Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Emeryville, CA

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Maegan Willan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608
I also use Internal Family Systems (IFS) to help people understand and make peace with their internal world.
Whatever you have lived through--healing is possible. I provide therapy for people living outside of the mainstream, whether because of values and ideals or personal identity. Therapy with me doesn't require that you or I believe there is anything wrong with you. Instead it is a place where both of us work collaboratively and creatively to develop an environment where you can take more and more risks to be yourself. It is a place to keep growing. It is a place to get real about what matters to you and what challenges you. Keywords: radical, queer, artists, activists, social justice, progressive
I also use Internal Family Systems (IFS) to help people understand and make peace with their internal world.
Whatever you have lived through--healing is possible. I provide therapy for people living outside of the mainstream, whether because of values and ideals or personal identity. Therapy with me doesn't require that you or I believe there is anything wrong with you. Instead it is a place where both of us work collaboratively and creatively to develop an environment where you can take more and more risks to be yourself. It is a place to keep growing. It is a place to get real about what matters to you and what challenges you. Keywords: radical, queer, artists, activists, social justice, progressive
(510) 248-4807 View (510) 248-4807
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Janelle Klaas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94662  (Online Only)
Internal Family Systems is like the laser surgery of therapy--going straight to the heart of buried issues and resolving inner conflict quickly and effectively.
Let's work together to clear the obstacles in the way of living your best life. If you feel ready to find insight into your patterns, heal old wounds, and develop new more effective ways of being in the world and in your relationships, I'd love to support you. I'll collaborate with you to process stuck emotions, gain clarity on your goals and values, and find empowerment and freedom to move forward in your life. Some therapists work mysteriously or are a "blank slate;" I like to be open, direct, and informative while always bringing my warmth and empathy so you can feel supported.
Internal Family Systems is like the laser surgery of therapy--going straight to the heart of buried issues and resolving inner conflict quickly and effectively.
Let's work together to clear the obstacles in the way of living your best life. If you feel ready to find insight into your patterns, heal old wounds, and develop new more effective ways of being in the world and in your relationships, I'd love to support you. I'll collaborate with you to process stuck emotions, gain clarity on your goals and values, and find empowerment and freedom to move forward in your life. Some therapists work mysteriously or are a "blank slate;" I like to be open, direct, and informative while always bringing my warmth and empathy so you can feel supported.
(408) 816-1154 View (408) 816-1154
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Andy Le
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608
Greetings! My name is Andy Le, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Southern California. I take a person-centered and humanistic approach to therapy in a holistic manner to allow the client the opportunity to discover self-determination: voice and choice. While following a person-centered foundation, I will incorporate structured interventions such as cognitive-behavior, strength-based, and mindfulness to decrease daily stressors. The therapeutic modalities that I commonly use are solution-focused, strength-based, humanistic, cognitive behavioral, narrative, and trauma-focused.
Greetings! My name is Andy Le, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Southern California. I take a person-centered and humanistic approach to therapy in a holistic manner to allow the client the opportunity to discover self-determination: voice and choice. While following a person-centered foundation, I will incorporate structured interventions such as cognitive-behavior, strength-based, and mindfulness to decrease daily stressors. The therapeutic modalities that I commonly use are solution-focused, strength-based, humanistic, cognitive behavioral, narrative, and trauma-focused.
(510) 751-0237 View (510) 751-0237
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Danielle Kouri
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608  (Online Only)
Do you struggle to feel good enough, no matter what you do? You feel the pressure to hold it all together and be perfect, maybe at work or with your family, which often means hiding who you are, what you want and need, in order to meet others' expectations. Sometimes you feel like a kid again, being told you can't do anything right. Your thoughts and emotions feel overwhelming, which makes setting boundaries and communicating your needs feel impossible. Especially with your immigrant parents or grandparents. But, you are resilient and ready. Ready to feel better, stronger, more confident, and excited about your life again.
