Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Bethany Henderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CAPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive training in somatic, mindfulness-based, and internal family systems work as tools to help explore and engage in processing experiences of trauma.
I am a queer identified clinical social worker who is dedicated to supporting queer, trans and gender-diverse youth, adolescents, adults and families. I have extensive experience in working with individuals who are navigating their sexuality and/or gender identity, as well as providing family support. I approach therapy from a liberation-focused framework, focusing on your strengths and identifying and confronting oppression-based and/or structural barriers. I provide gender affirming surgical evaluations and letters free of charge.
I have extensive training in somatic, mindfulness-based, and internal family systems work as tools to help explore and engage in processing experiences of trauma.
I am a queer identified clinical social worker who is dedicated to supporting queer, trans and gender-diverse youth, adolescents, adults and families. I have extensive experience in working with individuals who are navigating their sexuality and/or gender identity, as well as providing family support. I approach therapy from a liberation-focused framework, focusing on your strengths and identifying and confronting oppression-based and/or structural barriers. I provide gender affirming surgical evaluations and letters free of charge.
(667) 213-5623 View (667) 213-5623
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Kathleen Fanone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
I offer individual therapy to adults. I have many years of experience working with survivors of trauma, abuse, and neglect. Other areas of clinical interest and expertise include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, difficult family systems, vicarious trauma, professional burnout, exploration of gender identity, and issues surrounding pregnancy (infertility, miscarriage, postpartum depression, etc.)
I offer individual therapy to adults. I have many years of experience working with survivors of trauma, abuse, and neglect. Other areas of clinical interest and expertise include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, difficult family systems, vicarious trauma, professional burnout, exploration of gender identity, and issues surrounding pregnancy (infertility, miscarriage, postpartum depression, etc.)
(443) 345-1617 View (443) 345-1617
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Elizabeth Scott
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
I am an IFS-informed licensed psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, depression, self-esteem, trauma, abuse, grief/loss and emotion dysregulation.
We all experience difficulties at some point in our lives, and we each can benefit from additional support, whether for a specific situation or in resolving a longer term issue. I believe that one of the most important elements of effective therapy is the development of a safe, trusting relationship between therapist and client. Through genuine and respectful connection, we create the environment in which true healing can occur. By promoting insight, increased awareness, and self-compassion, I will support you in living the life of value that you deserve.
I am an IFS-informed licensed psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, depression, self-esteem, trauma, abuse, grief/loss and emotion dysregulation.
We all experience difficulties at some point in our lives, and we each can benefit from additional support, whether for a specific situation or in resolving a longer term issue. I believe that one of the most important elements of effective therapy is the development of a safe, trusting relationship between therapist and client. Through genuine and respectful connection, we create the environment in which true healing can occur. By promoting insight, increased awareness, and self-compassion, I will support you in living the life of value that you deserve.
(301) 327-2055 View (301) 327-2055
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Lauren C Going
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, RYT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209
We offer a variety of modalities that all work from a holistic lens such as somatic experiencing, breathwork, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), IFS (internal family systems), psychedelic/ ketamine assisted therapy, and microdose coaching.
Are you searching for a more holistic orientation that considers the mind, body, and spirit? Are you looking for alternative treatments such as psychedelic assisted therapy (ketamine), microdosing, and somatic therapy for example? Then look no further! I am the co-founder and primary therapist at Inner Path Wellness, Baltimore's first psychedelic assisted therapy and wellness center. We specialize in working with clients that are looking for something more than traditional talk therapy.
We offer a variety of modalities that all work from a holistic lens such as somatic experiencing, breathwork, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), IFS (internal family systems), psychedelic/ ketamine assisted therapy, and microdose coaching.
Are you searching for a more holistic orientation that considers the mind, body, and spirit? Are you looking for alternative treatments such as psychedelic assisted therapy (ketamine), microdosing, and somatic therapy for example? Then look no further! I am the co-founder and primary therapist at Inner Path Wellness, Baltimore's first psychedelic assisted therapy and wellness center. We specialize in working with clients that are looking for something more than traditional talk therapy.
(443) 594-7703 View (443) 594-7703
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Monica Dominguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic techniques, Cognitive and Dialectal Behavior Therapies (CBT and DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), etc.
