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Dr. Ilani is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California, License #22773 and Certified Hypnotherapist #H4781. Dr. Ilani provides clinical therapy only within the boundaries of the State of California.

Dr. Ilani’s Background

Dr. Ilani received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Irvine. She was the recipient of several outstanding teaching awards in psychology for teaching at the University of California, Irvine and at three other universities, including the University of California, San Diego and California State University at Northridge. She is also certified as a clinical hypnotherapist.

As a clinical psychologist, she worked with a diverse population of clients, including active duty Marines who suffered from combat stress, brain injuries (mTBI), and trauma (PTSD) in naval hospitals, and with high risk youth in the public sector through the Department of Mental Health. In her private practice, she helps people through life transitions and trauma, though her work is always transpersonal and in the context of personal growth.

She currently spearheads a nation-wide support program for active duty service members and veterans.

Private Pause Therapy®

Her therapeutic approach is an eclectic mix of her Pause Method® principles and techniques combined conventional therapy, meditation, interactive visualization, EMDR, and neurofeedback as needed, in the context of personal growth.

Dr. Ilani uses her intuition and extensive experience to craft a therapy plan with you which suits your personality, cadence, goals, and symptoms.

For California residents only, by phone or in person

Dr. Ilani is accepting waiting list requests for private pause therapy at the current time.



Request a Session

To find out about working with Dr. Ilani for private individual therapy, please get in touch using her online contact form, or call her at 310-281-8844, or email her directly at coach@thepausemethod.com to address your unique needs.