Do you struggle to feel good enough, no matter what you do? You feel the pressure to hold it all together and be perfect, maybe at work or with your family, which often means hiding who you are, what you want and need, in order to meet others' expectations. Sometimes you feel like a kid again, being told you can't do anything right. Your thoughts and emotions feel overwhelming, which makes setting boundaries and communicating your needs feel impossible. Especially with your immigrant parents or grandparents. But, you are resilient and ready. Ready to feel better, stronger, more confident, and excited about your life again.
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Rebecca Siegel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RDT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94608  (Online Only)
I believe that the capacity to thrive already lives in your hands, heart, and imagination. As your therapist, I will work with you to uncover your own inherent wisdom. With your wise self in the room, we can explore how parts of you may feel lost, unsure or left out. As your wise self learns to take up more space in your life, you may come to realize that the painful parts of you are just that: a part of you, and that your life is not defined by these parts. I will help you to realize that you are indeed amazing, capable, and loved.
I believe that the capacity to thrive already lives in your hands, heart, and imagination. As your therapist, I will work with you to uncover your own inherent wisdom. With your wise self in the room, we can explore how parts of you may feel lost, unsure or left out. As your wise self learns to take up more space in your life, you may come to realize that the painful parts of you are just that: a part of you, and that your life is not defined by these parts. I will help you to realize that you are indeed amazing, capable, and loved.
(415) 877-3616 View (415) 877-3616
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Galia Schechter
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608
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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Jennifer Lilly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608  (Online Only)
Do you have relationships in your life that are not working, and no matter what you do, it doesn't seem to get better? Are you looking for a partner, but find that it never seems to work out? Do you feel disconnected from others and are longing for relationships that are solid and fulfilling? Relationships take work and psychotherapy is an opportunity to understand who you are in relationship and how to create and healthy and supportive connections. I work with both individuals and couples to explore, cultivate and sustain intimacy.
Do you have relationships in your life that are not working, and no matter what you do, it doesn't seem to get better? Are you looking for a partner, but find that it never seems to work out? Do you feel disconnected from others and are longing for relationships that are solid and fulfilling? Relationships take work and psychotherapy is an opportunity to understand who you are in relationship and how to create and healthy and supportive connections. I work with both individuals and couples to explore, cultivate and sustain intimacy.
(415) 237-2667 View (415) 237-2667
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Isabel Diamond
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94608  (Online Only)
Are you the outsider of your family of origin? You might be the family scapegoat. If so, you've probably experienced some of the following: treated as less-than, blamed, excluded, gossiped about, disowned, and more. And then, if you'd tried to address things, you might have been met with gaslighting, denial, or being dismissed. Your healthy anger might have been used as further "proof" of your badness or a narrative that you're mentally ill. And around and around it goes. But there is a way out.
Are you the outsider of your family of origin? You might be the family scapegoat. If so, you've probably experienced some of the following: treated as less-than, blamed, excluded, gossiped about, disowned, and more. And then, if you'd tried to address things, you might have been met with gaslighting, denial, or being dismissed. Your healthy anger might have been used as further "proof" of your badness or a narrative that you're mentally ill. And around and around it goes. But there is a way out.
(510) 781-9505 View (510) 781-9505
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Miranda York
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608  (Online Only)
I offer psychotherapy to individuals and couples who reside in California or Oregon. I offer clinical supervision to associates residing and working in the state of California. As a psychotherapist, I am flexible and tailor my approach to the need of each client. I have been trained in many modalities that offer various benefits, depending on your needs and preferences (EMDR, AEDP, Sensorimotor, Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic, Somatic). As a clinical supervisor, I supervise from a primarily psychodynamic orientation. My practice is anti oppression and trauma informed.
I offer psychotherapy to individuals and couples who reside in California or Oregon. I offer clinical supervision to associates residing and working in the state of California. As a psychotherapist, I am flexible and tailor my approach to the need of each client. I have been trained in many modalities that offer various benefits, depending on your needs and preferences (EMDR, AEDP, Sensorimotor, Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic, Somatic). As a clinical supervisor, I supervise from a primarily psychodynamic orientation. My practice is anti oppression and trauma informed.
(971) 314-6752 View (971) 314-6752
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Amy Attiyeh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94608
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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Monica Lois Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94608  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples on issues related to anxiety and depression, trauma, relationships, parenting, grief, transitions, body-image, and navigating the ups and downs of ones 20s and 30s.
