Ilani Ighedosa

(LCSW-C)

About Me

Hello! I am a clinical social worker specializing in trauma focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and supportive psychotherapy. Although most of my experience is working with youth and adolescents; I also have extensive experience in working with families and couples in both the residential and community setting. Some of these areas I do specialize in are communication issues, extramarital issues, domestic abuse/violence, and general marital discord and mental illness in families. I also have extensive experience in assisting individuals who have experienced sexual trauma or who do struggle with inappropriate sexual behaviors. I have worked in both intensive treatment environments as well as community based centers to provide these and other services. I am skilled at creating an open and safe space for you process thoughts and feelings about anything ranging from traumatic or adverse life experiences to daily challenges and changes you may face. I also hope to further assist in improving relationship dynamics, communication, addressing intimacy concerns and helped with improving overall functioning of couples and families.

My main goal in working with you is to provide support and insight in coping with your challenges. I also allow you to process your thoughts to seek solutions and gain perspective when and if needed. In doing so I also use mindfulness techniques for you to gain more awareness of how you feel and cognitive behavioral therapy to identify how your thoughts can motivate or change your behaviors.

Ultimately, I will provide encouragement from a strengths based perspective to focus on what is working in your life versus what isn’t. How I can I help you, help yourself?


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

LCSW-C #18451 (Expires: 2020-10-01)


Reviews

Written by H.O. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Ilani for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Ilani is amazing...... I have learned so much about myself and my girlfriend....

Written by D.O. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Ilani for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We were able to do exercises that help us think collaborative ly and individually. We also were challenged to think about our decisions and face our differences

Written by L.A. on Jan 29, 2019 after counseling with Ilani for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

She is absolutely lovely. We strongly recommend her

Written by M.I. on Nov 15, 2018 after counseling with Ilani for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Leilani listened and offered fair and sound advise for me- I would recommend her highly!