Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Tiburon, CA

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Kary Efstratis Chendo
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Tiburon, CA 94920
Hi, I'm Kary. I work with teens and young adults, couples and adult individuals. I specialize in relationships - helping my clients relate in a more satisfying way. I work to help my clients think more psychologically and symbolically about themselves, in order to nurture a stronger sense of self, so they are better able to navigate their relationships and lives. Whether you are working through the quirks of a new relationship, or your existing relationship feels stagnant or strained, or a break-up has left you heartbroken, I can help you navigate the confusing, sad and uncertain terrain of human relating.
Hi, I'm Kary. I work with teens and young adults, couples and adult individuals. I specialize in relationships - helping my clients relate in a more satisfying way. I work to help my clients think more psychologically and symbolically about themselves, in order to nurture a stronger sense of self, so they are better able to navigate their relationships and lives. Whether you are working through the quirks of a new relationship, or your existing relationship feels stagnant or strained, or a break-up has left you heartbroken, I can help you navigate the confusing, sad and uncertain terrain of human relating.
(415) 687-3683 View (415) 687-3683
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Megan Rose
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Tiburon, CA 94920
If you are reading this, then chances are you are looking to give either yourself and/or a loved one the opportunity to make important life changes. Everyone experiences situations that they need support with. Often, the most beneficial choice one can make is to seek objective guidance. You are the expert of your own life experience. My role is to help you explore this knowledge in a way that brings clarity and fulfillment. My name is Megan Rose and a particular area of specialty and interest is working with adults, couples and families who are wrestling with life transitions and relationship challenges.
If you are reading this, then chances are you are looking to give either yourself and/or a loved one the opportunity to make important life changes. Everyone experiences situations that they need support with. Often, the most beneficial choice one can make is to seek objective guidance. You are the expert of your own life experience. My role is to help you explore this knowledge in a way that brings clarity and fulfillment. My name is Megan Rose and a particular area of specialty and interest is working with adults, couples and families who are wrestling with life transitions and relationship challenges.
(415) 688-2157 View (415) 688-2157
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Nancie Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Tiburon, CA 94920
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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Martha Greenburg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Tiburon, CA 94920
Are you tired of your life revolving around what you've eaten or what you weigh? Many of my clients are tired of feeling like food, exercise, and weight dictate their happiness. Take a look at my website to learn more about how I support clients in finding intuitive eating, body neutrality and body trust. I also specialize in couples struggling with communication, trust, and sex. I love creating empathy and connection between partners. I use the Gottman method to rekindle emotional and physical connection in relationships. Lastly, I enjoy working with individuals facing codependency and life transitions.
Are you tired of your life revolving around what you've eaten or what you weigh? Many of my clients are tired of feeling like food, exercise, and weight dictate their happiness. Take a look at my website to learn more about how I support clients in finding intuitive eating, body neutrality and body trust. I also specialize in couples struggling with communication, trust, and sex. I love creating empathy and connection between partners. I use the Gottman method to rekindle emotional and physical connection in relationships. Lastly, I enjoy working with individuals facing codependency and life transitions.
(530) 489-4990 View (530) 489-4990
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Michelle C. Ogle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tiburon, CA 94920  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. For 20 years, I continue to be humbled by your unique journey. I believe that all voices are equal and that multiple perspectives can exist simultaneously in a world where differences have become a challenge for many. I provide a non-judgmental space and relaxed style and welcome you as you are. Society teaches us to be one strong person, which can minimize the vital and essential parts in us that reveal our true Self. Do you have compassion for all of your parts? How do you show up in your life? And how can I best help you move forward from where you are to where you want to be? www.michelleoglemft.com
Accepting new clients. For 20 years, I continue to be humbled by your unique journey. I believe that all voices are equal and that multiple perspectives can exist simultaneously in a world where differences have become a challenge for many. I provide a non-judgmental space and relaxed style and welcome you as you are. Society teaches us to be one strong person, which can minimize the vital and essential parts in us that reveal our true Self. Do you have compassion for all of your parts? How do you show up in your life? And how can I best help you move forward from where you are to where you want to be? www.michelleoglemft.com
(805) 307-3557 View (805) 307-3557
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Joan Hoeberichts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tiburon, CA 94920  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapy is a spiritual journey. Together we explore your many aspects and unique characteristics. I am the Zen teacher (Roshi) of the Heart Circle Zen (www.heartcirclezen.org) My Buddhist practice informs my practice of psychotherapy. I offer meditation and mindfulness as tools to wholeness. I am an expert on relationships and help singles, couples and families find their way to healthy relationship. I specialize in couples therapy (Certified Imago Therapist), trauma work (certified IFS and EMDR clinician), and help individuals suffering from anxiety and depression.
Psychotherapy is a spiritual journey. Together we explore your many aspects and unique characteristics. I am the Zen teacher (Roshi) of the Heart Circle Zen (www.heartcirclezen.org) My Buddhist practice informs my practice of psychotherapy. I offer meditation and mindfulness as tools to wholeness. I am an expert on relationships and help singles, couples and families find their way to healthy relationship. I specialize in couples therapy (Certified Imago Therapist), trauma work (certified IFS and EMDR clinician), and help individuals suffering from anxiety and depression.
(646) 681-7809 View (646) 681-7809
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Heather Ann Findlay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Tiburon, CA 94920
Not accepting new clients
Perhaps you are struggling with depression or anxiety; perhaps you had a difficult childhood; maybe you are seeking a deeper, even spiritual connection to yourself, others, the universe. I strongly believe that your capacity to heal lies within you, and that my role is to create a safe place so that your inner healer can work its natural magic.
