Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Franklin, IN

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J. Scott Giddens
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT, LCAC
Verified Verified
Franklin, IN 46131  (Online Only)
I work in solution focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, CBT, motivational interviewing, family systems therapy, and provide psychoeducation as needed as well.
Let me help you overcome the challenges of daily living. My name is Scott, and my past experience has taught me that helping one resolve childhood trauma, often a root cause for many mental health issues, is as rewarding an experience for a therapist as it is for a patient. I also enjoy helping couples overcome marital issues, as well as working with parents on how to better approach their children. Helping parents is something I enjoy. I can work through many different modalities to help you in areas of depression, anxiety, and other disorders. I have worked in counseling for nearly 30 years helping others at stages of life.
I work in solution focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, CBT, motivational interviewing, family systems therapy, and provide psychoeducation as needed as well.
Let me help you overcome the challenges of daily living. My name is Scott, and my past experience has taught me that helping one resolve childhood trauma, often a root cause for many mental health issues, is as rewarding an experience for a therapist as it is for a patient. I also enjoy helping couples overcome marital issues, as well as working with parents on how to better approach their children. Helping parents is something I enjoy. I can work through many different modalities to help you in areas of depression, anxiety, and other disorders. I have worked in counseling for nearly 30 years helping others at stages of life.
(317) 620-8516 View (317) 620-8516
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New Blooms Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LSW, RTTH
Verified Verified
Franklin, IN 46131
Hello. My name is Laura DeMougin, MS, LSW, and I am a licensed therapist in the state of Indiana. I have experience in helping individuals reach their maximum potential by treating a variety of issues that affect their mental health. These include anxiety, depression, ADHD coaching for children and adult, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I help patients of ages 6 and above through the most difficult times in their lives. I offer both in-person sessions in my office in Franklin, IN, as well as telehealth services.
Hello. My name is Laura DeMougin, MS, LSW, and I am a licensed therapist in the state of Indiana. I have experience in helping individuals reach their maximum potential by treating a variety of issues that affect their mental health. These include anxiety, depression, ADHD coaching for children and adult, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I help patients of ages 6 and above through the most difficult times in their lives. I offer both in-person sessions in my office in Franklin, IN, as well as telehealth services.
(317) 593-2863 View (317) 593-2863
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Sierra Schaidle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin, IN 46131  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life doesn’t always go the way we want it to, and discomfort and disappointment can be overwhelming. I love working with clients who are ready to explore change. I have the most experience helping those with anxiety, concerns with trust, self-esteem issues, life transitions, traumatic experiences, difficult family relationships, romantic relationship struggles, and LGBTQ+ experiences. I want to learn what makes you unique, help you build confidence in yourself, and help you reclaim your life narrative. Let's explore those places of power within you to work through the liminal parts of your life.
Life doesn’t always go the way we want it to, and discomfort and disappointment can be overwhelming. I love working with clients who are ready to explore change. I have the most experience helping those with anxiety, concerns with trust, self-esteem issues, life transitions, traumatic experiences, difficult family relationships, romantic relationship struggles, and LGBTQ+ experiences. I want to learn what makes you unique, help you build confidence in yourself, and help you reclaim your life narrative. Let's explore those places of power within you to work through the liminal parts of your life.
(317) 836-2634 View (317) 836-2634
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Stillpoint Consultants
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
Franklin, IN 46131
Welcome to Stillpoint! We have four amazing therapists at our practice - each with their own unique lens on therapeutic work. Abbey, Jenna, Josh, or Sammy would be honored to meet with you and see how they can support you in your life's journey. Between all our therapists, we see clients individually, relationally, and in family dynamics for a variety of concerns. If you are not sure about if we could support you, feel free to give us a call. Jenna and Abbey, two of our therapists, manage the phones each week and will follow up with you to answer any questions and identify who would be the best fit for you.
Welcome to Stillpoint! We have four amazing therapists at our practice - each with their own unique lens on therapeutic work. Abbey, Jenna, Josh, or Sammy would be honored to meet with you and see how they can support you in your life's journey. Between all our therapists, we see clients individually, relationally, and in family dynamics for a variety of concerns. If you are not sure about if we could support you, feel free to give us a call. Jenna and Abbey, two of our therapists, manage the phones each week and will follow up with you to answer any questions and identify who would be the best fit for you.
(317) 751-7347 View (317) 751-7347
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Teen Girl Counseling (Audra Richert, MSW, LCSW)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Franklin, IN 46131
Being a teen girl is tough! Raising a teen girl can be even tougher. Anxiety, depression, identity issues, peer relations, academic stress, and outside pressures can leave teen girls needing increased support just as many are beginning to pull away from their parents to develop their own passions and purpose. Parents often find themselves feeling like an outsider as their teen daughters suddenly begin to turn to peers, friends, and social media for advice and guidance instead of mom or dad. This can lead to increased family conflict as parents and teens struggle to communicate with each other and find common ground.
