Ilana holds a Post Graduate degree in Psychoanalysis from University of Santa Ursula (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and is a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association.
Ilana is an experienced psychoanalyst, having worked in private practice seeing adults, couples and children, with a special interest on anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues. She also has an interest in working with infertility as well as recent immigrants to Australia and the issues they face settling in the country and culture. Ilana worked as a psychoanalyst on some governmental social projects in needy communities in Brazil.
Ilana will often adjust her techniques to meet the client’s needs as each individual is unique and demands a different hearing/ approach. She integrates Mindfulness in her sessions, finding the method can be very useful at times.
Ilana is the author of a honours-thesis entitled “Psychoanalysis and Holocaust: an intersectional approach”