Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in San Bruno, CA

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Anna Marie Marquez-Mason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Bruno, CA 94066
Hello, my name is Anna Marquez and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 17 years of experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders including anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, Substance use disorders, etc. It is important for me to meet individuals where they are at and utilize the systems theory really focusing on the person in their current environment and tailoring therapy to meet their needs.
Hello, my name is Anna Marquez and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 17 years of experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders including anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, Substance use disorders, etc. It is important for me to meet individuals where they are at and utilize the systems theory really focusing on the person in their current environment and tailoring therapy to meet their needs.
(650) 443-7739 View (650) 443-7739
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Louise Zervas Houchin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Bruno, CA 94066  (Online Only)
Healing happens within the context of a respectful, caring and nonjudgemental therapeutic relationship. When we work together, you can be yourself. I want to see you and help you to understand yourself in new ways. I am direct, while also gentle. I hold a lot of space for empathy and understanding, and building trust. And of course, there is always room for humor on any journey! I use a combination of evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral (or "talk") therapy, expressive arts, music and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques to connect with you and help guide you toward feeling like the best version of yourself.
Healing happens within the context of a respectful, caring and nonjudgemental therapeutic relationship. When we work together, you can be yourself. I want to see you and help you to understand yourself in new ways. I am direct, while also gentle. I hold a lot of space for empathy and understanding, and building trust. And of course, there is always room for humor on any journey! I use a combination of evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral (or "talk") therapy, expressive arts, music and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques to connect with you and help guide you toward feeling like the best version of yourself.
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Eddy Hong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Bruno, CA 94066
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about fostering self-acceptance and normalizing discussions of mental health. I believe in the importance of context and collaboration in finding solutions that work for you. My clients find that I am humorous, soft-spoken, and compassionate while working with them in their growth. I am skilled in facilitating a safe, inclusive space where, together, we can explore and examine your concerns in a supportive way in addition to utilizing evidence-based interventions to address them.
I am passionate about fostering self-acceptance and normalizing discussions of mental health. I believe in the importance of context and collaboration in finding solutions that work for you. My clients find that I am humorous, soft-spoken, and compassionate while working with them in their growth. I am skilled in facilitating a safe, inclusive space where, together, we can explore and examine your concerns in a supportive way in addition to utilizing evidence-based interventions to address them.
(650) 484-5627 View (650) 484-5627
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Laura Reinitz
Associate Clinical Social Worker, RCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
San Bruno, CA 94066  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping people discover solutions that work for them. This means that we'll work together to discover your strengths and use this information as a guide for crafting new, effective strategies that create positive changes. We each have important roles to play: You bring the expertise on yourself, and I bring my therapeutic training and professional experience. Together, we’ll work toward reaching your goals.
I enjoy helping people discover solutions that work for them. This means that we'll work together to discover your strengths and use this information as a guide for crafting new, effective strategies that create positive changes. We each have important roles to play: You bring the expertise on yourself, and I bring my therapeutic training and professional experience. Together, we’ll work toward reaching your goals.
(650) 629-3387 View (650) 629-3387
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Donna Blethen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Bruno, CA 94066
Do you wish your mate listened to you and understood you better? Do you sometimes feel angry that he/she is too controlling and unwilling to compromise? It doesn't have to be this way. Let me help. Loving behaviors are learned. I can teach you to build a stronger and more loving connection. I would love to teach you the simple but powerful skills with which to improve your relationship. Do know that all relationships start with the self. How we treat ourselves internally is often what we allow externally. Let me help you work the inside job and the relationship with other job.
Do you wish your mate listened to you and understood you better? Do you sometimes feel angry that he/she is too controlling and unwilling to compromise? It doesn't have to be this way. Let me help. Loving behaviors are learned. I can teach you to build a stronger and more loving connection. I would love to teach you the simple but powerful skills with which to improve your relationship. Do know that all relationships start with the self. How we treat ourselves internally is often what we allow externally. Let me help you work the inside job and the relationship with other job.
