Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Sausalito, CA

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Vanessa Vertin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965  (Online Only)
Dr. Vertin specializes in modern-day relationships with self and others. Her work helps people thrive by revolutionizing how people think about health and relationship and thus, how they function. Vanessa's specializations are integral health, coupling relationships, and life transitions/stress. Other areas in which she has extensive training and therapeutic experience include: freedom and intimacy dynamics, marriage and other relationship forms, survivors of abuse, mood disorders, issues of elders and their families, menopause, aging & death, PTSD, and women’s issues. She is certified in Internal Family Systems therapy and EMDR
Dr. Vertin specializes in modern-day relationships with self and others. Her work helps people thrive by revolutionizing how people think about health and relationship and thus, how they function. Vanessa's specializations are integral health, coupling relationships, and life transitions/stress. Other areas in which she has extensive training and therapeutic experience include: freedom and intimacy dynamics, marriage and other relationship forms, survivors of abuse, mood disorders, issues of elders and their families, menopause, aging & death, PTSD, and women’s issues. She is certified in Internal Family Systems therapy and EMDR
(650) 262-3687 View (650) 262-3687
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Tammie D. Grant
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
I work through a variety of clinical modalities including Trauma informed therapies -certified in Janina Fisher TIST model, IFS, Mindfulness Training and EMDR.
I focus on unlocking past disturbances from childhood through adulthood that inhibit one's relationships, work environment and overall goals. We will work with your current day stressors to help you feel more relaxed in life and less depressed. I will help you feel more empowered with deeper meaning and with more satisfying connections to yourself and others.
I work through a variety of clinical modalities including Trauma informed therapies -certified in Janina Fisher TIST model, IFS, Mindfulness Training and EMDR.
I focus on unlocking past disturbances from childhood through adulthood that inhibit one's relationships, work environment and overall goals. We will work with your current day stressors to help you feel more relaxed in life and less depressed. I will help you feel more empowered with deeper meaning and with more satisfying connections to yourself and others.
(415) 801-3997 View (415) 801-3997
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Stephanie Post
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
Through EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, & Internal Family Systems, I help clients heal from the past, find their voice, and live a more embodied life.
Growing up, we are exposed to many spoken and unspoken messages about our inherent worth, and what it takes to secure love and approval in our families and cultures. These self-beliefs, often unconscious to us, manifest in our nonverbal body language: the way we walk, talk, and own space in the world.
Through EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, & Internal Family Systems, I help clients heal from the past, find their voice, and live a more embodied life.
Growing up, we are exposed to many spoken and unspoken messages about our inherent worth, and what it takes to secure love and approval in our families and cultures. These self-beliefs, often unconscious to us, manifest in our nonverbal body language: the way we walk, talk, and own space in the world.
(628) 245-4708 View (628) 245-4708
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S. L. McIntyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ASDCS
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
” I fuse Somatic Psychology, IFS, and Psychodynamic Humanistic principles to help my clients restore their MindBody connection so they Thrive instead of survive.
Are you an emerging professional experiencing anxiety, relationship distress, or dissociation? Are you often hypervigilant, insecure or disconnected from your body? Do you feel you can't trust yourself? Are you aware of self-defeating behaviors, but can't seem to change them? You may have had a "late-in-life" diagnosis, realized your gender or even childhood weren’t what you thought they were. You may have had a recent breakup, job change, newborn or Saturn Return. Wherever you’re at, you want long-lasting change and a Right-Fit Therapist. Someone who is not only Neurodivergent-affirming, but who is Neurodivergent themself.
” I fuse Somatic Psychology, IFS, and Psychodynamic Humanistic principles to help my clients restore their MindBody connection so they Thrive instead of survive.
