Ilona Korsunsky, MSW, LCSW
Do you struggle with feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes, coping with past trauma, or any other life obstacles? Occasionally, life unexpectedly shows up, causing one to become increasingly stressed and overwhelmed. During those trying times, it is so important to have the right support and guidance. My goal is to help you find a safe place where you can open up, be yourself, and start a supportive and healing conversation. Effective therapy can be extremely worthwhile and beneficial for many, and critically necessary for some. I am here to help you manage life’s varied challenges and live a more fulfilled life. I can help you understand what you’re feeling, why, and how to cope in a healthy way, as well as learn needed tools to manage your emotions and improve overall wellness. I have extensive experience working with individuals (children/adolescents/adults), couples, and families. I have worked in varied settings (private sector, government, residential treatment, outpatient/community) with diverse populations (i.e. LGBTQ, Veterans, etc.).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and currently practice in the State of Florida. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Sociology from Rutgers University of New Jersey and later pursued a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, graduating with high honors from Florida International University. I am proficient in a multitude of evidence-based practices and modalities. I do not believe in the “cookie-cutter” approach and utilize a wide range of therapeutic techniques and approaches; for instance, TF-CBT, CBT, Gestalt Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Insight-Oriented Therapy, Supportive Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Given my background and experience, I have developed strong cultural competence, have the ability to build alliances, rapport and trust, exhibit self-awareness and patience, and always take a non-judgmental, open-minded, empathetic stance.