ILONA VARO, MA, MFTi

registered marriage & family therapist intern, IMF #75601

Originally from Debrecen, Hungary, Ilona received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine.  She continued her education with a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute.

Ilona is currently working in private practice in Beverly Hills, under the supervision of Jonathan Flier, LMFT.

Her specialties are working with adolescents, young adults, individuals and couples, with an emphasis on disordered eating, anxiety, self-image/identity, relational issues, feeling like one doesn't fit in, anxiety, depression, stress management and life changes/transitions.  

Ilona works from an empathically driven/strength based/narrative orientation.  She believes that the patient is the expert of their lives, and deserves a safe, empowering, non-judgmental space to explore their life experiences and emotions.  She works with patients to explore more deeply oneself and assists in providing opportunities to better cope with problems or difficulties.  Psychotherapy explores a myriad of issues, events, experiences and memories for the purpose of creating positive change in a clients life.