Calena Illan, MA, LMHC

Calena Illan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. She works exclusively with clients in the Orlando area in private practice at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling.

Who Calena Works and Calena’s Approach

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Calena specializes in teaching couples how to connect more emotionally within their relationships and helping individuals connect within themselves. Her unique therapeutic specialties provide her clients with a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection. She believes that with this greater awareness, her clients gain personal insight into deeply rooted thought patterns that cause negative behaviors. It is with this new knowledge that she helps them facilitate long, lasting growth and change. Calena's counseling expertise stems from a long history of successfully helping clients learn how to navigate healthy relationships, develop self-worth, stop co-dependency, set healthy boundaries, and build deep, loving connections with others. Calena uses empowerment strategies to help clients that struggle with poor coping skills, negative thought patterns, and unhealthy behaviors. She is an expert in anxiety therapy techniques, relationship and couples counseling, and professional or personal growth coaching. Her work as a relationship expert and marriage counselor focuses on teaching couples how to repair their foundations, communicate more productively, and overcome trauma or insecurities within the relationship. She provides a sincere, open-minded, safe environment for any individual or couple to process difficult emotions. Calena incorporates techniques such as mindfulness exercises, lifestyle coaching, and evidence-based therapeutic modalities, that are specifically tailored to your unique circumstance, to ensure the most effective results. Through her experience in successfully teaching hundreds of couples and individuals how to overcome barriers, she has discovered that one-size-fits-all treatment does not work for lasting change. This is why she continues to educate herself in her area of specialty so that she is able to provide each of her clients with a personalized experience.

Calena uses a variety of integrative counseling modalities and individualized therapy techniques at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching and Counseling's. She is a Level 1 Gottman Couples Relationship Expert, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT,) and uses techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Neurofeedback, Mindfulness, and Psychotherapy to achieve the best therapy results. She is always learning and researching the most up-to-date information in the counseling field to bring to each session.

Please contact Calena if you would like to have a consultation to see if you might be a good fit.

Note about insurance: Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling is a self-pay practice, so we do not accept insurance. Calena’s rates are based on the services you receive and will be discussed during your initial consultation.

Payment is due at the time of the session.

What to Expect

When you schedule your first session, you will be sent a link to complete electronic paperwork. The first session will focus on getting to know one another and identifying your goals for mental health therapy. This will help to determine your overall plan and how often you will need to meet for counseling. Calena wants your experience to be unique, personal, and specifically tailored to meet your personal or relationship goals in as few sessions as possible. She will provide an environment that is designed for success and show you what it takes to thrive.


Calena’s rates for a 50-minute therapy session vary based on the service provided. She is a licensed clinician with a diverse professional skillset that will surpass that of many counselors. You can expect to receive the highest quality of care, with access to multiple therapeutic interventions that will help you reach your therapy goals quickly.

Calena’s Clinical Background

Calena received her Master of Art and her Bachelor degree from the University of Central Florida. Her clinical experience has began with non-profit agency work helping clients who struggle with addictions, poor boundaries, unhealthy coping skills, and toxic relationships. Through this type of agency work, she became more motivated to pursue additional certifications in her personal time that would expand her clinical skill set to the private practice setting. She became proficient in anxiety relief techniques, relationship counseling expertise, and self-empowerment modalities. Her work now includes married couples, same-sex couples, dating or cohabiting couples, and individuals who are struggling within life or their relationships. She looks forward to teaching clients the techniques she has mastered so they can get the most out of their lives and their connections with others.

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Monday-Friday: 8am–8pm

Same Day or Week Appointment May Be Available.

Offices located in Orlando and Winter Garden.