Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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River Chew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, REAT-IT
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108
I use approaches including Internal Family Systems Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, and Relational Cultural Therapy to support you in identifying what you want and need to build a fulfilling life.
Hi, my name is River! I'm a therapist and I’m passionate about working with people who have been impacted by trauma and painful life experiences. I believe that our bodies and minds have innate wisdom and flexibility. When we are exposed to hardships we adapt to keep ourselves safe from danger. This may look like shutting down our emotions to cope, looking for warning signs everywhere we go, or being hesitant to trust those closest to us. These responses can become second nature, and we sometimes keep using them even after the danger is gone. In cases like these the behaviors that once protected us can start to cause pain instead.
I use approaches including Internal Family Systems Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, and Relational Cultural Therapy to support you in identifying what you want and need to build a fulfilling life.
Hi, my name is River! I'm a therapist and I’m passionate about working with people who have been impacted by trauma and painful life experiences. I believe that our bodies and minds have innate wisdom and flexibility. When we are exposed to hardships we adapt to keep ourselves safe from danger. This may look like shutting down our emotions to cope, looking for warning signs everywhere we go, or being hesitant to trust those closest to us. These responses can become second nature, and we sometimes keep using them even after the danger is gone. In cases like these the behaviors that once protected us can start to cause pain instead.
(314) 886-6423 View (314) 886-6423
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Gina Howe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63119  (Online Only)
I am trained in EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, DBT, CPT &CBT.
I have 25 years of experience and specialized training in the field of trauma treatment and mental health. Areas of focus: depression, anxiety, panic, relationships, physical, emotional and sexual violence, child sexual abuse, post-traumatic and acute stress symptoms, dissociation, grief/loss, accident related trauma, direct or secondary traumatic experience, first responder and military incidents of stress. Clients that have experienced traumatic events often feel as if they are not themselves, may have intrusive thoughts, difficulty with focus, trust and may feel jumpy and/or numb. I would like to help you find your way through.
I am trained in EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, DBT, CPT &CBT.
I have 25 years of experience and specialized training in the field of trauma treatment and mental health. Areas of focus: depression, anxiety, panic, relationships, physical, emotional and sexual violence, child sexual abuse, post-traumatic and acute stress symptoms, dissociation, grief/loss, accident related trauma, direct or secondary traumatic experience, first responder and military incidents of stress. Clients that have experienced traumatic events often feel as if they are not themselves, may have intrusive thoughts, difficulty with focus, trust and may feel jumpy and/or numb. I would like to help you find your way through.
(314) 451-7672 View (314) 451-7672
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Dr. Annalise Millet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63139  (Online Only)
Psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems IFS, Brainspotting.
Unresolved trauma can impact our core. Are you feeling numb and shut down or agitated and on alert. Does that resonate for you? Most of us have experienced a traumatic event during the course of our lives; how you recover is directly impacted by the kind of support you have in your life. Experiencing trauma, abuse, or neglect could mean you have fewer internal resources to combat the impact. This can lead to unhealthy ways of dealing with the pain such as addictions, self-harm, destructive relationships, isolation. Through healthy connections and therapy, you can process traumatic experiences and find joy again. I’m eager to help.
Psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems IFS, Brainspotting.
Unresolved trauma can impact our core. Are you feeling numb and shut down or agitated and on alert. Does that resonate for you? Most of us have experienced a traumatic event during the course of our lives; how you recover is directly impacted by the kind of support you have in your life. Experiencing trauma, abuse, or neglect could mean you have fewer internal resources to combat the impact. This can lead to unhealthy ways of dealing with the pain such as addictions, self-harm, destructive relationships, isolation. Through healthy connections and therapy, you can process traumatic experiences and find joy again. I’m eager to help.
(314) 948-3493 View (314) 948-3493
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Moira Killoran
PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63141
I utilize Internal Family Systems (IFS), mindfulness, and somatic practices to support you in accessing your innate ability to heal.
I work with clients seeking deep and transformative healing. Together, we hold space to witness your inner world with curiosity and compassion to guide the once disconnected parts of you back to your self. Through this work, we support your system in releasing the burdens you have carried to reinstate a sense of wholeness and knowing. I am trans and queer affirming, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressionist.
I utilize Internal Family Systems (IFS), mindfulness, and somatic practices to support you in accessing your innate ability to heal.