Are you an emerging professional experiencing anxiety, relationship distress, or dissociation? Are you often hypervigilant, insecure or disconnected from your body? Do you feel you can't trust yourself? Are you aware of self-defeating behaviors, but can't seem to change them? You may have had a "late-in-life" diagnosis, realized your gender or even childhood weren’t what you thought they were. You may have had a recent breakup, job change, newborn or Saturn Return. Wherever you’re at, you want long-lasting change and a Right-Fit Therapist. Someone who is not only Neurodivergent-affirming, but who is Neurodivergent themself.
(650) 267-2094 View (650) 267-2094
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Melissa Park
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94966  (Online Only)
I am trained in a variety of therapies including CPT, CBT, ACT, DBT, IFS, SET, and more.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20+ years of experience. I have a holistic approach to healing, looking at the Mind, Body and Soul and starting where you are. I help you heal through helping you to build a better relationship with the self and learning to listen to your body, appreciate your own strengths and develop a better insight into healthy coping for long lasting healing. I am solution/problem focused, Cognitive Behavioral, compassionate, client centered, and utilize mindfulness to build your confidence and sense of empowerment that you can make the changes in your life that you are seeking.
I am trained in a variety of therapies including CPT, CBT, ACT, DBT, IFS, SET, and more.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20+ years of experience. I have a holistic approach to healing, looking at the Mind, Body and Soul and starting where you are. I help you heal through helping you to build a better relationship with the self and learning to listen to your body, appreciate your own strengths and develop a better insight into healthy coping for long lasting healing. I am solution/problem focused, Cognitive Behavioral, compassionate, client centered, and utilize mindfulness to build your confidence and sense of empowerment that you can make the changes in your life that you are seeking.
(831) 208-0121 View (831) 208-0121
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Darshan Brach
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, JD
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965  (Online Only)
Are you outwardly successful but don't feel it on the inside? Are you afraid to take risks or feel that you are not living as fully as you want?
Are you outwardly successful but don't feel it on the inside? Are you afraid to take risks or feel that you are not living as fully as you want?
(415) 936-1712 View (415) 936-1712
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Nancie Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
Are you feeling dissatisfied with life? Feeling stuck, unhappy with relationships? I work with couples and individuals in all stages of life who have arrived at some sort of impasse. Often they have experienced some kind of loss. The loss of a job, loss of friends, or a divorce, empty nest issues, difficulty with relationships with adult kids. . I help clients work through a variety of issues: intimacy issues, depression, anxiety, addiction issues, unresolved trauma, panic attacks, and career dissatisfaction.
Are you feeling dissatisfied with life? Feeling stuck, unhappy with relationships? I work with couples and individuals in all stages of life who have arrived at some sort of impasse. Often they have experienced some kind of loss. The loss of a job, loss of friends, or a divorce, empty nest issues, difficulty with relationships with adult kids. . I help clients work through a variety of issues: intimacy issues, depression, anxiety, addiction issues, unresolved trauma, panic attacks, and career dissatisfaction.
(415) 914-8718 View (415) 914-8718
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Kate Pavlak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965  (Online Only)
I primarily work from a client-centered approach and, when appropriate, will utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy perspectives and tools to assist and re-direct patients towards their goals.
I primarily work from a client-centered approach and, when appropriate, will utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy perspectives and tools to assist and re-direct patients towards their goals.
(510) 328-7798 View (510) 328-7798
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Robert Foster
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
As a psychologist, I help people who experience anxiety to find a way out. Through my 35 years of working with clients, I know how distressing it can be to live with anxiety. If you constantly worry that something unwanted will happen in the future and find your thoughts racing, making it impossible to relax, if you feel unpleasant sensations in your body and fear that there is something wrong with you, you don’t have to feel alone. I will help you understand how anxiety works in the mind and body. I will help you break the grip it has on you.
As a psychologist, I help people who experience anxiety to find a way out. Through my 35 years of working with clients, I know how distressing it can be to live with anxiety. If you constantly worry that something unwanted will happen in the future and find your thoughts racing, making it impossible to relax, if you feel unpleasant sensations in your body and fear that there is something wrong with you, you don’t have to feel alone. I will help you understand how anxiety works in the mind and body. I will help you break the grip it has on you.
