Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Daly City, CA

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Greg Garavanian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
Therapies I use include Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EMDR.
All too often emotional suffering feels familiar, a sense of being stuck in the same frustrating patterns. Talking about your struggles may provide some temporary relief, but may not produce the long-term change wanted. My approach involves a combination of practical techniques to help you alleviate your symptoms and using integrated mind-body modalities that offer the possibility of healing outside of the traditional "talking cure." Working together at the pace that feels right for you, we will help you connect to your core self, provide healing for the hurt parts of you and open new possibilities for your future.
Therapies I use include Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EMDR.
All too often emotional suffering feels familiar, a sense of being stuck in the same frustrating patterns. Talking about your struggles may provide some temporary relief, but may not produce the long-term change wanted. My approach involves a combination of practical techniques to help you alleviate your symptoms and using integrated mind-body modalities that offer the possibility of healing outside of the traditional "talking cure." Working together at the pace that feels right for you, we will help you connect to your core self, provide healing for the hurt parts of you and open new possibilities for your future.
(415) 843-6231 View (415) 843-6231
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Erika Garcia Rangel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015
I support individuals struggling with difficult life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues utilizing evidence-based approaches: EMDR, DBT, CBT and internal family systems (IFS).
Finding a therapist you trust is a challenge and scheduling your first session takes courage. You’ve taken the first step toward healing and personal growth. I’m offering you a safe, nurturing and accepting place to freely express your feelings, thoughts and experiences. My vocation is to guide and support individuals like yourself to better understand themselves at a deeper level through the transformative power of compassion and empathy. With commitment to therapy, we will explore your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others, addressing behavioral and emotional issues that are potentially holding you back.
I support individuals struggling with difficult life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues utilizing evidence-based approaches: EMDR, DBT, CBT and internal family systems (IFS).
Finding a therapist you trust is a challenge and scheduling your first session takes courage. You’ve taken the first step toward healing and personal growth. I’m offering you a safe, nurturing and accepting place to freely express your feelings, thoughts and experiences. My vocation is to guide and support individuals like yourself to better understand themselves at a deeper level through the transformative power of compassion and empathy. With commitment to therapy, we will explore your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others, addressing behavioral and emotional issues that are potentially holding you back.
(650) 679-7286 View (650) 679-7286
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Christy Lusareta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015  (Online Only)
We all need a safe and supportive space that allows us to feel seen, heard and nurtured in our most troubling times. Working with me is a collaborative and emotionally empowering process where I will provide a compassionate and healing environment that allows you to access your deepest and most complicated emotions and thoughts. Bring your authentic self and let's work together to find what you're looking for. The journey can be difficult, but you don't have to go it alone - and who knows, we may even have some fun along the way!
We all need a safe and supportive space that allows us to feel seen, heard and nurtured in our most troubling times. Working with me is a collaborative and emotionally empowering process where I will provide a compassionate and healing environment that allows you to access your deepest and most complicated emotions and thoughts. Bring your authentic self and let's work together to find what you're looking for. The journey can be difficult, but you don't have to go it alone - and who knows, we may even have some fun along the way!
(650) 910-1868 View (650) 910-1868
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Gaiane Akopian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
Hello, my name is Gaia Akopian. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide psychotherapy to California residents via Telehealth. I work with adolescents, teens, children, families, as well adults. In my practice, my main areas of focus are anxiety, depression, life stressors, parenting, communication / relational issues, loss and grief, addictions, low self-esteem, domestic violence, and existential crisis. I practice Client Centered also known as Person-Centered approach to therapy, to help my clients feel better and achieve their goals in the therapeutic process.
Hello, my name is Gaia Akopian. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide psychotherapy to California residents via Telehealth. I work with adolescents, teens, children, families, as well adults. In my practice, my main areas of focus are anxiety, depression, life stressors, parenting, communication / relational issues, loss and grief, addictions, low self-esteem, domestic violence, and existential crisis. I practice Client Centered also known as Person-Centered approach to therapy, to help my clients feel better and achieve their goals in the therapeutic process.
(650) 648-6712 View (650) 648-6712
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Liana Huang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014  (Online Only)
I empathize deeply with the experiences of children of immigrants. Striving to live up to parental expectations. Struggling with not feeling (fill-in-the-identity) enough. Navigating the complexities of various cultural norms and values. Addressing the shadows of intergenerational trauma. Battling the incessant inner critic that demands perfection, relentless effort, and the prioritization of others' needs over our own. Juggling the added responsibilities as the family's interpreter, caregiver, or even unofficial therapist. I specialize in helping children of immigrants confront and ease these challenges. I see you and I can help.