I work with clients seeking deep and transformative healing. Together, we hold space to witness your inner world with curiosity and compassion to guide the once disconnected parts of you back to your self. Through this work, we support your system in releasing the burdens you have carried to reinstate a sense of wholeness and knowing. I am trans and queer affirming, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressionist.
(314) 461-1748 View (314) 461-1748
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Claire Pfeifer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108  (Online Only)
I use a variety of evidence-based modalities including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), MI (Motivational Interviewing), IFS (Internal Family Systems), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills to assist you in reaching your specific goals.
Hi! Are you looking for a nonjudgmental space to process your feelings? Maybe emotions are overwhelming, and we need to take a step back and learn how to name and locate what you are feeling first. I work with clients of diverse backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, and relationship structures. I specialize in assisting adults and couples to recognize and disrupt existing patterns learned throughout their lives, which can affect them in multiple ways. Additionally, I offer practical skills that can be applied immediately to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, thereby improving overall functioning.
I use a variety of evidence-based modalities including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), MI (Motivational Interviewing), IFS (Internal Family Systems), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills to assist you in reaching your specific goals.
Hi! Are you looking for a nonjudgmental space to process your feelings? Maybe emotions are overwhelming, and we need to take a step back and learn how to name and locate what you are feeling first. I work with clients of diverse backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, and relationship structures. I specialize in assisting adults and couples to recognize and disrupt existing patterns learned throughout their lives, which can affect them in multiple ways. Additionally, I offer practical skills that can be applied immediately to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, thereby improving overall functioning.
(314) 207-9308 View (314) 207-9308
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Danielle High
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63112
Waitlist for new clients
I am trained in a variety of counseling methods including EMDR, DBT, IFS, and attachment focused therapy.
I know reaching out for help can be daunting and overwhelming. I am here to make this process easier for you. I have worked with individuals and families from differing backgrounds, experiences, and concerns. My counseling style is strength-based, meaning I like to focus on the many positive traits you already possess and work collaboratively to reach the goals you would like to achieve. We are all searching for acceptance and understanding. I am here to help. I have extensive experience working with individuals that have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, LGBTQIA+ related concerns, and non-monogamous relationships.
I am trained in a variety of counseling methods including EMDR, DBT, IFS, and attachment focused therapy.
I know reaching out for help can be daunting and overwhelming. I am here to make this process easier for you. I have worked with individuals and families from differing backgrounds, experiences, and concerns. My counseling style is strength-based, meaning I like to focus on the many positive traits you already possess and work collaboratively to reach the goals you would like to achieve. We are all searching for acceptance and understanding. I am here to help. I have extensive experience working with individuals that have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, LGBTQIA+ related concerns, and non-monogamous relationships.
(314) 270-1294 View (314) 270-1294
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Ricky Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63116  (Online Only)
I am trained in various modalities geared towards processing trauma and associated complex feelings such as IFS, Somatic psychology, and EFT.
Nothing you do seems to help you get out of this. You feel as if you are running in place, repeating yourself. It is time for another cook in the kitchen so to speak. I do not just want to be another person telling you things will be alright or it is fine; just push through. Whether it be depression, anxiety, family adjustment issues, or trauma related issues I am here to help you realize an internal strength you inherently possess.
I am trained in various modalities geared towards processing trauma and associated complex feelings such as IFS, Somatic psychology, and EFT.
Nothing you do seems to help you get out of this. You feel as if you are running in place, repeating yourself. It is time for another cook in the kitchen so to speak. I do not just want to be another person telling you things will be alright or it is fine; just push through. Whether it be depression, anxiety, family adjustment issues, or trauma related issues I am here to help you realize an internal strength you inherently possess.
(314) 710-3655 View (314) 710-3655
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Jen Simmons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63118
I love utilizing EMDR and Internal Family Systems to help loosen stuck points and promote deeper and faster healing.
"Adversity introduces you to yourself." - Dr. Dan Allender. Therapy, at its best, facilitates this introduction. My great privilege as a therapist is to participate in offering the possibility for hope, healing and flourishing. Whether you have hit a crisis, or desire to dig deeper into long established patterns, entering therapy is a courageous and exciting first step. Please visit my website - jensimmonslpc.com - for an idea of what therapy with me might look like.
