Ilana Schulder Psy.D.

Dr. Ilana Schulder is a licensed Clinical Psychologist (NY)

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Dr. Ilana Schulder is a licensed Clinical Psychologist (NY) offering sessions in person in Manhattan or virtually.

My therapeutic approach centers on fostering growth and healing within a safe and meaningful relationship. I am dedicated to cultivating a therapeutic alliance characterized by attunement and curiosity, where clients feel safe to explore their inner experiences. With a warm and caring stance, I seek to follow the lead of each individual, adopting an open and flexible approach that adapts to their evolving needs and goals in order to promote a sense of agency in treatment.  For adults, I provide support for addressing challenges such as loneliness, sadness, relationship anxiety, coping difficulties, and career or academic stress for college/graduate students. With children and adolescents, I employ psychodynamic therapy as well as targeted structured interventions to improve school and peer relationships and reduce stress, while collaborating closely with parents and caregivers. I also am eager to support perinatal mental health by offering a grounding environment for processing intense emotions and improving coping skills such as mindfulness and relaxation in the pre and post-partum period. Additionally, my passion for art influences my work. I’ve found art to be a powerful tool for expression and stress relief, incorporating it into therapy when beneficial. My background in Visual Art and Art History deepens my understanding of creative expression’s therapeutic value.


  • Ilana Schulder earned her doctorate from the Combined School-Clinical Program at Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.

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My background includes diverse experiences in hospital, school, day treatment, and private practice settings, addressing concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, difficult life transitions, and relationship difficulties. My integrative approach draws from Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based therapies, adapting treatment collaboratively as needed.