Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Indianapolis, IN

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Open Roads Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Waitlist for new clients
My theoretical framework comes from integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems, mindfulness, self compassion, and shame reduction into what the client says is working for them.
Hello, I'm Kristina! I believe wellness has different definitions and paths for each person, and I love being a part of my clients' journey in creating, adjusting, and respecting that picture. My concept of quality therapy includes discovery, personally defined healing, creating new connections, and finding ways to take self-compassionate action. I enjoy art, media, and literature and integrate this into my work whenever possible. Clients and colleagues have described me as calm, compassionate, curious, and a bit nerdy. I embrace these identities in my role and enjoy working with a variety of communities and identities.
My theoretical framework comes from integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems, mindfulness, self compassion, and shame reduction into what the client says is working for them.
Hello, I'm Kristina! I believe wellness has different definitions and paths for each person, and I love being a part of my clients' journey in creating, adjusting, and respecting that picture. My concept of quality therapy includes discovery, personally defined healing, creating new connections, and finding ways to take self-compassionate action. I enjoy art, media, and literature and integrate this into my work whenever possible. Clients and colleagues have described me as calm, compassionate, curious, and a bit nerdy. I embrace these identities in my role and enjoy working with a variety of communities and identities.
(317) 548-6360 View (317) 548-6360
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Be Seen Therapy Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46236
Waitlist for new clients
I am a certified PEERS Therapist, and I am IFS informed completing the Circle Training.
Life is full of challenges, and as your Therapist, I would partner alongside you as you imagine new possibilities, consider your options, and move towards making meaningful change. I enjoy working with teens, young adults, and adults. Specialty areas include helping individuals with challenges related to transition into young adulthood, navigating relationship changes, career moves, infertility, depression, social anxiety, executive functioning, and affirming neurodiversity. I have a calm, reassuring therapy style, focused on recongizing the world needs who you are meant to be and I want to help you get there.
I am a certified PEERS Therapist, and I am IFS informed completing the Circle Training.
Life is full of challenges, and as your Therapist, I would partner alongside you as you imagine new possibilities, consider your options, and move towards making meaningful change. I enjoy working with teens, young adults, and adults. Specialty areas include helping individuals with challenges related to transition into young adulthood, navigating relationship changes, career moves, infertility, depression, social anxiety, executive functioning, and affirming neurodiversity. I have a calm, reassuring therapy style, focused on recongizing the world needs who you are meant to be and I want to help you get there.
(317) 483-8075 View (317) 483-8075
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Lili Davis
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46203
I utilize internal family systems (IFS), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and somatic therapy the most, but believe collaborating and working with an individuals' needs is the best way to approach my work with clients.
I am experienced in serving adults and teens (16 to 40) processing sexual and gender identity, complex trauma, sexual trauma, anxiety, depression, big life changes, and individuals affected by systemic oppression. My passion is working with POC, neurodivergent, and trans young adults.
I utilize internal family systems (IFS), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and somatic therapy the most, but believe collaborating and working with an individuals' needs is the best way to approach my work with clients.
I am experienced in serving adults and teens (16 to 40) processing sexual and gender identity, complex trauma, sexual trauma, anxiety, depression, big life changes, and individuals affected by systemic oppression. My passion is working with POC, neurodivergent, and trans young adults.
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Menan M Assefa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
My therapeutic work is experiential and primarily utilizes Internal Family Systems (IFS) or “parts work.
I nurture a deep love and appreciation for the complexity, diversity and resiliency of the human spirit and believe, unequivocally, in the healing power of connection and hope. My focus is on meeting each client where they are by creating a safe space to facilitate meaningful interactions. Through my own identity development journey as a mixed-race woman, I have learned how to value my own story and how that impacts my therapeutic lens. It is my belief that knowing ourselves allows us to know how to more deeply and intimately hold space for others.
My therapeutic work is experiential and primarily utilizes Internal Family Systems (IFS) or “parts work.
