Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Brownsburg, IN

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Shannon Walsh
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Waitlist for new clients
I offer a trauma-focused approach and utilize modalities such as IFS, DBT, and EMDR.
My mission is to create a space where all clients feel welcome and safe enough to share freely without fear of judgment, and to equip clients with tools and resources to overcome daily challenges and build healthier connections with themselves and others. My specialty includes trauma, neurodivergence, and LGBTQIA+ issues. My aim is to offer a humanistic and trauma-focused approach to growth and healing. Taking the first step toward recovery and healing is HARD. I am here to help you navigate that.
I offer a trauma-focused approach and utilize modalities such as IFS, DBT, and EMDR.
My mission is to create a space where all clients feel welcome and safe enough to share freely without fear of judgment, and to equip clients with tools and resources to overcome daily challenges and build healthier connections with themselves and others. My specialty includes trauma, neurodivergence, and LGBTQIA+ issues. My aim is to offer a humanistic and trauma-focused approach to growth and healing. Taking the first step toward recovery and healing is HARD. I am here to help you navigate that.
(317) 666-6207 View (317) 666-6207
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Michele Stepanek Teague
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Brownsburg, IN 46112
My training includes EMDR (trauma care), Family Systems, Grief/Loss, PSI (Pre/Postpartum Depression/Anxiety/OCD for moms/dads/families), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Training (DBT).
Hi, I'm Michele. I'm glad you're here. I know how a situation, involving yourself or a loved one, can consume your life. I became a therapist because I've experienced similar circumstances. Those moments have led me to be an empathetic and effective counselor. We will take things at your pace. This is your time, and we will work together to find healing and growth.
My training includes EMDR (trauma care), Family Systems, Grief/Loss, PSI (Pre/Postpartum Depression/Anxiety/OCD for moms/dads/families), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Training (DBT).
Hi, I'm Michele. I'm glad you're here. I know how a situation, involving yourself or a loved one, can consume your life. I became a therapist because I've experienced similar circumstances. Those moments have led me to be an empathetic and effective counselor. We will take things at your pace. This is your time, and we will work together to find healing and growth.
(765) 305-5703 View (765) 305-5703
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Nidhal Newash - Internal Family Systems Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brownsburg, IN 46112  (Online Only)
Are you frustrated by self-critical thoughts that hold you back? Do you struggle with perfectionism or worry? Are you looking for ways to quiet the self-critic and shift into the person you know that you are meant to be? I am trained in evidence based modalities such as Level 1 & 2 of Internal Family Systems, EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). I believe in the mind-body connection and will weave guided imagery, mindfulness, somatic, cognitive and behavioral techniques into treatment, depending on your needs. I work from an affirming and inclusive lens.
Are you frustrated by self-critical thoughts that hold you back? Do you struggle with perfectionism or worry? Are you looking for ways to quiet the self-critic and shift into the person you know that you are meant to be? I am trained in evidence based modalities such as Level 1 & 2 of Internal Family Systems, EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). I believe in the mind-body connection and will weave guided imagery, mindfulness, somatic, cognitive and behavioral techniques into treatment, depending on your needs. I work from an affirming and inclusive lens.
(463) 220-3997 View (463) 220-3997
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Natalie Heidenreich
Counselor, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brownsburg, IN 46112
It is my privilege to offer my clients a uniquely better experience, individually designed to ensure a future of good health, happiness, and positive life-change that brings pride and joy to them and to their families. I am honored to stand with my clients as they restore lost hope, dreams, and relationships throughout their journeys of wellness and recovery! I provide a safe and positive place for clients to express who they are, process the past, and create goals for the future.
It is my privilege to offer my clients a uniquely better experience, individually designed to ensure a future of good health, happiness, and positive life-change that brings pride and joy to them and to their families. I am honored to stand with my clients as they restore lost hope, dreams, and relationships throughout their journeys of wellness and recovery! I provide a safe and positive place for clients to express who they are, process the past, and create goals for the future.