I work with individuals and couples on issues related to anxiety and depression, trauma, relationships, parenting, grief, transitions, body-image, and navigating the ups and downs of ones 20s and 30s.
(510) 319-1012 View (510) 319-1012
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Jumoke M Omojola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LIMHP, LISW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94608  (Online Only)
Life seems really good, right? Your family loves you. You love them too. You love your job, have a great career, or you are are working towards one. yet you feel sad, scared, hurt and lonely. You want to be happy, joyful and hopeful about life. Days and nights all run together and life seems meaningless and without purpose. Your relationships are not fulfilling. You have crying spells but you wear a game face like everything is going great. It's time to find joy and happiness. it's time to build and enjoy nurturing relationships.
Life seems really good, right? Your family loves you. You love them too. You love your job, have a great career, or you are are working towards one. yet you feel sad, scared, hurt and lonely. You want to be happy, joyful and hopeful about life. Days and nights all run together and life seems meaningless and without purpose. Your relationships are not fulfilling. You have crying spells but you wear a game face like everything is going great. It's time to find joy and happiness. it's time to build and enjoy nurturing relationships.
(402) 807-2759 View (402) 807-2759
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James Pritchett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94662  (Online Only)
You are immersed in the fast-paced world of tech, where the pressure for innovation and the fear of falling behind can be overwhelming. You find yourself constantly worried about job security and career prospects, leading to sleepless nights, strained relationships, and a diminishing sense of enjoyment in life. The drive to stay ahead has become a source of anxiety, making it challenging to find peace even outside of work. You need accessible resources and practical tools that address these feelings as they arise, whether you're at home, in the office, or out socializing. What you're needing is more than just to manage your stress.
You are immersed in the fast-paced world of tech, where the pressure for innovation and the fear of falling behind can be overwhelming. You find yourself constantly worried about job security and career prospects, leading to sleepless nights, strained relationships, and a diminishing sense of enjoyment in life. The drive to stay ahead has become a source of anxiety, making it challenging to find peace even outside of work. You need accessible resources and practical tools that address these feelings as they arise, whether you're at home, in the office, or out socializing. What you're needing is more than just to manage your stress.
(530) 296-8660 View (530) 296-8660
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Julia Mendoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Julia Mendoza, a therapist providing therapy throughout the state of California. I have experience working with children and adults, in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, LGBT+ issues, OCD, personality disorders, family problems, relationship and partner conflict, and traumas. I truly enjoy helping others and I have been told that I am funny, genuine, open-minded, and a good listener. Se habla Español!
Hello I'm Julia Mendoza, a therapist providing therapy throughout the state of California. I have experience working with children and adults, in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, LGBT+ issues, OCD, personality disorders, family problems, relationship and partner conflict, and traumas. I truly enjoy helping others and I have been told that I am funny, genuine, open-minded, and a good listener. Se habla Español!
(951) 438-7873 View (951) 438-7873
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Pearl (Penumaka) Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Emeryville, CA 94608
I work well with clients who are navigating life transitions, grief, infidelity, unmet expectations and shifting priorities in our modern world. I specialize in working with men who are curious about therapy, mental health and their expressions of masculinity - I pride myself on holding gender identity with an expansive frame. We will work together with my clinical and professional knowledge and skills sets in tandem with your own unique worldview and context, to create and facilitate healing and change in the modality that works best for your life.
I work well with clients who are navigating life transitions, grief, infidelity, unmet expectations and shifting priorities in our modern world. I specialize in working with men who are curious about therapy, mental health and their expressions of masculinity - I pride myself on holding gender identity with an expansive frame. We will work together with my clinical and professional knowledge and skills sets in tandem with your own unique worldview and context, to create and facilitate healing and change in the modality that works best for your life.
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Caroline Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Emeryville, CA 94608
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Barbara Lankamp
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94618
I am EMDR trained and utilize a variety of therapies including Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Sometimes we get stuck, in our own heads, in unhelpful behavior, or as a couple. We strive for change but soon fall back into old habits, patterns, arguments or results. "It will be different this time, once again starts looking frustratingly familiar, but only with added dissappointment and sense of repeated failure. To some this may feel terrifying, to others hopeless. Whether you feel exhausted from worrying or trying to please others, or angry and frustrated with the situation, there is help. Toegther we can shift away from bandaid approaches with the goal of root-level healing and change.
