Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Denver, CO

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Alyssa Cristadoro
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80230  (Online Only)
I utilize Internal Family Systems, mindfulness and somatic approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Cognitive Processing Therapy within my practice.
Healing is an uncomfortable, messy process. I am here to support you on the journey of coming home to yourself. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) who specializes in working with women's issues, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, OCD, and depression. I have extensive experience working with eating disorders, trauma, and substance abuse in inpatient hospital settings, residential treatment centers, and partial hospitalization programs.
I utilize Internal Family Systems, mindfulness and somatic approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Cognitive Processing Therapy within my practice.
Healing is an uncomfortable, messy process. I am here to support you on the journey of coming home to yourself. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) who specializes in working with women's issues, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, OCD, and depression. I have extensive experience working with eating disorders, trauma, and substance abuse in inpatient hospital settings, residential treatment centers, and partial hospitalization programs.
(720) 776-1437 View (720) 776-1437
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Chris Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
Internal Family Systems (IFS) has been a powerful tool for Chris's own healing.
Chris believes that we all face challenges in life, and just like climbing mountains requires preparation, specific gear or tools, and even a supportive team at times; he will be your supportive guide along the way with the map, the compass, and just the right tools. He will equip you with the tools you need to reach new heights and achieve your goals.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) has been a powerful tool for Chris's own healing.
Chris believes that we all face challenges in life, and just like climbing mountains requires preparation, specific gear or tools, and even a supportive team at times; he will be your supportive guide along the way with the map, the compass, and just the right tools. He will equip you with the tools you need to reach new heights and achieve your goals.
(720) 894-8542 x838 View (720) 894-8542 x838
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Nicole Bradley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
The blend of science, creativity, psychology, and empathy is my special sauce! I offer psychotherapy, Expressive Arts, CBT, EMDR, and IFS.
Hi, I'm Nicole, a licensed professional counselor and neurotherapist serving CO and NM for online sessions only. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who need support coping with life's plentiful and ongoing challenges. I guide individuals towards resilience and confidence through the use of colorful interventions & therapeutic techniques that are adapted to your lifestyle, needs, personality, and interests. Therapy encourages deep personal growth and helps you to find the pieces within yourself that enable healing and change. Consider me along for the ride, your personal ally, and a professional witness to your life.
The blend of science, creativity, psychology, and empathy is my special sauce! I offer psychotherapy, Expressive Arts, CBT, EMDR, and IFS.
Hi, I'm Nicole, a licensed professional counselor and neurotherapist serving CO and NM for online sessions only. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who need support coping with life's plentiful and ongoing challenges. I guide individuals towards resilience and confidence through the use of colorful interventions & therapeutic techniques that are adapted to your lifestyle, needs, personality, and interests. Therapy encourages deep personal growth and helps you to find the pieces within yourself that enable healing and change. Consider me along for the ride, your personal ally, and a professional witness to your life.
(720) 679-7786 x5 View (720) 679-7786 x5
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Krissi Franzen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Most of my experience is working with the LGBTQIA+, kink, and poly communities, and I am a WPATH and IFS informed counselor! I like to use curiosity, expression, and experimentation to support you towards your goals!.
My role is to help support you to lead happier, healthier life. Sometimes this means lessening your symptoms of anxiety or depression, or maybe it's working towards a specific goal like changing jobs or making friends. It can also look like wanting to find your true, authentic self, which can be exploring gender, sexuality, life after loss, or even just trying to figure out who you are!
Most of my experience is working with the LGBTQIA+, kink, and poly communities, and I am a WPATH and IFS informed counselor! I like to use curiosity, expression, and experimentation to support you towards your goals!.
My role is to help support you to lead happier, healthier life. Sometimes this means lessening your symptoms of anxiety or depression, or maybe it's working towards a specific goal like changing jobs or making friends. It can also look like wanting to find your true, authentic self, which can be exploring gender, sexuality, life after loss, or even just trying to figure out who you are!
(720) 782-1620 View (720) 782-1620
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Susan Weinstein & City Park Counseling Center,PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
I have extensive experience working with tweens, teens, and twenty-somethings and adults integrating EMDR, IFS, ego parts, and somatic awareness .