(628) 257-7622 View (628) 257-7622
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Dr. Ziska Maria
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with couples, individuals and parents of children of all ages, with certification in ages 0-5. I support individuals and partners preparing for and navigating pregnancy and managing the complex stress of parenting. I am highly effective at helping couples rebuild trust and heal from infidelity, affairs, addiction or other loss of trust. I believe you are the expert on yourself, your child, and your family. I will partner with you as a neutral, nonjudgmental support, lending my expertise as a holistic doctoral-level psychologist, to help find solutions, develop coping skills, and increase self awareness.
I specialize in working with couples, individuals and parents of children of all ages, with certification in ages 0-5. I support individuals and partners preparing for and navigating pregnancy and managing the complex stress of parenting. I am highly effective at helping couples rebuild trust and heal from infidelity, affairs, addiction or other loss of trust. I believe you are the expert on yourself, your child, and your family. I will partner with you as a neutral, nonjudgmental support, lending my expertise as a holistic doctoral-level psychologist, to help find solutions, develop coping skills, and increase self awareness.
(828) 662-9837 View (828) 662-9837
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Susan Jager
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
If you’ve reached a point where issues within yourself or your relationship have become difficult to work through, therapy can be an important step in finding clarity and a path forward. My practice is grounded in helping you find better self-understanding and new tools for coping so you can build self-trust and feel more empowered in your life.
If you’ve reached a point where issues within yourself or your relationship have become difficult to work through, therapy can be an important step in finding clarity and a path forward. My practice is grounded in helping you find better self-understanding and new tools for coping so you can build self-trust and feel more empowered in your life.
(415) 683-7903 View (415) 683-7903
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Bianca Aarons Integrative Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965  (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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Andrea Chilton, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
If you are seeking real change in your life, I am here to help. I provide a relationship that facilitates your healing, growth and evolution. Whether you know it or not, you arrive with all the resources you need to heal and thrive deep within you. It's my job to help you access those resources. While working through your challenges, we find and activate your strengths. We tend your hurt places, build your resilience, and expand your capacity. I honor your individuality, tailoring my approach to meet you where you are now while helping you stretch toward where you're going.
If you are seeking real change in your life, I am here to help. I provide a relationship that facilitates your healing, growth and evolution. Whether you know it or not, you arrive with all the resources you need to heal and thrive deep within you. It's my job to help you access those resources. While working through your challenges, we find and activate your strengths. We tend your hurt places, build your resilience, and expand your capacity. I honor your individuality, tailoring my approach to meet you where you are now while helping you stretch toward where you're going.
(415) 689-7059 View (415) 689-7059
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Jodie Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
I help purpose-driven people navigate loss—relationships, identity, health, career, the life you imagined for yourself—and find the riches on the other side. My style combines a sharpness of mind, depth of heart, and intuitive wisdom. I’m warm, direct, and real with you. I have a gift for seeing the truth. When a problem or pattern gets named, then it can heal. I trust in your innate healing intelligence and also honor that you want my help and direction in our work.
I help purpose-driven people navigate loss—relationships, identity, health, career, the life you imagined for yourself—and find the riches on the other side. My style combines a sharpness of mind, depth of heart, and intuitive wisdom. I’m warm, direct, and real with you. I have a gift for seeing the truth. When a problem or pattern gets named, then it can heal. I trust in your innate healing intelligence and also honor that you want my help and direction in our work.
(415) 692-6701 View (415) 692-6701
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A Step Forward Inc.
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
About Us - We are an incorporated psychotherapy group practice established in 1985. We specialize in working with children, adults, families who are dealing with issues of sexual abuse and/or other forms of trauma. We also provide co-parenting, custody evaluation, forensic evaluation, family reunification, and general psychotherapy services, including couples counseling.
