Ilana Grines


About Me

Hello! My name is Ilana Grines and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with over three years of direct client experience.

I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from UC Berkeley. I received my Master’s in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate University.

I have worked with individuals and couples from a variety of backgrounds. I have experience in a multitude of settings, including schools, private practice, and community mental health.

I believe relationships take work, time and patience. You may be feeling stuck, misunderstood or alone. These are all issues we can work through together by learning how to communicate and hopefully get back to the relationship you envisioned.

My therapeutic approach incorporates CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), solution-focused therapy, and client-centered therapy. I also believe that therapy is collaborative and encourage my clients to grow in a safe, therapeutic environment. My goal is to help you achieve your best relationship, whether that be by building trust, increasing effective communication, or deepening existing strengths.

I appreciate the courage it takes to make this first step and would be honored to be a part of your journey.

I’d love the opportunity to work with you and your partner!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...
Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #116296 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Written by K.A. on Apr 19, 2020 after counseling with Ilana for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Ilana has been great. She listens well and has great suggestions and ideas. I feel fully supported and heard. I look forward to continuing to work with her.

Written by N.A. on Mar 28, 2020 after counseling with Ilana for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Ilana helped my wife and I get back to the love we had when we first met. She really understand couples. A lot of my wife's concerns with therapy in the past stemmed from therapists taking a side and Ilana never made either of us feel like we were being teamed up on. I suggest Ilana!

Written by E.L. on Mar 17, 2020 after counseling with Ilana for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Ilana is very realistic and listens to both sides without bias. She is very helpful.