(650) 385-8844 View (650) 385-8844
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Octave - Oakland Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Bruno, CA 94066  (Online Only)
Octave is a modern practice creating a new standard for mental health care that’s both high-quality and accessible. With in-person and virtual clinics in California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington D.C., we partner with you to develop personalized plans that can include individual, couples, and family therapy to best suit your needs. Grounded in science, our approach enables you to experience profound change that is just as measurable as it is meaningful. Learn more at www.findoctave.com
Octave is a modern practice creating a new standard for mental health care that’s both high-quality and accessible. With in-person and virtual clinics in California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington D.C., we partner with you to develop personalized plans that can include individual, couples, and family therapy to best suit your needs. Grounded in science, our approach enables you to experience profound change that is just as measurable as it is meaningful. Learn more at www.findoctave.com
(415) 687-2932 View (415) 687-2932
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Anyella Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Bruno, CA 94066
I HAVE BEEN A LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, CHILD-PARENT PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND AN EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIALIST FOR ALMOST 20 YEAR. I HAVE DEDICATED MY LIFE TO WORKING WITH FAMILIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN TO HELP PARENTS CREATE A LOVING AND HARMONIOUS ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEIR CHILDREN CAN THRIVE.
I HAVE BEEN A LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, CHILD-PARENT PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND AN EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIALIST FOR ALMOST 20 YEAR. I HAVE DEDICATED MY LIFE TO WORKING WITH FAMILIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN TO HELP PARENTS CREATE A LOVING AND HARMONIOUS ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEIR CHILDREN CAN THRIVE.
(650) 984-1351 View (650) 984-1351

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Greg Garavanian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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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Patrick Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Millbrae, CA 94030
My approach integrates Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBPT), Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing and psychodynamic therapies.
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Experiencing worry, anxiety or depression? Struggling with Imposture syndrome, perfectionism or procrastination at work or in your personal life? I know seeking therapy can be frustrating and anxiety provoking. Therapy can help you to get unstuck and gain clarity, confidence, reduce anxiety, feel happier, develop deeper connections with friends and family, gain perspective about life's problems and disappointments, heal past wounds, establish a healthy feeling of hope and "be yourself" again.
My approach integrates Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBPT), Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing and psychodynamic therapies.
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Experiencing worry, anxiety or depression? Struggling with Imposture syndrome, perfectionism or procrastination at work or in your personal life? I know seeking therapy can be frustrating and anxiety provoking. Therapy can help you to get unstuck and gain clarity, confidence, reduce anxiety, feel happier, develop deeper connections with friends and family, gain perspective about life's problems and disappointments, heal past wounds, establish a healthy feeling of hope and "be yourself" again.
(650) 374-0332 View (650) 374-0332
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Patricia Pike: Certified Intervention Professional
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, CADC II, CIP, CCIP
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Patricia M. Pike, CEO of CanAm Interventions, Certified Interventionist & Addiction Specialist, is a trained expert with over 25 years of professional experience in the field of behavioral heath treatment, specializing in addiction and alcoholism. Ms. Pike holds a master accredited certification in addiction studies, conducts successful interventions nationally and internationally. Patricia is a Licensed Advance Alcohol Drug Counselor (LAADC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), long standing member of the Canadian Addiction Counselor Association Federation, internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Patricia M. Pike, CEO of CanAm Interventions, Certified Interventionist & Addiction Specialist, is a trained expert with over 25 years of professional experience in the field of behavioral heath treatment, specializing in addiction and alcoholism. Ms. Pike holds a master accredited certification in addiction studies, conducts successful interventions nationally and internationally. Patricia is a Licensed Advance Alcohol Drug Counselor (LAADC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), long standing member of the Canadian Addiction Counselor Association Federation, internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
(415) 578-6836 View (415) 578-6836
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Erin Bastian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Hello there. I'm Erin Bastian, LCSW. My approach to therapy is meeting you where you are at, being honest, genuine, and finding a therapeutic approach that best meets your needs. There are many therapeutic approaches and all lead to finding meaning and purpose. I utilize a number of theoretical approaches in order to find what fits best for you. My core theoretical foundations include Humanistic, Existential, Integrative, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive. I am simply me. I'm genuine, honest, and open. My desire is to help you find answers, feel safe, feel understood, and feel supported. Connection and good conversation are key.
Hello there. I'm Erin Bastian, LCSW. My approach to therapy is meeting you where you are at, being honest, genuine, and finding a therapeutic approach that best meets your needs. There are many therapeutic approaches and all lead to finding meaning and purpose. I utilize a number of theoretical approaches in order to find what fits best for you. My core theoretical foundations include Humanistic, Existential, Integrative, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive. I am simply me. I'm genuine, honest, and open. My desire is to help you find answers, feel safe, feel understood, and feel supported. Connection and good conversation are key.