I love utilizing EMDR and Internal Family Systems to help loosen stuck points and promote deeper and faster healing.
"Adversity introduces you to yourself." - Dr. Dan Allender. Therapy, at its best, facilitates this introduction. My great privilege as a therapist is to participate in offering the possibility for hope, healing and flourishing. Whether you have hit a crisis, or desire to dig deeper into long established patterns, entering therapy is a courageous and exciting first step. Please visit my website - jensimmonslpc.com - for an idea of what therapy with me might look like.
(636) 434-1783 View (636) 434-1783
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Afshan Malik
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR, Coach, MP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63119  (Online Only)
 Our sessions may include the use of EMDR, CBT, DBT, Family Systems Therapy, Gottman Therapy, Positive Parenting, Narrative Therapy, and Life Coaching skills as needed.
Life transitions are the new beginning; unfortunately, past experiences, insecurities, trauma, and grief can influence the present behavior & actions. Making life transitions emotionally exhausting while getting the same results exacerbating feelings of stuck-ness in the rut. If you are tired of starting over and want to learn Why, When, & How you self-sabotage your success & relationships, If you want to gain mastery over your emotions, have clarity, focus, and commitment to your life goals. Grow personally/professionally, feel more in control, and less stressed than I am the therapeutic coach you need. Online and self-pay only.
 Our sessions may include the use of EMDR, CBT, DBT, Family Systems Therapy, Gottman Therapy, Positive Parenting, Narrative Therapy, and Life Coaching skills as needed.
Life transitions are the new beginning; unfortunately, past experiences, insecurities, trauma, and grief can influence the present behavior & actions. Making life transitions emotionally exhausting while getting the same results exacerbating feelings of stuck-ness in the rut. If you are tired of starting over and want to learn Why, When, & How you self-sabotage your success & relationships, If you want to gain mastery over your emotions, have clarity, focus, and commitment to your life goals. Grow personally/professionally, feel more in control, and less stressed than I am the therapeutic coach you need. Online and self-pay only.
(314) 310-7916 View (314) 310-7916
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Krissi Franzen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63106  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Most of my experience is working with the LGBTQIA+, kink, and poly communities, and I am a WPATH and IFS informed counselor! I like to use curiosity, expression, and experimentation to support you towards your goals!.
My role is to help support you to lead happier, healthier life. Sometimes this means lessening your symptoms of anxiety or depression, or maybe it's working towards a specific goal like changing jobs or making friends. It can also look like wanting to find your true, authentic self, which can be exploring gender, sexuality, life after loss, or even just trying to figure out who you are!
Most of my experience is working with the LGBTQIA+, kink, and poly communities, and I am a WPATH and IFS informed counselor! I like to use curiosity, expression, and experimentation to support you towards your goals!.
My role is to help support you to lead happier, healthier life. Sometimes this means lessening your symptoms of anxiety or depression, or maybe it's working towards a specific goal like changing jobs or making friends. It can also look like wanting to find your true, authentic self, which can be exploring gender, sexuality, life after loss, or even just trying to figure out who you are!
(314) 370-2758 View (314) 370-2758
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Frankie Salisbury
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63123
I tailor my approach based on your needs, strengths, and personality. My approaches are very effective for helping find more balanced emotions, taming anxiety and stress, and building healthier relationships. I'm certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
I tailor my approach based on your needs, strengths, and personality. My approaches are very effective for helping find more balanced emotions, taming anxiety and stress, and building healthier relationships. I'm certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
(314) 279-3482 View (314) 279-3482
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Dr. Cherie Baetz-Davis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63141
If you need a warm, supportive space where you can feel safe to explore, learn, and make changes, you've come to the right place! I work with people from diverse backgrounds in a compassionate manner focusing on improving communication, recovering from past trauma, and developing effective strategies for stress/coping. I am directive at times and will challenge you to take on new perspectives and try out new behaviors, but at a pace that is comfortable to you. I use cognitive-behavioral techniques, role-playing, goal setting, exposure/response prevention, assertiveness training, internal family systems, and others.