Being a teen girl is tough! Raising a teen girl can be even tougher. Anxiety, depression, identity issues, peer relations, academic stress, and outside pressures can leave teen girls needing increased support just as many are beginning to pull away from their parents to develop their own passions and purpose. Parents often find themselves feeling like an outsider as their teen daughters suddenly begin to turn to peers, friends, and social media for advice and guidance instead of mom or dad. This can lead to increased family conflict as parents and teens struggle to communicate with each other and find common ground.
(317) 794-2684 View (317) 794-2684
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Cheyann Peckinpaugh
Pre-Licensed Professional, MAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin, IN 46131  (Online Only)
Welcome to therapy, a space just for you. Life can be incredibly overwhelming, and it's okay to feel lost or broken sometimes. Remember, you have the strength to heal and rediscover yourself. I'm here to support you on this journey, offering more than just a listening ear—I'm here to help you feel and process your emotions.In our sessions, we’ll work together to piece everything back together, helping you become the best version of yourself. Taking the step to start therapy shows your courage and commitment to living a happier, more authentic life. It’s time to stop numbing the pain and start truly feeling again.
Welcome to therapy, a space just for you. Life can be incredibly overwhelming, and it's okay to feel lost or broken sometimes. Remember, you have the strength to heal and rediscover yourself. I'm here to support you on this journey, offering more than just a listening ear—I'm here to help you feel and process your emotions.In our sessions, we’ll work together to piece everything back together, helping you become the best version of yourself. Taking the step to start therapy shows your courage and commitment to living a happier, more authentic life. It’s time to stop numbing the pain and start truly feeling again.
(812) 220-3736 View (812) 220-3736
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Solid Ground Counseling LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT , CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Franklin, IN 46131
You're likely here because you are seeking change in some area of your life. You've likely found my profile due to some discord in your relationship(s) you hope to resolve. I'm Chelsea Summerlot. My passion is to help relationships thrive with mutual respect, honest and open communication, and learning more about your loved one. Whether in your relationship with yourself or with another, I am here to journey alongside you in building a strong foundation from which your life can grow.
You're likely here because you are seeking change in some area of your life. You've likely found my profile due to some discord in your relationship(s) you hope to resolve. I'm Chelsea Summerlot. My passion is to help relationships thrive with mutual respect, honest and open communication, and learning more about your loved one. Whether in your relationship with yourself or with another, I am here to journey alongside you in building a strong foundation from which your life can grow.
(317) 620-1585 View (317) 620-1585

More Therapists Nearby

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Roxxi M Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greenwood, IN 46143  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My primary specialty is acceptance and commitment (ACT), cognitive, behavioral (CBT), interpersonal, psychotherapy, narrative, & attachment, solution focused, brief family systems, coaching, Christian counseling, and many more.
As a clinician it is my goal is not to focus on treatment, but to join the client through the process of healing. The way I do this is by getting in depth understanding of hearing the narrative of my client's lived experiences and starting at the place of their choosing. It is important to me build a strong connection to the clients I serve. Therefore, they can achieve be in a space where they can be open and allow the process of healing to occur.
My primary specialty is acceptance and commitment (ACT), cognitive, behavioral (CBT), interpersonal, psychotherapy, narrative, & attachment, solution focused, brief family systems, coaching, Christian counseling, and many more.
As a clinician it is my goal is not to focus on treatment, but to join the client through the process of healing. The way I do this is by getting in depth understanding of hearing the narrative of my client's lived experiences and starting at the place of their choosing. It is important to me build a strong connection to the clients I serve. Therefore, they can achieve be in a space where they can be open and allow the process of healing to occur.
(719) 259-5589 View (719) 259-5589
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Christine J Arthur
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ATR-BC, ATCS
Verified Verified
Greenwood, IN 46143
Waitlist for new clients
I borrow from several theoretical approaches and modalities: psychodynamic, insight-oriented art therapy, EMDR, DBT, CBT, mindfulness-based, positive psychology and structural and family systems theories.
Integrating art therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and talk therapy, I offer a unique treatment approach for adults, teens, and families. In my 27 years of practice, I have extensive experience working with trauma (PTSD), abuse, mood disorders, anxiety disorders (including OCD) and interpersonal/relationship difficulties. My approach is supportive, collaborative and strength-based. I find fulfillment in helping individuals experience empowerment, increase resilience and make life changes that are sustainable and rewarding. My office is located downtown Bloomington in the historic Faris Building.
I borrow from several theoretical approaches and modalities: psychodynamic, insight-oriented art therapy, EMDR, DBT, CBT, mindfulness-based, positive psychology and structural and family systems theories.
