Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Jacksonville, FL

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Casey Wylie
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Within the therapeutic environment, I strive to provide a welcoming and open-minded space where anyone can come to process the varying obstacles that life throws at you. I connect and utilize various theory's listed below, but I primarily come from a person-centered approach, and encourage communication and finding out together what works best for you within your own life. I utilize a variety of interventions from mindfulness-based practices, internal family systems therapy, and CBT to work through the challenges that life may pose.
Within the therapeutic environment, I strive to provide a welcoming and open-minded space where anyone can come to process the varying obstacles that life throws at you. I connect and utilize various theory's listed below, but I primarily come from a person-centered approach, and encourage communication and finding out together what works best for you within your own life. I utilize a variety of interventions from mindfulness-based practices, internal family systems therapy, and CBT to work through the challenges that life may pose.
(904) 320-2348 View (904) 320-2348
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Hannah Bose
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI, E-CYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32205
I integrate Brainspotting and Internal Family Systems with other evidence-based modalities.
I work with clients highly motivated to grow through trauma, panic, OCD, anxiety, stress, acute and chronic illness, chronic pain, and relationship issues. My therapeutic approach is rooted in a somatic and embodiment lens, recognizing the interconnectedness of body and mind in the healing process. I help people break out of old patterns and bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be. Through gaining greater self-awareness, healing wounds, and building skills you can overcome blocks to living your most liberated and authentic life.
I integrate Brainspotting and Internal Family Systems with other evidence-based modalities.
I work with clients highly motivated to grow through trauma, panic, OCD, anxiety, stress, acute and chronic illness, chronic pain, and relationship issues. My therapeutic approach is rooted in a somatic and embodiment lens, recognizing the interconnectedness of body and mind in the healing process. I help people break out of old patterns and bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be. Through gaining greater self-awareness, healing wounds, and building skills you can overcome blocks to living your most liberated and authentic life.
(904) 638-3209 View (904) 638-3209
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Carol Rios Soto
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Welcome! My name is Carol Rios Soto and I am a Licensed Mental Heath Counselor in the state of Florida. I work with people from childhood to adulthood. Mainly, I work with people who have had to endure difficult times either with trauma, crippling anxiety, depression and overall darkness who are looking to find a light. I use a multi-system approach with techniques from IFS, DBT, ACT and CBT - mainly I believe it depends on the person and where they are to determine the approach I use.
Welcome! My name is Carol Rios Soto and I am a Licensed Mental Heath Counselor in the state of Florida. I work with people from childhood to adulthood. Mainly, I work with people who have had to endure difficult times either with trauma, crippling anxiety, depression and overall darkness who are looking to find a light. I use a multi-system approach with techniques from IFS, DBT, ACT and CBT - mainly I believe it depends on the person and where they are to determine the approach I use.
(813) 820-6998 View (813) 820-6998
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Suzanne Sinnwell
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Not accepting new clients
I offer a variety of treatment approaches, but primarily utilize eye movement desensitization (EMDR) and internal family systems (IFS) (Level 1 trained).
Thank you very much for considering me to be a part of your personal growth. I understand that seeking support and choosing a therapist is a difficult decision. It is my hope that you and I can work together to achieve your goals. I specialize in reducing distressing symptoms and negative beliefs about yourself as related to traumatic memories. I primarily work with individuals and other therapists who experience symptoms related to traumatic memories, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem. Together we will work on changing the narrative that keeps you stuck or hurting.
I offer a variety of treatment approaches, but primarily utilize eye movement desensitization (EMDR) and internal family systems (IFS) (Level 1 trained).
Thank you very much for considering me to be a part of your personal growth. I understand that seeking support and choosing a therapist is a difficult decision. It is my hope that you and I can work together to achieve your goals. I specialize in reducing distressing symptoms and negative beliefs about yourself as related to traumatic memories. I primarily work with individuals and other therapists who experience symptoms related to traumatic memories, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem. Together we will work on changing the narrative that keeps you stuck or hurting.
(904) 875-5549 View (904) 875-5549
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Teresa Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
I specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and the Gottman Method.
Are you struggling with life's daily challenges? Do you feel inadequate and can't measure up, no matter how hard you try? Are you having difficulty coping with a recent loss? Have you poured all of yourself into others & now find yourself empty? Do you feel all alone & that no one understands you? I'm here to help you gain the tools needed to manage daily life more effectively so you can live a happier, more satisfying & fulfilling life. I specialize in working with adult individuals who are looking to find relief from the symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, negative relationships, grief, & trauma.
I specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and the Gottman Method.
Are you struggling with life's daily challenges? Do you feel inadequate and can't measure up, no matter how hard you try? Are you having difficulty coping with a recent loss? Have you poured all of yourself into others & now find yourself empty? Do you feel all alone & that no one understands you? I'm here to help you gain the tools needed to manage daily life more effectively so you can live a happier, more satisfying & fulfilling life. I specialize in working with adult individuals who are looking to find relief from the symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, negative relationships, grief, & trauma.
(904) 606-9358 View (904) 606-9358
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Christy Holliday
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256
I have extensive training and study in Mind Body Pain Psychology, Internal Family Systems, Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory and Somatic Experiencing.
My desire is to provide each client the opportunity to find HOPE. Hope for understanding, healing and growth. Hope for freedom, joy, and peace. Hope for wholeness and real, true rest. The truth is, life is hard. We often find ourselves confused, disillusioned, disappointed, angry, sad, afraid, addicted or simply numb to it all. The process of counseling can and does often lead a person to a place of newfound hope, where one can experience the broken parts of their stories and relationships restored.
I have extensive training and study in Mind Body Pain Psychology, Internal Family Systems, Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory and Somatic Experiencing.
My desire is to provide each client the opportunity to find HOPE. Hope for understanding, healing and growth. Hope for freedom, joy, and peace. Hope for wholeness and real, true rest. The truth is, life is hard. We often find ourselves confused, disillusioned, disappointed, angry, sad, afraid, addicted or simply numb to it all. The process of counseling can and does often lead a person to a place of newfound hope, where one can experience the broken parts of their stories and relationships restored.
(352) 478-4519 View (352) 478-4519
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Diana Cofsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32246
I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, & Mood Disorders. I am a licensed professional counselor that has been working in behavioral health for over 20 years, obtaining my Bachelors and Masters degrees from La Salle University in Philadelphia. I have been fortunate to have backgrounds in both addiction and mental health at all levels of care, including inpatient residential, intensive outpatient and outpatient. My approach to therapy is client centered, using a variety of modalities including CBT, DBT and family systems therapy. I believe in the mind/body connection and offer guided imagery.
I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, & Mood Disorders. I am a licensed professional counselor that has been working in behavioral health for over 20 years, obtaining my Bachelors and Masters degrees from La Salle University in Philadelphia. I have been fortunate to have backgrounds in both addiction and mental health at all levels of care, including inpatient residential, intensive outpatient and outpatient. My approach to therapy is client centered, using a variety of modalities including CBT, DBT and family systems therapy. I believe in the mind/body connection and offer guided imagery.
(561) 769-5682 View (561) 769-5682
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Melanie Juli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256
My specialties include marriage and relationship issues, family systems issues, co-dependency, addiction, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and chronic pain.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities from Florida Atlantic University in 2009. I then went on to earn a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2012, which I did in 2013. I have had experience working with a variety of different clients in multiple settings. I have extensive experience treating clients with addiction disorders as well as working with their families and loved ones who are working on their own program of recovery as well.
My specialties include marriage and relationship issues, family systems issues, co-dependency, addiction, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and chronic pain.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities from Florida Atlantic University in 2009. I then went on to earn a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2012, which I did in 2013. I have had experience working with a variety of different clients in multiple settings. I have extensive experience treating clients with addiction disorders as well as working with their families and loved ones who are working on their own program of recovery as well.
(321) 710-0407 View (321) 710-0407
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Elizabeth Gibson
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Her approach is relational and collaborative using various evidence-based modalities such as: attachment theory, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness, family systems theory, and spiritual listening practices.
Are you approaching midlife or beyond? The second half of life brings a wide variety of challenges: menopause, relationship issues, divorce, grief, health challenges, sexuality, anxiety, and depression. You may be balancing taking care of others with prioritizing your own needs. Recognizing that time is limited, older adults may want to take stock of their achievements, plan for what they still hope to accomplish, and mourn what might never be. Facing our mortality may bring a fresh desire for peace with the past and finding meaning-making in the present.
