Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Albany, CA

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Mey Saephan, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94707
Waitlist for new clients
I understand how family systems work and how our minds can work against us.
Has your love, joy, and excitement in your relationship slowly faded away? Does it seem that no matter what you say or do, things are just not getting better, and you feel further from resolving your conflicts and understanding your loved ones? There is a way back to enjoying your relationships again. I have been doing this work for over 24 years, and I know that if you have not left the relationship, there is still hope. Learn how to get rid of the unhealthy patterns and learn new skills to get unstuck so you can enrich your marriage, family, and many other relationships.
I understand how family systems work and how our minds can work against us.
Has your love, joy, and excitement in your relationship slowly faded away? Does it seem that no matter what you say or do, things are just not getting better, and you feel further from resolving your conflicts and understanding your loved ones? There is a way back to enjoying your relationships again. I have been doing this work for over 24 years, and I know that if you have not left the relationship, there is still hope. Learn how to get rid of the unhealthy patterns and learn new skills to get unstuck so you can enrich your marriage, family, and many other relationships.
(510) 771-8506 View (510) 771-8506
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Sonia Decker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed? Are you longing for more balance, connection, and meaning in your life? I would love to help you reclaim feelings of leadership in your life and move towards more healing, self-compassion, and joy. I have experience working with adults, families, and teens, especially those struggling with extreme ways of coping. I use Internal Family Systems (IFS), drama therapy, and a relational approach to support you to get to know all parts of yourself, release burdens you may be carrying, and find more ease, balance, connection, and aliveness within yourself and in your relationships with loved ones.
Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed? Are you longing for more balance, connection, and meaning in your life? I would love to help you reclaim feelings of leadership in your life and move towards more healing, self-compassion, and joy. I have experience working with adults, families, and teens, especially those struggling with extreme ways of coping. I use Internal Family Systems (IFS), drama therapy, and a relational approach to support you to get to know all parts of yourself, release burdens you may be carrying, and find more ease, balance, connection, and aliveness within yourself and in your relationships with loved ones.
(510) 519-5548 View (510) 519-5548
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Chantal Rohlfing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706  (Online Only)
I have a depth of experience in various modalities, including trauma resolution and Internal Family Systems Therapy.
Do you want to heal from your past and find greater peace and joy in your life? I applaud you for taking the first step in seeking therapy. I'll help you to move through your self-blame and embrace your magnificence. I provide a free 20-minute initial consultation to see if we are a good fit. If you are struggling with work, relationship or parenting stress, childhood abuse, life transitions or loss I will teach you how to shift old patterns, heal, and make positive changes. You can feel better and thrive!
I have a depth of experience in various modalities, including trauma resolution and Internal Family Systems Therapy.
Do you want to heal from your past and find greater peace and joy in your life? I applaud you for taking the first step in seeking therapy. I'll help you to move through your self-blame and embrace your magnificence. I provide a free 20-minute initial consultation to see if we are a good fit. If you are struggling with work, relationship or parenting stress, childhood abuse, life transitions or loss I will teach you how to shift old patterns, heal, and make positive changes. You can feel better and thrive!
(510) 900-5561 View (510) 900-5561
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Jonathan Howard
Psychologist, PsyD, CPCC
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706  (Online Only)
With individuals, I primarily use the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model to help people explore and bring healing to their personal experiences.
I work with adult individuals and couples from the Attachment Theory and evidence-based modalities of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model. Couples can develop patterns of interacting that lead to frustrating arguments, immovable conflict and painful disconnection from each other. I help couples calm the fighting, move from stuck places, and shift those negative patterns into secure and loving connection. With couples, I work primarily from the evidence-based model of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
With individuals, I primarily use the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model to help people explore and bring healing to their personal experiences.
I work with adult individuals and couples from the Attachment Theory and evidence-based modalities of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model. Couples can develop patterns of interacting that lead to frustrating arguments, immovable conflict and painful disconnection from each other. I help couples calm the fighting, move from stuck places, and shift those negative patterns into secure and loving connection. With couples, I work primarily from the evidence-based model of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
(510) 214-0314 View (510) 214-0314
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Marisa Singer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706  (Online Only)
I'll incorporate mindfulness, somatic experiencing, solution-focused therapy, CBT, journaling and family systems work.
I offer a safe, warm space to explore hard things. I help people feel heard and less alone by bringing curiosity and compassion to the work of therapy. Together, we will explore the path forward to help you find more fulfillment. I love supporting clients going through life or career transitions, helping them explore their values and roadblocks. I specialize also in working with social impact professionals. It is a brave and bold act to invest in yourself and your happiness. You deserve it! Let's get started.
I'll incorporate mindfulness, somatic experiencing, solution-focused therapy, CBT, journaling and family systems work.