Integrating art therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and talk therapy, I offer a unique treatment approach for adults, teens, and families. In my 27 years of practice, I have extensive experience working with trauma (PTSD), abuse, mood disorders, anxiety disorders (including OCD) and interpersonal/relationship difficulties. My approach is supportive, collaborative and strength-based. I find fulfillment in helping individuals experience empowerment, increase resilience and make life changes that are sustainable and rewarding. My office is located downtown Bloomington in the historic Faris Building.
(812) 758-4005 View (812) 758-4005
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Claire Greco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAYC
Verified Verified
Greenwood, IN 46143
Not accepting new clients
She offers traditional talk therapy, trauma-based therapies (including TF-CBT, IFS, EMDR), CBT/DBT, and other evidenced based treatments.
Your story matters. Are you feeling stuck, unsure how to reach your goals, or life’s daily stressors seem overwhelming? Claire utilizes a collaborative approach to help her clients overcome issues with an individualized treatment plan to meet their needs. Claire specializes in helping individuals address trauma. She also is a CSAYC and can work with youth specifically who have sexually maladaptive behaviors, or those of all ages who have experienced sexual abuse.
She offers traditional talk therapy, trauma-based therapies (including TF-CBT, IFS, EMDR), CBT/DBT, and other evidenced based treatments.
Your story matters. Are you feeling stuck, unsure how to reach your goals, or life’s daily stressors seem overwhelming? Claire utilizes a collaborative approach to help her clients overcome issues with an individualized treatment plan to meet their needs. Claire specializes in helping individuals address trauma. She also is a CSAYC and can work with youth specifically who have sexually maladaptive behaviors, or those of all ages who have experienced sexual abuse.
(317) 751-2115 View (317) 751-2115
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Jarred Bauer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Greenwood, IN 46143
My name is Jarred Bauer and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I am licensed in Indiana with over 10 years of clinical work experience. I believe counseling is a partnership where I come alongside others to help understand their needs while appreciating their strengths. Taking that next step in your journey with the help of a counselor can take courage and I would be honored to come alongside you in that journey.
My name is Jarred Bauer and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I am licensed in Indiana with over 10 years of clinical work experience. I believe counseling is a partnership where I come alongside others to help understand their needs while appreciating their strengths. Taking that next step in your journey with the help of a counselor can take courage and I would be honored to come alongside you in that journey.
(765) 575-9521 View (765) 575-9521
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Joann L Briles
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenwood, IN 46142
Do you find yourself struggling with the loss of a loved one and don’t know how to cope? I am glad you are here. I have a history of helping others who are struggling with their identity, trauma history, adoption, LGBTQ+, anxiety/depression symptoms, self-worth, and relationship communication issues. If you are struggling to see all of the assets that you have within yourself to help you succeed, I will be there to help you grow as an individual and give you the tools necessary for growth moving forward. I feel that you are the best resource to your success and healing journey!
Do you find yourself struggling with the loss of a loved one and don’t know how to cope? I am glad you are here. I have a history of helping others who are struggling with their identity, trauma history, adoption, LGBTQ+, anxiety/depression symptoms, self-worth, and relationship communication issues. If you are struggling to see all of the assets that you have within yourself to help you succeed, I will be there to help you grow as an individual and give you the tools necessary for growth moving forward. I feel that you are the best resource to your success and healing journey!
(317) 527-4412 View (317) 527-4412
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Lindsey Southwick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAYC, CPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenwood, IN 46142
Are you struggling with past trauma that has happened to you? Do you feel like you are just going through the motions in life? Do you want more happiness in life and less depression and anxiety symptoms? I am here to help! I am an experienced therapist that's willing and here to listen and validate you. My goal is to have everyone feel welcomed and heard. I am an adolescent and adult certified professional trauma and CSAYC therapist working with trauma victims from war, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, physical and emotional abuse, and individuals fleeing countries of all ages.
Are you struggling with past trauma that has happened to you? Do you feel like you are just going through the motions in life? Do you want more happiness in life and less depression and anxiety symptoms? I am here to help! I am an experienced therapist that's willing and here to listen and validate you. My goal is to have everyone feel welcomed and heard. I am an adolescent and adult certified professional trauma and CSAYC therapist working with trauma victims from war, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, physical and emotional abuse, and individuals fleeing countries of all ages.
(317) 593-2879 View (317) 593-2879
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Chapple House Therapies
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Greenwood, IN 46143
Hello! My name is Brooke. Are you struggling with your child’s behavior at home or school? Feeling depressed, anxious, or simply lost in life? Have you recently experienced any big changes? Has a traumatic experience occurred in you or your child’s life and you don’t know how to go back to normalcy? Do you think you may be in a abusive or narcissistic relationship? Do you have a child with an intellectual disability that is struggling with emotional/behavioral issues? If any of these scenarios connected with you, I would love to help you not only gain the skills you need to heal and cope through your journey, but to also flourish!
