Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Kacey Scheuerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
I use a variety of other treatment modalities like CBT, mindfulness, IFS, etc.
You may be struggling within your relationships, with unhelpful thoughts, or feelings that seem overwhelming. I support adolescents, teens, and adults that may be experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, relationship conflicts, recovery from a narcissistic relationship (whether from a significant other, friendship, or family member), recovery from trauma, codependency, issues with boundaries, and more. If you find yourself lost and confused, feeling distressed or struggling to regulate emotionally, consider reaching out to me.
I use a variety of other treatment modalities like CBT, mindfulness, IFS, etc.
You may be struggling within your relationships, with unhelpful thoughts, or feelings that seem overwhelming. I support adolescents, teens, and adults that may be experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, relationship conflicts, recovery from a narcissistic relationship (whether from a significant other, friendship, or family member), recovery from trauma, codependency, issues with boundaries, and more. If you find yourself lost and confused, feeling distressed or struggling to regulate emotionally, consider reaching out to me.
(980) 447-2366 x703 View (980) 447-2366 x703
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Mended Counseling & Consultation, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
Our staff are members are Level II Internal Family Systems and/or EMDR therapist.
Accepting New Clients. We help adults transcend their painful past of childhood and/or sexual trauma to create healthier parenting connections and interpersonal relationships. Are you and your partner struggling to relate to one another? Are you not feeling fulfilled with your current life? Do you feel disconnected from family and friends? Do you find it difficult to make and keep relationships? Do you give and give in hope others will give back to you? Do your thoughts and emotions stop you from moving forward? Does any of this cause you to spend more time alone or cloud your judgement?
Our staff are members are Level II Internal Family Systems and/or EMDR therapist.
Accepting New Clients. We help adults transcend their painful past of childhood and/or sexual trauma to create healthier parenting connections and interpersonal relationships. Are you and your partner struggling to relate to one another? Are you not feeling fulfilled with your current life? Do you feel disconnected from family and friends? Do you find it difficult to make and keep relationships? Do you give and give in hope others will give back to you? Do your thoughts and emotions stop you from moving forward? Does any of this cause you to spend more time alone or cloud your judgement?
(704) 703-6979 View (704) 703-6979
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Carol Jane Hollandsworth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCMHCS, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
At Bareiter Counseling Center, we offer CE training. Our next workshop is: Understanding and Treating Trauma with IFS and other modalities 12/1-2/2023! Go to our website to sign up! As a certified IFS Therapist, and Consultant it is my passion to work creatively with individuals, couples, families and groups using IFS, experiential therapy, Gottman Couples therapy or others based on my clients needs. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor (NC/SC). While I have a Judeo-Christian worldview, I respect people of all beliefs and do not impose mine on my clients.
At Bareiter Counseling Center, we offer CE training. Our next workshop is: Understanding and Treating Trauma with IFS and other modalities 12/1-2/2023! Go to our website to sign up! As a certified IFS Therapist, and Consultant it is my passion to work creatively with individuals, couples, families and groups using IFS, experiential therapy, Gottman Couples therapy or others based on my clients needs. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor (NC/SC). While I have a Judeo-Christian worldview, I respect people of all beliefs and do not impose mine on my clients.
(704) 666-4852 View (704) 666-4852
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Dr. Galina Olivera-Celdran
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHC-S
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270
I am trained in Gottman Method to Couples Counseling, Prepare-Enrich, EMDR (trauma counseling), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems) and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for marriage counseling).
I offer counseling for PTSD, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD and relationship difficulties. If you struggle with PTSD because of the past traumas, I will gently help you decrease distress by processing and making sense of traumatic events and equipping you to respond rather than react in triggering situations. If you need counseling for anxiety and depression, we will work on skills to regulate your emotions, bring your anxiety to a healthy level, and help you experience joy, purpose and connection with others. If you seek counseling for OCD, I can help you tolerate uncertainty and fears to improve your quality of life.
I am trained in Gottman Method to Couples Counseling, Prepare-Enrich, EMDR (trauma counseling), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems) and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for marriage counseling).
I offer counseling for PTSD, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD and relationship difficulties. If you struggle with PTSD because of the past traumas, I will gently help you decrease distress by processing and making sense of traumatic events and equipping you to respond rather than react in triggering situations. If you need counseling for anxiety and depression, we will work on skills to regulate your emotions, bring your anxiety to a healthy level, and help you experience joy, purpose and connection with others. If you seek counseling for OCD, I can help you tolerate uncertainty and fears to improve your quality of life.
