Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Moraga, CA

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Roya Taghehchian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Moraga, CA 94556  (Online Only)
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist working primarily with individuals and couples dealing with anxiety/depression, trauma, and major life events including grief, peri/postpartum, and the aftereffects of infidelity. I have completed my Attachment-Focused EMDR Basic Training through the Parnell Institute.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist working primarily with individuals and couples dealing with anxiety/depression, trauma, and major life events including grief, peri/postpartum, and the aftereffects of infidelity. I have completed my Attachment-Focused EMDR Basic Training through the Parnell Institute.
(925) 378-4666 View (925) 378-4666
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Ines M Vaniman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Moraga, CA 94556
There are so many different reasons to seek therapy and it is my job to get you to where you want to get, as quickly as possible. I am a down to earth, experienced therapist. I use scientifically proven approaches, based on the needs and preferences of my patients. I focus on building strong relationships and providing a space where we can develop and implement a plan to make meaningful change happen. I have over 15 years of experience working in this field and feel very passionate about this work.
There are so many different reasons to seek therapy and it is my job to get you to where you want to get, as quickly as possible. I am a down to earth, experienced therapist. I use scientifically proven approaches, based on the needs and preferences of my patients. I focus on building strong relationships and providing a space where we can develop and implement a plan to make meaningful change happen. I have over 15 years of experience working in this field and feel very passionate about this work.
(925) 246-2964 View (925) 246-2964
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Bruce Sorenson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Moraga, CA 94556
Everyone has challenges and battles to fight. A pain-free life is not always possible. Even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s difficulties. Whether you struggle with depression, grief, anxiety, or other issues, you should know there is hope for better tomorrows.
Everyone has challenges and battles to fight. A pain-free life is not always possible. Even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s difficulties. Whether you struggle with depression, grief, anxiety, or other issues, you should know there is hope for better tomorrows.
(925) 248-4567 View (925) 248-4567
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Katie Connolly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Moraga, CA 94556
Not accepting new clients
I am currently on maternity leave and not taking new clients. I will be returning from leave January 2025.... I hold that therapy can be different from person to person, from day to day. There is no “right” way to do this. My hope is that together, we’ll create a space that supports you in deepening your self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-empowerment. I will meet you where you are, holding that you are the expert on your own experience, and that you have within you everything you need to heal.
I am currently on maternity leave and not taking new clients. I will be returning from leave January 2025.... I hold that therapy can be different from person to person, from day to day. There is no “right” way to do this. My hope is that together, we’ll create a space that supports you in deepening your self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-empowerment. I will meet you where you are, holding that you are the expert on your own experience, and that you have within you everything you need to heal.
(925) 515-4276 View (925) 515-4276
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Sara Nevius
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Moraga, CA 94556
Do you want to recover the parts of you that feel stuck? Are you longing to find a place of inner calm and contentment? Looking to to free yourself up to live more authentically? Everyone has an authentic self that is calling them home. Sometimes, this self gets buried or forgotten, leading to symptoms like anxiety, a lack of purpose, unfulfilling relationships, or substance use and addiction.
Do you want to recover the parts of you that feel stuck? Are you longing to find a place of inner calm and contentment? Looking to to free yourself up to live more authentically? Everyone has an authentic self that is calling them home. Sometimes, this self gets buried or forgotten, leading to symptoms like anxiety, a lack of purpose, unfulfilling relationships, or substance use and addiction.
(415) 301-4039 View (415) 301-4039
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Tina Kopko
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CGRS
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Moraga, CA 94556
When grief hasn't been fully addressed, it can look like depression, anxiety, isolation, addictive behaviors to escape the pain, workaholism, relationships that are fragile, a lack of motivation, or feeling overwhelming resentment and bitterness. And grief can occur after a variety of losses that many people don't realize: divorce, moving, graduation, empty nest, retirement, an impactful change in financial position or physical abilities, a pandemic. My clients acutely feel how unresolved grief has become an impediment to living their lives in full, having healthy relationships, and having the energy to go after their goals.
When grief hasn't been fully addressed, it can look like depression, anxiety, isolation, addictive behaviors to escape the pain, workaholism, relationships that are fragile, a lack of motivation, or feeling overwhelming resentment and bitterness. And grief can occur after a variety of losses that many people don't realize: divorce, moving, graduation, empty nest, retirement, an impactful change in financial position or physical abilities, a pandemic. My clients acutely feel how unresolved grief has become an impediment to living their lives in full, having healthy relationships, and having the energy to go after their goals.