I nurture a deep love and appreciation for the complexity, diversity and resiliency of the human spirit and believe, unequivocally, in the healing power of connection and hope. My focus is on meeting each client where they are by creating a safe space to facilitate meaningful interactions. Through my own identity development journey as a mixed-race woman, I have learned how to value my own story and how that impacts my therapeutic lens. It is my belief that knowing ourselves allows us to know how to more deeply and intimately hold space for others.
(615) 395-6354 View (615) 395-6354
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Michael Oberle
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46202
His practice is informed by a blend of Attachment Theory, Person-Centered Therapy (PCT) and Internal Family Systems.
Michael graduated in August 2021 with his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Indiana Wesleyan University. Michael’s work as a therapist is centered around being warm, gentle, and affirming. The way that Michael affirms client’s experiences makes them feel like they are known, seen, and heard. Michael focuses on entering every single person’s story with a sense of curiosity and understanding. Michael believes that every person’s story is unique to them, and their experience needs a safe space to be validated.
His practice is informed by a blend of Attachment Theory, Person-Centered Therapy (PCT) and Internal Family Systems.
Michael graduated in August 2021 with his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Indiana Wesleyan University. Michael’s work as a therapist is centered around being warm, gentle, and affirming. The way that Michael affirms client’s experiences makes them feel like they are known, seen, and heard. Michael focuses on entering every single person’s story with a sense of curiosity and understanding. Michael believes that every person’s story is unique to them, and their experience needs a safe space to be validated.
(317) 434-3840 x3 View (317) 434-3840 x3
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Jill Frame
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46220
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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Richard Rodgers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CADC, CTTP, NATC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46220  (Online Only)
Rick is a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor, Trauma-informed Clinician who takes an authentic approach with his clients. He is licensed in Arizona, New Hampshire, Indiana and Illinois and is currently accepting virtual clients. Rick is a yoga instructor and a veteran. He is trained in ACT, DBT, EMDR, TF-CBT, IFS, and Mindfulness. Rick has also completed Dr. Karyl McBride's WIEBGE therapist training and can be found on the WIEBGE therapist registry. This is geared for adult children of narcissistic parents. He is certified in helping people recover from narcissist abuse, and knowledgeable in helping people recover from abuse.
Rick is a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor, Trauma-informed Clinician who takes an authentic approach with his clients. He is licensed in Arizona, New Hampshire, Indiana and Illinois and is currently accepting virtual clients. Rick is a yoga instructor and a veteran. He is trained in ACT, DBT, EMDR, TF-CBT, IFS, and Mindfulness. Rick has also completed Dr. Karyl McBride's WIEBGE therapist training and can be found on the WIEBGE therapist registry. This is geared for adult children of narcissistic parents. He is certified in helping people recover from narcissist abuse, and knowledgeable in helping people recover from abuse.
(786) 755-1863 View (786) 755-1863
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Ross Robertson
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Ross is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and behavior consultant specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He has a clinical focus on trauma/PTSD, mood disorders, behavioral management, navigating psychosis, teen/adolescent issues, family systems, and relationship issues. Ross is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). He utilizes EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), as well as somatic therapies for trauma and anxiety.
Ross is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and behavior consultant specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He has a clinical focus on trauma/PTSD, mood disorders, behavioral management, navigating psychosis, teen/adolescent issues, family systems, and relationship issues. Ross is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). He utilizes EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), as well as somatic therapies for trauma and anxiety.
(463) 219-5227 View (463) 219-5227
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Lisa Floyd
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46205  (Online Only)
I am a certified Brainspotting practitioner, and I am also Internal Family Systems and Interpersonal Neurobiology informed.