(704) 327-0383 View (704) 327-0383
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Caroline Bundesman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
emotionally-focused therapy, and family systems theory.
When our relationships shift towards dysfunctional, they can become more stressful than comforting. I work with adults in individual, couple, and family therapy to create more comforting relationships with themselves and others. Together we explore issues related to intergenerational trauma, dysfunctional relationship patterns, family issues, and attachment. This often looks like exploring disconnection, unresolvable issues, work-life balance, and setting boundaries. My clients often identify has Highly Sensitive People (HSP) or as therapists and healers. If this sounds like you, let's chat!
emotionally-focused therapy, and family systems theory.
When our relationships shift towards dysfunctional, they can become more stressful than comforting. I work with adults in individual, couple, and family therapy to create more comforting relationships with themselves and others. Together we explore issues related to intergenerational trauma, dysfunctional relationship patterns, family issues, and attachment. This often looks like exploring disconnection, unresolvable issues, work-life balance, and setting boundaries. My clients often identify has Highly Sensitive People (HSP) or as therapists and healers. If this sounds like you, let's chat!
(704) 736-3329 View (704) 736-3329
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Stephanie Kipp Gooding
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28207  (Online Only)
In 2022, I completed extensive training with the Internal Family Systems (IFS) institute.
I work with clients who are grappling with anxiety, depression, and stress. Many are dealing with changes in their family, including substance use, codependency, and relationship issues. My clients are diverse but they all want to feel understood and validated. The most important part of therapy is the rapport between the clinician and the client, known as unconditional positive regard. The client needs to feel supported so they can freely discuss the presenting problem. Throughout this process, I strive to be warm, empathetic, and knowledgeable. Previous clients have described me as approachable, patient, and open minded.
In 2022, I completed extensive training with the Internal Family Systems (IFS) institute.
I work with clients who are grappling with anxiety, depression, and stress. Many are dealing with changes in their family, including substance use, codependency, and relationship issues. My clients are diverse but they all want to feel understood and validated. The most important part of therapy is the rapport between the clinician and the client, known as unconditional positive regard. The client needs to feel supported so they can freely discuss the presenting problem. Throughout this process, I strive to be warm, empathetic, and knowledgeable. Previous clients have described me as approachable, patient, and open minded.
(704) 270-6690 View (704) 270-6690
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Alyson Stiles
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, NCC, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
I mostly use CBT, mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and other tools to help clients release mental and emotional burdens and to promote lasting healing.
I'm so glad you're here. You must be getting those internal nudges to find some support. I'm grateful to be able to offer a space where people can do that. In therapy, it's my sincere hope I can provide you with a soft space to land where you feel seen, heard, and accepted as we work through what is on your mind. I love working with my clients to help them gain powerful insights about themselves, the brain, and the body that will be transformational for many issues such as anxiety, depression, codependency, and trauma.
I mostly use CBT, mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and other tools to help clients release mental and emotional burdens and to promote lasting healing.
I'm so glad you're here. You must be getting those internal nudges to find some support. I'm grateful to be able to offer a space where people can do that. In therapy, it's my sincere hope I can provide you with a soft space to land where you feel seen, heard, and accepted as we work through what is on your mind. I love working with my clients to help them gain powerful insights about themselves, the brain, and the body that will be transformational for many issues such as anxiety, depression, codependency, and trauma.
(980) 414-3221 View (980) 414-3221
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Michelle L. Constantino
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
I utilize evidence based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), interpersonal, person-centered, play techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills training, and family systems techniques.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in treating children, adolescents, adults, and families who present with a wide array of concerns including, but not limited to, communication and social skills, behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-harm, ADHD, academic/career stress, parenting skills, and aggression. I work with the individual client and the parents separately, as well as the family as a whole to achieve long lasting changes in both the client and families lives. I also have expertise in bariatric evaluations and treatment.
I utilize evidence based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), interpersonal, person-centered, play techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills training, and family systems techniques.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in treating children, adolescents, adults, and families who present with a wide array of concerns including, but not limited to, communication and social skills, behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-harm, ADHD, academic/career stress, parenting skills, and aggression. I work with the individual client and the parents separately, as well as the family as a whole to achieve long lasting changes in both the client and families lives. I also have expertise in bariatric evaluations and treatment.
(704) 610-5805 View (704) 610-5805
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Brittany Hunsinger
Counselor, MEd, LCMHCA , NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28273
I use a holistic approach incorporating a variety of evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems in order to meet each individual client’s needs.