I am EMDR trained and utilize a variety of therapies including Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Sometimes we get stuck, in our own heads, in unhelpful behavior, or as a couple. We strive for change but soon fall back into old habits, patterns, arguments or results. "It will be different this time, once again starts looking frustratingly familiar, but only with added dissappointment and sense of repeated failure. To some this may feel terrifying, to others hopeless. Whether you feel exhausted from worrying or trying to please others, or angry and frustrated with the situation, there is help. Toegther we can shift away from bandaid approaches with the goal of root-level healing and change.
(341) 895-5788 View (341) 895-5788
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Kerry McKee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705
I customize how I work to fit you, with practical, evidence-based, depth-oriented approaches including: IFS (Internal Family Systems), EMDR, Mindfulness, Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapy, CBT, Expressive Arts & Movement, and Ecotherapy.
Are you looking for therapy to support & cultivate the wisdom of your whole being – mind, heart, body, & spirit? Would you like your challenges to be doorways to personal transformation?  You may be coming to therapy feeling overwhelmed by life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, grief, or loss. You may want to heal old trauma, change negative thought patterns, and break free of self-doubt. Or you may be ready to work towards deeper personal and spiritual growth. I support clients with these and many other issues in a warm, nurturing, non-judgmental way, informed by over 15 years of experience as a therapist.
I customize how I work to fit you, with practical, evidence-based, depth-oriented approaches including: IFS (Internal Family Systems), EMDR, Mindfulness, Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapy, CBT, Expressive Arts & Movement, and Ecotherapy.
Are you looking for therapy to support & cultivate the wisdom of your whole being – mind, heart, body, & spirit? Would you like your challenges to be doorways to personal transformation?  You may be coming to therapy feeling overwhelmed by life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, grief, or loss. You may want to heal old trauma, change negative thought patterns, and break free of self-doubt. Or you may be ready to work towards deeper personal and spiritual growth. I support clients with these and many other issues in a warm, nurturing, non-judgmental way, informed by over 15 years of experience as a therapist.
(510) 617-1699 View (510) 617-1699
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Berne Fitzpatrick
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
I offer IFS sessions or integrate Parts Work into my work.
Suffering can come in many forms. It is personal and distressing and can also be overwhelming, paralyzing, and lonely. But you do not have to face it alone. Many have come to me for help with what makes them unhappy and out of balance. I take satisfaction when my clients accept their own complexity and uniqueness and have successful outcomes in their lives due to therapy.
I offer IFS sessions or integrate Parts Work into my work.
Suffering can come in many forms. It is personal and distressing and can also be overwhelming, paralyzing, and lonely. But you do not have to face it alone. Many have come to me for help with what makes them unhappy and out of balance. I take satisfaction when my clients accept their own complexity and uniqueness and have successful outcomes in their lives due to therapy.
(415) 236-5578 View (415) 236-5578
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Anya Rome
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94701
I approach therapy from a holistic perspective, integrating my training in evidence-based theories and modalities like Narrative Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy.
There are important reasons why you are struggling, and they deserve attention and understanding. I work with people who find themselves overwhelmed by the demands of everyday life and demoralized by the struggle just to keep up. People who have ever felt defective, or like there is something wrong with the way that they are. These feelings may be due to, or manifest as: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, substance-use issues, or ADHD-related issues like difficulty with time management, organization, and motivation.
I approach therapy from a holistic perspective, integrating my training in evidence-based theories and modalities like Narrative Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy.
There are important reasons why you are struggling, and they deserve attention and understanding. I work with people who find themselves overwhelmed by the demands of everyday life and demoralized by the struggle just to keep up. People who have ever felt defective, or like there is something wrong with the way that they are. These feelings may be due to, or manifest as: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, substance-use issues, or ADHD-related issues like difficulty with time management, organization, and motivation.
(510) 851-9836 View (510) 851-9836
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.