I offer a safe, warm space to explore hard things. I help people feel heard and less alone by bringing curiosity and compassion to the work of therapy. Together, we will explore the path forward to help you find more fulfillment. I love supporting clients going through life or career transitions, helping them explore their values and roadblocks. I specialize also in working with social impact professionals. It is a brave and bold act to invest in yourself and your happiness. You deserve it! Let's get started.
(510) 681-2736 View (510) 681-2736
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Suzie Shihshin Wu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706
Therapy for Asian Americans and immigrants, developmental Injury and relationship rebuild, Trained in EMDR and complex trauma, resource tapping for mood,Psychodynamic Parts Work, Internal Family System (IFS), Emotion Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT), Mindfulness​, grief work, parenting, medical and tech professionals, college/grad student counseling.
I am an Asian American Mandarin Chinese bilingual therapist providing therapy to individuals, couple, and family in Bay Area. With 15 years + of experience, I specialized in trauma, mood disorders, emotional regulation, parenting, life transitions, relationship issues, self esteem and immigration/identity.Therapeutic relationship is a key to set for the success of treatment. We discover various aspects of your parts, discover relationship and behavior patterns, look into issues from new perspectives to promote a better quality of life. I am respectful to everyone I treat and can easily connect with your needs and best result.
Therapy for Asian Americans and immigrants, developmental Injury and relationship rebuild, Trained in EMDR and complex trauma, resource tapping for mood,Psychodynamic Parts Work, Internal Family System (IFS), Emotion Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT), Mindfulness​, grief work, parenting, medical and tech professionals, college/grad student counseling.
I am an Asian American Mandarin Chinese bilingual therapist providing therapy to individuals, couple, and family in Bay Area. With 15 years + of experience, I specialized in trauma, mood disorders, emotional regulation, parenting, life transitions, relationship issues, self esteem and immigration/identity.Therapeutic relationship is a key to set for the success of treatment. We discover various aspects of your parts, discover relationship and behavior patterns, look into issues from new perspectives to promote a better quality of life. I am respectful to everyone I treat and can easily connect with your needs and best result.
(510) 822-7725 View (510) 822-7725
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Simon Kiyoshi Hara
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706  (Online Only)
Our thoughts and emotions are telling us something. At times the message is clear. At others the message feels garbled, or we are not ready to receive it. I would like to help. Often my clients seek support around confusing emotions and thoughts that accompany life transitions, and relationships. We build insight through understanding these thoughts and feelings. Themes might include: overwhelm, burnout, relational trauma, family dynamics, identity, self-esteem, vulnerability, boundaries, and interpersonal communication. All of this will be in service of helping your emotions to inform your journey, rather than stifle it.
Our thoughts and emotions are telling us something. At times the message is clear. At others the message feels garbled, or we are not ready to receive it. I would like to help. Often my clients seek support around confusing emotions and thoughts that accompany life transitions, and relationships. We build insight through understanding these thoughts and feelings. Themes might include: overwhelm, burnout, relational trauma, family dynamics, identity, self-esteem, vulnerability, boundaries, and interpersonal communication. All of this will be in service of helping your emotions to inform your journey, rather than stifle it.
(510) 616-9554 View (510) 616-9554
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Darrah Whitman Jones
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706
I provide individual, couples, and group therapy to a wide array of individuals with varying issues they are seeking support around. I support clients in developing self-awareness, increasing self-esteem, and managing anxiety in their lives. My clients often report goals of increased feelings of life satisfaction, more fulfilling relationships, and confidence in themselves. My clients are looking to feel self-assured in their decisions and direction in life. I offer a secure, supportive environment where my client's whole selves, as well as their goals are accepted without judgement, but with curiosity and compassion.
I provide individual, couples, and group therapy to a wide array of individuals with varying issues they are seeking support around. I support clients in developing self-awareness, increasing self-esteem, and managing anxiety in their lives. My clients often report goals of increased feelings of life satisfaction, more fulfilling relationships, and confidence in themselves. My clients are looking to feel self-assured in their decisions and direction in life. I offer a secure, supportive environment where my client's whole selves, as well as their goals are accepted without judgement, but with curiosity and compassion.
(510) 949-4044 View (510) 949-4044
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Naomi Kimmelman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706  (Online Only)
I offer support in coming into greater clarity, connection, self assuredness, ease and peace about the past, where you are now, and where you hope to go or get to within yourself and relationships. If you are feeling stifled by anxiety, depression or overwhelm, are trying to navigate decisions about your life and relationships, are wanting to change patterns, heal from trauma, or are processing grief, loss and change, I may be the therapist for you. I love supporting individuals through these sorts of challenges and more. Email me to setup a free consultation. Whatever you are experiencing, you do not have to go through it alone.
I offer support in coming into greater clarity, connection, self assuredness, ease and peace about the past, where you are now, and where you hope to go or get to within yourself and relationships. If you are feeling stifled by anxiety, depression or overwhelm, are trying to navigate decisions about your life and relationships, are wanting to change patterns, heal from trauma, or are processing grief, loss and change, I may be the therapist for you. I love supporting individuals through these sorts of challenges and more. Email me to setup a free consultation. Whatever you are experiencing, you do not have to go through it alone.
(510) 800-9427 View (510) 800-9427
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Amy Hartman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706  (Online Only)