I am currently accepting new telehealth clients! It is easy to feel overwhelmed, singled out and isolated by today’s climate, and sometimes just going about daily life can feel like a struggle. Sometimes, feeling on the “outside” of certain communities can be a reflection of the world, and not actually of you and your identity. I am here to really hear you so that you can just exist, without having to explain aspects of your identity, or having to harbor your trauma anymore for fear of being misunderstood. My goal is to create a comfortable space for you to embolden your own skills for your own journey toward healing.
Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic techniques, Cognitive and Dialectal Behavior Therapies (CBT and DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), etc.
I am currently accepting new telehealth clients! It is easy to feel overwhelmed, singled out and isolated by today’s climate, and sometimes just going about daily life can feel like a struggle. Sometimes, feeling on the “outside” of certain communities can be a reflection of the world, and not actually of you and your identity. I am here to really hear you so that you can just exist, without having to explain aspects of your identity, or having to harbor your trauma anymore for fear of being misunderstood. My goal is to create a comfortable space for you to embolden your own skills for your own journey toward healing.
(443) 552-5908 View (443) 552-5908
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Dr. Meredith McHugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Embedded within an anti-oppressive framework, my approach to therapy draws heavily from internal family systems therapy (parts work), as well as attachment theory, sensorimotor psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies, neuroscience and mindfulness.
Therapy with me will provide a safe, warm, nonjudgmental, identity-affirming space where you will feel fully heard and understood. Within an anti-oppressive, trauma-centered framework we will explore how past and present experiences have shaped the distress, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness you may be carrying. We will identify the ways you have adapted to these experiences and how this may be contributing to the stress/trauma held in your brain and body and carried into your relationships. I will support and challenge you to grow and heal from this.
Embedded within an anti-oppressive framework, my approach to therapy draws heavily from internal family systems therapy (parts work), as well as attachment theory, sensorimotor psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies, neuroscience and mindfulness.
Therapy with me will provide a safe, warm, nonjudgmental, identity-affirming space where you will feel fully heard and understood. Within an anti-oppressive, trauma-centered framework we will explore how past and present experiences have shaped the distress, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness you may be carrying. We will identify the ways you have adapted to these experiences and how this may be contributing to the stress/trauma held in your brain and body and carried into your relationships. I will support and challenge you to grow and heal from this.
(443) 552-5179 View (443) 552-5179
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Emily Margaret Haddad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
I also have training in: Emotional Freedom Technique, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Internal Family Systems.
I am a therapist with 13 years experience who recently relocated to Maryland. I have specialized my work in the medical setting with those with chronic illnesses and have also cared for many in the LGBTQI+ community. I enjoy providing counseling to pre-teens, teens and young adults. I have had the privilege to witness the most vulnerable moments with my clients and then observe their growth, healing, and evolution. I would be honored to play a role in your journey too. The idea of therapy is challenging for some. I focus on meeting my clients at their comfort level and prioritize their personal goals and needs.
I also have training in: Emotional Freedom Technique, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Internal Family Systems.
I am a therapist with 13 years experience who recently relocated to Maryland. I have specialized my work in the medical setting with those with chronic illnesses and have also cared for many in the LGBTQI+ community. I enjoy providing counseling to pre-teens, teens and young adults. I have had the privilege to witness the most vulnerable moments with my clients and then observe their growth, healing, and evolution. I would be honored to play a role in your journey too. The idea of therapy is challenging for some. I focus on meeting my clients at their comfort level and prioritize their personal goals and needs.
(443) 347-6558 View (443) 347-6558
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Shira Baskin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21209
Using sand tray & IFS to delve deeper into the core of the individual, as well.
“Therapy is like being presented with two different paths, and choosing the road less taken” We are all products of our personal experiences. This is what makes each of us unique, coming into treatment with our own story. Im interested in hearing your story, helping you discover new ways to navigate your life. Each individual needs a different approach in treatment, and my goal is to individualize the process to help you reach your personal goal. It would be my privilege to work with you so we can together reach emotional wellness.
Using sand tray & IFS to delve deeper into the core of the individual, as well.
“Therapy is like being presented with two different paths, and choosing the road less taken” We are all products of our personal experiences. This is what makes each of us unique, coming into treatment with our own story. Im interested in hearing your story, helping you discover new ways to navigate your life. Each individual needs a different approach in treatment, and my goal is to individualize the process to help you reach your personal goal. It would be my privilege to work with you so we can together reach emotional wellness.
