Ilana Cowen
Ilana Cowen
Cerebral Care Counselor
ABOUT Ilana Cowen

Ilana Cowen received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and has been working as a therapist ever since. When Ilana was younger she was severely bullied and ultimately triumphed with the help of therapists; this made Ilana decide to assist others the way she was encouraged. Through her many years of experience, she has found that the most effective counseling comes from a team approach, where the client serves as team leader. She utilizes a combination of different therapeutic techniques, including meditation and strengths-based perspectives to assist people in improving their moods. She believes humor is a great tool, especially in the times of Covid and Ilana incorporates it into her practice. Ilana believes that the telephonic model enables people to access mental healthcare in a timely manner maximizing their potential for feeling better. In her free time, she can often be found playing with string (knitting, crocheting, etc.) while watching comedies and superhero shows/movies, spending time with friends and family, and reading fictional books.

If you’re making mistakes it means you’re out there doing something. – Neil Gaiman

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