(510) 606-9784 View (510) 606-9784

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Chris Fenaroli MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
One is Internal Family Systems, also known as parts work, and The Work, created by Byron Katie, a method of questioning thoughts that create stress.
I enjoy working with all kinds of people. Doing work on past trauma, depression or anxiety is hard work, and I respect and admire people who are willing to do it. Like physical health, mental health isn’t a one shot, once a week thing. I encourage clients to integrate self-care in ways that make sense to them. Life can be challenging. Things like anxiety and depression don't go away entirely. We change our relationship with them. We practice kindness with ourselves and others. When we feel depressed or anxious, we practice self-care. The work that I do will help you to learn compassion and understanding with yourself and others.
One is Internal Family Systems, also known as parts work, and The Work, created by Byron Katie, a method of questioning thoughts that create stress.
I enjoy working with all kinds of people. Doing work on past trauma, depression or anxiety is hard work, and I respect and admire people who are willing to do it. Like physical health, mental health isn’t a one shot, once a week thing. I encourage clients to integrate self-care in ways that make sense to them. Life can be challenging. Things like anxiety and depression don't go away entirely. We change our relationship with them. We practice kindness with ourselves and others. When we feel depressed or anxious, we practice self-care. The work that I do will help you to learn compassion and understanding with yourself and others.
(510) 462-3523 View (510) 462-3523
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Mindful Path Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523  (Online Only)
To support this, I pride myself on offering real-life tools to help people overcome barriers and achieve their goals, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) Parts Work, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
In the best of conditions, orienting ourselves towards personal growth is challenging and requires focus, dedication, and support. During major life events, staying on this mindful path can become overwhelming and we may find ourselves unable to find our bearings. For over 12 years, I have helped clients navigate difficult life transitions, such as recovery from addiction, overcoming trauma, healing from grief, cultivating healthy relationships, and achieving developmental milestones.
To support this, I pride myself on offering real-life tools to help people overcome barriers and achieve their goals, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) Parts Work, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
In the best of conditions, orienting ourselves towards personal growth is challenging and requires focus, dedication, and support. During major life events, staying on this mindful path can become overwhelming and we may find ourselves unable to find our bearings. For over 12 years, I have helped clients navigate difficult life transitions, such as recovery from addiction, overcoming trauma, healing from grief, cultivating healthy relationships, and achieving developmental milestones.
(925) 268-7434 View (925) 268-7434
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Lisa Case
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
My work is intuitive, and may include somatic experiencing, IFS, mindfulness, experiential exercises, CBT, and DBT.
I specialize in helping individuals who experience chronic stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and interrelational/ interfamilial conflicts. My aim is to support you in a safe and non-judgmental container, where we can explore the roots of your issues, as well as provide you skills which can help to alleviate any symptoms/ conflicts you may have. I believe that you are the expert of your story and hold a space that is of compassion and unconditional positive regard. I also offer online ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, when indicated for various diagnoses that may have been treatment-resistant with traditional forms of talk therapy.
My work is intuitive, and may include somatic experiencing, IFS, mindfulness, experiential exercises, CBT, and DBT.
I specialize in helping individuals who experience chronic stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and interrelational/ interfamilial conflicts. My aim is to support you in a safe and non-judgmental container, where we can explore the roots of your issues, as well as provide you skills which can help to alleviate any symptoms/ conflicts you may have. I believe that you are the expert of your story and hold a space that is of compassion and unconditional positive regard. I also offer online ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, when indicated for various diagnoses that may have been treatment-resistant with traditional forms of talk therapy.
(510) 949-5329 View (510) 949-5329
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Caitlin Rose Marvaso
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94606
I use a combination of emotionally-focused therapy, internal family systems therapy, CBT, and somatic embodiment to help you gain the insight you desire.
Your body is always communicating information to you, and your emotions are the messenger. Maybe it's the consistent feeling of overwhelm, or the throws of depression. Maybe you are experiencing physical pain as a result of emotional pain. Whatever it is, I believe in the wisdom of your body and I want to help you become an expert at your own body language so that you can have more autonomy over your life.
I use a combination of emotionally-focused therapy, internal family systems therapy, CBT, and somatic embodiment to help you gain the insight you desire.