(929) 200-3719 View (929) 200-3719
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Melodi Wilkie
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Melodi, owner of Maryland Virtual Therapy, LLC. I know how difficult it can be to reach out to a therapist — I've been there! With a decade of experience in the mental health field, I've cultivated an approach that just might work for you. It's all about connection. Connection between therapist and client, connection between mind and body, connection between your authentic Self and all of the various ways in which you show up in the world. I have completed Internal Family Systems Level 1 training and love incorporating IFS into my work with clients. IFS is a holistic and evidence-based approach to healing.
Hi, I'm Melodi, owner of Maryland Virtual Therapy, LLC. I know how difficult it can be to reach out to a therapist — I've been there! With a decade of experience in the mental health field, I've cultivated an approach that just might work for you. It's all about connection. Connection between therapist and client, connection between mind and body, connection between your authentic Self and all of the various ways in which you show up in the world. I have completed Internal Family Systems Level 1 training and love incorporating IFS into my work with clients. IFS is a holistic and evidence-based approach to healing.
(410) 639-3647 View (410) 639-3647
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'mira' Mary Elizabeth Tessman
Counselor, MA, LCPC, RYT-500, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21209
My training in Mind-Body Medicine, IFS, CBT, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, meditation and yoga therapy and work in private practice, clinics, schools, psychiatric wards has provided me with a diverse set of clinical skills that relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, attentional challenges, grief, and relationship issues.
Beneath all of our disappointments, losses, and heartbreaks, we all want to be valued for who we are, accepted for how we feel, and respected for what we think. I will encourage you to cultivate present moment awareness and self-compassion for the painful difficulties, challenging life circumstances, and to the inner narrative that keeps you stuck in habitual patterns of reacting. While fear and doubt may obscure your perspective, we will work together to help you develop strength-based skills and capacities for moving through challenges. I will help you access your inner wisdom for cultivating trust, balance, clarity, & connection.
My training in Mind-Body Medicine, IFS, CBT, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, meditation and yoga therapy and work in private practice, clinics, schools, psychiatric wards has provided me with a diverse set of clinical skills that relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, attentional challenges, grief, and relationship issues.
Beneath all of our disappointments, losses, and heartbreaks, we all want to be valued for who we are, accepted for how we feel, and respected for what we think. I will encourage you to cultivate present moment awareness and self-compassion for the painful difficulties, challenging life circumstances, and to the inner narrative that keeps you stuck in habitual patterns of reacting. While fear and doubt may obscure your perspective, we will work together to help you develop strength-based skills and capacities for moving through challenges. I will help you access your inner wisdom for cultivating trust, balance, clarity, & connection.
(410) 881-0233 View (410) 881-0233
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Dr. Joseph Tropper
Counselor, PsyD, MS, LCPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209
My approach integrates theories & techniques from the humanistic, trauma-focused, EMDR, IFS & cognitive behavioral theories.
If you found this page it's because you're contemplating getting help for yourself or a loved one. Congratulations on taking the next step! It takes bravery and honesty to face our challenges. The good news is your life can and will be better. With our shared commitment to your growth and success we can work together to help you live the life you've always dreamed of and that you deserve. I’m licensed in Maryland, NY and NJ. Call me for a free consult today with any questions you have.
My approach integrates theories & techniques from the humanistic, trauma-focused, EMDR, IFS & cognitive behavioral theories.
If you found this page it's because you're contemplating getting help for yourself or a loved one. Congratulations on taking the next step! It takes bravery and honesty to face our challenges. The good news is your life can and will be better. With our shared commitment to your growth and success we can work together to help you live the life you've always dreamed of and that you deserve. I’m licensed in Maryland, NY and NJ. Call me for a free consult today with any questions you have.
(443) 221-6294 View (443) 221-6294
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Elana Dorfman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21215  (Online Only)
I utilize Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (CBT) to help clients understand their internal processes better.
Do you feel like there is something missing in your relationships? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, or angry? Are you struggling to understand why you behave and think a certain way? My philosophy is that positive relationships are the most important aspect to a healthy and fulfilling life. My greatest goal is to help others develop themselves so that they can more easily connect with others and reach a high level of satisfaction in their lives.
I utilize Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (CBT) to help clients understand their internal processes better.
Do you feel like there is something missing in your relationships? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, or angry? Are you struggling to understand why you behave and think a certain way? My philosophy is that positive relationships are the most important aspect to a healthy and fulfilling life. My greatest goal is to help others develop themselves so that they can more easily connect with others and reach a high level of satisfaction in their lives.