As many as 1-in-3 adults in the United States have suffered from religious trauma at some point in their life. This can look like deep or chronic shame about being a sinner, chronic fear or anxiety around purity culture, salvation, rapture or Hell, or feelings of being unlovable or bad. I have experienced religious trauma, and I focus my practice on supporting others who have experienced religious trauma. I can support you if you have left your faith or if you want to remain in your faith and deconstruct from religious teachings that may have harmed you. I enjoy working with LGBTQ members who have experienced church hurt.
I am a certified Brainspotting practitioner, and I am also Internal Family Systems and Interpersonal Neurobiology informed.
As many as 1-in-3 adults in the United States have suffered from religious trauma at some point in their life. This can look like deep or chronic shame about being a sinner, chronic fear or anxiety around purity culture, salvation, rapture or Hell, or feelings of being unlovable or bad. I have experienced religious trauma, and I focus my practice on supporting others who have experienced religious trauma. I can support you if you have left your faith or if you want to remain in your faith and deconstruct from religious teachings that may have harmed you. I enjoy working with LGBTQ members who have experienced church hurt.
(317) 942-3866 View (317) 942-3866
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Anne Collins
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46240
I believe through telling your story, you can create insight and lasting change in your life. I have clinical experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, coping skills, grief, loss, trauma, life transitions, LGBTQ, addictions and women’s issues.  I work with adults and children ages 12 and up. I use traditional talk therapy, as well as art therapy, and walk and talk therapy in the private practice setting. I can offer complimentary 30 minute "meet the therapist" sessions to ensure you feel the best fit possible. I am also trained in EMDR and am informed in Internal Family Systems.
I believe through telling your story, you can create insight and lasting change in your life. I have clinical experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, coping skills, grief, loss, trauma, life transitions, LGBTQ, addictions and women’s issues.  I work with adults and children ages 12 and up. I use traditional talk therapy, as well as art therapy, and walk and talk therapy in the private practice setting. I can offer complimentary 30 minute "meet the therapist" sessions to ensure you feel the best fit possible. I am also trained in EMDR and am informed in Internal Family Systems.
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Natalie ( Samuels ) Seitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46204  (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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Joanna Will
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Waitlist for new clients
I am an integrative clinician, but I primarily use a type of therapy called Internal Family Systems to help you understand contradictory voices in your head and learn to trust your intuition.
My goal as your therapist is to help you deeply know yourself and build meaningful connections with others. Many people come to therapy because they feel afraid to show the world their true selves, feel intense pressure to succeed, or have internalized messages that they are unloveable or unworthy. Many struggle with an inner critic and "irrational" fears. You might also use defensiveness, fear of intimacy, and shutting down to protect yourself from others when you feel unsafe. Instead of fighting internal battles and living in cycles of avoidance, I help you approach yourself and your patterns with curiosity and compassion.
I am an integrative clinician, but I primarily use a type of therapy called Internal Family Systems to help you understand contradictory voices in your head and learn to trust your intuition.
My goal as your therapist is to help you deeply know yourself and build meaningful connections with others. Many people come to therapy because they feel afraid to show the world their true selves, feel intense pressure to succeed, or have internalized messages that they are unloveable or unworthy. Many struggle with an inner critic and "irrational" fears. You might also use defensiveness, fear of intimacy, and shutting down to protect yourself from others when you feel unsafe. Instead of fighting internal battles and living in cycles of avoidance, I help you approach yourself and your patterns with curiosity and compassion.
(317) 593-2694 View (317) 593-2694
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Dorit Tomandl
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46240
I use IFS, narrative therapy, buddhist psychology and bodywork to help you reconnect with your whole-ness, so that you can find out who you really are and what your purpose in life is.
The word psychotherapist is greek and means "Healer of the Soul". When you come into my office, I will not label you with anxiety, depression, addiction or any other disorder. You will hear me ask questions like: How is your addiction protecting you from pain? What do you not feel when depression numbs you? Once you witness and heal the wounds of your soul (you can also call it trauma), the symptoms (the 'disorder') can disappear. If you are interested in having a deeper understanding and awareness of your emotions, I will help you to develop a relationship with yourself that is characterized by curiosity, respect and compassion.