Have anxious thoughts become overwhelming and led you to doubt yourself and your decisions? Maybe it’s tough to get out of a bed in the morning, or you keep pushing and striving, but have difficulty accessing a sense of fulfillment and peace? Maybe you feel like you’re always giving to and pleasing others, but don’t ever feel nourished and “filled up” yourself? Therapy is a great way to get support in navigating the daily challenges of life, but also the bigger and more long-term struggles.
Have anxious thoughts become overwhelming and led you to doubt yourself and your decisions? Maybe it’s tough to get out of a bed in the morning, or you keep pushing and striving, but have difficulty accessing a sense of fulfillment and peace? Maybe you feel like you’re always giving to and pleasing others, but don’t ever feel nourished and “filled up” yourself? Therapy is a great way to get support in navigating the daily challenges of life, but also the bigger and more long-term struggles.
(510) 288-7882 View (510) 288-7882
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Britt Goh
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706
I tend to work with people that feel stuck. Stuck in the same thoughts, behavior, and situations they can’t quite figure out how to move beyond. Stuck in their relationships, unsure how to communicate, or commonly fighting over “the same thing.” Instead of asking “What’s wrong with me?” and “How can I fix myself?” We can focus on questions like, “How can I know myself better?” and “I wonder why I respond that way?” to build self-compassion and curiosity.
I tend to work with people that feel stuck. Stuck in the same thoughts, behavior, and situations they can’t quite figure out how to move beyond. Stuck in their relationships, unsure how to communicate, or commonly fighting over “the same thing.” Instead of asking “What’s wrong with me?” and “How can I fix myself?” We can focus on questions like, “How can I know myself better?” and “I wonder why I respond that way?” to build self-compassion and curiosity.
(415) 687-5839 View (415) 687-5839
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Kevin Orzech
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706
Psychotherapy is about change. I work grounded in the belief that we have innate resources for thriving and ease that become concealed or underdeveloped. It is my role to help you understand your fundamental needs, history and challenges so you can realign with your strengths and wisdom; while uncovering whats blocking these resources. I work in a straightforward, compassionate and collaborative way to help you integrate thinking, feeling and intuition. The focus of my style is helping you become more confident and knowledgeable about yourself, your mind and relationships; while offering you the tools and guidance to do that.
Psychotherapy is about change. I work grounded in the belief that we have innate resources for thriving and ease that become concealed or underdeveloped. It is my role to help you understand your fundamental needs, history and challenges so you can realign with your strengths and wisdom; while uncovering whats blocking these resources. I work in a straightforward, compassionate and collaborative way to help you integrate thinking, feeling and intuition. The focus of my style is helping you become more confident and knowledgeable about yourself, your mind and relationships; while offering you the tools and guidance to do that.
(510) 606-8993 View (510) 606-8993
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Kristen M. VanKlootwyk
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, PCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94710
2024 Specializing in couples and adult child and family work. If you are suffering in your relationship, or if you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression, therapy can provide immediate relief so that you can move beyond simply getting by. Being truly heard and offered evidence based tools to make change are available to you in therapy. Busy working professionals, new parents, the newly retired, of all genders and orientations are welcome in my practice. I can offer you a safe place to be witnessed, rest, restore and heal. Contact me for a free 20 minute session today.
2024 Specializing in couples and adult child and family work. If you are suffering in your relationship, or if you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression, therapy can provide immediate relief so that you can move beyond simply getting by. Being truly heard and offered evidence based tools to make change are available to you in therapy. Busy working professionals, new parents, the newly retired, of all genders and orientations are welcome in my practice. I can offer you a safe place to be witnessed, rest, restore and heal. Contact me for a free 20 minute session today.
(510) 660-0689 View (510) 660-0689
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Galia Schechter
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706
My love for human development and growth and my outmost trust in human potential inspire me to facilitate effective, meaningful and ever-transformative change in my own life and in the lives of those who become my therapy clients. Through collaborative, respectful, compassionate and daring processes, I am here, with my talents and skills, to support you in finding your ways to live and love successfully. I am highly experienced and skilled at working with individual adults, couples and families, towards significant healing from anxieties, depression, relationship-challenges, major life adjustments and transitions, minor or significant trauma, grief and loss.
My love for human development and growth and my outmost trust in human potential inspire me to facilitate effective, meaningful and ever-transformative change in my own life and in the lives of those who become my therapy clients. Through collaborative, respectful, compassionate and daring processes, I am here, with my talents and skills, to support you in finding your ways to live and love successfully. I am highly experienced and skilled at working with individual adults, couples and families, towards significant healing from anxieties, depression, relationship-challenges, major life adjustments and transitions, minor or significant trauma, grief and loss.
(510) 616-4547 View (510) 616-4547
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Winifred M Reilly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706
By the time most couples come to my office, they're frustrated, discouraged, and tired of going in circles. Many think their problems are insurmountable, that they're beyond help. Very few couples are beyond help. If your relationship is in trouble, don't wait. And don't give up. I have been in practice for nearly 30 years, specializing in psychotherapy with couples. I bring extensive training in relationship dynamics, marital systems, and sex therapy. I use a collaborative, positive approach that makes sense of what's hard and offers tools and encouragement to even the most troubled relationship.
