Ilana Pomerantz, Psy.D.
Provider of world-class care at NewYork-Presbyterian
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About Ilana Pomerantz, Psy.D.
Dr. Pomerantz is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Attending Psychologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Her areas of expertise and demonstrated passion include the assessment and treatment of anxiety, mood, and trauma-related disorders. Additionally, she specializes in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), where she treats couples in relational distress through an attachment lens. In her current role, Dr. Pomerantz provides psychotherapeutic services to young adult graduate and medical students through Weill Cornell Medicine’s Student Mental Health Program. Dr. Pomerantz also has a faculty practice at the Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center.
Dr. Pomerantz’s treatment focus is founded on principles from mindfulness-based and compassion-focused therapies, including a mind/body perspective and the three pillars of self-compassion: common humanity, mindful awareness, and kindness. She utilizes a strengths-based, collaborative, and holistic treatment approach, and she is deeply committed to creating a therapeutic space that feels safe, warm, and authentic. She respects the uniqueness of her clients, including their personal and social context, and strives to provide treatment tailored to their specific needs. She honors the importance and richness of diversity and welcomes people of all racial and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
Dr. Pomerantz received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brandeis University and completed her APA-accredited doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a Geropsychology concentration at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology – Yeshiva University.
Before joining the faculty, she completed her APA-accredited internship at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine at NYC Health and Hospital’s Elmhurst Hospital Center, where she received advanced training in the treatment of trauma and serious mental illness, emergency psychiatric assessment and diagnosis, and behavioral health integration. Further, while on internship, she conducted psychological and neuropsychological evaluations and assisted with conducting assessments through the Libertas Center for Human Rights. In response to COVID-19, Dr. Pomerantz was involved in team-based interventions throughout Elmhurst Hospital Center where she provided care to medical attendings and residents, COVID-19 patients, and their families. Following this, she completed a combined clinical and research postdoctoral fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center. There, Dr. Pomerantz received specialized training in attachment science and mentalizing-focused group parenting interventions that aim to dismantle the intergenerational transmission of maltreatment and attachment trauma in marginalized and underprivileged communities.
Dr. Pomerantz is deeply committed to individually tailored evidence-based treatment. In her practice she utilizes and integrates several treatment regimens, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Mentalization-based treatment (MBT).
Assistant Attending PsychologistNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical PsychiatryWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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