About Us - We are an incorporated psychotherapy group practice established in 1985. We specialize in working with children, adults, families who are dealing with issues of sexual abuse and/or other forms of trauma. We also provide co-parenting, custody evaluation, forensic evaluation, family reunification, and general psychotherapy services, including couples counseling.
(925) 278-6160 View (925) 278-6160
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Beth E Leib
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
Many of us are experiencing increased anxiety and depression due to the current pandemic, climate changes and other stressors. Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from yourself and life. Let me help you reconnect and come home to yourself and your inner resources. My work is an integrative, holistic and collaborative exploration of my clients experiences and issues. I have found that profound growth and transformation can occur within a safe and nurturing environment. I work with women who are experiencing depression, grief and loss, anxiety, life transitions and relational issues. I also work with children ages 3 to 12.
Many of us are experiencing increased anxiety and depression due to the current pandemic, climate changes and other stressors. Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from yourself and life. Let me help you reconnect and come home to yourself and your inner resources. My work is an integrative, holistic and collaborative exploration of my clients experiences and issues. I have found that profound growth and transformation can occur within a safe and nurturing environment. I work with women who are experiencing depression, grief and loss, anxiety, life transitions and relational issues. I also work with children ages 3 to 12.
(415) 964-4168 View (415) 964-4168
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Valerie Roberts
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
Hi! I'll start by saying that I am an LGTBQ+ ally, I believe in anti-racism and I value the importance of faith in people's lives. I work hard at creating a safe space for my clients. I recognize that the work to achieve cultural competency is in life long learning and I don't tire of learning.
Hi! I'll start by saying that I am an LGTBQ+ ally, I believe in anti-racism and I value the importance of faith in people's lives. I work hard at creating a safe space for my clients. I recognize that the work to achieve cultural competency is in life long learning and I don't tire of learning.
(628) 209-6407 View (628) 209-6407
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Nicholas Lawrence Seibel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965  (Online Only)
Nice to meet you! My name is Nicholas and I am excited to meet with you. I am a California local born and raised in Los Angeles but now reside in San Francisco. I received my education in San Francisco and thrive in a city full of advanced technology and innovation. Combining both evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy and the mindfulness of Buddhist teachings, Acceptance and Commitment therapy has proven healing and useful to many clients. I also enjoy working through your childhood experiences. Together, I can help you develop the competency to face your past, find comfort in the present, and look forward to the future.
Nice to meet you! My name is Nicholas and I am excited to meet with you. I am a California local born and raised in Los Angeles but now reside in San Francisco. I received my education in San Francisco and thrive in a city full of advanced technology and innovation. Combining both evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy and the mindfulness of Buddhist teachings, Acceptance and Commitment therapy has proven healing and useful to many clients. I also enjoy working through your childhood experiences. Together, I can help you develop the competency to face your past, find comfort in the present, and look forward to the future.
(760) 276-6437 View (760) 276-6437
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Two Chairs - San Francisco/Oakland
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
(628) 265-6950 View (628) 265-6950
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Lilli Merritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
I take an active role in helping you find your way back onto a path of meaningful direction. While I respect the need to create space and allow for silence and trust building I also don't sit on the side lines. I am there to help you find out what it is that is "wrong" and provide evidence based modalities or paths out of that particular issue. I like using the tools of cognitive behavioral therapy while also helping a person find kindness for themselves in identifying where the problem patterns originated. I have expertise in grief, couples work, recovery and co-dependency as well anxiety and depression. See my website for more.
I take an active role in helping you find your way back onto a path of meaningful direction. While I respect the need to create space and allow for silence and trust building I also don't sit on the side lines. I am there to help you find out what it is that is "wrong" and provide evidence based modalities or paths out of that particular issue. I like using the tools of cognitive behavioral therapy while also helping a person find kindness for themselves in identifying where the problem patterns originated. I have expertise in grief, couples work, recovery and co-dependency as well anxiety and depression. See my website for more.
(628) 666-0648 View (628) 666-0648
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.