(559) 851-0585 View (559) 851-0585
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Christy Lusareta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
South San Francisco, CA 94080  (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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Pauline Wakeham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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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Bianca Aarons Integrative Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
South San Francisco, CA 94083  (Online Only)
Bianca Aarons is a San Francisco based Couples Therapist and Individual Therapist who works in an integrative way, incorporating a psychoanalytic, relational, and somatic styles of working. Bianca treats couples who struggle with communication, survivors of sexual abuse, and others to help people find their voice, to feel empowered, and to access healthy anger and boundaries. Bianca also works with people who struggle within relationships because of anxiety and past family issues which may have let to lower self esteem and perfectionism. She works in a direct and honest way while also being very compassionate and empathetic.
Bianca Aarons is a San Francisco based Couples Therapist and Individual Therapist who works in an integrative way, incorporating a psychoanalytic, relational, and somatic styles of working. Bianca treats couples who struggle with communication, survivors of sexual abuse, and others to help people find their voice, to feel empowered, and to access healthy anger and boundaries. Bianca also works with people who struggle within relationships because of anxiety and past family issues which may have let to lower self esteem and perfectionism. She works in a direct and honest way while also being very compassionate and empathetic.
(415) 319-6218 View (415) 319-6218
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Paula-Jo Husack
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CGP
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
"Ease" is not a keyword for our "Bay Area"! My practice is a resource library for real lives. Whether you're highly visible, invisible, or both--you want some life change. You want a hands-on, motivated professional. Stress shouts out. Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Confusion, Conflict, Addictions/Compulsions come forth. You want strategies for sustained change. Or, you want short-term problem-solving for yourself, marriage, family, workteam. My approaches are eclectic, as we define your needs, goals, and choices. You're motivated to start; and I'm honored to be on your whole-person team!
"Ease" is not a keyword for our "Bay Area"! My practice is a resource library for real lives. Whether you're highly visible, invisible, or both--you want some life change. You want a hands-on, motivated professional. Stress shouts out. Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Confusion, Conflict, Addictions/Compulsions come forth. You want strategies for sustained change. Or, you want short-term problem-solving for yourself, marriage, family, workteam. My approaches are eclectic, as we define your needs, goals, and choices. You're motivated to start; and I'm honored to be on your whole-person team!
(650) 316-5541 View (650) 316-5541
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Stephen Trichter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94080
I offer a holistic approach, drawing on depth psychology, somatics, spirituality, psychedelic medicine, relational theory and social justice activism in my work with patients. I am interested in working closely with adults, adolescents and couples, supporting them in their development and helping them reach their goals.
I offer a holistic approach, drawing on depth psychology, somatics, spirituality, psychedelic medicine, relational theory and social justice activism in my work with patients. I am interested in working closely with adults, adolescents and couples, supporting them in their development and helping them reach their goals.
(415) 689-9969 View (415) 689-9969
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Jackie Sage
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Millbrae, CA 94030
Loss of self and self-doubt can manifest in young people as anxiety, depression, burn out, anger, and more. Highly sensitive children and teenagers are especially vulnerable right now to struggles with these symptoms and may need guidance to (re)discover their purposes and passions. I help adolescents and adults become congruent with their best selves. This in turn leads to increased knowledge of self which can lead to increased self-esteem and a satisfaction with the world around them.
Loss of self and self-doubt can manifest in young people as anxiety, depression, burn out, anger, and more. Highly sensitive children and teenagers are especially vulnerable right now to struggles with these symptoms and may need guidance to (re)discover their purposes and passions. I help adolescents and adults become congruent with their best selves. This in turn leads to increased knowledge of self which can lead to increased self-esteem and a satisfaction with the world around them.
(650) 629-3201 View (650) 629-3201
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Jim Christrup
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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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Elissa Meryl
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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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Jaclyn Pasch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Millbrae, CA 94030  (Online Only)
Since 2004, I have provided individual, family and couples therapy to clients that are impacted by stressors that can trigger mental health symptoms. I am competent in treating a variety of diagnoses and work collaboratively with clients and their families. I work to establish the therapeutic alliance necessary to support clients in meeting their goals within their own cultural and environmental context.
Since 2004, I have provided individual, family and couples therapy to clients that are impacted by stressors that can trigger mental health symptoms. I am competent in treating a variety of diagnoses and work collaboratively with clients and their families. I work to establish the therapeutic alliance necessary to support clients in meeting their goals within their own cultural and environmental context.
(650) 910-3065 View (650) 910-3065

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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.