My passion is in helping children, adolescents, young adults, and families who feel stuck, overwhelmed, and/or unsure of how to work through the challenges they are facing. Each age group requires a different way to connect and build trust. Everyone has pain and deserves a space to be seen, understood, and supported. I strive to provide my client with the necessary tools to help them grow into their own, unique individual. I specialize in helping clients of all ages work through anxiety, depression, attention and behavioral concerns, attachment issues, and mood dysregulation.
I use a holistic approach incorporating a variety of evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems in order to meet each individual client’s needs.
My passion is in helping children, adolescents, young adults, and families who feel stuck, overwhelmed, and/or unsure of how to work through the challenges they are facing. Each age group requires a different way to connect and build trust. Everyone has pain and deserves a space to be seen, understood, and supported. I strive to provide my client with the necessary tools to help them grow into their own, unique individual. I specialize in helping clients of all ages work through anxiety, depression, attention and behavioral concerns, attachment issues, and mood dysregulation.
(704) 271-5815 View (704) 271-5815
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Karly Perkins
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to therapy is often a mix of CBT, DBT, IFS techniques, goal setting, and more than anything getting to know you better as your whole self so we can achieve the change and support you are hoping for.
As a therapist, my hope is to create a space that feels welcoming to your authentic self. I aim to hold space for you to show up as you need to that day, and will honor what you need in each session whether that is a space to vent, explore new skills, be challenged, or create goals that will meet your needs. I specialize in working eating disorders and body image concerns, substance use, college students, and the LGBTQ+ community. I additionally support those experiencing anxiety, depression, impacts from trauma, identity development, life transitions, and safety concerns such as self -harm or suicidality.
My approach to therapy is often a mix of CBT, DBT, IFS techniques, goal setting, and more than anything getting to know you better as your whole self so we can achieve the change and support you are hoping for.
As a therapist, my hope is to create a space that feels welcoming to your authentic self. I aim to hold space for you to show up as you need to that day, and will honor what you need in each session whether that is a space to vent, explore new skills, be challenged, or create goals that will meet your needs. I specialize in working eating disorders and body image concerns, substance use, college students, and the LGBTQ+ community. I additionally support those experiencing anxiety, depression, impacts from trauma, identity development, life transitions, and safety concerns such as self -harm or suicidality.
(980) 525-8519 View (980) 525-8519
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Erica Lima
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
I specialize in somatic (body) therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS therapy) that allow you explore, process, and feel at a deep embodied level.
On the outside you have it all together, and it seems like no one knows you're struggling. But on the inside, you feel overwhelmed, detached, stuck, burnout, stressed and depleted. It takes tremendous courage to start letting someone else in. I value your trust and start by actively listening to what it feels like for you on the inside. We will explore the different parts of you longing to be heard and seen, and will also support you learning to trust your own wisdom and the ways your body may have been communicating with you all along. Whatever may be the reason for disconnection from yourself, there's always a way back.
I specialize in somatic (body) therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS therapy) that allow you explore, process, and feel at a deep embodied level.
On the outside you have it all together, and it seems like no one knows you're struggling. But on the inside, you feel overwhelmed, detached, stuck, burnout, stressed and depleted. It takes tremendous courage to start letting someone else in. I value your trust and start by actively listening to what it feels like for you on the inside. We will explore the different parts of you longing to be heard and seen, and will also support you learning to trust your own wisdom and the ways your body may have been communicating with you all along. Whatever may be the reason for disconnection from yourself, there's always a way back.
(562) 526-0013 View (562) 526-0013
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Maxine Valencia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
My approach combines various techniques that draw upon internal family system (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), polyvagal therapy, attachment-based, and mindfulness.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is to begin to understand your own story. Reaching out for support is often the hardest step and I commend you for being here. Together, we will explore the layers of your life that have caused burden, stress, or sadness and work together to release you from their hold. I provide a virtual space of safety, connection, open expression, autonomy, authenticity, and collaboration. With compassion and understanding, I work with each person to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
My approach combines various techniques that draw upon internal family system (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), polyvagal therapy, attachment-based, and mindfulness.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is to begin to understand your own story. Reaching out for support is often the hardest step and I commend you for being here. Together, we will explore the layers of your life that have caused burden, stress, or sadness and work together to release you from their hold. I provide a virtual space of safety, connection, open expression, autonomy, authenticity, and collaboration. With compassion and understanding, I work with each person to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
(704) 387-3939 View (704) 387-3939
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Kelli Mehalic
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
I use an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused, Positive Psychology, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and mindfulness.