Your body is always communicating information to you, and your emotions are the messenger. Maybe it's the consistent feeling of overwhelm, or the throws of depression. Maybe you are experiencing physical pain as a result of emotional pain. Whatever it is, I believe in the wisdom of your body and I want to help you become an expert at your own body language so that you can have more autonomy over your life.
(415) 366-1307 View (415) 366-1307
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Kathy Macchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, #101014
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
Including Hakomi (a mindfulness based psychotherapy), CBT, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic, EMDR, and a trauma informed approach.
I offer strategies and tools for College age students and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harming behavior, and trauma. My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a lasting and genuine healing relationship, one where you feel supported to express yourself authentically and make the changes necessary in your life to live, love and work wholeheartedly. My warm, genuine and practical approach allows us to move through difficult times and gain clarity about yourself and your relationships . All are welcome in my office and I see clients from 18 on up.
Including Hakomi (a mindfulness based psychotherapy), CBT, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic, EMDR, and a trauma informed approach.
I offer strategies and tools for College age students and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harming behavior, and trauma. My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a lasting and genuine healing relationship, one where you feel supported to express yourself authentically and make the changes necessary in your life to live, love and work wholeheartedly. My warm, genuine and practical approach allows us to move through difficult times and gain clarity about yourself and your relationships . All are welcome in my office and I see clients from 18 on up.
(925) 259-3258 View (925) 259-3258
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Yvette Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705  (Online Only)
I am passionate about fostering healing spaces for clients that want to reconnect to their authentic selves. I have extensive experience helping families with young children (0-5 years) navigate difficult and traumatic experiences through my use of Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). I also have ample experience helping immigrants, children of immigrants, and BIPGM (Black, Indigenous, and People of the Global Majority) heal from institutional, generational, and familial trauma through my use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), internal family systems (IFS), and ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP).
I am passionate about fostering healing spaces for clients that want to reconnect to their authentic selves. I have extensive experience helping families with young children (0-5 years) navigate difficult and traumatic experiences through my use of Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). I also have ample experience helping immigrants, children of immigrants, and BIPGM (Black, Indigenous, and People of the Global Majority) heal from institutional, generational, and familial trauma through my use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), internal family systems (IFS), and ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP).
(341) 999-2691 View (341) 999-2691
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Jared Cozen
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94595  (Online Only)
I take a client centered, goal focused approach utilizing Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and other evidence based strategies to facilitate positive change within the context of a supportive therapy relationship.
I have 20 years of experience working with a wide variety of people and a broad range of issues including: depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, relationship issues, phobias, panic, navigating early adulthood, and coping with life transitions.
I take a client centered, goal focused approach utilizing Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and other evidence based strategies to facilitate positive change within the context of a supportive therapy relationship.
I have 20 years of experience working with a wide variety of people and a broad range of issues including: depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, relationship issues, phobias, panic, navigating early adulthood, and coping with life transitions.
(510) 216-1571 View (510) 216-1571
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Jackie Alvarado
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC, PPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
With a trauma-focused lens, coupled with my awareness and sensitivity of culture/cultural backgrounds/cultural traditions, I work with modalities such as mindfulness, various breath-work techniques/exercises, somatic experiencing (SE), Hakomi Body Based Therapy, Existential Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative Therapy, and EMDR.
Are you a parent who would like to get your child support? Are you questioning life transitions and searching for support? Are you experiencing grief/loss? Do you want to strengthen your relationships? Are you struggling with addiction? Are you an educator experiencing work stress or chronic stress? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you're in the right place! I am an LMFT working in both the Bay and Sacramento areas. As a graduate of St. Mary's College of California, I have the expertise to support and guide you towards symptom relief and live a life full of gratitude and tranquility.
With a trauma-focused lens, coupled with my awareness and sensitivity of culture/cultural backgrounds/cultural traditions, I work with modalities such as mindfulness, various breath-work techniques/exercises, somatic experiencing (SE), Hakomi Body Based Therapy, Existential Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative Therapy, and EMDR.
Are you a parent who would like to get your child support? Are you questioning life transitions and searching for support? Are you experiencing grief/loss? Do you want to strengthen your relationships? Are you struggling with addiction? Are you an educator experiencing work stress or chronic stress? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you're in the right place! I am an LMFT working in both the Bay and Sacramento areas. As a graduate of St. Mary's College of California, I have the expertise to support and guide you towards symptom relief and live a life full of gratitude and tranquility.