I use IFS, narrative therapy, buddhist psychology and bodywork to help you reconnect with your whole-ness, so that you can find out who you really are and what your purpose in life is.
The word psychotherapist is greek and means "Healer of the Soul". When you come into my office, I will not label you with anxiety, depression, addiction or any other disorder. You will hear me ask questions like: How is your addiction protecting you from pain? What do you not feel when depression numbs you? Once you witness and heal the wounds of your soul (you can also call it trauma), the symptoms (the 'disorder') can disappear. If you are interested in having a deeper understanding and awareness of your emotions, I will help you to develop a relationship with yourself that is characterized by curiosity, respect and compassion.
(317) 203-8288 View (317) 203-8288
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Megan Ruvolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46250
I utilized and trained in several modalities used for trauma including Internal Family Systems (level 1), EMDR, and DBT.
Trauma impacts us in ways we can’t imagine. It affects human development and rewires our brain. I remember seeing the impact trauma from childhood had for my adult clients. I remember seeing elementary school children and the impact trauma has on their ability to develop healthy relationships. Processing trauma isn’t something you need to do alone. I can still remember meeting with a teen girl and seeing her relief after processing her trauma and expressing how much better she felt. Working through trauma allows my clients to feel relief and feel a decrease in their daily triggers.
I utilized and trained in several modalities used for trauma including Internal Family Systems (level 1), EMDR, and DBT.
Trauma impacts us in ways we can’t imagine. It affects human development and rewires our brain. I remember seeing the impact trauma from childhood had for my adult clients. I remember seeing elementary school children and the impact trauma has on their ability to develop healthy relationships. Processing trauma isn’t something you need to do alone. I can still remember meeting with a teen girl and seeing her relief after processing her trauma and expressing how much better she felt. Working through trauma allows my clients to feel relief and feel a decrease in their daily triggers.
(317) 526-4508 View (317) 526-4508
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Dr. Robbi Crain
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46227
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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Lindsay Camplin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, JD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Waitlist for new clients
I look forward to joining you in your journey! I enjoy working with people experiencing a wide range of difficulties who need support in the following areas: mood management, substance use, post traumatic stress, family systems changes and women's issues as well as LGTBQ concerns.
I want to teach people what's right with them, as they have been hearing for years all that is 'wrong' with them. I want to assist you in changing the language around who you are and what you're here for. This life can be painful at times, and we need our people to remind us of our worth in the midst of it all and that we can feel everything and still be okay. I desire fully, to assist you in coming back home to yourself.
I look forward to joining you in your journey! I enjoy working with people experiencing a wide range of difficulties who need support in the following areas: mood management, substance use, post traumatic stress, family systems changes and women's issues as well as LGTBQ concerns.
I want to teach people what's right with them, as they have been hearing for years all that is 'wrong' with them. I want to assist you in changing the language around who you are and what you're here for. This life can be painful at times, and we need our people to remind us of our worth in the midst of it all and that we can feel everything and still be okay. I desire fully, to assist you in coming back home to yourself.
(317) 648-2161 View (317) 648-2161
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Michael McCully
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46256  (Online Only)
I mainly practice Person-Centered Therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy.
I work with adult clients who feel stuck but still want to build more confidence, more inner peace, and harmonious relationships. I enjoy empowering people to trust in themselves and in their partners. I collaborate best with folks who are smart and creative, spiritual but not necessarily religious. Some have been minorities (e.g., immigrants, LGBTQ+, etc.). Many have been feminists and progressives. Most have struggled with anxiety and depression. All have proven themselves resilient!
I mainly practice Person-Centered Therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy.
I work with adult clients who feel stuck but still want to build more confidence, more inner peace, and harmonious relationships. I enjoy empowering people to trust in themselves and in their partners. I collaborate best with folks who are smart and creative, spiritual but not necessarily religious. Some have been minorities (e.g., immigrants, LGBTQ+, etc.). Many have been feminists and progressives. Most have struggled with anxiety and depression. All have proven themselves resilient!
