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. In addition, she offers immersions in nature, coupled with mindfulness, based on a growing body of research that demonstrates meaningful physical and mental health benefits of such experiences.
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.
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
Ilana Palgi is not in-network with any insurances.
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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