I have a passion for working with adults in big or small life transitions and emerging adults staring their adult lives! I have a trauma focused practice. I work with those who seek treatment for life experiences such as: anxiety, depression, sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, social isolation, teen friendships/bullying/dating, teen parenting, teen pregnancy counseling and support, low energy, stress, panic attacks, a traumatic event or other stressors, self sufficiency development, divorce, low self esteem, ADD/ADHD, mood dysregulation, oppositional or angry behaviors, and relational and attachment issues. EMDR Certified and CIT
I have extensive experience working with tweens, teens, and twenty-somethings and adults integrating EMDR, IFS, ego parts, and somatic awareness .
I have a passion for working with adults in big or small life transitions and emerging adults staring their adult lives! I have a trauma focused practice. I work with those who seek treatment for life experiences such as: anxiety, depression, sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, social isolation, teen friendships/bullying/dating, teen parenting, teen pregnancy counseling and support, low energy, stress, panic attacks, a traumatic event or other stressors, self sufficiency development, divorce, low self esteem, ADD/ADHD, mood dysregulation, oppositional or angry behaviors, and relational and attachment issues. EMDR Certified and CIT
(720) 583-8711 View (720) 583-8711
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Lynette Garber
Clinical Social Work Candidate , MSW, LSW, MFT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
With individuals I primarily use Internal Family Systems (IFS), aka Parts Work, EMDR, AEDP and Narrative approach.
Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and healing! I am Lynette Garber, a dedicated and compassionate licensed social worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate. I strive to help individuals navigate the complexities of their mental and emotional well-being. My focus is to incorporate compassion and humor to help build self-awareness, resiliency and freedom from unhealthy patterns and past pains.
With individuals I primarily use Internal Family Systems (IFS), aka Parts Work, EMDR, AEDP and Narrative approach.
Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and healing! I am Lynette Garber, a dedicated and compassionate licensed social worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate. I strive to help individuals navigate the complexities of their mental and emotional well-being. My focus is to incorporate compassion and humor to help build self-awareness, resiliency and freedom from unhealthy patterns and past pains.
(720) 796-4917 View (720) 796-4917
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Anna Alford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80205
Utilizing evidence-based methods such as ACT, IFS, CBT, and DBT, I tailor my approach to suit the unique needs of each individual.
Are you seeking a secure and impartial space to navigate your emotions? I'm Anna, and I'm here to accompany you on your path to heightened happiness, self-worth, and purpose. My approach is rooted in a strength-based perspective, empowering clients to bolster their self-worth while aligning their actions with personal values. With a blend of warmth, humor, and a lighthearted demeanor, I create an environment where clients can comfortably explore their vulnerabilities.
Utilizing evidence-based methods such as ACT, IFS, CBT, and DBT, I tailor my approach to suit the unique needs of each individual.
Are you seeking a secure and impartial space to navigate your emotions? I'm Anna, and I'm here to accompany you on your path to heightened happiness, self-worth, and purpose. My approach is rooted in a strength-based perspective, empowering clients to bolster their self-worth while aligning their actions with personal values. With a blend of warmth, humor, and a lighthearted demeanor, I create an environment where clients can comfortably explore their vulnerabilities.
(720) 819-6226 View (720) 819-6226
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Sam Alvis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210
Not accepting new clients
Clinically, my approach includes an eclectic combination of Polyvagal Theory, Narrative, ACT, IFS, and Attached-Based interventions.
Does it ever feel like you are at war with yourself? Whether it's questioning your emotions & thoughts, self-sabotaging, or rapidly shifting moods, you've come to terms that the internal chaos within you is wreaking external havoc around you. Whether it's your own internal processing or a series of painful events: something has led you to question yourself, your beliefs (including spiritual beliefs), body, & your experiences of meaning. I'm here to walk with you in the sacred work of bringing a sense of wholeness & congruence into your life, body & being.
Clinically, my approach includes an eclectic combination of Polyvagal Theory, Narrative, ACT, IFS, and Attached-Based interventions.
Does it ever feel like you are at war with yourself? Whether it's questioning your emotions & thoughts, self-sabotaging, or rapidly shifting moods, you've come to terms that the internal chaos within you is wreaking external havoc around you. Whether it's your own internal processing or a series of painful events: something has led you to question yourself, your beliefs (including spiritual beliefs), body, & your experiences of meaning. I'm here to walk with you in the sacred work of bringing a sense of wholeness & congruence into your life, body & being.