(463) 666-2473 View (463) 666-2473
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Jolynn Ness
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brownsburg, IN 46112
My ideal client would struggle with diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, or mood-related issues. This client would be self-motivated and have identified goals that are being held back or complicated by their mental health issues. The client would be able to identify areas that are strengths and weaknesses for themselves and would be willing to put forth the effort that is growth and change. Also, this client would be open to new and different suggestions for coping strategies or ways of thinking about difficulties they may experience in order to learn and grow.
My ideal client would struggle with diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, or mood-related issues. This client would be self-motivated and have identified goals that are being held back or complicated by their mental health issues. The client would be able to identify areas that are strengths and weaknesses for themselves and would be willing to put forth the effort that is growth and change. Also, this client would be open to new and different suggestions for coping strategies or ways of thinking about difficulties they may experience in order to learn and grow.
(317) 751-2687 View (317) 751-2687
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Renee Heldman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brownsburg, IN 46112
My ideal client would be someone who is geared towards helping themselves and needing guidance on how to do so. Someone who has a grasp on the importance of the client putting in the work to truly help heal themselves but needing assistance ensuring they are doing things in a healthy and emotionally intelligent fashion. Talk therapy is very important for clients who even just want to come and vent, which I believe helps the mind unclutter.
My ideal client would be someone who is geared towards helping themselves and needing guidance on how to do so. Someone who has a grasp on the importance of the client putting in the work to truly help heal themselves but needing assistance ensuring they are doing things in a healthy and emotionally intelligent fashion. Talk therapy is very important for clients who even just want to come and vent, which I believe helps the mind unclutter.
(317) 386-7481 View (317) 386-7481
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Heather Simmer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brownsburg, IN 46112  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My top priority is to provide a safe and nurturing counseling environment where my clients feel supported as they learn and grow. I blend several different counseling techniques together in a manner that fits each client's specific needs. Through careful listening and understanding, I guide my clients in examining their current and past attitudes, feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and choices and collaborate with each client to determine how these are affecting their day-to-day lives. Together, we create a plan to work through these issues, and I challenge and support my clients as they make positive choices and changes.
My top priority is to provide a safe and nurturing counseling environment where my clients feel supported as they learn and grow. I blend several different counseling techniques together in a manner that fits each client's specific needs. Through careful listening and understanding, I guide my clients in examining their current and past attitudes, feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and choices and collaborate with each client to determine how these are affecting their day-to-day lives. Together, we create a plan to work through these issues, and I challenge and support my clients as they make positive choices and changes.
(317) 245-6526 View (317) 245-6526

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Natalie ( Samuels ) Seitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Zionsville, IN 46077  (Online Only)
I also use CBT, MBSR, MI, and IFS to find the right fit for each client.
Bring a cup of tea or coffee with you to our session together, and let's take the time to talk together and hear your story. I specialize in helping adults (18 yrs & older) discover their resiliency and find peace in their everyday lives. I work with those affected by anxiety, depression, trauma and OCD, as well as issues including life changes, perfectionism & self-esteem. I also work with women diagnosed with ADHD, especially those diagnosed later in adulthood, or who are curious if they could have ADHD. My focus is on providing individual therapy, and I like to use an eclectic approach that's tailored to each individual client.
I also use CBT, MBSR, MI, and IFS to find the right fit for each client.
Bring a cup of tea or coffee with you to our session together, and let's take the time to talk together and hear your story. I specialize in helping adults (18 yrs & older) discover their resiliency and find peace in their everyday lives. I work with those affected by anxiety, depression, trauma and OCD, as well as issues including life changes, perfectionism & self-esteem. I also work with women diagnosed with ADHD, especially those diagnosed later in adulthood, or who are curious if they could have ADHD. My focus is on providing individual therapy, and I like to use an eclectic approach that's tailored to each individual client.