My approach to counseling is simple: You can change. You can change your mind, your heart and the direction of your life. As a fervent life-long seeker of meaning and understanding of the human experience, I commit a fearless attitude and tireless ethic to charting your path toward greater happiness, purpose and peace. My clients include adolescents and adults navigating mood disorders, low self-esteem, stress, challenging life changes, faith transitions and religious trauma. I have extensive experience with Borderline Personality Disorder and offer treatment and hope through a combination of modalities including DBT skills.
I use an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused, Positive Psychology, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and mindfulness.
My approach to counseling is simple: You can change. You can change your mind, your heart and the direction of your life. As a fervent life-long seeker of meaning and understanding of the human experience, I commit a fearless attitude and tireless ethic to charting your path toward greater happiness, purpose and peace. My clients include adolescents and adults navigating mood disorders, low self-esteem, stress, challenging life changes, faith transitions and religious trauma. I have extensive experience with Borderline Personality Disorder and offer treatment and hope through a combination of modalities including DBT skills.
(704) 286-1849 View (704) 286-1849
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Michelle Fernandez
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
Sometimes that looks like doing theory-led work such as IFS or ACT other times, it looks like values work or grief and fertility support.
Hi, I am Michelle, and I am glad you are here. Reaching out for therapy can be a really scary first step and I am proud of you for just being here. I see therapy as collaborative so I am here to sit with you as you navigate this time of vulnerability and exploration. Working together, we will help you explore who you are and what makes you come alive. We will explore the systems and beliefs that might contribute to your feelings and equip you with the tools and language to advocate for your health and well-being to yourself and others.
Sometimes that looks like doing theory-led work such as IFS or ACT other times, it looks like values work or grief and fertility support.
Hi, I am Michelle, and I am glad you are here. Reaching out for therapy can be a really scary first step and I am proud of you for just being here. I see therapy as collaborative so I am here to sit with you as you navigate this time of vulnerability and exploration. Working together, we will help you explore who you are and what makes you come alive. We will explore the systems and beliefs that might contribute to your feelings and equip you with the tools and language to advocate for your health and well-being to yourself and others.
(980) 409-3781 View (980) 409-3781
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Caroline Swindell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
I work with all ages from a client-centered, internal family systems (IFS), and attachment-based approach (EFT).
We live in a world where we are constantly expected to grow and change without even knowing ourselves. With all my clients, I see them as the experts of their own life and aim to create a supportive space for vulnerability and radical acceptance. If they are struggling to find to their inner voice, I work with them to do this by processing their life experiences and trauma. By following a person centered and eclectic strategy, we develop tools for a deeper self-understanding of their needs and boundaries. I love working with children, individuals, parents, and couples to become comfortable with self-acceptance and emotions.
I work with all ages from a client-centered, internal family systems (IFS), and attachment-based approach (EFT).
We live in a world where we are constantly expected to grow and change without even knowing ourselves. With all my clients, I see them as the experts of their own life and aim to create a supportive space for vulnerability and radical acceptance. If they are struggling to find to their inner voice, I work with them to do this by processing their life experiences and trauma. By following a person centered and eclectic strategy, we develop tools for a deeper self-understanding of their needs and boundaries. I love working with children, individuals, parents, and couples to become comfortable with self-acceptance and emotions.
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Tiffany Austin
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
These may include EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, Client Centered Therapy, TraumaPlay, and Sandtray.
Tiffany is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. She works with clients across the Lifespan beginning at 3 years old, focusing on struggles with life adjustments, anxiety, trauma, depression, behavioral concerns, identity and self awareness, relationship concerns, as well as grief and loss. Tiffany believes that psychological wellness is about connection to and awareness of our self and relating well with others. Tiffany will work with you to process complicated thoughts and feelings and bring about meaningful awareness that lead to deeper connections in relationships.
These may include EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, Client Centered Therapy, TraumaPlay, and Sandtray.
Tiffany is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. She works with clients across the Lifespan beginning at 3 years old, focusing on struggles with life adjustments, anxiety, trauma, depression, behavioral concerns, identity and self awareness, relationship concerns, as well as grief and loss. Tiffany believes that psychological wellness is about connection to and awareness of our self and relating well with others. Tiffany will work with you to process complicated thoughts and feelings and bring about meaningful awareness that lead to deeper connections in relationships.