(720) 640-7728 View (720) 640-7728
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Ellie Foster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210
I also utilize internal family systems (IFS) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
Welcome! I’m Ellie, a therapist in Denver specializing in trauma-informed care for women, FWTNB folks with relationship trauma, anxiety, and high sensitivity. I strive to create a warm, welcoming environment where every client feels safe and seen. I tend not to make promises in therapy, but here are two things I know to be true: 1. You deserve to be well and 2. No one has ever hated themselves into happiness. If you find it easier to be kind to others than to yourself or worry that people would be disappointed if they knew the "real" you, let's talk. Together, we'll cultivate the self-compassion you need to heal and thrive.
I also utilize internal family systems (IFS) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
Welcome! I’m Ellie, a therapist in Denver specializing in trauma-informed care for women, FWTNB folks with relationship trauma, anxiety, and high sensitivity. I strive to create a warm, welcoming environment where every client feels safe and seen. I tend not to make promises in therapy, but here are two things I know to be true: 1. You deserve to be well and 2. No one has ever hated themselves into happiness. If you find it easier to be kind to others than to yourself or worry that people would be disappointed if they knew the "real" you, let's talk. Together, we'll cultivate the self-compassion you need to heal and thrive.
(720) 637-5712 View (720) 637-5712
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Liz Leahey
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80218
I utilize the Internal Family Systems model, along with narrative therapy to help clients work through past traumas, current life events and stressors, and live a more fruitful life.
I can support you if you’re wanting to live a more authentic, connected life, where you are living out of your personal code of ethics. It is my goal as a therapist to help bring you back to a felt sense of connection with your body. I specialize in working with teen and adult clients who are going through transitional phases, experiencing relationship issues, or are in need of processing some heavy life events. Therapy doesn’t exist in a vacuum. For those of us with marginalized identities, whether that be neurodivergence, chronic illness, or you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community, I want you to feel seen and heard.
I utilize the Internal Family Systems model, along with narrative therapy to help clients work through past traumas, current life events and stressors, and live a more fruitful life.
I can support you if you’re wanting to live a more authentic, connected life, where you are living out of your personal code of ethics. It is my goal as a therapist to help bring you back to a felt sense of connection with your body. I specialize in working with teen and adult clients who are going through transitional phases, experiencing relationship issues, or are in need of processing some heavy life events. Therapy doesn’t exist in a vacuum. For those of us with marginalized identities, whether that be neurodivergence, chronic illness, or you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community, I want you to feel seen and heard.
(720) 637-3770 View (720) 637-3770
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Daniel Garcia
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
By examining your presenting problem through an attachment, family systems, and neurological lens, I focus on helping clients gain greater awareness of their family context, their present experience, and the holistic connection of their mind, body, and spirit.
Growing up isn't easy, and neither is parenting! My goal is to be a resource for you and your child as you navigate the challenges of life together. Through the use of Play Therapy, I strive to provide a place where your child can feel safe to communicate and process their emotions, fears, and experiences in a way that feels natural and comfortable to them.
By examining your presenting problem through an attachment, family systems, and neurological lens, I focus on helping clients gain greater awareness of their family context, their present experience, and the holistic connection of their mind, body, and spirit.
Growing up isn't easy, and neither is parenting! My goal is to be a resource for you and your child as you navigate the challenges of life together. Through the use of Play Therapy, I strive to provide a place where your child can feel safe to communicate and process their emotions, fears, and experiences in a way that feels natural and comfortable to them.
(720) 282-9769 View (720) 282-9769
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Linda Geraghty Tobey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80201  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
IFS Consultation: If you are looking to fulfill your hours for certification or wanting to deepen your mastery of the IFS model, I can help! Consultation includes offering healing to wounded parts of your system activated by life experiences, including clients; case specific questions; role plays; and theoretical Q & A.
IFS Therapy: I've had the privilege of offering a healing space to clients over the past 30 years, providing a safe sanctuary where they learn to trust their inner quiet wisdom that can heal deep childhood wounds. It's a joy to witness clients reclaiming their authentic selves and open-heartedness spontaneity once they've released the burden of painful emotions they may have held for decades. . . . . . I would be honored to accompany you on that journey.
IFS Consultation: If you are looking to fulfill your hours for certification or wanting to deepen your mastery of the IFS model, I can help! Consultation includes offering healing to wounded parts of your system activated by life experiences, including clients; case specific questions; role plays; and theoretical Q & A.
