Michelle Ilyayev

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Michelle Ilyayev

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - 009856
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Fidelis
  • Fidelis Care (NY)
  • First Choice
Fees: $80
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Flushing , New York 11367

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My Approach to Helping

Sharing the same passion for helping others, and fighting against the stigma of mental health, Both Michelle and I decided to launch our very own group practice. Through life’s complexities, we have
come to understand that no matter the struggle that life presents us, there is always a silver lining. We believe in helping individuals build on their strengths, gain insight, and develop effective coping skills.
Our clinical areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, marital issues, codependency, self-esteem, women’s issues, substance abuse, harm reduction, grief, and transitional concerns. Through evidence-based approaches, we aim to tailor our treatment approach specific to the needs of each individual client. Our focus is to improve lives, facilitate the emotional regulation and overall wellness of our clients.
We believe that the counseling environment should be a safe space where clients are able to be their authentic selves while expressing complete vulnerability. Therapy can be a scary journey, and often, a journey that is necessary. Please feel free to email or contact us for a free consultation to begin addressing your therapeutic needs.

More Info About My Practice

Therapy is A chance for growth, a chance for happiness, a chance for a life worth living. I am a board-certified licensed mental health counselor in New York, practicing in the Queens-based area. I have a Bachelors's in Psychology, and Masters's in Mental Health Counseling both from St.John's University, a CACREP Accredited University. I provide treatment to individuals, couples, and families, My Areas of specialized training include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Child and Family Therapy, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Personal Coaching, Personality Disorders, Crisis management, Vocational Guidance, Trauma Issues, and Addictions.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Negativity dampens our spirits. Positivity lifts them up. Through this experience you will gain the ability to focus on uplifting thoughts in any situation and become the best version of yourself. This will occur within a trusting, mutually respectful, environment.My mission is to create a counseling environment that feels safe where clients are able to be their authentic selves while expressing complete vulnerability. Therapy is not an easy process but anything that is a quick relief will not last long. I always say "rome was not built in one day" and quick fixes do not last. As we know the harder the work the bigger the payout.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Russian

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Education
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
  • Professional Sports
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Fear
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Psychosis
  • School issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Love
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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