Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Nora, IN

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Scotia McClung
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nora, IN 46280
The world is a broken place and my goal is to help clients walk through their brokenness in order to thrive. I cannot take the pain away, but I can walk with you through it and give you tools to take with you on your journey. I have a heart for good marriages and want to encourage you as a team in order to work together and not against each other. Relationships are vital to our community and our health and my desire is to empower you to build long lasting healthy relationships.
The world is a broken place and my goal is to help clients walk through their brokenness in order to thrive. I cannot take the pain away, but I can walk with you through it and give you tools to take with you on your journey. I have a heart for good marriages and want to encourage you as a team in order to work together and not against each other. Relationships are vital to our community and our health and my desire is to empower you to build long lasting healthy relationships.
(317) 975-1064 View (317) 975-1064
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Dr. Brittney Jones
Psychologist, PsyD, DBSM
Verified Verified
Nora, IN 46290  (Online Only)
I'm a Harvard and Stanford-trained psychologist who helps people with anxiety stop pushing through stress and burnout and live more. Are you so good at pushing through problems that no one notices how much you're struggling? If nothing changed, life would be just plain overwhelming...feeling lost and trapped... and suffocated. It’s miserable feeling like anxiety is taking over, interfering with relationships, work, and feeling just burned out. Enough is enough! If you’re here, you can likely relate. We'll work together to create a life you don't dread.
I'm a Harvard and Stanford-trained psychologist who helps people with anxiety stop pushing through stress and burnout and live more. Are you so good at pushing through problems that no one notices how much you're struggling? If nothing changed, life would be just plain overwhelming...feeling lost and trapped... and suffocated. It’s miserable feeling like anxiety is taking over, interfering with relationships, work, and feeling just burned out. Enough is enough! If you’re here, you can likely relate. We'll work together to create a life you don't dread.
(561) 286-4641 View (561) 286-4641
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Kaitlin Whelan Beyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Nora, IN 46240
Are you feeling lost, confused, and feeling as if life has thrown you a huge curve ball? Are you looking to find peace and strength in yourself again? I am ready and willing to join you on this journey through therapy and transformation. I walk alongside all my clients as we work through trials and tribulations in order to find peace and understanding. By being curious, authentic, and non-judgmental, I hope to meet clients where they are in their journey and help to create new possibilities for their life. It would be a privilege and honor to travel with you in this journey.
Are you feeling lost, confused, and feeling as if life has thrown you a huge curve ball? Are you looking to find peace and strength in yourself again? I am ready and willing to join you on this journey through therapy and transformation. I walk alongside all my clients as we work through trials and tribulations in order to find peace and understanding. By being curious, authentic, and non-judgmental, I hope to meet clients where they are in their journey and help to create new possibilities for their life. It would be a privilege and honor to travel with you in this journey.
(317) 942-3857 View (317) 942-3857

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Relational And Childhood Trauma Brian Lahti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46240
I have a background in family systems and trauma and we'll make key plans to support you where you are at.
Are you curious about why things happen in your relationships? Do you wish someone would understand without judging? I'm here to listen and learn with you. I am committed to helping young adults, parents, and children. I help them with the complex effects of generational trauma. I provide useful insights and practical approaches. These foster healing, strength, and good relationships. Take a leap today. Let's explore how your relationships affect your well-being. And, let's find paths to healing!
I have a background in family systems and trauma and we'll make key plans to support you where you are at.
Are you curious about why things happen in your relationships? Do you wish someone would understand without judging? I'm here to listen and learn with you. I am committed to helping young adults, parents, and children. I help them with the complex effects of generational trauma. I provide useful insights and practical approaches. These foster healing, strength, and good relationships. Take a leap today. Let's explore how your relationships affect your well-being. And, let's find paths to healing!
(463) 219-2940 View (463) 219-2940
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Anne Lewis
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP, LCAC, CDWF
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
I have received specialized training in Brainspotting, IFS, EMDR, FFT, Daring Way, IMAGO, MI, and CBT and use these techniques to make therapeutic process understandable and encouraging.
I am a licensed Counseling Psychologist specializing in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, addictions and co-morbid conditions with over 17 years experience. I bring a compassionate and warm energy to my clients. I offer individual, couples and family therapy for people ages 17 and above. I work with clients to improve self-worth, identify barriers to progress, reduce shame and develop powerful strategies to begin and maintain their objectives. My counseling approach is to listen nonjudgementally, providing guidance and feedback by helping clients create effective and personalized solutions to their treatment needs.