IFS Therapy: I've had the privilege of offering a healing space to clients over the past 30 years, providing a safe sanctuary where they learn to trust their inner quiet wisdom that can heal deep childhood wounds. It's a joy to witness clients reclaiming their authentic selves and open-heartedness spontaneity once they've released the burden of painful emotions they may have held for decades. . . . . . I would be honored to accompany you on that journey.
(303) 831-8717 View (303) 831-8717
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Marissa Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203  (Online Only)
I primarily offer EMDR and person-focused therapies while incorporating IFS within my work.
Hello! My focus is working with adults who are struggling with relationship issues, poor self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I value building strong, trusting relationships with my clients while making the most of each therapy session. Past clients would describe my therapy style as authentic, compassionate, and empowering.
I primarily offer EMDR and person-focused therapies while incorporating IFS within my work.
Hello! My focus is working with adults who are struggling with relationship issues, poor self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I value building strong, trusting relationships with my clients while making the most of each therapy session. Past clients would describe my therapy style as authentic, compassionate, and empowering.
(720) 637-1724 View (720) 637-1724
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Lauren Pollema
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80218
My therapeutic background draws from Adlerian Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) approaches.
Hi there! I'm the owner of Pollema Counseling Center, and I'm dedicated to fostering healing and promoting a culture of health and well-being in our community. I approach my work with compassion, intentionality, and directness. I believe people come to therapy to be challenged and encouraged to make change. I aim to create a secure therapeutic space for you to address challenges and promote mental health. I am a big advocate for therapy homework and often collaborate with my clients on unique ways to implement their therapeutic work.
My therapeutic background draws from Adlerian Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) approaches.
Hi there! I'm the owner of Pollema Counseling Center, and I'm dedicated to fostering healing and promoting a culture of health and well-being in our community. I approach my work with compassion, intentionality, and directness. I believe people come to therapy to be challenged and encouraged to make change. I aim to create a secure therapeutic space for you to address challenges and promote mental health. I am a big advocate for therapy homework and often collaborate with my clients on unique ways to implement their therapeutic work.
(720) 868-9597 View (720) 868-9597
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Wendy Wiles Kase
JD, MSMFT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80206  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals, families, and couples to uncover their limiting beliefs, discover inner strengths and create a vision of how to enhance their relationships. Ideally, clients are eager to learn how to speak their truth and are open to making changes in their lives to improve their situations. Using models of John Gottman, Sue Johnson, NLP, IFS, science-based relationship enhancement techniques, I enjoy helping clients who come to sessions willing to identify the root of their struggles, set goals and create a plan to develop skills to navigate life's ever-changing circumstances. Texas license applied for.
I enjoy working with individuals, families, and couples to uncover their limiting beliefs, discover inner strengths and create a vision of how to enhance their relationships. Ideally, clients are eager to learn how to speak their truth and are open to making changes in their lives to improve their situations. Using models of John Gottman, Sue Johnson, NLP, IFS, science-based relationship enhancement techniques, I enjoy helping clients who come to sessions willing to identify the root of their struggles, set goals and create a plan to develop skills to navigate life's ever-changing circumstances. Texas license applied for.
(972) 737-7936 View (972) 737-7936
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Center for Valued Living, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LAC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80237
Violence/Abuse, IFS, EFT, Caregiver Support, Autism, Behavior probs, art therapy, life transitions, personality disorders, bariatric evaluations.
We are a group of highly-qualified mental health therapists serving all over CO via telehealth and in-person (offices in Aurora). Our licensed therapists and supervised LPCC/SWC/intern providers take most insurances including Medicaid. See c4vl.com or photo gallery for details on our clinicians, & specialties, insurances. We are committed to anti-racist, neurodivergent-affirming, and GLBTQIA+ allied practice. We have providers who speak Spanish, French, and Russian. Hablamos Espanol tambien!
Violence/Abuse, IFS, EFT, Caregiver Support, Autism, Behavior probs, art therapy, life transitions, personality disorders, bariatric evaluations.
We are a group of highly-qualified mental health therapists serving all over CO via telehealth and in-person (offices in Aurora). Our licensed therapists and supervised LPCC/SWC/intern providers take most insurances including Medicaid. See c4vl.com or photo gallery for details on our clinicians, & specialties, insurances. We are committed to anti-racist, neurodivergent-affirming, and GLBTQIA+ allied practice. We have providers who speak Spanish, French, and Russian. Hablamos Espanol tambien!