If you need a warm, supportive space where you can feel safe to explore, learn, and make changes, you've come to the right place! I work with people from diverse backgrounds in a compassionate manner focusing on improving communication, recovering from past trauma, and developing effective strategies for stress/coping. I am directive at times and will challenge you to take on new perspectives and try out new behaviors, but at a pace that is comfortable to you. I use cognitive-behavioral techniques, role-playing, goal setting, exposure/response prevention, assertiveness training, internal family systems, and others.
(314) 720-6036 View (314) 720-6036
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L. Charlie Janski-Ogunfidodo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63118  (Online Only)
I am trained in Internal Family Systems(level 1), and I am using it dominantly, because of how it tries to understand and have compassion for all of our parts.
During my career, I have worked with both individual and group settings, including adults with people living with HIV, veterans, incarcerated people and transgender/gender variant individuals. These populations included people with depression, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, PTSD and depression. I co-facilitated a group for trans youth and co-coordinated it for 6 years. As a proud bisexual, trans man, I love to work with my LGBT communities. I celebrate kinky and poly people. I strive to be an imperfect ally to non-binary trans people and people of color. I take private pay/in person through findingnormalstl.com
I am trained in Internal Family Systems(level 1), and I am using it dominantly, because of how it tries to understand and have compassion for all of our parts.
During my career, I have worked with both individual and group settings, including adults with people living with HIV, veterans, incarcerated people and transgender/gender variant individuals. These populations included people with depression, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, PTSD and depression. I co-facilitated a group for trans youth and co-coordinated it for 6 years. As a proud bisexual, trans man, I love to work with my LGBT communities. I celebrate kinky and poly people. I strive to be an imperfect ally to non-binary trans people and people of color. I take private pay/in person through findingnormalstl.com
(314) 350-4422 View (314) 350-4422
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Taylore Qaoud @ Deep Roots Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63118  (Online Only)
I utilize different modalities including DBT, CBT, ACT, self-compassion, IFS principles, and mindfulness.
Hi, I’m Taylore and I’m so glad you found your way here. I specialize in partnering with women who struggle with emotional turmoil, difficulty coping with daily life, stressful relationships & self criticism. I have extensive experience in working with others to improve relationships with their self and others, cope more effectively, experience inner peace, & work towards the life that they want.
I utilize different modalities including DBT, CBT, ACT, self-compassion, IFS principles, and mindfulness.
Hi, I’m Taylore and I’m so glad you found your way here. I specialize in partnering with women who struggle with emotional turmoil, difficulty coping with daily life, stressful relationships & self criticism. I have extensive experience in working with others to improve relationships with their self and others, cope more effectively, experience inner peace, & work towards the life that they want.
(314) 325-4969 View (314) 325-4969
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Cathy Luebbering
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63117
I use an eclectic, conversational style, drawing upon IFS, mindfulness, and childhood trauma work.
I work with those who are courageously facing pain and trauma in their lives. Perhaps you wonder if you can look at your own experiences... Maybe you fear being overwhelmed if you dare look. You may be thinking anxiety will overwhelm you. It need not be this way. Allow me to journey with you as you explore the questions tugging at you. You need not face them alone. Support is here; it is real. You CAN face these challenges, and you need not face them alone in the silence of your heart. Reach out now for the support you deserve.
I use an eclectic, conversational style, drawing upon IFS, mindfulness, and childhood trauma work.
I work with those who are courageously facing pain and trauma in their lives. Perhaps you wonder if you can look at your own experiences... Maybe you fear being overwhelmed if you dare look. You may be thinking anxiety will overwhelm you. It need not be this way. Allow me to journey with you as you explore the questions tugging at you. You need not face them alone. Support is here; it is real. You CAN face these challenges, and you need not face them alone in the silence of your heart. Reach out now for the support you deserve.
(314) 309-3431 View (314) 309-3431
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Keegan Esping
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Keegan knows the road that leads you into the counseling room can be difficult and painful. Whether the catalyst is some form of trauma, abuse, grief, challenges involving sex and sexuality or a desire to seek greater health and self-awareness, this decision is courageous. In counseling, Keegan blends elements of person-centered theory, internal family systems and knowledge about trauma, attachment and family dynamics into an integrative holistic approach.
Keegan knows the road that leads you into the counseling room can be difficult and painful. Whether the catalyst is some form of trauma, abuse, grief, challenges involving sex and sexuality or a desire to seek greater health and self-awareness, this decision is courageous. In counseling, Keegan blends elements of person-centered theory, internal family systems and knowledge about trauma, attachment and family dynamics into an integrative holistic approach.