I have received specialized training in Brainspotting, IFS, EMDR, FFT, Daring Way, IMAGO, MI, and CBT and use these techniques to make therapeutic process understandable and encouraging.
I am a licensed Counseling Psychologist specializing in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, addictions and co-morbid conditions with over 17 years experience. I bring a compassionate and warm energy to my clients. I offer individual, couples and family therapy for people ages 17 and above. I work with clients to improve self-worth, identify barriers to progress, reduce shame and develop powerful strategies to begin and maintain their objectives. My counseling approach is to listen nonjudgementally, providing guidance and feedback by helping clients create effective and personalized solutions to their treatment needs.
(317) 542-3856 View (317) 542-3856
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Kristi Knight
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, CHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel, IN 46032
My background in Neurofeedback training and Mental Health Nutrition/Health Coaching combined with Mindfulness, Attachment, Polyvagal Informed Therapy, Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems, and Complex Trauma offer a unique approach.
Life is such an interesting collection of stories and experiences that uniquely shape who we are at any given moment, how we interact with our environment, form relationships, and cope with stress. How we respond to daily life is evidenced in our physical, mental, and spiritual health at every stage of life and connecting with others who struggle is my passion. I believe human connection has the power to support our ability to heal and recover physically and emotionally.
My background in Neurofeedback training and Mental Health Nutrition/Health Coaching combined with Mindfulness, Attachment, Polyvagal Informed Therapy, Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems, and Complex Trauma offer a unique approach.
Life is such an interesting collection of stories and experiences that uniquely shape who we are at any given moment, how we interact with our environment, form relationships, and cope with stress. How we respond to daily life is evidenced in our physical, mental, and spiritual health at every stage of life and connecting with others who struggle is my passion. I believe human connection has the power to support our ability to heal and recover physically and emotionally.
(317) 434-0421 View (317) 434-0421
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Emily S Paxton
Counselor, MA, LMHC, RD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46280
I utilize a variety of treatment approaches during sessions including EMDR and IFS - both strongly steeped in compassion and non-judgment of all presenting issues.
I approach all clients with compassion, a desire to connect, and acceptance of all presenting issues. I counsel clients with eating disorders, body image concerns, and those who are desiring to move towards acceptance and care of their current bodies. In addition, I serve clients experiencing daily stressors, anxiety and depression and trauma. Guiding clients to learn new tools and build upon their already present strengths as well as to provide comfort and guidance in life's painful and rewarding moments is why I do what I do.
I utilize a variety of treatment approaches during sessions including EMDR and IFS - both strongly steeped in compassion and non-judgment of all presenting issues.
I approach all clients with compassion, a desire to connect, and acceptance of all presenting issues. I counsel clients with eating disorders, body image concerns, and those who are desiring to move towards acceptance and care of their current bodies. In addition, I serve clients experiencing daily stressors, anxiety and depression and trauma. Guiding clients to learn new tools and build upon their already present strengths as well as to provide comfort and guidance in life's painful and rewarding moments is why I do what I do.
(317) 661-4377 View (317) 661-4377
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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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Jen Elliott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Carmel, IN 46032
I take a multicultural, weight-inclusive, anti-diet, Health At Every Size, trauma-informed approach, utilizing CBT, DBT, Attachment Theory, and IFS principles.
Hello and welcome! I’m Jen, an eating disorder therapist, and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. I specialize in working with clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns. I help clients reframe negative thoughts around food and their body, reduce anxiety around fear foods, feel more comfortable eating in social situations, and cultivate self-compassion and trust.
I take a multicultural, weight-inclusive, anti-diet, Health At Every Size, trauma-informed approach, utilizing CBT, DBT, Attachment Theory, and IFS principles.
Hello and welcome! I’m Jen, an eating disorder therapist, and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. I specialize in working with clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns. I help clients reframe negative thoughts around food and their body, reduce anxiety around fear foods, feel more comfortable eating in social situations, and cultivate self-compassion and trust.
(317) 434-3358 View (317) 434-3358
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Katie Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, CCTP, CIMHP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Carmel, IN 46032  (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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Suzanne Walton - Trauma Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260
I am also trained in EMDR therapy and often use this approach in tandem with IFS work with my clients in order to process overwhelming life experiences.
