Ilona Hrebennikova

Accepting Clients

I help couples and individuals transform negative patterns in their relationships into connection, intimacy, joy and empowerment.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Are you struggling with relationships? Are you having the same fight with your partner over and over? Have you lost the emotional connection you used to have? Intimate relationships touch our deepest relational wounds. That's why we can be overwhelmed with the pain they bring and often, at points, feel like giving up. We can heal those wounds and help each other in that process.

My Background and Approach

The kind of couples therapy I provide combines deep experiential work with teaching, coaching and practicing many specific relational skills that will set you up for success. You will learn how to de-escalate, move from reactivity to mindfulness, from rupture to repair and from individual empowerment to relational empowerment. You will also learn to negotiate differences, feel and express appreciation, meet immaturity with maturity and relate to each other from a place of healthy self-esteem rather than shame or grandiosity.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a certified RLT therapist (Relational Life Therapy by Terry Real). I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Method Couples Therapy and may integrate those into our work. I love working with multicultural couples and couples where one or both partners are HSPs, have ADHD or relational trauma. Please, visit my website for more information -

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $190 - 220/session


510 984 4883 Email Ilona
870 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
4283 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611

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