Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Washington, DC

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Kyle Wehrend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
I rely heavily on the Internal Family Systems model, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to support you in your unique process of reacquainting with your true Self.
As a therapist, I hope to broaden the notion of how therapy can look and feel. In session, I seek to provide a safe, warm, nonjudgmental space where you can come and be seen and valued for who you really are regardless of what has happened to you in your life. My style adapts to your needs in the moment and varies from deeply focused and engaged to gently supportive to ridiculous and playful. Just as in life, I feel that therapy can be enhanced by a certain amount of levity, so I tend to incorporate art, movement, play, humor and profanity to facilitate communication of the full range of emotions.
 
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Washington, DC 20011
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Mengqi Li
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified
I'm currently training in Internal Family Systems .
Are you feeling anxious and alone, grappling with trauma, or yearning to live more authentically and purposefully? No matter what has brought you to therapy, your experience is valid. In my practice, I will seek to meet you exactly where you are, and together we can tend to the unique challenges in your life. My ultimate goal is for clients to uncover their essential self—to rediscover their own innate wisdom and strength that can face whatever life brings.
(202) 360-4285 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Carl Mojta, LMFT, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, CAC-I, CST, IFS
Verified
I offer a collaborative, non-pathologizing and systemic approach to therapy with couples and individuals. In addition to being a licensed marriage and family therapist (DC, MD, VA, NC) and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), I am a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) as well as Supervisor in Training. I am an alumnus of the University of Michigan's Sexual Health Certification Program/Sex Therapy Track. And I am a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist ( IFS ) and Approved IFS Clinical Consultant.
(202) 803-8623 
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Washington, DC 20006
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Geri M. Ferber
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Using IFS , Sensorimotor, mindfulness, psychodynamic and other modalities, I am available to work with people of any age around most concerns.
Having witnessed and participated in twenty years of clients' progress, I have great confidence in this powerful process. We all want to feel optimistic and enjoy our lives, with minimal stress, doubts, anxiety, depression, and confusion. Most of us have strong and centered parts that were buried or muted as a result of trauma, loss or other painful experiences. Learning to empower these healthy parts helps us manage inevitable difficult thoughts and feelings more calmly and effectively and to enjoy healthy relationships. Depending on individual situations, short term therapy or Skype sessions may be possible.
(202) 851-9224 
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Washington, DC 20009
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Paula D Atkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, E-RYT
Verified
My goal for every one of my clients is peace, freedom and sanity around food, movement, and body shape; that's it. For over 15 years, I have worked with clients who struggle with "diagnosable" eating disorders, chronic disordered eating, food and body obsession, shame and self hate, thought patterns and behaviors resulting from prior dieting and living in an insanely thin-obsessed world. I am a Body Justice-focused practitioner, as well as being IFS -informed, a yoga teacher and an energy healer. I am dedicated to an anti-diet, body liberation perspective, as well as being compassionate, relatable, casual, warm, and loving.
(202) 568-8537 
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Washington, DC 20037
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Nicolle Castro Caroca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
I integrate internal family systems , cultural relational therapy, structural family therapy, attachment therapy, and multicultural feminist therapy (among others) to creatively interrupt the cycles of suffering and misattunement to strengthen self-compassion, inner-strength and consciousness.
Originally from Chile, I am a bilingual culturally-conscious and trauma-informed therapist helping individuals heal from intergenerational trauma, migratory and cultural issues, family dysfunction, sex and gender issues, and mood disorders. Whether this is your first time or not, if you’re here you’re taking an active step to dedicate time and invest in you and your wellbeing. That is AWESOME. I value the co-creation of a strong relationship that allows reconnecting with your emotional self, all the intersections of your existence, and the life experiences that informed your view of self and the world.
(202) 846-2337 
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Washington, DC 20009
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Dana Payes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
I am a generalist client centered provider, but I also incorporate aspects of mindfulness practices, play therapy, sand tray therapy, Internal Family Systems , and psychodynamic treatment into my practice.