By the time most couples come to my office, they're frustrated, discouraged, and tired of going in circles. Many think their problems are insurmountable, that they're beyond help. Very few couples are beyond help. If your relationship is in trouble, don't wait. And don't give up. I have been in practice for nearly 30 years, specializing in psychotherapy with couples. I bring extensive training in relationship dynamics, marital systems, and sex therapy. I use a collaborative, positive approach that makes sense of what's hard and offers tools and encouragement to even the most troubled relationship.
(510) 878-4746 View (510) 878-4746
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Amy Attiyeh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706
When personally challenged, you might draw on strategies that help you through without helping you grow. When heard and valued, the human spirit is resilient in sometimes surprising ways. I work collaboratively with you, respecting and listening for your particular and unique challenges and potential. I help you to cultivate as well as practice what needs to be developed and integrated in your life. I consider my own study of psychotherapy to be a lifelong practice and work with somatic and relational principles. I welcome you to bring your concerns. I am committed to bring the skills and training of my years in this work.
When personally challenged, you might draw on strategies that help you through without helping you grow. When heard and valued, the human spirit is resilient in sometimes surprising ways. I work collaboratively with you, respecting and listening for your particular and unique challenges and potential. I help you to cultivate as well as practice what needs to be developed and integrated in your life. I consider my own study of psychotherapy to be a lifelong practice and work with somatic and relational principles. I welcome you to bring your concerns. I am committed to bring the skills and training of my years in this work.
(510) 768-7255 View (510) 768-7255
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Anthony Q. Liu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706
Have you tried to stop looking at porn but can't? Have secrets sapped the trust and respect from your relationship? Do memories of past hurts intrude into the present? Infidelity, porn, or sex addiction -- and the shame that comes along with it -- can take away our voice. Let's talk and make sure you're heard. I have helped many individuals and couples develop healthy sexuality and rebuild trust. It would be my honor to walk alongside you.
Have you tried to stop looking at porn but can't? Have secrets sapped the trust and respect from your relationship? Do memories of past hurts intrude into the present? Infidelity, porn, or sex addiction -- and the shame that comes along with it -- can take away our voice. Let's talk and make sure you're heard. I have helped many individuals and couples develop healthy sexuality and rebuild trust. It would be my honor to walk alongside you.
(925) 272-9638 View (925) 272-9638
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Janet Kass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94706  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Early experiences result in our developing defensive structures that are meant to protect our vulnerability, but also create restrictions in our capacity to feel or perceive what is happening in the moment. This patterning shapes our perception of others, and also of ourselves. Although traditional insight-oriented talk therapy allows for an understanding which can harmonize our awareness with our everyday life, we embody early experience in ways that limit the power of insight to undo, and restrict our emotional intelligence. My orientation to psychotherapy is to work through emotional and experiential patterning, without bypassing the power of understanding.
Early experiences result in our developing defensive structures that are meant to protect our vulnerability, but also create restrictions in our capacity to feel or perceive what is happening in the moment. This patterning shapes our perception of others, and also of ourselves. Although traditional insight-oriented talk therapy allows for an understanding which can harmonize our awareness with our everyday life, we embody early experience in ways that limit the power of insight to undo, and restrict our emotional intelligence. My orientation to psychotherapy is to work through emotional and experiential patterning, without bypassing the power of understanding.
(510) 362-7008 View (510) 362-7008
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Relationship Therapy. Judye Hess
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Albany, CA 94706
Difficult times in relationships can often be gifts in that they open the door to a deeper exploration of ourselves and those closest to us. Seen in this light, therapy can be a step towards mutual evolution, rather than just a problem-solving endeavor. I work well with couples and families,helping to create a safe , trusting atmosphere where people can get more in touch with their feelings and express them to others close to them.I also work with individuals who have relationship issues.
Difficult times in relationships can often be gifts in that they open the door to a deeper exploration of ourselves and those closest to us. Seen in this light, therapy can be a step towards mutual evolution, rather than just a problem-solving endeavor. I work well with couples and families,helping to create a safe , trusting atmosphere where people can get more in touch with their feelings and express them to others close to them.I also work with individuals who have relationship issues.
(510) 843-5683 View (510) 843-5683
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Asha Borgir
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Albany, CA 94707
I welcome those into my practice who are struggling with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I am trauma-informed, with twenty years of experience working with adults, children and families. I have worked with adults and teens who have come to seek treatment for various types of developmental traumas such as childhood physical and sexual abuse, neglect, as well as single incident trauma. I welcome anyone who is looking to create a safe working alliance through which to explore issues with boundaries and self care, whereby I can assist you in the cultivation of a compassionate inner awareness.
I welcome those into my practice who are struggling with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I am trauma-informed, with twenty years of experience working with adults, children and families. I have worked with adults and teens who have come to seek treatment for various types of developmental traumas such as childhood physical and sexual abuse, neglect, as well as single incident trauma. I welcome anyone who is looking to create a safe working alliance through which to explore issues with boundaries and self care, whereby I can assist you in the cultivation of a compassionate inner awareness.
(510) 488-6569 View (510) 488-6569
Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists

What is Internal Family Systems therapy?

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a type of talk therapy that focuses on sub-personalities, or “families,” within a person, which may be made up of wounded parts and unpleasant emotions like anger and shame. These sub-personalities can come into conflict with each other and with an individual’s core Self, leaving the person feeling detached from positive traits such as the “8 C’s” of confidence, calmness, creativity, clarity, curiosity, courage, compassion, and connectedness. By healing a patient’s wounded parts, a therapist aims to restore balance and bring on positive change.

How does Internal Family Systems therapy work?

An IFS therapist will work with a patient to identify their particular sub-personalities, recognize the emotions powering them, and release them. By doing so, the patient should become more able to address any underlying problems their sub-personalities may have been trying to protect them from. Ultimately, a patient discovers ways to manage internal and external conflicts on their own, through techniques such as relaxation exercises, journaling, and making charts depicting the relationships between their core Self and their distinct parts.

Does Internal Family Systems therapy work?

IFS therapy has been shown to help people address conditions such as depression, anxiety, panic, fears and phobias, trauma, and substance use disorders. Some research has also found that it can help individuals deal with symptoms of physical health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, such as pain, everyday functioning, depressive feelings, and low self-compassion. There are some conditions for which IFS treatment, specifically discussions of one’s “parts,” may be less appropriate, such as schizophrenia or other states that involve psychosis or paranoia.

How long does Internal Family Systems therapy take?

As with most forms of talk therapy, there is no set duration or end point for IFS therapy. After becoming comfortable with a therapist and the core concepts of IFS, some patients quickly make progress. While experiences vary, most will find that it is a relatively longer-term therapy, involving months and sometimes years of sessions.