In-person
Updated April 10, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Sexual health & dysfunction
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Couples counseling
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Ilana works with individuals and couples from a variety of backgrounds. Ilana has experience in a multitude of settings, including schools, private practice, and community mental health. Ilana loves working with millennials and those in the LGBTQ+ community.

Ilana’s therapeutic approach incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT ), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy. She believes that therapy is collaborative and encourages her clients to grow in a safe, therapeutic environment.

Ilana’s goal is to help you achieve your best relationship, or best self, whether that be by building trust, increasing effective communication, or deepening existing strengths. Together you can address issues related to stress, relationships, work, anxiety, and depression... to name a few.

Ilana maintains offices Encino and Irvine, CA, and offers virtual sessions via video and phone.

Contact her today to see how she can help you.


Message to clients

I hope to act as your therapist, teammate, and cheerleader. I bring empathy, humor, and a professional lens to the room. You bring yourself and the unique expertise in your life. Together, we’ll work as a team to achieve your therapeutic goals.

Finding a good fit with a therapist can sometimes take a little time and effort. I encourage you to reach out with any questions you may have about me or the therapeutic process, and to see if we might be a good match. I offer a free telephone or zoom consultation to make sure that we are the right match before ever getting started.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need assistance. Happy to answer any and all questions!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Ilana Grines is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8 am - 8 pm
  • Tue 8 am - 8 pm
  • Wed 8 am - 8 pm
  • Thu 8 am - 8 pm
  • Fri 8 am - 5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 10 am - 5 pm

Encino practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8 am - 8 pm
  • Tue 8 am - 8 pm
  • Wed 8 am - 8 pm
  • Thu 8 am - 8 pm
  • Fri 8 am - 5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

University Research Center practice
19712 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 110, Irvine , California 92612
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 8 pm
  • Tue 10 am - 8 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 8 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 8 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 2 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 10 am - 8 pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Private Practice, Therapist , 2019 - Present
Daily Therapy Dose , Therapist , 2020 - Present

Phillips Graduate University , M.A. Psychology , 2016
UC Berkeley, B.A. Psychology , 2013


Licensure

California: 116296


Languages

English

German

Hebrew

Russian

Spanish