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to view my page! I am a licensed clinical social worker who has experience working with clients ages 5-adulthood. I have a keen appreciation in using client-centered, empathic, compassionate, and creative treatment approaches. I feel that each person is an individual and deserving of tailored and unique therapeutic care. I also believe in starting therapy where you are, not where I think we should start. This is your time to feel heard!
(202) 998-5610 
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Washington, DC 20001
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Viva Goettinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
This approach to therapy is called IFS , and it is powerful and effective in addressing many issues, including such common challenges as anxiety, depressive thoughts, addictive behaviors, and other unhealthy or self-defeating habits.
In each of us there is a wise and compassionate Self. It is already there, and does not have to be created or developed. Too often, however, our access to this Self is obscured by protective and sometimes conflicting thoughts and emotions. These protections were put in place for a reason, but can become outdated and even dysfunctional as we mature. In our therapy together we will uncover what is being protected, release old patterns and emotions, and create space for this wise Self to take a larger role in your life.
(202) 417-3305 
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Washington, DC 20016
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Arielle Mesa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RYT
Verified
As a trauma-sensitive, holistic clinician, I work through a mind-body-spirit lens, infusing somatic experiencing, psychodynamic, internal family systems , psycho-spiritual, and brain-based approaches.
Sometimes, life imposes barriers or rifts on our path, leaving us lost or stuck, uncertain of how to move forward. I support those who arrive at this place by holding a container for deeper self exploration and encouraging one's remembrance of their innate ability to heal and grow. Individuals connect with me for a trusted space to tend to wounds of developmental and ancestral trauma, sexual and domestic violence, and grief and loss. Others seek me out for support in cultivating an integrated awareness of themselves, their relationships, and their part in our world or to prepare for and process psychedelic journeys.
(202) 793-7584 
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Washington, DC 20009
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Julie Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I honor each person’s unique story and strategically tailor therapy to each individual, drawing from a blend of trauma-informed, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, expressive, and internal family systems approaches.
I believe each of us has the innate ability to heal from past trauma and pain and nurture our authentic selves. My clients bring varied challenges to therapy including trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, grief, shame, and difficulty with transitions or relationships. Clients have told me I have been a safe person, empathetic and non-judgmental listener, trusted guide, and empowering source of support. I help clients engage in self-exploration, identify patterns and strengths, develop self-compassion and confidence, access calm presence, distinguish past from present, face fears, shift reactions, and thrive.
(202) 972-6379 
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Washington, DC 20002
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Kevin Hollander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, CTP-C
Verified
I utilize the Internal Family Systems model and complement with somatic/mindfulness techniques.
A part of you is ready to shift, even though another part of you may be scared. Know that you have a reached a space where you are safe. Know that you have reached a space where your feelings are handled with care. Know that you have reached a space where you are unconditionally accepted. It's nice to meet you.
 
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Washington, DC 20005
Offers online therapy
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Aubrey A Rainbow
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LGPAT, ATR-BC
Verified
Her continued professional development centers around trauma, IFS (internal family systems ), and topics impacting marginalized communities.
Aubrey is an art therapist and counselor seeing clients in Maryland (LC12988/ATG264) & D.C (LGPC00802). As an art therapist, she’ll integrate art making into session, finding that strengths and struggles in life reflect clearly in strengths and struggles with creating. Through art you may notice themes like perfectionism, self criticism, or resistance to change. Your strengths will also become visible- perhaps a willingness to try new things, problem solving skills, or a sense of humor. Art taps into our memory, concentration, decision making skills, and self-expression, all while providing an avenue for moving beyond old patterns.
(202) 851-8281 
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Washington, DC 20016
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Mara Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I take an insight-oriented, relational approach to psychotherapy, exploring trauma and emotions through an IFS lens.
I'm a licensed psychotherapist working with INFJs, empaths, and other highly sensitive Gen-Zers and Millenials who are looking to invite more clarity, calm, joy, and ease into their lives. My clients are often wanting to sort through deep questions and reconnect with their inner wisdom. Our work together helps them look inside and make sense of what feels like a tangled mess of emotions.