I empathize deeply with the experiences of children of immigrants. Striving to live up to parental expectations. Struggling with not feeling (fill-in-the-identity) enough. Navigating the complexities of various cultural norms and values. Addressing the shadows of intergenerational trauma. Battling the incessant inner critic that demands perfection, relentless effort, and the prioritization of others' needs over our own. Juggling the added responsibilities as the family's interpreter, caregiver, or even unofficial therapist. I specialize in helping children of immigrants confront and ease these challenges. I see you and I can help.
(415) 236-9327 View (415) 236-9327
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Victoria Zurkan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015  (Online Only)
I've been licensed since 2006. Much like a process of sharing, therapist and client together learn to pay close attention to aspects of yourself that you may be unable to touch on your own. I look for patterns in either behavior or thoughts. Also, while examining past family dynamics and reaching unconscious behavior, I link that information to how it affects our current lives. My background includes extensive addiction work in inpatient, outpatient and detox units. Currently I am doing telemedicine with couples, individuals and I run CBT and DBT addiction groups.
I've been licensed since 2006. Much like a process of sharing, therapist and client together learn to pay close attention to aspects of yourself that you may be unable to touch on your own. I look for patterns in either behavior or thoughts. Also, while examining past family dynamics and reaching unconscious behavior, I link that information to how it affects our current lives. My background includes extensive addiction work in inpatient, outpatient and detox units. Currently I am doing telemedicine with couples, individuals and I run CBT and DBT addiction groups.
(628) 214-2234 View (628) 214-2234
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Susan Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015
I believe that a core component of living is about learning and growing and expanding as our journeys unfold. And, I am passionately sympathetic about how hard this process can be, and how difficult it often is to be human! As an optimistic psychotherapist with over 20 years experience, I am convinced of the human capacity for tapping into a deep source of inner wisdom, and our innate capacity to heal. Each individual can develop the self-knowledge and self-acceptance they need to confront their challenges and to restore a compassionate perspective to their lives.
I believe that a core component of living is about learning and growing and expanding as our journeys unfold. And, I am passionately sympathetic about how hard this process can be, and how difficult it often is to be human! As an optimistic psychotherapist with over 20 years experience, I am convinced of the human capacity for tapping into a deep source of inner wisdom, and our innate capacity to heal. Each individual can develop the self-knowledge and self-acceptance they need to confront their challenges and to restore a compassionate perspective to their lives.
(415) 360-3599 View (415) 360-3599
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Louis Morello
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
As a psychologist I evaluate and treat individuals who seek help for depression, anxiety, life dissatisfaction (from relationships and work stress), relational trauma (e.g. childhood abuse and emotional neglect) and addiction/compulsive behaviors that may co-occur with depression, anxiety or trauma/PTSD. Of note, you do not have to be in crisis to be in therapy; I often work with individuals who are interested in personal growth, long-term recovery issues, regaining meaning and passion after loss and sometimes stopping distressing interpersonal patterns. Treatment is generally trauma-informed and phase-oriented, integrating body-mind interventions and neurobiology. Please visit my website for details,
As a psychologist I evaluate and treat individuals who seek help for depression, anxiety, life dissatisfaction (from relationships and work stress), relational trauma (e.g. childhood abuse and emotional neglect) and addiction/compulsive behaviors that may co-occur with depression, anxiety or trauma/PTSD. Of note, you do not have to be in crisis to be in therapy; I often work with individuals who are interested in personal growth, long-term recovery issues, regaining meaning and passion after loss and sometimes stopping distressing interpersonal patterns. Treatment is generally trauma-informed and phase-oriented, integrating body-mind interventions and neurobiology. Please visit my website for details,
(650) 918-5330 View (650) 918-5330
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Beth Cassel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
Successful therapy means getting to the root of deeply held internal conflicts, false beliefs and feelings about who we are. These often originate from trauma and attachment wounding, directing our behavior, keeping us in looping ineffective patterns and restricting our tolerance for a full range of emotions. Parts work, somatic and trauma focused modalities and my warm, flexible, interactive approach augment our collaboration. You determine the pace of our work as I attune to your uniqueness and need for safety. When a problem solving approach is needed, I offer tools to ease anxiety and navigate through hardships.
Successful therapy means getting to the root of deeply held internal conflicts, false beliefs and feelings about who we are. These often originate from trauma and attachment wounding, directing our behavior, keeping us in looping ineffective patterns and restricting our tolerance for a full range of emotions. Parts work, somatic and trauma focused modalities and my warm, flexible, interactive approach augment our collaboration. You determine the pace of our work as I attune to your uniqueness and need for safety. When a problem solving approach is needed, I offer tools to ease anxiety and navigate through hardships.