(410) 346-5587 View (410) 346-5587
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Peejo Sehr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MAT, MEd, FMC-HWC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
I utilize IFS therapy, my knowledge of mindfulness, yoga psychology, neuroscience and whole-body mental health.
You are brave, curious and brilliant but feel like you are an imposter and never good enough. You have tried people pleasing and a relentless pursuit of self-improvement strategies but can’t shake off the feeling of not being worthy. You long for true belonging, confidence and to live your most authentic expression by releasing old patterns that no longer serve you. You are not alone. I believe that we all have inherent within us expansive wisdom, and capacity to heal. We can't always access our truest Self because of past trauma, societal pressures and habitual patterns that keep us disengaged from our true nature.
I utilize IFS therapy, my knowledge of mindfulness, yoga psychology, neuroscience and whole-body mental health.
You are brave, curious and brilliant but feel like you are an imposter and never good enough. You have tried people pleasing and a relentless pursuit of self-improvement strategies but can’t shake off the feeling of not being worthy. You long for true belonging, confidence and to live your most authentic expression by releasing old patterns that no longer serve you. You are not alone. I believe that we all have inherent within us expansive wisdom, and capacity to heal. We can't always access our truest Self because of past trauma, societal pressures and habitual patterns that keep us disengaged from our true nature.
(443) 971-7528 View (443) 971-7528
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Lorraine Garcia
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21224  (Online Only)
Using a holistic approach, I tailor my work to each individual, combining solution focused or narrative therapy with EMDR, EFT, IFS, according to their unique needs while emphasizing the importance of the mind-body connection.
In these stressful times you may find yourself struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression that have long been with you or have emerged in response to recent events. You may feel hopeless about the future or plagued about the past feeling a strong sense of disconnection from yourself or others. Even attempts to talk to friends or family fail as they may not know or understand how to help you. Regardless of the specific nature of your difficulties, their impact is palpable, affecting your health, your relationships and self-perception. Whatever the struggle, you are looking for some help.
Using a holistic approach, I tailor my work to each individual, combining solution focused or narrative therapy with EMDR, EFT, IFS, according to their unique needs while emphasizing the importance of the mind-body connection.
In these stressful times you may find yourself struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression that have long been with you or have emerged in response to recent events. You may feel hopeless about the future or plagued about the past feeling a strong sense of disconnection from yourself or others. Even attempts to talk to friends or family fail as they may not know or understand how to help you. Regardless of the specific nature of your difficulties, their impact is palpable, affecting your health, your relationships and self-perception. Whatever the struggle, you are looking for some help.
(443) 637-1986 View (443) 637-1986
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Courtney Corcoran
Counselor, LGPC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21230  (Online Only)
I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy rooted in humanistic theories, supported by evidence based techniques, such as CBT, ACT, and IFS.
I love working with both individuals & couples- mostly millennials & genZers, adults (18-60), teens (15+). My ideal client is curious to dig deep, wants to raise self-awareness, and is ready to sift through the pieces of life's puzzle together. I enjoy helping fellow artists/creatives, neurodivergent folks, & LGBTQIA+ folks. I specialize in issues related to low self-esteem, perfectionism, adulting, burnout, imposter syndrome, communication issues, relationships, boundary setting, gender identity and exploration, women's issues, chronic illness, invisible disabilities, ADHD and HSPs.
I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy rooted in humanistic theories, supported by evidence based techniques, such as CBT, ACT, and IFS.
I love working with both individuals & couples- mostly millennials & genZers, adults (18-60), teens (15+). My ideal client is curious to dig deep, wants to raise self-awareness, and is ready to sift through the pieces of life's puzzle together. I enjoy helping fellow artists/creatives, neurodivergent folks, & LGBTQIA+ folks. I specialize in issues related to low self-esteem, perfectionism, adulting, burnout, imposter syndrome, communication issues, relationships, boundary setting, gender identity and exploration, women's issues, chronic illness, invisible disabilities, ADHD and HSPs.
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Emma Kupferman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, CPT
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
I use a strengths-based approach incorporating IFS and somatic experiencing to empower clients in creating the change they seek to live their most full, authentic lives.
In therapy we will identify what kind of sexual/intimate life you most want and the barriers you are experiencing in having that sexual/intimate life. Sometimes that means exploring past experiences, sometimes it means talking about desires or about your body in new ways. I will create a safe space for you to share about body positivity, exploration of ethical non-monogamy, challenges with sexual desires, and gender identity. Now offering Clinical Social Work Supervision to licensees in MD and DC.
