Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Glendora, CA
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Ilissa Banhazl, MFT
Ilissa Banhazl, Marriage and Family Therapy
2220 E. Rte 66, Suite 226   
GlendoraCA 91740
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Practice Information
Life is often filled with challenges which affect each of us in different ways. I believe that how we approach and overcome those challenges, help to shape us and allow us to experience life to the fullest.

I began my Marriage and Family Psychotherapy practice here in Glendora out of a desire to use my life experience, education, and passion to help serve the health needs of our community and the surrounding cities.

Through my experience in a variety of settings, I have discovered that building a supportive relationship through therapy creates a safe place to explore life struggles, understand difficult issues, learn new skills, enrich relationships, and work through situations in order to lead a more authentic life.

Creating a safe and supportive environment, where you can feel comfortable, is essential to my practice. In that setting, we can collaborate on how best to understand your situation, identify your goals, and find solutions. I bring a varied theoretical approach, centered on forms of therapy including psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral, brief/solution focused, and ensuring sensitivity to cultural diversity.

My services include counseling individuals, families, couples and groups.

• Eating Disorder Recovery and Body Image
• Relationships
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Premarital
• Grief & Loss/
• Parenting
• War Veterans and Family
• Counseling for Men
• Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Infertility
• Older Adults
• Group therapy: Ongoing Eating Disorder Recovery and Body Image Group
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Eating Disorders
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Relationship Issues
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
License Info
44737 CA

M.S., M.F.T., Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA, 2005

M.A. in Reading from C. W. Post University, Westbury, New York, 1984

B.A. in Elementary/Early Childhood Education, Boston University, Boston, MA 1979

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Related Experience:

Speaking Engagements: Binge Eating in Older Women, Claremont, CA
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Thesis, University of La Verne
Sept. 05
Created a group therapy manual for adolescent girls grades 7 thru 12, entitled, Girl power: Body Image and Eating Concerns for Adolescent Girls
Payments Accepted
cash or check
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
$95 individual, $35 group
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