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Jessica Cannon
Counselor, EdS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Zionsville, IN 46077
Waitlist for new clients
This includes Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, aspects of Hakomi and Somatic Experiencing.
THERAPY: I hear so much negativity in our field about work with people. But - I am amazed by some of the people that step foot into my office. I am in awe of their ability to smile through pain. I feel blessed that I get to share in their strong, resilience and desire to grow and change. I learn so much from them. I’m also frustrated with societies message that emotions like anger, resentfulness and jealousy are abnormal for us to feel. Sometimes they interfere with other parts of our life. These people that I encounter on a day-to-day basis are amazing, beautiful people. To all of them I say-
This includes Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, aspects of Hakomi and Somatic Experiencing.
THERAPY: I hear so much negativity in our field about work with people. But - I am amazed by some of the people that step foot into my office. I am in awe of their ability to smile through pain. I feel blessed that I get to share in their strong, resilience and desire to grow and change. I learn so much from them. I’m also frustrated with societies message that emotions like anger, resentfulness and jealousy are abnormal for us to feel. Sometimes they interfere with other parts of our life. These people that I encounter on a day-to-day basis are amazing, beautiful people. To all of them I say-
(317) 747-2790 View (317) 747-2790
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Katie Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, CCTP, CIMHP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Zionsville, IN 46077  (Online Only)
My specialties include trauma-informed nervous-system based therapy, behavior interventions, internal family systems (ifs), somatic therapy, EMDR, and ACT.
Despite having stressful experiences, you are high-functioning. You go to work, you pay your bills, you have meaningful relationships, and on paper, you seem 'fine' from the outside. Inside, you are thinking of the worst case scenario or experiencing an overwhelming amount of thoughts and feelings that "just won't go away". You don't feel great, have unprocessed trauma, and you want to start feeling better. You want to move beyond tolerating trauma and stress, and feel good emotionally and physically. From a nervous system perspective using trauma-therapies I want to empower you in your healing, I know you can feel better.
My specialties include trauma-informed nervous-system based therapy, behavior interventions, internal family systems (ifs), somatic therapy, EMDR, and ACT.
Despite having stressful experiences, you are high-functioning. You go to work, you pay your bills, you have meaningful relationships, and on paper, you seem 'fine' from the outside. Inside, you are thinking of the worst case scenario or experiencing an overwhelming amount of thoughts and feelings that "just won't go away". You don't feel great, have unprocessed trauma, and you want to start feeling better. You want to move beyond tolerating trauma and stress, and feel good emotionally and physically. From a nervous system perspective using trauma-therapies I want to empower you in your healing, I know you can feel better.
(317) 934-3667 View (317) 934-3667
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Dr. Robbi Crain
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46234
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive training in EMDR (certified), DBT, and Internal Family Systems.
Navigating daily life when impacted by the effects of trauma can be difficult. What may feel like a minor situation or annoyance to others may trigger extreme reactions that are difficult to understand. Trauma reactions may arise at unexpected times, create unintended negative consequences, and leave you feeling confused, embarrassed, angry, and depressed. Working through the impacts of trauma can be overwhelming and intimidating. Finding a clinical psychologist with specialization in working with trauma is critical. For over 15 years, I have worked specifically with trauma related disorders.
I have extensive training in EMDR (certified), DBT, and Internal Family Systems.
Navigating daily life when impacted by the effects of trauma can be difficult. What may feel like a minor situation or annoyance to others may trigger extreme reactions that are difficult to understand. Trauma reactions may arise at unexpected times, create unintended negative consequences, and leave you feeling confused, embarrassed, angry, and depressed. Working through the impacts of trauma can be overwhelming and intimidating. Finding a clinical psychologist with specialization in working with trauma is critical. For over 15 years, I have worked specifically with trauma related disorders.