(314) 907-0874 View (314) 907-0874
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Karen Grayson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63141
I am a Level 3 Trained and IFS Certified Therapist.
I work exclusively with therapists and coaches who want to bring Internal Family Systems (IFS) more fully into their lives and professional work. Heal your own trauma. Live more effectively from your best Self. Help your clients gain insight and transform their lives. The more Self-led, grounded, and confident you are as a practitioner, the more your clients will heal and the more joy you'll feel in your life and work.
I am a Level 3 Trained and IFS Certified Therapist.
I work exclusively with therapists and coaches who want to bring Internal Family Systems (IFS) more fully into their lives and professional work. Heal your own trauma. Live more effectively from your best Self. Help your clients gain insight and transform their lives. The more Self-led, grounded, and confident you are as a practitioner, the more your clients will heal and the more joy you'll feel in your life and work.
(314) 714-4233 View (314) 714-4233
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Cristina Marie Smugala
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63127  (Online Only)
I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), trained in the Internal Family Systems model, and Somatic Experiencing.
My passion is to empathetically guide and support transformation of traumatic experience. I will empower you to face your fears, unburden toxic shame, heal traumatic wounds and help you reclaim the courage that you know is inside of you. The ability to have love, compassion and acceptance for yourself are powerful healing forces that I strive to ignite, recover and unlock in my clients. Through EMDR and Somatic Experiencing I focus on restoring a sense of calm, centered connectedness within the brain and body. I work to inspire courage, promote healing so you can embody radical acceptance, release fear and embrace authenticity.
I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), trained in the Internal Family Systems model, and Somatic Experiencing.
My passion is to empathetically guide and support transformation of traumatic experience. I will empower you to face your fears, unburden toxic shame, heal traumatic wounds and help you reclaim the courage that you know is inside of you. The ability to have love, compassion and acceptance for yourself are powerful healing forces that I strive to ignite, recover and unlock in my clients. Through EMDR and Somatic Experiencing I focus on restoring a sense of calm, centered connectedness within the brain and body. I work to inspire courage, promote healing so you can embody radical acceptance, release fear and embrace authenticity.
(314) 888-5212 x3 View (314) 888-5212 x3
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Nathaniel T Brack
Counselor, MA, LPC, CRADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63127
Waitlist for new clients
IFS/ego state and somatic approaches supplement my practice to overcome shame, confront fear, and cultivate compassion.
I have specialized training in traumatic stress and addiction and use an attachment focused perspective taking special care to understand present difficulties in the context of early relational experiences. As a therapist I believe that symptoms resulting from stressful life experiences can be treated using validated scientific interventions. Addiction can often accompany traumatic stress. In an effort to cope, individuals frequently find themselves trapped by the comforting yet costly effects of addictive or compulsive behaviors.
IFS/ego state and somatic approaches supplement my practice to overcome shame, confront fear, and cultivate compassion.
I have specialized training in traumatic stress and addiction and use an attachment focused perspective taking special care to understand present difficulties in the context of early relational experiences. As a therapist I believe that symptoms resulting from stressful life experiences can be treated using validated scientific interventions. Addiction can often accompany traumatic stress. In an effort to cope, individuals frequently find themselves trapped by the comforting yet costly effects of addictive or compulsive behaviors.
(314) 626-9084 View (314) 626-9084
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Gary Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63110  (Online Only)
My work is informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS), attachment theory (how we connect to others and ourselves) and mindfulness (awareness and acceptance).
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck in repetitive patterns? As your therapist, I specialize in helping individuals like you navigate life's challenges, develop coping strategies, and cultivate resilience. Let's work together to uncover your strengths, overcome obstacles, and create a life filled with purpose and fulfillment. Your journey to healing starts here.
My work is informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS), attachment theory (how we connect to others and ourselves) and mindfulness (awareness and acceptance).
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck in repetitive patterns? As your therapist, I specialize in helping individuals like you navigate life's challenges, develop coping strategies, and cultivate resilience. Let's work together to uncover your strengths, overcome obstacles, and create a life filled with purpose and fulfillment. Your journey to healing starts here.
(314) 526-3336 View (314) 526-3336


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.