Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

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Marie Dershem
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
My primary modality is Internal Family Systems .
"Courage doesn't happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you've been avoiding your whole life." I love this quote by Shannon L Alder. It takes such courage to reach out to someone, to recognize that you desire growth and healing. Know that when you reach out to me, you will be met with compassion, support, and a safe place to look inside yourself. We can face shame, sadness, fear, anger, trauma, eating issues, body image struggles, and other issues... and together, we will build on your strength, resilience, and deep capacity for healing. Together, we will find hope and healing.
(616) 201-1447 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
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Dan Slane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I have also been trained in the evidence-based interventions of EMDR, Gottman, IFS , the Sanctuary Model of Care, Cognitive Therapies, and Mindfulness.
Trauma and severe life stressors often affect people for many years, sometimes from child to adult. Deep in the unconscious mind, thoughts and feelings may bubble over into physical pain and or emotional distress, disconnecting you from yourself and others. When this occurs, you can feel lost, alone, and out of control, but you don't have to stay stuck. My passion is supporting your healing -- your journey back to wellness and wholeness. It is an honor and a privilege for me to hear you and work to calm your storm, allowing you to grow in new and powerful ways.
(616) 207-8013 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Offers online therapy
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Krista Lynn Kopchick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CST
Verified
My additional training in Sexual Health, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems , Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Interpersonal Neurobiology impacts my approach with clients and the journey toward health and wholeness.
Conflict infiltrates much of our day to day lives - in communities, workplaces, relationships, and even within ourselves. Sometimes we avoid conflict by running away, exacerbate it by fighting, or get overwhelmed, disconnect, and shut down. We survive. These survival instincts impact our inner parts and our interpersonal relationships. I desire to help people get to know their complex inner parts, reconnect and integrate their minds and bodies, and bring healing to relationships. As a therapist, I get to witness people transform, move from surviving to thriving, and learn how to embrace living mindfully. It is an honor.
(616) 303-3060 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Elizabeth Droppers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I’ve heard IFS described as “what I hoped therapy would be” because it's genuinely compassionate and non-pathologizing.
Have you done counseling before and found it helpful, but are hoping to dive deeper and really get to the root of what's going on inside? Are you a mental health practitioner who’s seeking to do your own work? Have you heard about Internal Family Systems ( IFS ) and are interested in experiencing the model for yourself?
(616) 219-8691 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Saunders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
I integrate aspects of cognitive therapy, EMDR, IFS , mindfulness, creative expression, relational techniques, and trauma-informed care within the healing journey.
Building community, living your own truth, and finding wholeness can be difficult -- especially during a pandemic. That is why finding support and affirmation is so important. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community with a commitment to antiracism, I am dedicated to providing quality care and creating a welcoming space that fosters courage, healing, and growth. With over 14 years of experience, I am prepared to work together to co-create an authentic plan toward achieving your goals. There is no perfect time to begin, and I welcome each person to come as you are, when you are ready. I provide online therapy to clients in both MI and CT.
(616) 253-6602 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Andrea Dieleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LICSW
Verified
I also work with clients in search of psychedelic integration support via IFS .
I work with clients from all backgrounds, religions, gender identity, and sexual orientation. I believe that as we move through life we encounter moments that cause us to adapt; whether from trauma, unmet expectations, humiliation, lack of nurturing, societal pressure, or our role within our family. We cultivate these adaptations and carry them with us, applying them to new parts of life where they may no longer be needed. If we learn to meet ourselves with compassion, gratitude, and curiosity, getting to know the parts of us that work so diligently to protect us, we can begin to uncover and heal the deeper wounds that they shield.
(616) 522-4017 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Offers online therapy
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Breanne Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CBIS
Verified
NEW Patient email: captivebeliefs@gmail.com with availability, needs, and insurance plan. I believe that everyone deserves the support they need to release emotions and regain control. My specialities include anxiety, depression, and relationships. I have over 10 years of experience assessing mood, personalities, and family systems . My approach guides clients in managing areas of need such as life changes, emotional regulation, and family/social stressors. While I maintain the utmost professionalism in my practice, I offer a compassionate and approachable style.