(317) 342-8150 View (317) 342-8150
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Dianna Stallings | Heart Space
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Avon, IN 46123  (Online Only)
My clients are aware that something in their current lives is no longer serving them, want to understand how that came to be, and align themselves with the vision they have for their future. This often starts by noticing repeating patterns of behavior in themselves, or those they attract, and becoming curious about the reason why. They may also find that they experience certain physical and emotional responses (anger, anxiety, people pleasing etc.) and know that their body is trying to tell them something needs to shift.
My clients are aware that something in their current lives is no longer serving them, want to understand how that came to be, and align themselves with the vision they have for their future. This often starts by noticing repeating patterns of behavior in themselves, or those they attract, and becoming curious about the reason why. They may also find that they experience certain physical and emotional responses (anger, anxiety, people pleasing etc.) and know that their body is trying to tell them something needs to shift.
(317) 620-8778 View (317) 620-8778
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American Behavioral Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Avon, IN 46123
American Behavioral Counseling is a trusted counseling provider that offers hope to individuals, groups, couples, families, and children in all of Central Indiana. Our mission is to provide personalized counseling services that meet your individualized needs in a safe and understanding environment. Our team of therapists are trusted experts who can help you in a wide range of specialties, including substance abuse addictions, family therapy, couples or group therapy, depression, alcohol treatment, and anger management. Our goal is to invest the time it takes to get to know you and to empower you with the right solution for you.
American Behavioral Counseling is a trusted counseling provider that offers hope to individuals, groups, couples, families, and children in all of Central Indiana. Our mission is to provide personalized counseling services that meet your individualized needs in a safe and understanding environment. Our team of therapists are trusted experts who can help you in a wide range of specialties, including substance abuse addictions, family therapy, couples or group therapy, depression, alcohol treatment, and anger management. Our goal is to invest the time it takes to get to know you and to empower you with the right solution for you.
(317) 349-5513 View (317) 349-5513
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Darnesha Gaskew
Counselor, MS, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Avon, IN 46123
Congratulations. If you have made it this far that indicates that you have already taken the first step in the right direction. Way to go! I’ve been where you are. I’ve been saddened, confused, hopeless, and felt no sense of direction. I’ve experienced grief, guilt, defeat, and anger. You’re not alone in this journey. One of the best decisions I have made and that you can make for yourself is the decision to heal. If you are interested in starting your healing journey, please feel free to contact me for your free 15 minute consultation.
Congratulations. If you have made it this far that indicates that you have already taken the first step in the right direction. Way to go! I’ve been where you are. I’ve been saddened, confused, hopeless, and felt no sense of direction. I’ve experienced grief, guilt, defeat, and anger. You’re not alone in this journey. One of the best decisions I have made and that you can make for yourself is the decision to heal. If you are interested in starting your healing journey, please feel free to contact me for your free 15 minute consultation.
(463) 241-3830 View (463) 241-3830
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Sequoyah M Sullivan
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IN 46168
Hey there! I'm excited you're here. Balancing work, relationships, and family can be extremely difficult. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and wellbeing.Whether you are grappling with anxiety, depression, communication challenges,boundary setting, familial matters, or relationship issues, please know that I am here to support you every step of the way.Most of the time, we know the solutions to our own problems. But there are those rare occasions when we all need a little extra support, education, and resources to help us continue on the path to living the best life.
Hey there! I'm excited you're here. Balancing work, relationships, and family can be extremely difficult. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and wellbeing.Whether you are grappling with anxiety, depression, communication challenges,boundary setting, familial matters, or relationship issues, please know that I am here to support you every step of the way.Most of the time, we know the solutions to our own problems. But there are those rare occasions when we all need a little extra support, education, and resources to help us continue on the path to living the best life.
(317) 342-8142 View (317) 342-8142
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HopeSpark Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFC/T, LMFT
Verified Verified
Avon, IN 46123
Hello! My name is Jami Ober, and my practice is HopeSpark Counseling! Whether seeking therapy for personal growth, healing, or navigating life's challenges, I am passionate about helping you and/or your loved ones foster a deeper understanding of your needs, empowering movement towards greater mental and emotional well-being.