Perhaps you are struggling with depression or anxiety; perhaps you had a difficult childhood; maybe you are seeking a deeper, even spiritual connection to yourself, others, the universe. I strongly believe that your capacity to heal lies within you, and that my role is to create a safe place so that your inner healer can work its natural magic.
(415) 712-2569 View (415) 712-2569

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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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Oriane Rosenthal
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920  (Online Only)
I blend mind-body techniques with other evidence based practices such as IFS, ACT, and Narrative Therapy.
My therapeutic intention is to cultivate a safe and supportive space for clients to connect with themselves and express their deepest truths in order to foster personal growth, healing, and self awareness. Together, we will sort through difficult emotions, major life changes, past trauma, negative belief patterns, work stress, relationship challenges, grief and loss, and any other issue that is leaving you feeling stuck, distressed, or not like yourself. We will explore the roots of what is going on, implement tools to promote balance and resilience, process unresolved trauma, and learn how to be more loving to yourself and others.
I blend mind-body techniques with other evidence based practices such as IFS, ACT, and Narrative Therapy.
My therapeutic intention is to cultivate a safe and supportive space for clients to connect with themselves and express their deepest truths in order to foster personal growth, healing, and self awareness. Together, we will sort through difficult emotions, major life changes, past trauma, negative belief patterns, work stress, relationship challenges, grief and loss, and any other issue that is leaving you feeling stuck, distressed, or not like yourself. We will explore the roots of what is going on, implement tools to promote balance and resilience, process unresolved trauma, and learn how to be more loving to yourself and others.
(510) 544-6659 View (510) 544-6659
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Stephanie Post
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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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Pacific Marriage & Family Therapy Network
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920  (Online Only)
Our wide variety of specialties includes Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Child and Teen Behaviors, Family Issues, Couples, Divorce, Co-parenting, Communication, Dating, Life Transitions, LGBTQIA+, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and clinicians who are trained in EMDR, CBT, IFS, ERP, ACT, and Brain Spotting.
Find your best therapist match with us! We are highly skilled, diverse, well-trained and inclusive therapists. We empower you to live the life you want and do so by creating supportive, caring, and non-judgmental relationships with our clients. We work to provide you with the best care possible and reduce obstacles to care. Additional benefits include a concierge billing service for PPO insurance and a wide range of scheduling options (all weekday and weekend mornings, afternoons, and evenings. We work with children, teens, and adults of all ages as individuals, couples, and families.
Our wide variety of specialties includes Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Child and Teen Behaviors, Family Issues, Couples, Divorce, Co-parenting, Communication, Dating, Life Transitions, LGBTQIA+, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and clinicians who are trained in EMDR, CBT, IFS, ERP, ACT, and Brain Spotting.
Find your best therapist match with us! We are highly skilled, diverse, well-trained and inclusive therapists. We empower you to live the life you want and do so by creating supportive, caring, and non-judgmental relationships with our clients. We work to provide you with the best care possible and reduce obstacles to care. Additional benefits include a concierge billing service for PPO insurance and a wide range of scheduling options (all weekday and weekend mornings, afternoons, and evenings. We work with children, teens, and adults of all ages as individuals, couples, and families.
(628) 299-7866 View (628) 299-7866
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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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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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Michelle Bonsignore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Waitlist for new clients
My personal + professional experience with addiction's impact on relationships has been combined with training in CBT, ACT, EMDR, + Family Systems.
Are you feeling lonely, sad, angry, or unhappy in your relationships? Do you worry about your or someone else's alcohol or drug use? Substance Use Disorder often impacts individuals and families in painful + predictable ways that trap people in destructive patterns of anxiety, loneliness, anger, helplessness, and despair. You are not alone if your efforts to manage and move beyond the chaos in your relationships feel futile. Don't lose hope! People do get better, and relationships can be repaired!
My personal + professional experience with addiction's impact on relationships has been combined with training in CBT, ACT, EMDR, + Family Systems.
Are you feeling lonely, sad, angry, or unhappy in your relationships? Do you worry about your or someone else's alcohol or drug use? Substance Use Disorder often impacts individuals and families in painful + predictable ways that trap people in destructive patterns of anxiety, loneliness, anger, helplessness, and despair. You are not alone if your efforts to manage and move beyond the chaos in your relationships feel futile. Don't lose hope! People do get better, and relationships can be repaired!
(628) 240-0812 View (628) 240-0812
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Lilli Merritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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
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Karen Gordon
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965  (Online Only)
I am a Certified EFT Couples Therapist. My passion is helping couples + individuals understand the cycle of conflict that’s keeping them stuck in disconnection, frustration, + unhappiness + teach new ways to interact with each other - ways that lead to connection, emotional safety, belonging, trust, + love. Whether you’re single or partnered, seeking love or struggling in a relationship, I can help. I'm not a sit-back-and-say-nothing therapist. I want to see you get the results you want, + I will help you do that in an active, loving + direct way, so you can have a different kind of conversation than you’ve been able to have before.
I am a Certified EFT Couples Therapist. My passion is helping couples + individuals understand the cycle of conflict that’s keeping them stuck in disconnection, frustration, + unhappiness + teach new ways to interact with each other - ways that lead to connection, emotional safety, belonging, trust, + love. Whether you’re single or partnered, seeking love or struggling in a relationship, I can help. I'm not a sit-back-and-say-nothing therapist. I want to see you get the results you want, + I will help you do that in an active, loving + direct way, so you can have a different kind of conversation than you’ve been able to have before.
(707) 207-8821 View (707) 207-8821
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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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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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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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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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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.