(720) 262-5859 View (720) 262-5859
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Claire McHenry
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, SWC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
I utilize modalities and perspectives like DBT, MI, ACT, & IFS.
Navigating this life is our greatest journey, and at times our biggest challenge. Asking for help, while difficult, can be the bravest and best way we support ourselves. No matter what obstacles you may be facing currently, you are not alone. During our time together, we will explore the patterns and stories that have been dominating your life and the systems around you. You are the expert of your lived experience, but sometimes it makes all the difference having assistance and guidance in changing the stories we are telling ourselves. Genuine connection is one of the most healing experiences.
I utilize modalities and perspectives like DBT, MI, ACT, & IFS.
Navigating this life is our greatest journey, and at times our biggest challenge. Asking for help, while difficult, can be the bravest and best way we support ourselves. No matter what obstacles you may be facing currently, you are not alone. During our time together, we will explore the patterns and stories that have been dominating your life and the systems around you. You are the expert of your lived experience, but sometimes it makes all the difference having assistance and guidance in changing the stories we are telling ourselves. Genuine connection is one of the most healing experiences.
(303) 590-3476 View (303) 590-3476
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Living Story Therapy, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80209  (Online Only)
Michael Zwizanski, MA, LMFT incorporates elements of Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to offer a calming and compassionate presence for Pennsylvania residents.
Has opening your relationship proven more challenging than expected? Are you struggling to balance your own wants and needs with those of your partner(s)? Do you need help with staying accountable for making important life changes?... Our therapists are here to help, by empowering you to access your self-worth, develop confidence in your life’s direction, and create a meaningful life story through intentional and compassionate care. As a growing group practice, our aim is to become an essential resource for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and those who are Kinky and/or navigating consensual non-monogamy.
Michael Zwizanski, MA, LMFT incorporates elements of Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to offer a calming and compassionate presence for Pennsylvania residents.
Has opening your relationship proven more challenging than expected? Are you struggling to balance your own wants and needs with those of your partner(s)? Do you need help with staying accountable for making important life changes?... Our therapists are here to help, by empowering you to access your self-worth, develop confidence in your life’s direction, and create a meaningful life story through intentional and compassionate care. As a growing group practice, our aim is to become an essential resource for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and those who are Kinky and/or navigating consensual non-monogamy.
(720) 513-5527 View (720) 513-5527
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Julia White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80224
I find that EMDR and Internal Family Systems, when used together, can lead to quicker symptom resolution than using traditional talk therapy alone.
Congratulations for having the courage to search for help navigating your emotional life. I am a licensed clinical social worker who works with a variety of clients dealing with emotional and relational challenges. Some are dealing with anxiety and depression that they don't completely understand. Others are having relationship problems with a significant other or family members. Many of the clients I work with have addiction issues which serve to temporarily cover up the pain or emptiness they are feeling. Talking to someone can help you get perspective and feel empowered to deal with overwhelming problems and emotions.
I find that EMDR and Internal Family Systems, when used together, can lead to quicker symptom resolution than using traditional talk therapy alone.
Congratulations for having the courage to search for help navigating your emotional life. I am a licensed clinical social worker who works with a variety of clients dealing with emotional and relational challenges. Some are dealing with anxiety and depression that they don't completely understand. Others are having relationship problems with a significant other or family members. Many of the clients I work with have addiction issues which serve to temporarily cover up the pain or emptiness they are feeling. Talking to someone can help you get perspective and feel empowered to deal with overwhelming problems and emotions.
(720) 863-6215 View (720) 863-6215
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Rachel Rowland
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80210
I have training in EMDR, IFS, and AEDP.
Welcome! I am passionate about helping you become a more whole version of yourself and am honored to work alongside you in therapy. Together we will be curious about your internal world and the experiences that have impacted your story. I can help you process and heal from anxiety, relational wounds, marital conflict, or past and current traumas. We will work together on this journey of self-discovery through looking inward and nurturing your core self.
I have training in EMDR, IFS, and AEDP.
Welcome! I am passionate about helping you become a more whole version of yourself and am honored to work alongside you in therapy. Together we will be curious about your internal world and the experiences that have impacted your story. I can help you process and heal from anxiety, relational wounds, marital conflict, or past and current traumas. We will work together on this journey of self-discovery through looking inward and nurturing your core self.
(720) 740-4494 View (720) 740-4494
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.