Her approach is relational and collaborative using various evidence-based modalities such as: attachment theory, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness, family systems theory, and spiritual listening practices.
Are you approaching midlife or beyond? The second half of life brings a wide variety of challenges: menopause, relationship issues, divorce, grief, health challenges, sexuality, anxiety, and depression. You may be balancing taking care of others with prioritizing your own needs. Recognizing that time is limited, older adults may want to take stock of their achievements, plan for what they still hope to accomplish, and mourn what might never be. Facing our mortality may bring a fresh desire for peace with the past and finding meaning-making in the present.
(904) 736-6112 View (904) 736-6112
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Celia Webb
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32210
I am trained in the use of EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE), SSP (Safe & Sound Protocol), PVT and attachment work.
The decision to begin (or deepen) therapy is a big one. I imagine you’ve attempted to manage a lot of things as best as you possibly could and that led you here. I’m so happy you’re here. I help clients navigate life when there’s been a few (or many) wrong turns and bumps in the road. I am skilled at working with all parts of a client when they have a history of trauma (knowingly or not). This often takes the form of eating disorders, anxiety, emotional overwhelm or dysregulation, dissociation, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, or substance use.
I am trained in the use of EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE), SSP (Safe & Sound Protocol), PVT and attachment work.
The decision to begin (or deepen) therapy is a big one. I imagine you’ve attempted to manage a lot of things as best as you possibly could and that led you here. I’m so happy you’re here. I help clients navigate life when there’s been a few (or many) wrong turns and bumps in the road. I am skilled at working with all parts of a client when they have a history of trauma (knowingly or not). This often takes the form of eating disorders, anxiety, emotional overwhelm or dysregulation, dissociation, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, or substance use.
(678) 325-2797 View (678) 325-2797
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Jill Frame
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256
I am an EMDR therapist with advanced training in IFS-informed EMDR therapy.
If you are looking for a results-oriented therapist, you've come to the right place! I focus on what you are already doing well and build on it. I also help you look at your difficulties from different perspectives. A heads up, I’m not the typical talk therapist. I’m not interested in you sitting on the couch with me for years. I want you to jump all in, do the hard work, heal well and get on with living your life.
I am an EMDR therapist with advanced training in IFS-informed EMDR therapy.
If you are looking for a results-oriented therapist, you've come to the right place! I focus on what you are already doing well and build on it. I also help you look at your difficulties from different perspectives. A heads up, I’m not the typical talk therapist. I’m not interested in you sitting on the couch with me for years. I want you to jump all in, do the hard work, heal well and get on with living your life.
(317) 676-6918 View (317) 676-6918
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Judi Howard
Counselor, LMHC, CMHC, EMDR, SSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32246
My treatment approaches include EMDR, IFS, Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution Focused therapies.
Hello. I have provided therapy to individuals, children, and couples since 1990. Currently, I enjoy providing therapy to adults with various concerns including anxiety, depression, grief/loss and trauma. I take an integrative approach to therapy, combining techniques and strategies designed to promote the positive outcomes and goals that clients seek. This includes teaching relaxation and stress reduction techniques that clients can use in their everyday life. I rely on my training and experience along with the client's unique concerns, to determine how best to approach the situation.
My treatment approaches include EMDR, IFS, Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution Focused therapies.
Hello. I have provided therapy to individuals, children, and couples since 1990. Currently, I enjoy providing therapy to adults with various concerns including anxiety, depression, grief/loss and trauma. I take an integrative approach to therapy, combining techniques and strategies designed to promote the positive outcomes and goals that clients seek. This includes teaching relaxation and stress reduction techniques that clients can use in their everyday life. I rely on my training and experience along with the client's unique concerns, to determine how best to approach the situation.
(904) 297-2037 View (904) 297-2037
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Geneva Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32222
I have specialized, post-graduate training in many evidence-based modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS-informed).
I have tried therapy and it didn't work. I have heard this from clients so many times. The truth is, therapy is not a "one size fits all" type of service. There are many different types of therapy and many different types of therapists. I partner with my clients to customize their treatment plan to fit their preference for treatment style/modality as well as to meet their personal goals. I have helped many people manage a wide variety of struggles including those related to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and symptoms related to trauma - just to name a few.
I have specialized, post-graduate training in many evidence-based modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS-informed).