(231) 432-5526 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
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Christina Bierdeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCTP
Verified
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), I engage various therapeutic modalities including Internal Family Systems ( IFS ), EMDR, and trauma-informed Mindfulness.
Do you ever feel disconnected from yourself and the world around you? Do you notice feeling lost or stuck? Does your mind seem scattered, making it difficult to focus on one thing? Do you think poorly of yourself or hear a relentless inner critic? Maybe you're controlled by stress, anxiety, worry, fear, trauma, depression, grief, anger, distraction, exhaustion, loneliness, etc. If so, welcome to being human! I believe you have everything within yourSelf to become who you wish to BE (“We are human beings not human doings.” – Dalai Lama). YOU are all you have been waiting for so come exactly as you are to be seen, heard, & known.
 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Anyssa Grendel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, LMSW
Verified
Internal Family Systems .
As a group practice our clinicians are working together with clients to improve physical, emotional and mental health for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families focusing in areas of depression/anxiety, mood disorders, anger, marriage/relationships issues. Additional therapeutic focus in supporting mental health professionals above and beyond supervision and into the personal journey of their own mental health. This practice has a Golden Retriever named Kenzey for use of emotional support. ESA assessments are available for fee. Visit our website for more information on our practice and providers.
(616) 877-9050 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Offers online therapy
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Allison Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
I take a person-centered approach utilizing various techniques such as strength based therapy, cognitive behavioral and internal family systems .
I understand that seeking therapy can bring up a range of feelings — from excitement and hopefulness to uncertainty and anxiety. Whether you’ve been in therapy before or it’s your first time, I will tailor my approach to fit your specific needs, and provide a space where you can feel safe, heard, and accepted. You are the expert in your life and I am here to guide, support and walk with you through your healing and growth. In efforts to make each client as comfortable as possible, I offer both in person and telehealth therapy. I am a Limited License Professional Counselor and earned my Master’s from Eastern Michigan University.
(616) 557-6649 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Offers online therapy
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Heather Tichon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified
None of us gets through life without facing roadblocks, heartbreak, or uncertainty. You already have the strength inside you to overcome tough times! I am trained in the Internal Family Systems model, which will transform your life by healing the parts of you that are wounded, giving you greater access to your innate creativity, calm, confidence, compassion, and connectedness. I help couples, families, and individuals find greater fulfillment and purpose in life. I have a specialty in sex therapy which, if needed, provides a level of safety and knowledge that facilitates deep healing and growth for couples and individuals.
(616) 202-3605 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Tracy A Zavala
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
I recieved multisystemic therapy training, which incorporates family systems work with understanding how a person's interaction in the home, school, and community impacts successful change and progress.
We all have times when we need help with getting through the challenges of life. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, other mental health concerns; or perhaps parenting a child with emotional and behavioral concerns, I am glad to help. I have twenty plus years of experience working with individuals and families in settings including: partial hospitalization, preschool, juvenile court, adolescent residential treatment, nonprofit organizations and community mental health. Contact me to discuss your needs and how I may best assist you, or your child/family.
(616) 414-3186 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Not accepting new clients
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Rene Sobleski
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
I am experienced in providing Marital Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques and Internal Family Systems , among others. I provide therapy for individuals (children ages 4-12, adolescents and adults), groups, families and couples.
(269) 749-1315 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49502
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Robert G Brown
Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR, Certifi, MDiv
Verified
***In-Person Appointments*** The most expensive kind of therapy is the kind that doesn't work. Maybe it feels scary to wonder if real healing can happen. I'm a Certified EMDR Therapist and I combine EMDR with IFS therapy to create an effective method that has worked for permanent healing time and again. Instead of feeling bad about certain parts of ourselves, I encourage people to instead get curious and compassionate toward these "parts of themselves" that are trying to keep them safe and help them by making them anxious, angry, or even depressed.(Sounds strange, right?) We slow things down and get to know you, one part at a time.