(317) 676-2881 View (317) 676-2881
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Swan E Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46256  (Online Only)
I love to utilize evidence based interventions, such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
My name is Swan Roberts, and I am a licensed therapist, clinical social worker. I have 3 years of therapy experience. Before becoming a therapist, I was in the U.S. army for 2.5 years as a medic, 68w. I decided to become a therapist because I have always enjoyed helping people, and when I was getting out of the army, I had my own therapist to help me through that transition, which inspired me to follow this career path. I look forward to helping you on this healing journey. I have experience utilizing IFS, EMDR, and CBT with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and addiction issues.
I love to utilize evidence based interventions, such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
My name is Swan Roberts, and I am a licensed therapist, clinical social worker. I have 3 years of therapy experience. Before becoming a therapist, I was in the U.S. army for 2.5 years as a medic, 68w. I decided to become a therapist because I have always enjoyed helping people, and when I was getting out of the army, I had my own therapist to help me through that transition, which inspired me to follow this career path. I look forward to helping you on this healing journey. I have experience utilizing IFS, EMDR, and CBT with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and addiction issues.
(812) 615-2361 View (812) 615-2361
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Helen Maria Johnston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46240  (Online Only)
My areas of interest are trauma, complex family systems, ADHD, chronic pain and illness, attachment, anxiety, grief, anger management, motivation, and spirituality.
Hi there, I’m Helen. As a therapist, I would like to start our journey by earnestly getting to know you. I want to hear your story. I’m looking to build a genuine connection because I value our time together. I will use encouragement, advocacy, compassion, sense of humor, and a solution-focused approach as my guiding qualities in our work together. I have worked with clients across the life-span from birth to death with over a decade of experience working with children, teens and families as well as two years of experience as a hospice social worker. I am currently accepting telehealth clients only.
My areas of interest are trauma, complex family systems, ADHD, chronic pain and illness, attachment, anxiety, grief, anger management, motivation, and spirituality.
Hi there, I’m Helen. As a therapist, I would like to start our journey by earnestly getting to know you. I want to hear your story. I’m looking to build a genuine connection because I value our time together. I will use encouragement, advocacy, compassion, sense of humor, and a solution-focused approach as my guiding qualities in our work together. I have worked with clients across the life-span from birth to death with over a decade of experience working with children, teens and families as well as two years of experience as a hospice social worker. I am currently accepting telehealth clients only.
(812) 884-8095 View (812) 884-8095
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Paige Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I tailor treatment to client needs and use the most effective, research-based techniques from a variety of treatments including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, motivational interviewing, strengths-based, behavioral therapy, internal family systems and experiential therapy.
Hello! I’m so grateful you have started your journey toward mental health. My name is Paige and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about working with folks to support them through life’s (sometimes many) stressors. Embarking on the journey of self-discovery and healing is a courageous step, and I'm here to offer compassionate support along the way. Whether you're seeking guidance for anxiety, depression, life transitions, or relationship issues, I am committed to fostering a therapeutic alliance that empowers you to embrace positive change and enhance your overall well-being.
As a therapist, I tailor treatment to client needs and use the most effective, research-based techniques from a variety of treatments including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, motivational interviewing, strengths-based, behavioral therapy, internal family systems and experiential therapy.
Hello! I’m so grateful you have started your journey toward mental health. My name is Paige and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about working with folks to support them through life’s (sometimes many) stressors. Embarking on the journey of self-discovery and healing is a courageous step, and I'm here to offer compassionate support along the way. Whether you're seeking guidance for anxiety, depression, life transitions, or relationship issues, I am committed to fostering a therapeutic alliance that empowers you to embrace positive change and enhance your overall well-being.
(574) 857-4859 View (574) 857-4859

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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.