I have worked in the mental health field for 25 years. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in Massachusetts. I have a long history of working with young and older teenagers in a mental health clinic, home based therapy and several school settings. Teenagers can often be highly negative coming to therapy. The teenage years are difficult ones. The pressure on our teens is great. The issues of friends, popularity, sex and academics can often negatively impact our teenager. The teenager often feels lonely in the large high school and finds it impossible to make a true friend. There is so much pressure to get into a good college and many teenagers struggle with their
academics. I have worked with teens dealing with eating disorders, sexual and physical abuse and anger management issues. I have found the Therapeutic bond that grows
between the teenager and the therapist to be most significant. The teenager feeling very angry and negative going to therapy slowly begins to feel the trust between him or herself and the therapist. The teenager slowly begins to verbalize his or her feelings. The teenager feels that he is being heard. The teenager knows he can trust his therapist who supports him and validates his feelings. Positive work can be achieved using a variety of therapy types. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Emotion based Therapy and Narrative Therapy. In a supportive therapy setting, your teenager can slowly explore his issues and begin to understand what he is feeling and why he does the negative things he does. A happier emotionally balanced teenager is my aim in therapy with each unique child!!!!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD Read more...
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As someone who is new to therapy in any form, Ilene has been great with helping me out and going over things that have gone unaddressed for far too long. Great listener, and is very much appreciated.
Ilene has been wonderful and has helped me a lot over the short time I’ve known her.
Can't wait to work with you again Ilene
Ilene is incredible. A compassionate listener who offers empathy as well as active suggestions for meaningful ways to address positive changes to behaviors. I am grateful for my time working with her. I have been changed for the better because of Ilene.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Ilene. She is so kind, empathetic and non-judgemental. There was a lot of change going on in my life at one point in time, and Ilene helped me through it. She helped me take a step back and think through everything. And gave me the tools to deal with my anxiety. She also was very responsive through messaging, which was great in situations where I wanted her advice in real time and didn’t want to have to wait until our next session. I cant say enough good things about Ilene. I’ve had many therapists during my life and she is absolutely one of the best!
Ilene has been great with my son. He has had some social issues and has never lasted more than a few sessions with every other therapist we have tried (at least 5 others). He is comfortable talking with Ilene and makes his own appointments, etc with her. I’ve been very satisfied with the treatment received so far.
Extremely supporting and understanding of why I signed up for the service!
Ilene is wonderful. She is always there for me and makes me feel supported and understood.
Ilene has been a wonderful support for me. She is attentive and actually fun to speak with. I feel better about things since I've been able to talk with her.
Ilene was very quick to reach out to me once we were matched together. She quickly got to work talking things over with me and helping me get to the root of my issue. I was tentative to try teen counseling at first but she made it all very easy. Talking to her was extremely helpful for me.
After one session with Ilene, I feel confident that she is the right therapist for me. I found her to be tough yet compassionate. I look forward to working with her more!
She is always on point with her advise. I was a non believer in therapy until I started sessions with Ilene.
Ilene has been my champion. She has gone above and beyond in my time of need. She is loyal and supportive. I am greatful to have her in my life during my hardships.
She is great!
I have had very helpful advice from Ilene regarding my dieting and eating habits and she has frequently suggested many ways to improve my sleep as well. She has been a big help over the last few months in conjunction with my diet coach from The Transform Alliance.
Ilene is a wonderful resource. She is very supportive and responsive and checks up on things I forgot I was even struggling with. She has been the best I’ve had on teencounseling.com!
Ilene is an incredibly dedicated and caring individual. She is to the point and down to earth. She helps get to the heart of issues with compassion and without judgment. Anyone who has the chance to work with her is very lucky.
Iiene has been kind, compassionate and very supportive.
Ilene is very a compassionate and kind counselor. She has helped me wade through my anxieties this year. She always has something comforting to say, as well as clear guidelines on techniques that have positively helped me daily. I would strongly recommend her.
I always feel a deep sense of validation and relief after my sessions with Ilene. She is able to normalize your feelings and make you feel validated. She is non-judgmental and full of useful tips/exercises. She helped me through a difficult time, and I value all that I learned from her.
Ilene is an excellent counselor! She has worked around my chaotic schedule and made it easy to access help. She also has a way of cutting through a story to get at the heart of what is bothering me. She is helping me focus on my well being, something I do not do well, using mindfulness tools she's provided. Best part is that she enables me and encourages me to use these tools on my own, setting me up for succes without her direct interaction. It feels empowering to have the tools added to my kit.
I enjoyed my first session with Ilene Liner, she was very professional, an active listener, and non-judgmental. She made me feel like my problems were important and needed attention, and the help she offered was not hard. In fact, speaking with her made me relieved of my anxiety and depression and the techniques she offered were helpful. I recommend Ilene Liner to those who are dealing with relationship issues, stress, anxiety, and depression.
I have exchanged many messages with Ilene and done one video call so far. She has taken everything I have told her from my messages and used it in the video conference to better understand me and my situation. She is also consistent with her techniques that she uses with me and keep it to a few techniques and strategies when I am feeling overwhelmed, understanding that more choices would overwhelm me more.
Ilene is so kind and compassionate. She allows me to express and explain myself, while prompting me to answer questions I haven’t thought about. She has given me techniques to reduce my anxiety and help me stay calm. She also checks in with me between sessions to see how I am doing or just to say she hopes I had a nice weekend. I would recommend Ilene to anyone who is looking for counseling.