(415) 237-4332 View (415) 237-4332
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Pauline Wakeham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015
Are you having trouble getting over a past shock or trauma? Are you frequently in overwhelm/collapse? Are you constantly bracing against danger, ready to fight or run away? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help. I specialize in working with people who have experienced being overwhelmed by events and experiences that have shaken their very foundations. I take time to assess your personal stress/trauma history and provide guidance and support to assist you in your recovery. I also help couples create sustained improvement in their relationship, creating more effective communication and fulfilling relationships.
Are you having trouble getting over a past shock or trauma? Are you frequently in overwhelm/collapse? Are you constantly bracing against danger, ready to fight or run away? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help. I specialize in working with people who have experienced being overwhelmed by events and experiences that have shaken their very foundations. I take time to assess your personal stress/trauma history and provide guidance and support to assist you in your recovery. I also help couples create sustained improvement in their relationship, creating more effective communication and fulfilling relationships.
(510) 377-1082 View (510) 377-1082
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Elissa Meryl
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
While you can't always avoid the challenges that arise in your life, you do have choices about how you address them. My approach draws from the idea that there is much to learn from these struggles, and that by decreasing the shame that makes it hard for you to face yourself, you create opportunities for making real and enduring changes in your life. But you don't have to do this alone.
While you can't always avoid the challenges that arise in your life, you do have choices about how you address them. My approach draws from the idea that there is much to learn from these struggles, and that by decreasing the shame that makes it hard for you to face yourself, you create opportunities for making real and enduring changes in your life. But you don't have to do this alone.
(415) 508-8845 View (415) 508-8845
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Jeanna Eichenbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
Longing for a different outcome? Want to write a new story? You are probably hoping to find support with the process of healing something that isn't feeling right. Psychotherapy can help by offering an accepting space to look, non-judgmentally, at whatever feels stuck, painful, or unresolved. Use my support and encouragement to help you approach these challenges in new ways, and find new solutions. My goal is to provide you with acceptance and ways to access your own innate wisdom and energy. I offer individual and relationship psychotherapy. Short and long term therapy options are available, depending on your concerns and goals.
Longing for a different outcome? Want to write a new story? You are probably hoping to find support with the process of healing something that isn't feeling right. Psychotherapy can help by offering an accepting space to look, non-judgmentally, at whatever feels stuck, painful, or unresolved. Use my support and encouragement to help you approach these challenges in new ways, and find new solutions. My goal is to provide you with acceptance and ways to access your own innate wisdom and energy. I offer individual and relationship psychotherapy. Short and long term therapy options are available, depending on your concerns and goals.
(415) 799-4049 View (415) 799-4049
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Lindsay Olshan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015
My goal is to help people regain balance in their lives, deepen their understanding of self and achieve a level of awareness that alleviates helplessness and creates choice and ultimate change.
My goal is to help people regain balance in their lives, deepen their understanding of self and achieve a level of awareness that alleviates helplessness and creates choice and ultimate change.
(310) 341-7992 View (310) 341-7992
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Dr. Helge Osterhold
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015
I'm an integrative psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. My approach is warm and interactive, providing a supportive environment where you can reflect and develop new ways of handling the life challenges you are facing. The focus of my practice is twofold: relationship issues and life transitions (for example: changes in relationships, career changes, relocation, pregnancy, child birth and parenting, facing illness, trauma and loss, as well as seeking more meaning and deeper fulfillment in life). I have extensive experience working with people who immigrated to the US or are of diverse cultural backgrounds.
I'm an integrative psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. My approach is warm and interactive, providing a supportive environment where you can reflect and develop new ways of handling the life challenges you are facing. The focus of my practice is twofold: relationship issues and life transitions (for example: changes in relationships, career changes, relocation, pregnancy, child birth and parenting, facing illness, trauma and loss, as well as seeking more meaning and deeper fulfillment in life). I have extensive experience working with people who immigrated to the US or are of diverse cultural backgrounds.
(650) 450-8918 View (650) 450-8918
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Jim Christrup
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015
Are you struggling with anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD, stress, self-criticism, shyness, or excessive worry? My goal is to help you break out of old, unproductive ways of dealing with these problems and find more flexible and effective ways of responding and healing. I am an experienced and caring therapist who is supportive, engaged, and interactive. Together we focus on what matters most to you and help you move towards what you care about most deeply in your life.
Are you struggling with anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD, stress, self-criticism, shyness, or excessive worry? My goal is to help you break out of old, unproductive ways of dealing with these problems and find more flexible and effective ways of responding and healing. I am an experienced and caring therapist who is supportive, engaged, and interactive. Together we focus on what matters most to you and help you move towards what you care about most deeply in your life.