I have tried therapy and it didn't work. I have heard this from clients so many times. The truth is, therapy is not a "one size fits all" type of service. There are many different types of therapy and many different types of therapists. I partner with my clients to customize their treatment plan to fit their preference for treatment style/modality as well as to meet their personal goals. I have helped many people manage a wide variety of struggles including those related to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and symptoms related to trauma - just to name a few.
(904) 842-2443 View (904) 842-2443
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Patricia Lomando
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32202  (Online Only)
Patricia Lomando, LCSW, RPT-S, provides neurodivergent affirming services for the child, adolescent, and adult. Depression and anxiety are passions focused on throughout her career. Using sandtray, expressive arts, Internal Family Systems and Play Therapy, she explores mood and prevention patterns, collaborates on coping strategies and helps identify those sometimes elusive gifts that are part of every neurotype. With expansive certifications in Registered Play Therapy and Infant Mental Health, she works through methodologies that bridge family gaps and help “translate” the child’s language through play, art and sand tray work.
Patricia Lomando, LCSW, RPT-S, provides neurodivergent affirming services for the child, adolescent, and adult. Depression and anxiety are passions focused on throughout her career. Using sandtray, expressive arts, Internal Family Systems and Play Therapy, she explores mood and prevention patterns, collaborates on coping strategies and helps identify those sometimes elusive gifts that are part of every neurotype. With expansive certifications in Registered Play Therapy and Infant Mental Health, she works through methodologies that bridge family gaps and help “translate” the child’s language through play, art and sand tray work.
(305) 570-3547 View (305) 570-3547
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Kelsea Pelletier
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32203  (Online Only)
I utilize a person-centered, internal family systems, trauma-informed perspectives and utilize DBT skills.
Kelsea Pelletier is a therapist and supervisor and one of her favorite quotes states, "The quality of our life depends on the quality of our relationships" by Ester Perel. Many of her clients are survivors of narcissistic parents, partners and societal values who experience a deep sense of loneliness, anxiety and depression and may find themselves in patterns of people pleasing & resentment. Some of her client's also often feel lost without a sense of approval from others. Kelsea's clients are striving to feel more in touch with their authentic sense of self by coming to a better balance of internal versus external validation.
I utilize a person-centered, internal family systems, trauma-informed perspectives and utilize DBT skills.
Kelsea Pelletier is a therapist and supervisor and one of her favorite quotes states, "The quality of our life depends on the quality of our relationships" by Ester Perel. Many of her clients are survivors of narcissistic parents, partners and societal values who experience a deep sense of loneliness, anxiety and depression and may find themselves in patterns of people pleasing & resentment. Some of her client's also often feel lost without a sense of approval from others. Kelsea's clients are striving to feel more in touch with their authentic sense of self by coming to a better balance of internal versus external validation.
(406) 284-0771 View (406) 284-0771
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Karilynn Burks
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32099  (Online Only)
I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, internal family systems, polyvagal theory, and mindfulness to create a holistic approach that emphasizes mind, body, and spirit integration and healing.
My primary goal is to create a safe, accepting, collaborative, and warm environment to help people effectively navigate life's big obstacles with a little more ease and understanding. I am both compassionate and direct; I will lovingly support you and hold you accountable during the change process. I specialize in using trauma-informed therapies to help people confidently manage anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorders, toxic shame, body shame, mood instability, and other mental health challenges.
I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, internal family systems, polyvagal theory, and mindfulness to create a holistic approach that emphasizes mind, body, and spirit integration and healing.
My primary goal is to create a safe, accepting, collaborative, and warm environment to help people effectively navigate life's big obstacles with a little more ease and understanding. I am both compassionate and direct; I will lovingly support you and hold you accountable during the change process. I specialize in using trauma-informed therapies to help people confidently manage anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorders, toxic shame, body shame, mood instability, and other mental health challenges.
(352) 464-9787 View (352) 464-9787
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Charlie JO Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32099
I am trained in Internal Family Systems(level 1), and I am using it dominantly, because of how it tries to understand and have compassion for all of our parts.
During my career, I have worked with both individual and group settings, including adults with people living with HIV, veterans, incarcerated people and transgender/gender variant individuals. These populations included people with depression, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, PTSD and depression. I co-facilitated a group for trans youth and co-coordinated it for 6 years. As a proud bisexual, trans man, I love to work with my LGBT communities. I celebrate kinky and poly people. I strive to be an imperfect ally to non-binary trans people and people of color.
