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Ilona is an outstanding educator with over 20 years of experience working with families, individuals, and organizations to resolve conflict and understand group dynamics. She approaches children and families from a perspective that emphasizes fundamental OKAYNESS: every person has value, worth, and dignity, which is inherent in their being. 

Struggle, conflict, and negative feelings are a part of life; when we learn how to meet these challenges naturally, we experience peace and personal freedom. Ilona is an expert in understanding and communicating what is involved in various learning processes, as well as in identifying the root causes of negative feelings and getting stuck.

Her love and respect for all human beings guides her approach; Ilona uses a framework of Transactional Analysis and understands that every human being can understand and reconnect with his/her/their authentic Self and live a fulfilling life — at home and in the workplace. 

Ilona Merli | MA Education, Certified Transactional Analysis Practitioner, EFT Certification and California Teaching Credential