Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Westfield, IN

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Jessica Cannon
Counselor, EdS, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Westfield, IN 46074
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 x1001 View (317) 747-2790 x1001
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Emily S Paxton
Counselor, MA, LMHC, RD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Westfield, IN 46062
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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Jen Elliott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Westfield, IN 46062
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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Jerry Wheeler
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westfield, IN 46074
You want something to change, but don't know where to start. Maybe it's how you feel: Sometimes your thoughts, feelings, emotions, stories, and sensations try to get in the way of moving toward what's meaningful to you. Maybe it's how your relationship feels: Sometimes the communication patterns between the two of you can erode trust and commitment, leaving your relationship bond damaged or broken. Maybe you're haunted by your past: Like broken glass, many traumatic memories can be fragmented and jagged, stored in your mind and body, emotionally wounding you over and over again, until you're left dejected and exhausted... or alone.
You want something to change, but don't know where to start. Maybe it's how you feel: Sometimes your thoughts, feelings, emotions, stories, and sensations try to get in the way of moving toward what's meaningful to you. Maybe it's how your relationship feels: Sometimes the communication patterns between the two of you can erode trust and commitment, leaving your relationship bond damaged or broken. Maybe you're haunted by your past: Like broken glass, many traumatic memories can be fragmented and jagged, stored in your mind and body, emotionally wounding you over and over again, until you're left dejected and exhausted... or alone.
(317) 593-9162 View (317) 593-9162
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Melinda J Emery
Marriage & Family Therapist, ATR-BC, LMFT , CATC IV
Verified Verified
Westfield, IN 46074
Dedicated to serving clients in a professional office setting and continuing telehealth on a HIPAA compliant platform. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Art Therapist I offer creative interventions for new ways of improving communication and solutions to improve important realtionships. Utilizing the creative part of oneself can be meaningful with or without an aesthetic product or result. The creative process can also reframe one's view of their problems and challenges which can lead to improved mental health and well being.
Dedicated to serving clients in a professional office setting and continuing telehealth on a HIPAA compliant platform. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Art Therapist I offer creative interventions for new ways of improving communication and solutions to improve important realtionships. Utilizing the creative part of oneself can be meaningful with or without an aesthetic product or result. The creative process can also reframe one's view of their problems and challenges which can lead to improved mental health and well being.
(463) 208-3880 View (463) 208-3880
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Jolynn Ness
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Westfield, IN 46074
My ideal client would struggle with diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, or mood-related issues. This client would be self-motivated and have identified goals that are being held back or complicated by their mental health issues. The client would be able to identify areas that are strengths and weaknesses for themselves and would be willing to put forth the effort that is growth and change. Also, this client would be open to new and different suggestions for coping strategies or ways of thinking about difficulties they may experience in order to learn and grow.
My ideal client would struggle with diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, or mood-related issues. This client would be self-motivated and have identified goals that are being held back or complicated by their mental health issues. The client would be able to identify areas that are strengths and weaknesses for themselves and would be willing to put forth the effort that is growth and change. Also, this client would be open to new and different suggestions for coping strategies or ways of thinking about difficulties they may experience in order to learn and grow.
(317) 922-0046 View (317) 922-0046
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Kate E Kneifel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westfield, IN 46074
At some point, most of us come to a point in our lives where we feel stuck. You might be at this point right now. You've tried everything you can think of to shift things, but nothing seems to be working. The gap between where you want to be and where you actually are can cause great pain. I help people Get Unstuck, Live Better and Move Forward. I do this through various experiential therapies that utilize EMDR, Creativity and Movement. Check out my welcome video on our website www.yellowkeycollab.com to see if I might be a good fit for you.
At some point, most of us come to a point in our lives where we feel stuck. You might be at this point right now. You've tried everything you can think of to shift things, but nothing seems to be working. The gap between where you want to be and where you actually are can cause great pain. I help people Get Unstuck, Live Better and Move Forward. I do this through various experiential therapies that utilize EMDR, Creativity and Movement. Check out my welcome video on our website www.yellowkeycollab.com to see if I might be a good fit for you.
(317) 689-0318 View (317) 689-0318
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Dr. Amber Welsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westfield, IN 46074
If you are searching for a safe and supportive space where you can explore and process painful experiences, change damaging behaviors, and create new ways of acting and relating, then look no further. Do you experience any of the following: grief, sadness, or shame that just won’t go away; struggle with an inability to stop binge shopping, eating, drinking, gambling, gaming or using social media; have crippling fears and “what if” thoughts that prevent you from doing the things you really want to do; or get triggered and leap into fight, flight, freeze or shut down for no clear reason?
If you are searching for a safe and supportive space where you can explore and process painful experiences, change damaging behaviors, and create new ways of acting and relating, then look no further. Do you experience any of the following: grief, sadness, or shame that just won’t go away; struggle with an inability to stop binge shopping, eating, drinking, gambling, gaming or using social media; have crippling fears and “what if” thoughts that prevent you from doing the things you really want to do; or get triggered and leap into fight, flight, freeze or shut down for no clear reason?