Hello! My name is Jami Ober, and my practice is HopeSpark Counseling! Whether seeking therapy for personal growth, healing, or navigating life's challenges, I am passionate about helping you and/or your loved ones foster a deeper understanding of your needs, empowering movement towards greater mental and emotional well-being.
(463) 251-7102 View (463) 251-7102
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Mindful Innovations Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Avon, IN 46123
We empower & embrace neurodiversity by supporting children, adults, and families live to their fullest potential! Neurodiversity is a term to describe individuals striving daily to manage any of the following conditions, ADHD Autism Spectrum, Dyslexia, Social Communication Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, and others. We help children and youth learn strategies to improve behaviors at home, school, and in their community. Our approach in couples therapy is teaching tools and strategies to you move your relationship into a more positive direction. Our clients are typical as well as neurodiverse couples!
We empower & embrace neurodiversity by supporting children, adults, and families live to their fullest potential! Neurodiversity is a term to describe individuals striving daily to manage any of the following conditions, ADHD Autism Spectrum, Dyslexia, Social Communication Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, and others. We help children and youth learn strategies to improve behaviors at home, school, and in their community. Our approach in couples therapy is teaching tools and strategies to you move your relationship into a more positive direction. Our clients are typical as well as neurodiverse couples!
(317) 754-7953 View (317) 754-7953
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Jonathan Mangano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainfield, IN 46168  (Online Only)
Counseling can be intimidating, but I want to foster a safe, compassionate, and empathetic place where you can talk about the things you don’t know how to talk about. As a therapist, I seek to create a space for your true self to shine through as we work together to confront the challenges, insecurities, and past traumas you carry, and to ultimately find healing. At this stage as you consider therapy and seek to find the right fit, I want to encourage you by simply saying that you are enough. You do not have to be more than who you are. And who you are is worthy of love, of care, and of mental and emotional health.
Counseling can be intimidating, but I want to foster a safe, compassionate, and empathetic place where you can talk about the things you don’t know how to talk about. As a therapist, I seek to create a space for your true self to shine through as we work together to confront the challenges, insecurities, and past traumas you carry, and to ultimately find healing. At this stage as you consider therapy and seek to find the right fit, I want to encourage you by simply saying that you are enough. You do not have to be more than who you are. And who you are is worthy of love, of care, and of mental and emotional health.
(317) 676-6205 View (317) 676-6205
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Chelsea Newcomb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Zionsville, IN 46077
Waitlist for new clients
Trying to find the right therapist can be hard work. I hope to make the process a little easier by providing a welcoming, nonjudgmental, and relaxed environment.
Trying to find the right therapist can be hard work. I hope to make the process a little easier by providing a welcoming, nonjudgmental, and relaxed environment.
(317) 406-0584 View (317) 406-0584
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Kaylee Odell
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Zionsville, IN 46077
All of us face painful and challenging experiences at some point in our journey. And sometimes, we need extra support to move through the struggles, to grow, to heal, to learn and unlearn, and to find peace and harmony again. I am passionate about walking alongside you through the ebb and flow of life, as you process pain and trauma, relationship strain, grief and loss, and other hardships that accompany living. A central part of my practice is to provide support and encouragement in these moments while also helping you to move toward greater clarity, calm, and well-being.
All of us face painful and challenging experiences at some point in our journey. And sometimes, we need extra support to move through the struggles, to grow, to heal, to learn and unlearn, and to find peace and harmony again. I am passionate about walking alongside you through the ebb and flow of life, as you process pain and trauma, relationship strain, grief and loss, and other hardships that accompany living. A central part of my practice is to provide support and encouragement in these moments while also helping you to move toward greater clarity, calm, and well-being.
(317) 399-1774 View (317) 399-1774
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.