(925) 239-1043 View (925) 239-1043
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Mary B Dockter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549  (Online Only)
I am an integrative therapist anchored in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and utilize other complementary approaches and techniques to help unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels overwhelming, and when it does, we all deserve help and support. Regardless of what you're struggling with, together we can work to equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges. There is hope for a better tomorrow.
I am an integrative therapist anchored in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and utilize other complementary approaches and techniques to help unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels overwhelming, and when it does, we all deserve help and support. Regardless of what you're struggling with, together we can work to equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges. There is hope for a better tomorrow.
(925) 369-7487 View (925) 369-7487
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Maryam Ashraf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, identity, and difficult life transitions? Do you find yourself feeling stuck and can’t seem to focus or move forward? There are many ways to get unstuck, and this is the work I love to do to help you heal, grow and live a more fulfilling life. I use an integrative approach including attachment-based work, DBT, CBT, IFS, and mindfulness, bringing in each as needed. Above all, I strive to hold space and empathy for your life experience.
Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, identity, and difficult life transitions? Do you find yourself feeling stuck and can’t seem to focus or move forward? There are many ways to get unstuck, and this is the work I love to do to help you heal, grow and live a more fulfilling life. I use an integrative approach including attachment-based work, DBT, CBT, IFS, and mindfulness, bringing in each as needed. Above all, I strive to hold space and empathy for your life experience.
(415) 702-1634 View (415) 702-1634
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Rosemary Donalson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94704
In addition to talk therapy I can provide EMDR therapy, mindfulness based therapy and IFS.
Hello and welcome. Thank you for taking the time to consider working together. I am a clinical psychologist. I work with life transitions and people on a journey of self discovery and self improvement. I have specialized training to treat trauma. I have a warm and collaborative style and enjoy working with people from all walks of life.
In addition to talk therapy I can provide EMDR therapy, mindfulness based therapy and IFS.
Hello and welcome. Thank you for taking the time to consider working together. I am a clinical psychologist. I work with life transitions and people on a journey of self discovery and self improvement. I have specialized training to treat trauma. I have a warm and collaborative style and enjoy working with people from all walks of life.
(925) 633-5629 View (925) 633-5629
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Marisa Singer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705  (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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Brittney Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR, IFS
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
I specialize in IFS, DBT, and CBT to help my clients to identify their internal parts and help these parts to discover healthier skills for coping.
Life can feel impossible to avoid struggling and we often don't feel we have the skills to cope successfully through. Unfortunately, sometimes we don't have all the resources we need for a given situation. Parts of us take on desperate roles trying to help us to survive. This might look like anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and relationship/family issues. I aim to help you process unresolved issues and feelings and find solutions.
I specialize in IFS, DBT, and CBT to help my clients to identify their internal parts and help these parts to discover healthier skills for coping.
Life can feel impossible to avoid struggling and we often don't feel we have the skills to cope successfully through. Unfortunately, sometimes we don't have all the resources we need for a given situation. Parts of us take on desperate roles trying to help us to survive. This might look like anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and relationship/family issues. I aim to help you process unresolved issues and feelings and find solutions.
(415) 582-4434 View (415) 582-4434
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Fedra Tehrani
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Danville, CA 94526
I work from an integrative approach and can apply a combination of evidence based therapies such as Psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, IFS, Strategic and Solution Focused Therapy tailoring to clients need.
I have supported my clients to reconnect with their true self by working through old wounds, building healthier attachments, and developing new strengths. My dedication in working with you is to empower you in taking charge of your path, past the hurdles, and find clear steps towards your goals. Prior to my practice, I gained my clinical expertise in direct care and management roles at the San Mateo Hospital and their outpatient programs. I treated adolescents and adults w/ anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD, life transitions, co-dependence, history of abuse/trauma. I am also on Zocdoc for direct access and online booking.
I work from an integrative approach and can apply a combination of evidence based therapies such as Psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, IFS, Strategic and Solution Focused Therapy tailoring to clients need.
I have supported my clients to reconnect with their true self by working through old wounds, building healthier attachments, and developing new strengths. My dedication in working with you is to empower you in taking charge of your path, past the hurdles, and find clear steps towards your goals. Prior to my practice, I gained my clinical expertise in direct care and management roles at the San Mateo Hospital and their outpatient programs. I treated adolescents and adults w/ anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD, life transitions, co-dependence, history of abuse/trauma. I am also on Zocdoc for direct access and online booking.
(925) 515-5578 View (925) 515-5578
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.