(317) 747-3695 View (317) 747-3695
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Renee Heldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified Verified
Westfield, IN 46074
My ideal client would be someone who is geared towards helping themselves and needing guidance on how to do so. Someone who has a grasp on the importance of the client putting in the work to truly help heal themselves but needing assistance ensuring they are doing things in a healthy and emotionally intelligent fashion. Talk therapy is very important for clients who even just want to come and vent, which I believe helps the mind unclutter.
My ideal client would be someone who is geared towards helping themselves and needing guidance on how to do so. Someone who has a grasp on the importance of the client putting in the work to truly help heal themselves but needing assistance ensuring they are doing things in a healthy and emotionally intelligent fashion. Talk therapy is very important for clients who even just want to come and vent, which I believe helps the mind unclutter.
(317) 483-7616 View (317) 483-7616
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Daniel Stubbs
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Westfield, IN 46074
Daniel is currently working as an intern, finalizing his Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. His passion lies in providing support and guidance to adults facing life's various challenges, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and navigating change. Daniel firmly believes in the power of coming alongside people in their struggles, fostering resilience, and encouraging positive change. Through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness techniques, Daniel is determined to contribute meaningfully to his clients' journeys of healing and personal growth.
Daniel is currently working as an intern, finalizing his Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. His passion lies in providing support and guidance to adults facing life's various challenges, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and navigating change. Daniel firmly believes in the power of coming alongside people in their struggles, fostering resilience, and encouraging positive change. Through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness techniques, Daniel is determined to contribute meaningfully to his clients' journeys of healing and personal growth.
(317) 751-2280 View (317) 751-2280
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Lentz Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westfield, IN 46074
I am a LCSW, LCAC and EMDR certified with over 9 years of experience with many success stories such as, helping clients move from despair to freedom to live the life they deserve by conquering demons of addiction and/or trauma, overcoming the fears of anxiety, the stronghold of depression, no longer lost in the fog of dissociation, in self-control and learning to love self for the first time after years of trauma and abuse. I have been blessed when children and spouses of clients have expressed their thanks for helping their loved one get on the right path of recovery from addiction and trauma.
I am a LCSW, LCAC and EMDR certified with over 9 years of experience with many success stories such as, helping clients move from despair to freedom to live the life they deserve by conquering demons of addiction and/or trauma, overcoming the fears of anxiety, the stronghold of depression, no longer lost in the fog of dissociation, in self-control and learning to love self for the first time after years of trauma and abuse. I have been blessed when children and spouses of clients have expressed their thanks for helping their loved one get on the right path of recovery from addiction and trauma.
(317) 406-4611 View (317) 406-4611
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Callan Olive
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westfield, IN 46074
I believe that every human is inherently good and worthy. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, or major life transitions, I am here to help you rediscover the goodness inside of you. I work with women and couples to help them get to know the important parts of themselves and how those parts might be making it difficult for them to be their truest selves.
I believe that every human is inherently good and worthy. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, or major life transitions, I am here to help you rediscover the goodness inside of you. I work with women and couples to help them get to know the important parts of themselves and how those parts might be making it difficult for them to be their truest selves.
(317) 406-4640 View (317) 406-4640
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Bryan 'Rob' Kern
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westfield, IN 46074
I specialize in adult/individual counseling, marital/couples counseling, adventure therapy, divorce support, trauma, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, spiritual development, and men's issues. I work to equip and empower my clients as we journey together towards healing, clarity, and wholeheartedness.
I specialize in adult/individual counseling, marital/couples counseling, adventure therapy, divorce support, trauma, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, spiritual development, and men's issues. I work to equip and empower my clients as we journey together towards healing, clarity, and wholeheartedness.
(317) 576-4751 View (317) 576-4751
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Scotia McClung
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westfield, IN 46062
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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Joseph K. Roberts | Solace Counseling Services Of Indiana
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAMFT, LMFT, LCAC
Verified Verified
Westfield, IN 46062  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like you’ve lost the map to your own life? On the outside, does it appear you’ve got it all together, but on the inside, do you feel like you're coming apart? 
Are you exhausted from the emotional labor of your relationships? Do you struggle to maintain close connections? Does it seem like nobody really understands you? Are you feeling so overwhelmed that you just want to numb yourself? Have your coping mechanisms become unhealthy habits? You’ve come to the right place. At Solace Counseling Services, I believe the answers lie within you, waiting to be uncovered.
Do you ever feel like you’ve lost the map to your own life? On the outside, does it appear you’ve got it all together, but on the inside, do you feel like you're coming apart? 
Are you exhausted from the emotional labor of your relationships? Do you struggle to maintain close connections? Does it seem like nobody really understands you? Are you feeling so overwhelmed that you just want to numb yourself? Have your coping mechanisms become unhealthy habits? You’ve come to the right place. At Solace Counseling Services, I believe the answers lie within you, waiting to be uncovered.