(415) 702-3775 View (415) 702-3775
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David A Thomson, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, CAS
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94013
Do you feel that your everyday challenges are beginning to overwhelm you? Have you set goals for yourself, but you have not been able to achieve them? The solution is in sight. With skill, professionalism, empathy, and compassion I can help you to achieve your goals and the life that you want. Because you are a unique individual, I will tailor my treatment methods to fit your unique situation and needs. I believe that we all have what it takes to meet and conquer life's many challenges and difficulties.
Do you feel that your everyday challenges are beginning to overwhelm you? Have you set goals for yourself, but you have not been able to achieve them? The solution is in sight. With skill, professionalism, empathy, and compassion I can help you to achieve your goals and the life that you want. Because you are a unique individual, I will tailor my treatment methods to fit your unique situation and needs. I believe that we all have what it takes to meet and conquer life's many challenges and difficulties.
(415) 508-8805 View (415) 508-8805
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Susanne Babbel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
Are you tired of repeating old patterns that are holding you back in your life? Making the decision to heal, grow, and improve your life with the help of a psychotherapist is not easy and requires trust and faith. Dr. Babbel is a non-judgmental, supportive, insightful, and experienced psychotherapist, providing a safe place for you to explore old habits and new possibilities.
Are you tired of repeating old patterns that are holding you back in your life? Making the decision to heal, grow, and improve your life with the help of a psychotherapist is not easy and requires trust and faith. Dr. Babbel is a non-judgmental, supportive, insightful, and experienced psychotherapist, providing a safe place for you to explore old habits and new possibilities.
(415) 675-1603 View (415) 675-1603
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JoAnna Ly
Counselor, LPC, MSCP, RYT-200, PAP, EQUINE
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94014
Welcome to a transformative space where healing is a collaborative journey. I specialize in guiding individuals who are motivated to explore the interconnected realms of their mind, body, and spirit. Ideal clients for me are those navigating challenges such as trauma, PTSD, chronic pain, addiction, and a desire for personal growth. In this therapeutic relationship, we delve beyond surface-level symptoms, embracing a holistic approach. Our shared goal is to identify deep-rooted narratives, enhance coping skills, and build upon existing strengths. If you are seeking a path to healing and value harm reduction principles, welcome home.
Welcome to a transformative space where healing is a collaborative journey. I specialize in guiding individuals who are motivated to explore the interconnected realms of their mind, body, and spirit. Ideal clients for me are those navigating challenges such as trauma, PTSD, chronic pain, addiction, and a desire for personal growth. In this therapeutic relationship, we delve beyond surface-level symptoms, embracing a holistic approach. Our shared goal is to identify deep-rooted narratives, enhance coping skills, and build upon existing strengths. If you are seeking a path to healing and value harm reduction principles, welcome home.
(551) 313-9394 View (551) 313-9394
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Raymond Coffin
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
I'm Dr. Ray Coffin, a Southern California psychologist with over 30 years of experience helping people get their lives back in balance when it's gotten to be too much to handle alone. If that sounds like you and what's worked for you in the past just isn't cutting it anymore, let's talk! I provide a confidential place to sort out what's not working in your life. We'll work together to clarify what you have the power to change, reinforce skills critical to your success, and support you as you build the confidence you need to make those changes.
I'm Dr. Ray Coffin, a Southern California psychologist with over 30 years of experience helping people get their lives back in balance when it's gotten to be too much to handle alone. If that sounds like you and what's worked for you in the past just isn't cutting it anymore, let's talk! I provide a confidential place to sort out what's not working in your life. We'll work together to clarify what you have the power to change, reinforce skills critical to your success, and support you as you build the confidence you need to make those changes.
(916) 775-9804 View (916) 775-9804
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Taalya Areli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
My name is Taalya Areli, LMFT, PhD. My approach is holistic and acknowledges that you are more than your thoughts and more than your struggles. I believe in taking your mind, body, and spirit on the healing journey. I specialize in both traditional and integrative approaches; CBT, psychodynamic, existential/humanistic, inner child and parts work, expressive art, as well as energy psychology, transpersonal psychology/consciousness and integration of non-ordinary experiences, hypnosis for stress reduction, visualizations, exploration of ancestral influences, and more.
My name is Taalya Areli, LMFT, PhD. My approach is holistic and acknowledges that you are more than your thoughts and more than your struggles. I believe in taking your mind, body, and spirit on the healing journey. I specialize in both traditional and integrative approaches; CBT, psychodynamic, existential/humanistic, inner child and parts work, expressive art, as well as energy psychology, transpersonal psychology/consciousness and integration of non-ordinary experiences, hypnosis for stress reduction, visualizations, exploration of ancestral influences, and more.
(657) 332-2019 View (657) 332-2019

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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.