Ilana  Palgi
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Ilana Palgi


Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Manhattan Accepting In-person
Updated August 7, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Physical wellness
  • Transition to new parenthood
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

Dr. Ilana Palgi is Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Manhattan where she offers both psychotherapy and wellness counseling. In psychotherapy, Dr. Palgi welcomes individual adults and families who are seeking to create change in their lives. Many of her clients are feeling stuck or challenged in some ways that have been difficult to resolve. Clients may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression that are taking a toll on daily life, relationships may feel unsatisfying, or stress and self-criticism are impacting mood and performance at work.

Therapy sessions with Dr. Palgi draw on Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), an approach that uses the mind, body, and emotions in making change. Clients have new and meaningful experiences in sessions which are part of the change process. Dr. Palgi works collaboratively with clients to understand the origins of present challenges and safely feel what has not been felt. This motivates change for the better and re-awakens the feeling of vitality. Clients can then re-engage with their careers, loved ones, and themselves in more meaningful ways.

Dr. Palgi also provides wellness counseling. She has training in yoga, ayurvedic yoga therapy, and breathwork, and she engages the mind-body connection into a practice of supporting clients with implementing lifestyle changes. This can include improving diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management, and building in more positive social connections and play.

The importance of clients feeling safe, heard, and understood is a top priority for Dr. Palgi, from the first meeting and throughout the process together. As such, her approach is individualized to each client's unique history, experiences, values, and goals for the work.

Message to clients

I believe that dedicated time to slow down, reflect, and feel, in the context of a trusted therapeutic relationship, is so important to our well-being. We all need safe and non-judgmental spaces and relationships to sort through our experiences. This helps us to make changes for the better and imagine and create a present day reality that feels satisfying and meaningful.

If this resonates with you, or you'd like to speak with me directly, I would be happy to connect with you. Please book a telephone consultation or reach out by email to get started.


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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Physical wellness - Improving the quality of one's life through exploring and expanding healthy and balanced eating, sleeping, and exercise routines; strengthening self-care and stress management skills

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


Ilana Palgi 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: $450 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:30am-8:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Manhattan practice
200 Park Ave South, 1118A, New York, New York 10003
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Private Practice, 2011 - Present
Queens Hospital Center/Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2018 - Present
Jewish Board of Family and Child Services, 2013 - 2015

Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Psy.D., 2006
New York University, B.A., 1999


New York: 017496