I use a strengths-based approach incorporating IFS and somatic experiencing to empower clients in creating the change they seek to live their most full, authentic lives.
In therapy we will identify what kind of sexual/intimate life you most want and the barriers you are experiencing in having that sexual/intimate life. Sometimes that means exploring past experiences, sometimes it means talking about desires or about your body in new ways. I will create a safe space for you to share about body positivity, exploration of ethical non-monogamy, challenges with sexual desires, and gender identity. Now offering Clinical Social Work Supervision to licensees in MD and DC.
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Colleen Quinn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21209
I use Eastern practices (breathwork, mindfulness) combined with Western Psychology (Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral, the enneagram) to guide clients to the joy of being fully present in the moment.
When it comes to developing effective means to obtain our desired outcomes, we have all created conditioned patterns early in life that were designed by our very young psyches as our best bet to never feel certain painful experiences again. These patterns were likely adaptive when we were children but they come at a cost for us as adults, leading us to live smaller than our heart’s truest desires. My ideal client is ready to travel into his/her own heart, to learn how to listen and honor the wisdom inherent therein creating their best, most fulfilling life.
I use Eastern practices (breathwork, mindfulness) combined with Western Psychology (Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral, the enneagram) to guide clients to the joy of being fully present in the moment.
When it comes to developing effective means to obtain our desired outcomes, we have all created conditioned patterns early in life that were designed by our very young psyches as our best bet to never feel certain painful experiences again. These patterns were likely adaptive when we were children but they come at a cost for us as adults, leading us to live smaller than our heart’s truest desires. My ideal client is ready to travel into his/her own heart, to learn how to listen and honor the wisdom inherent therein creating their best, most fulfilling life.
(410) 775-5510 View (410) 775-5510
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Kerry Ford Morancy, LCSW-C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21239
Having difficulty prioritizing your own needs and self care? Feeling overwhelmed by too many obligations in your personal and professional life? Using a trauma-informed lens and IFS can help clarify a plan for greater clarity and wellness as you move through challenging life transitions.
Having difficulty prioritizing your own needs and self care? Feeling overwhelmed by too many obligations in your personal and professional life? Using a trauma-informed lens and IFS can help clarify a plan for greater clarity and wellness as you move through challenging life transitions.
(443) 552-3222 View (443) 552-3222
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Erin Hodge-Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
In my practice, I utilize a range of approaches, drawing from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, IFS and EMDR.
With over 30 years of dedicated experience in both clinical and non-clinical settings, I specialize in working with teens and adults. I am committed to helping people navigate life challenges by developing the tools & strategies needed to cope and realize their potential. My practice philosophy is that individuals hold the key to their own healing. I have extensive experience helping people to manage and overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma so that they may live fuller lives. I create a safe and supportive environment to help people understand they are not alone as they embark on their journey towards awareness and healing.
In my practice, I utilize a range of approaches, drawing from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, IFS and EMDR.
With over 30 years of dedicated experience in both clinical and non-clinical settings, I specialize in working with teens and adults. I am committed to helping people navigate life challenges by developing the tools & strategies needed to cope and realize their potential. My practice philosophy is that individuals hold the key to their own healing. I have extensive experience helping people to manage and overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma so that they may live fuller lives. I create a safe and supportive environment to help people understand they are not alone as they embark on their journey towards awareness and healing.
(443) 991-8936 View (443) 991-8936
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Julie Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209  (Online Only)
I utilize Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and mindfulness practices as well as other healing modalities that are informed by both modern neuroscience as well as contemplative traditions.
Are you feeling stressed out, depressed, anxious or irritable? Having difficulty at work, school or in your relationships? Feeling "stuck" in your life? Are you your own worst critic? Are you searching for a compassionate and experienced therapist to empower you to change the way you look at things and support your personal growth? My intention as a therapist is to create a friendly, non-judgmental space that facilitates healing and growth by accessing your natural inner wisdom and strengths.
I utilize Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and mindfulness practices as well as other healing modalities that are informed by both modern neuroscience as well as contemplative traditions.
Are you feeling stressed out, depressed, anxious or irritable? Having difficulty at work, school or in your relationships? Feeling "stuck" in your life? Are you your own worst critic? Are you searching for a compassionate and experienced therapist to empower you to change the way you look at things and support your personal growth? My intention as a therapist is to create a friendly, non-judgmental space that facilitates healing and growth by accessing your natural inner wisdom and strengths.
(667) 206-3030 View (667) 206-3030
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.