Hello! My name is Brooke. Are you struggling with your child’s behavior at home or school? Feeling depressed, anxious, or simply lost in life? Have you recently experienced any big changes? Has a traumatic experience occurred in you or your child’s life and you don’t know how to go back to normalcy? Do you think you may be in a abusive or narcissistic relationship? Do you have a child with an intellectual disability that is struggling with emotional/behavioral issues? If any of these scenarios connected with you, I would love to help you not only gain the skills you need to heal and cope through your journey, but to also flourish!
(463) 444-7912 View (463) 444-7912
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Erin Bray-Mullens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greenwood, IN 46143
Has life ever felt overwhelming? Have you felt you would benefit from someone to listen, suggest something new to try, or just talk you through somewhere to start? Dealing with stress, conflict in relationships, feelings of being out of control, inability to organize thoughts and everyday life, and/or navigating crisis alongside personal or family responsibilities can be overwhelming and make it difficult to seek help. You've made a courageous stride forward by coming here!
Has life ever felt overwhelming? Have you felt you would benefit from someone to listen, suggest something new to try, or just talk you through somewhere to start? Dealing with stress, conflict in relationships, feelings of being out of control, inability to organize thoughts and everyday life, and/or navigating crisis alongside personal or family responsibilities can be overwhelming and make it difficult to seek help. You've made a courageous stride forward by coming here!
(463) 444-8971 View (463) 444-8971
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Cameron Stahlhut
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenwood, IN 46143  (Online Only)
My desired families are those that love Jesus and want to grow in their faith. Of course, I would love and accept all clients despite religious/philosophical preferences. I have extensive experience working with couples, individuals/couples coping with trauma, coping with a phase of life, addictions, and men's issues. The single most important attribute I can provide, higher than the philosophy and the techniques of counseling, I genuinely care about every individual that steps into my care. We all need a support system that cares for our needs and can point us in the right direction when we are surrounded by darkness.
My desired families are those that love Jesus and want to grow in their faith. Of course, I would love and accept all clients despite religious/philosophical preferences. I have extensive experience working with couples, individuals/couples coping with trauma, coping with a phase of life, addictions, and men's issues. The single most important attribute I can provide, higher than the philosophy and the techniques of counseling, I genuinely care about every individual that steps into my care. We all need a support system that cares for our needs and can point us in the right direction when we are surrounded by darkness.
(317) 748-6931 View (317) 748-6931
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Renee Heldman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Greenwood, IN 46143
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.
(463) 210-2186 View (463) 210-2186
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Robin J Pannell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greenwood, IN 46143
Life is a journey. However, our journeys often include interruptions as a result of experiences such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, issues resulting from trauma, loss, divorce, relationship issues, parenting issues, and issues with aging, to name a few. These experiences can negatively impact our thoughts, feelings, and behavior and our overall quality of life. It is important to know that your life does not have to remain negatively impacted by what has happened to you.
Life is a journey. However, our journeys often include interruptions as a result of experiences such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, issues resulting from trauma, loss, divorce, relationship issues, parenting issues, and issues with aging, to name a few. These experiences can negatively impact our thoughts, feelings, and behavior and our overall quality of life. It is important to know that your life does not have to remain negatively impacted by what has happened to you.
(317) 350-8528 View (317) 350-8528
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Kaelyn Schar
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Greenwood, IN 46142
We all want to be seen, heard, and loved but everywhere you search you feel more alone. You have experienced unbearable pain and long for freedom. You feel as though all hope has been lost. No matter how hard you try to turn your emotions off, they resurface. I have good news, even in all your heartache there is hope and you can find freedom even after facing difficulties. Even in your pain you can grow and learn. I want to join you in the heartache and help foster healthy relationships.
We all want to be seen, heard, and loved but everywhere you search you feel more alone. You have experienced unbearable pain and long for freedom. You feel as though all hope has been lost. No matter how hard you try to turn your emotions off, they resurface. I have good news, even in all your heartache there is hope and you can find freedom even after facing difficulties. Even in your pain you can grow and learn. I want to join you in the heartache and help foster healthy relationships.
(463) 583-1499 x5 View (463) 583-1499 x5
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Amber B Stinson
Counselor, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenwood, IN 46143  (Online Only)
We all have times in our lives that change becomes necessary. Experiencing symptoms such as low mood, increased worry, feeling overwhelmed by life, and wanting things to be different is the perfect time to seek professional support. Finding someone who can listen, encourage, and provide a positive non-judgmental understanding is essential to enacting change.
We all have times in our lives that change becomes necessary. Experiencing symptoms such as low mood, increased worry, feeling overwhelmed by life, and wanting things to be different is the perfect time to seek professional support. Finding someone who can listen, encourage, and provide a positive non-judgmental understanding is essential to enacting change.
(463) 252-3163 View (463) 252-3163
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.