(765) 266-3070 View (765) 266-3070
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Lauren Salazar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westfield, IN 46062
I earned my undergraduate degree in Addiction Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University. Additionally, I obtained my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University. I have clinical experience working in predominately residential and outpatient settings. I commonly work with adolescents, adults, and families pursuing recovery from alcohol and/or other substance abuse issues. My focus and clinical interests center around the following: improving marital satisfaction and connection; depression; anxiety; increasing self-esteem and self-worth; trauma; increasing family cohesion.
I earned my undergraduate degree in Addiction Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University. Additionally, I obtained my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University. I have clinical experience working in predominately residential and outpatient settings. I commonly work with adolescents, adults, and families pursuing recovery from alcohol and/or other substance abuse issues. My focus and clinical interests center around the following: improving marital satisfaction and connection; depression; anxiety; increasing self-esteem and self-worth; trauma; increasing family cohesion.
(317) 961-8677 View (317) 961-8677
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Jennifer Mysogland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westfield, IN 46074
In my practice, I provide mental health therapy for individuals and families with specialty in trauma/complex trauma, attachment, grief/loss and adoption. I value coming alongside clients by providing support and empathy while also equipping them with tools for healing and success. I tailor therapy sessions to meet the needs of each individual and family, with a holistic perspective. I believe the client/therapist relationship is foundational to the healing process and while I am trained in advanced modalities; this connection remains a priority in my practice as a facilitator of change.
In my practice, I provide mental health therapy for individuals and families with specialty in trauma/complex trauma, attachment, grief/loss and adoption. I value coming alongside clients by providing support and empathy while also equipping them with tools for healing and success. I tailor therapy sessions to meet the needs of each individual and family, with a holistic perspective. I believe the client/therapist relationship is foundational to the healing process and while I am trained in advanced modalities; this connection remains a priority in my practice as a facilitator of change.
(317) 480-1510 View (317) 480-1510
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Erin Mrakovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Westfield, IN 46062
Hi! I’m Erin and I'm so glad you're here. It takes courage and vulnerability to step into a space for yourself and it takes strength and persistence to actually pursue it. I have a deep passion to walk alongside my clients, whatever that looks like. Life is a journey and we are never meant to walk it alone- I would be honored to walk along with you. I am passionate about creating a safe, consistent space for my clients where they can be their unapologetic, authentic selves. My goal is that together, we can find healing, learning, compassion, and growth so that you can experience the fullness of life you deserve. You are worth it.
Hi! I’m Erin and I'm so glad you're here. It takes courage and vulnerability to step into a space for yourself and it takes strength and persistence to actually pursue it. I have a deep passion to walk alongside my clients, whatever that looks like. Life is a journey and we are never meant to walk it alone- I would be honored to walk along with you. I am passionate about creating a safe, consistent space for my clients where they can be their unapologetic, authentic selves. My goal is that together, we can find healing, learning, compassion, and growth so that you can experience the fullness of life you deserve. You are worth it.
(317) 482-7567 View (317) 482-7567
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Momentum Couples and Family Therapy, LLC.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westfield, IN 46062
As a Bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy in Indiana, I am passionate about helping clients move towards a greater emotional well-being. I provide a warm environment where clients are able to feel safe to express themselves and tell their story. I have worked with individuals for 10 years and have helped many clients realize that life is all about growth and change, which isn't always easy or comfortable. I have extensive experience helping clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phase of life transitions, stress (finances, work or home life), grief and loss, family conflict, ADD, etc..
As a Bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy in Indiana, I am passionate about helping clients move towards a greater emotional well-being. I provide a warm environment where clients are able to feel safe to express themselves and tell their story. I have worked with individuals for 10 years and have helped many clients realize that life is all about growth and change, which isn't always easy or comfortable. I have extensive experience helping clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phase of life transitions, stress (finances, work or home life), grief and loss, family conflict, ADD, etc..
(317) 342-5753 View (317) 342-5753
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Ellen Mail
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westfield, IN 46074
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and burnt out? Are you struggling to connect with your romantic partner. Maybe you've experienced heartbreaking loss, or are trying to find the ground beneath you after you or a loved one have received news of a difficult diagnosis. If so, I'm glad our paths have crossed. I enjoy working with motivated adults - including new parents, young adults, couples, medical and mental health professionals, and caregivers - who are faced with life transition-related challenges, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, new diagnosis, and trauma.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and burnt out? Are you struggling to connect with your romantic partner. Maybe you've experienced heartbreaking loss, or are trying to find the ground beneath you after you or a loved one have received news of a difficult diagnosis. If so, I'm glad our paths have crossed. I enjoy working with motivated adults - including new parents, young adults, couples, medical and mental health professionals, and caregivers - who are faced with life transition-related challenges, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, new diagnosis, and trauma.
(317) 932-8541 View (317) 932-8541
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.