(586) 371-6631 
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Washington, DC 20016
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Duncan Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
I am also receiving on-going training in Internal Family Systems work, as well as in Somatic / Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
My goal is to create a safe and accepting environment that allows us to better explore the issues you are facing. I believe that one of the most important elements of counseling is the therapeutic relationship. I value a trusting, open, and interactive relationship that allows us to improve insight into your struggles and issues, and develop a plan for recovery and healing.
(202) 601-3836 
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Megan Munzert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSW, LICSW
Verified
I integrate Internal Family Systems ( IFS ) with EMDR and Brainspotting as the most effective multidimensional approach to change.
Healing and change are possible for all of us. I am reminded daily of people's innate ability to mend and grow if they are provided with the right tools in a supportive and compassionate environment. Past traumatic events can leave scars and behavior patterns that can get in the way of people leading the life that they choose. I create a safe space where we can work together to allow scars to heal and transformative change to take place. My clients experience healing from sexual trauma, adverse life events, relationship issues, generalized anxiety and dissociative symptoms and they find freedom from feeling "stuck".
(202) 759-2690 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Morgan Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Cross-trained in EMDR, Internal Family Systems (ISF), and Imago Relationship Therapy; my approach is tailored to each person and what works best for them.
We might be a good fit if you struggle with recurring negative patterns in your life, whether it be symptoms of anxiety, depression, work performance, trouble getting new habits to stick, compulsively using things like food, alcohol, video games, shopping etc but you have a desire to replace these with more intentional ways of coping. We also might be a good fit you want to learn more about, and heal, your attachment (relationship) issues. I also work with therapists looking for a therapist for themselves and individuals who have a therapist but want to supplement talk therapy with EMDR.
(667) 213-5474 
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Washington, DC 20010
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Jacqueline Trombley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
I have over 11 years experience working with both adolescents and adults. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, and other relationship related challenges. I have a trauma certificate from the Firentz Institute and work with both childhood and adult trauma. I also utilize Internal Family Systems . Though trauma is my speciality, I have experience with a wide range of mental health issues. I have run several groups for adults and for teens in the Montgomery County school system. I am a board approved supervisor in the state of Maryland and I offer private supervision. I offer video and in person sessions.
(240) 213-9099 
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Washington, DC 20001
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Catie M Ehrler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, LGPC
Verified
In addition to RCT, Catie utilizes Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Interpersonal Family Systems ( IFS ), and Narrative Therapy skills.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” – Maya Angelou. Catie strives to create a nurturing space filled with authenticity, mutual empathy, collaboration, and humor. She sees the best in her clients and takes pride in walking towards authenticity, empowerment, and improved self-esteem with them. Catie is dedicated to creating a safe space in her practice for the stories of all gender identities and cultures to be seen and heard. Catie’s work is grounded in Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT), which believes that individuals grow through connectedness, and that disconnection is a major source of suffering.
(586) 371-6761 
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Washington, DC 20016
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Barbara Sesi Adika
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified
Family-of-origin challenges, 1st and 2nd generation American/immigrant experiences, emotional neglect and abandonment and career related stress are my specializations. I help clients learn to maintain neutral behavioral, navigate cultural identity issues, experience physical and emotional safety, develop connectedness with self and others, navigate career and financial stress. Ability to tolerate and manage distress; identifying that cause dysregulation; decreasing dissociating or numbing; and modifying or activating healthy behavioral responses are my clients' treatment outcomes. I use CBT/DBT, IFS and Polyvagal as foundations.
(301) 250-1530 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Bea von Watzdorf
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS, MA
Verified
My go-to treatments are evidence based ones like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems ( IFS ).
Ever feel run down from taking care of others? Tired to the point of exhaustion but afraid or unable to stop? Unsure how you ended up where you are but sure you don't want to be there anymore? It's an easy place to find ourselves. What isn't easy is getting out of it. I can help. For over 20 years I've been providing a confidential, nurturing environment that in which people can safely figure out who they are and what they’re about. Working together, we explore life’s questions, challenges and opportunities, as well as the stories we're living by and the ones we want to live by.
(202) 309-8929 
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Washington, DC 20009
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