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Ilyana Romanovsky M.A. MFT., is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 80096), specializing in treatment of adults, adolescents and children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, mood disorders (Depression, Bipolar Disorder) and anxiety disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). She also specializes in treating body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) such as Trichotillomania (hair pulling) and chronic skin picking. In addition to clinical work, Ilyana Romanovsky has a strong research background and has published articles in peer reviewed journals, a chapter in a research textbook and authored a book on how to get the most out of psychotherapy - Choosing Therapy: A Guide To Getting What You Need. She remains active in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy community by participating in CBT networks and pursuing her research interests at professional conferences.

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Gene Control

In the January 2, 2017 issue of the New Yorker, Michael Specter authored a piece on the genetic editing project spearheaded by Kevin Esvelt, assistant professor of biological engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Esvelt, a young scientist, has invented technology that would enable a degree of gene modification that could fundamentally alter the Read more…

For the People, by the People?

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Cold Hearts or Broken Brains?

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