I am trained in Internal Family Systems(level 1), and I am using it dominantly, because of how it tries to understand and have compassion for all of our parts.
During my career, I have worked with both individual and group settings, including adults with people living with HIV, veterans, incarcerated people and transgender/gender variant individuals. These populations included people with depression, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, PTSD and depression. I co-facilitated a group for trans youth and co-coordinated it for 6 years. As a proud bisexual, trans man, I love to work with my LGBT communities. I celebrate kinky and poly people. I strive to be an imperfect ally to non-binary trans people and people of color.
(786) 841-2939 View (786) 841-2939
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denise v. jones
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, MBA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256  (Online Only)
My practice is primarily grounded in helping you accept all parts of yourself, embrace your past, the present and believe in the person you want to become by using mainly EMDR, parts work / internal family systems, mindfulness, and somatic practices.
Relationship struggles, feeling stuck, overwhelmed, stressed, or dealing with life challenges, can be painful and hold us back. As we work together, you will gain the necessary insight and skills to navigate these dificulties and unlock your full potential. My professional background consists mainly treating people who have experienced trauma -big or small- and addressing the different ways it shows up: anxiety, depression, low self esteem, attention issues, among other personal struggles.
My practice is primarily grounded in helping you accept all parts of yourself, embrace your past, the present and believe in the person you want to become by using mainly EMDR, parts work / internal family systems, mindfulness, and somatic practices.
Relationship struggles, feeling stuck, overwhelmed, stressed, or dealing with life challenges, can be painful and hold us back. As we work together, you will gain the necessary insight and skills to navigate these dificulties and unlock your full potential. My professional background consists mainly treating people who have experienced trauma -big or small- and addressing the different ways it shows up: anxiety, depression, low self esteem, attention issues, among other personal struggles.
(904) 593-2990 View (904) 593-2990
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Lisa J Moore, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Lisa is trained in and uses Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and Internal Family Systems (my own version of IFS), Tapping EFT / TFT and a variety of practices that meld body, mind, deepest self / spirit.
I love working with personal growth clients and those who may have a "glitch" area of life that other therapy hasn't resolved. I specialize in BIG-T /small-t trauma, anxiety, performance / artistic enhancement, life satisfaction / direction, and relationships with friends / spouses / family / work. This practice honors your journey, hopes and desires in life. Your goals are defined and addressed as are blocks and burdens using a wide range of therapeutic and coaching skills.
Lisa is trained in and uses Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and Internal Family Systems (my own version of IFS), Tapping EFT / TFT and a variety of practices that meld body, mind, deepest self / spirit.
I love working with personal growth clients and those who may have a "glitch" area of life that other therapy hasn't resolved. I specialize in BIG-T /small-t trauma, anxiety, performance / artistic enhancement, life satisfaction / direction, and relationships with friends / spouses / family / work. This practice honors your journey, hopes and desires in life. Your goals are defined and addressed as are blocks and burdens using a wide range of therapeutic and coaching skills.
(904) 453-7947 View (904) 453-7947
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Kelsey Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32099
I use psychodynamic theory, ACT, CBT, DBT, IFS and mindfulness techniques.
Hi! I'm Kelsey, a licensed therapist who believes that transformation occurs when we feel safe to be our authentic self without the fear of judgement. My approach is warm and comfortable and I strive to create a strong therapeutic connection with my clients, built on trust. I specialize in working with adults and teens coping with anxiety, depression and grief. I have extensive experience working with perinatal and postpartum mental health, and perinatal loss. I’m devoted to holding a warm space while you explore what may be holding you back and how to embody your own personal values and truths.
I use psychodynamic theory, ACT, CBT, DBT, IFS and mindfulness techniques.
Hi! I'm Kelsey, a licensed therapist who believes that transformation occurs when we feel safe to be our authentic self without the fear of judgement. My approach is warm and comfortable and I strive to create a strong therapeutic connection with my clients, built on trust. I specialize in working with adults and teens coping with anxiety, depression and grief. I have extensive experience working with perinatal and postpartum mental health, and perinatal loss. I’m devoted to holding a warm space while you explore what may be holding you back and how to embody your own personal values and truths.
(484) 702-6066 View (484) 702-6066

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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.