(616) 219-8515 
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Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49519
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Amy Jane Loeb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Amy utilizes an eclectic approach that often includes psychoeducation (knowledge is power), IFS Parts Work (self-awareness) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (focus on psychological flexibility and values-based living) to provide her clients with results and relief.
Amy believes that awareness of one’s emotional responses can provide the insight necessary to make lasting and impactful change. She provides her clients with a foundation of knowledge to help them understand the mechanisms behind their responses and how, with time and intention, they can be changed. Because of this, Amy works well with clients who are interested in learning as well as growing. She prides herself on her communication skills and seeks to provide objective and relatable feedback that clients find easy to understand and implement.
(231) 525-3056 
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Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Offers online therapy
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Ryan Kuja
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
My trauma-informed approach draws from IFS , Polyvagal Theory, and somatic therapy and goes far beyond symptom management.
By the time I was 24, I had been diagnosed with OCD, PTSD, depression, anxiety disorder & panic disorder. I intimately know the affliction of mental health struggles. After years of lived personal experience with trauma & a myriad of diagnoses; a two decades long healing journey involving seeing over 50 different practitioners and tens of thousands of dollars; countless hours of training; and 2 master's degrees, I have honed an approach to therapy that weaves ancient wisdom, contemporary neuroscience, and compassionate inquiry into a tapestry of healing. And unlike most therapists, I only treat what I have personally experienced.
(616) 612-1314 
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Offers online therapy
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Raina LaGrand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MPH, CYT
Verified
My approach to therapy integrates somatic/body-based methods including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, along with Parts Work/Internal Family Systems Therapy, Art, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and the Gottman Method.
I work with individuals and couples who feel caught in the in-between: who have more than one answer to the question, "Who are you?," who can’t check off one box to describe their identities, or who feel expected to pick and choose parts of who they are. I'm here to reassure you that you make sense and you belong. You can build relationships where you feel seen and nourished and encouraged to expand. I deeply believe therapy is not about what needs to be fixed, but uncovering what wisdom already exists within and harnessing it.
(734) 977-1552 
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Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Offers online therapy
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Melissa Cramton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I specialize in providing trauma therapy as a Level 1 Internal Family Systems Institute trained clinician.
If you have ever wondered if there is more to life than what you are feeling, please reach out. I would love to work along side you to unpack the things in your life that no longer work for you. I specialize in working with individuals with trauma, relationship difficulties, anxiety, and depression.
(517) 296-6146 
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Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Offers online therapy
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Being Centered Counseling
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, LLPC, NCC
Verified
In addition to traditional therapy models, I have specialized training in DBT, and IFS /Parts Work for treating trauma, relationship issues, and mood disorders.
Therapy can be an essential support to help you reduce stress, process issues, and find more joy in life. I aim to help clients find peace in themselves and the world around them. Whether we are focused on learning better coping skills, addressing addiction, or processing past traumas, we will use the therapy relationship to meet your goals.
(616) 236-2915 
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Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Kat Polmear
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
I have advanced training in trauma-informed approaches such as Somatic Experiencing and Internal Family Systems so we can use the wisdom of your body to move out of stress, anxiety, and trauma and into the life of your dreams.
You’re exhausted, overwhelmed by the pace of modern life, stuck in relationships or jobs that don’t fulfill you. You want to change but you’re too bogged down by your inner critic that says you’re “too much” or “not enough”. You’re ready to feel at home with yourself, at home in your life. That’s where I come in. Together we will help you alleviate anxiety and depression to manifest more joy, peace, & meaningful connection. We will work to understand and heal your people-pleasing & perfectionist parts so you can learn what YOU truly want in life & how to get it on your own terms.
(248) 218-9928 
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Office is near:
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Offers online therapy


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