I believe in our innate capacity to grow and heal. Sometimes we need a little help along the way. I support that process with compassion, acceptance, and respect. I am most passionate about working with adults struggling with relational or complex trauma, attachment issues, self-worth, and parenting. Deep connection to nature, to the Self, and to others is a large part of my personal and professional philosophies. To that end, I offer walking therapy sessions for those that prefer to be outside in nature to explore their inner awareness.
I am also trained in EMDR therapy and often use this approach in tandem with IFS work with my clients in order to process overwhelming life experiences.
I believe in our innate capacity to grow and heal. Sometimes we need a little help along the way. I support that process with compassion, acceptance, and respect. I am most passionate about working with adults struggling with relational or complex trauma, attachment issues, self-worth, and parenting. Deep connection to nature, to the Self, and to others is a large part of my personal and professional philosophies. To that end, I offer walking therapy sessions for those that prefer to be outside in nature to explore their inner awareness.
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Jessica Cannon
Counselor, EdS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Carmel, IN 46032
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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Menan M Assefa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46260
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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Meadow Creek Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Hello! Welcome to Meadow Creek Counseling. I am glad you have stopped by. I embrace a collaborative effort to help you reach your goals. I bring authenticity, humor, and professionalism to my clients. I am laid back and quirky (but in a good way). I am empathetic but also straightforward. I am eclectic in my approach as I have had decades of trainings and experience. Some of the approaches I am familiar with and utilize in sessions are cognitive behavioral, somatic experiencing, internal family systems, emotion focused family therapy, attachment theory, and trauma, and trauma informed care.
Hello! Welcome to Meadow Creek Counseling. I am glad you have stopped by. I embrace a collaborative effort to help you reach your goals. I bring authenticity, humor, and professionalism to my clients. I am laid back and quirky (but in a good way). I am empathetic but also straightforward. I am eclectic in my approach as I have had decades of trainings and experience. Some of the approaches I am familiar with and utilize in sessions are cognitive behavioral, somatic experiencing, internal family systems, emotion focused family therapy, attachment theory, and trauma, and trauma informed care.
(812) 637-7970 View (812) 637-7970
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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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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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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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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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Jessicah Walker Herche
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel, IN 46032
If you're here, you're probably longing & searching for more peace & joy. Whether you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed, grappling with intrusive thoughts postpartum, grieving a loss, feeling disconnected from your partner, contending with the demands of your career & needing more balance, struggling with identity shifts & conflict after having a baby, stuck in the miserable duo of comparison & perfectionism, wanting to interrupt generational patterns of parenting, hitting a breaking point in your romantic relationship, or yearning to be free from painful & distressing thoughts, feelings, or memories...There is hope.
If you're here, you're probably longing & searching for more peace & joy. Whether you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed, grappling with intrusive thoughts postpartum, grieving a loss, feeling disconnected from your partner, contending with the demands of your career & needing more balance, struggling with identity shifts & conflict after having a baby, stuck in the miserable duo of comparison & perfectionism, wanting to interrupt generational patterns of parenting, hitting a breaking point in your romantic relationship, or yearning to be free from painful & distressing thoughts, feelings, or memories...There is hope.
(765) 587-3219 View (765) 587-3219
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Ronald Martin Westrate
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260
I have helped many people from ages 12 to 80+ 'weather a personal crisis' regardless of circumstances; in addition, I have acquired special,training in working with returning military personnel in coping with their re-entry issues as well as helping them take 'next steps'. I am also an expert in career 'direction' as well as 'redirection', and regardless of age, I seek those people as clients who desire to become or retain an 'open mind'! I encourage 'self-esteem' as a precious commodity and promote one's own goals and personal values as their keys to happiness.
I have helped many people from ages 12 to 80+ 'weather a personal crisis' regardless of circumstances; in addition, I have acquired special,training in working with returning military personnel in coping with their re-entry issues as well as helping them take 'next steps'. I am also an expert in career 'direction' as well as 'redirection', and regardless of age, I seek those people as clients who desire to become or retain an 'open mind'! I encourage 'self-esteem' as a precious commodity and promote one's own goals and personal values as their keys to happiness.
(317) 854-4907 View (317) 854-4907
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.