(704) 270-8514 View (704) 270-8514
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Jasmine Johnson
Counselor, MA , LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
I work from the Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS) modalities.
My name is Jasmine Johnson, Owner of In Tune Creative Counseling, PLLC, where we specialize in creating safe spaces just for you. I help clients overcome emotional and mental challenges, while feeling supported and accepted right where they are . Whether you feel stuck in a never-ending cycle, not quite sure of the reasons behind your responses, or you are experiencing unpleasant emotions and thoughts, I am here to tell you that you don’t have to do this alone. I enjoy helping clients gain insights into themselves, tackle unhelpful thoughts, heal from trauma, learn new coping skills and create a safe space for self-expression.
I work from the Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS) modalities.
My name is Jasmine Johnson, Owner of In Tune Creative Counseling, PLLC, where we specialize in creating safe spaces just for you. I help clients overcome emotional and mental challenges, while feeling supported and accepted right where they are . Whether you feel stuck in a never-ending cycle, not quite sure of the reasons behind your responses, or you are experiencing unpleasant emotions and thoughts, I am here to tell you that you don’t have to do this alone. I enjoy helping clients gain insights into themselves, tackle unhelpful thoughts, heal from trauma, learn new coping skills and create a safe space for self-expression.
(704) 343-8466 View (704) 343-8466
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Rachel P. Meena, LCMHC, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Overthinking, constant worry, low self-esteem or lots of self-doubt, maybe an intense fear of something in the world like germs or social interactions- I help adults with all of these issues. I'm a licensed mental health counselor and I specialize in treating individuals from age 18-99 dealing with anxiety, depression, phobias, obsessions/compulsions, and trauma. I do this using an IFS-informed lens and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) to guide clients to meaningful change.
Overthinking, constant worry, low self-esteem or lots of self-doubt, maybe an intense fear of something in the world like germs or social interactions- I help adults with all of these issues. I'm a licensed mental health counselor and I specialize in treating individuals from age 18-99 dealing with anxiety, depression, phobias, obsessions/compulsions, and trauma. I do this using an IFS-informed lens and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) to guide clients to meaningful change.
(704) 703-6819 View (704) 703-6819
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Maria Dimova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
I use a variety of approaches and resources including Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) while fostering your strengths to help you thrive and create change.
I understand the weight trials can have on one’s shoulders, and you do not have to carry them alone. I have experience working with those who have endured trauma, illness, stress, and the uncertainty life transition can bring. I am devoted to empowering those experiencing anxiety, depression, women’s issues, identity issues, new parenting, communication, and relationship issues. I have a passion to serve others through the many pivotal moments life brings. During these seasons, the therapy room is a safe environment for such change and exploration. I would be honored to support you in your therapeutic journey.
I use a variety of approaches and resources including Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) while fostering your strengths to help you thrive and create change.
I understand the weight trials can have on one’s shoulders, and you do not have to carry them alone. I have experience working with those who have endured trauma, illness, stress, and the uncertainty life transition can bring. I am devoted to empowering those experiencing anxiety, depression, women’s issues, identity issues, new parenting, communication, and relationship issues. I have a passion to serve others through the many pivotal moments life brings. During these seasons, the therapy room is a safe environment for such change and exploration. I would be honored to support you in your therapeutic journey.
(980) 243-7625 View (980) 243-7625
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Shana Dols
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
Trained in family systems, I help uncover relational patterns that block paths to robust communication, deep connections, and richer relationships.
Places you come to, places you leave behind, places where you wish to arrive. You have come to one of life’s tough places and found confusion, conflict, and complications. Instead of enjoying life, you are spending much of it on anxiety, disappointment, shame, loneliness, pain, and stress. There are places of greater calm, simplicity, and well-being, where relationships are caring, connections are deep, and ease is daily. You have strength to make inroads towards new places and wisdom to find greater acceptance and enjoyment of your life journey. "On the long, rough road, the sun and moon will continue to shine" -Thich Nhat Hanh.
Trained in family systems, I help uncover relational patterns that block paths to robust communication, deep connections, and richer relationships.
Places you come to, places you leave behind, places where you wish to arrive. You have come to one of life’s tough places and found confusion, conflict, and complications. Instead of enjoying life, you are spending much of it on anxiety, disappointment, shame, loneliness, pain, and stress. There are places of greater calm, simplicity, and well-being, where relationships are caring, connections are deep, and ease is daily. You have strength to make inroads towards new places and wisdom to find greater acceptance and enjoyment of your life journey. "On the long, rough road, the sun and moon will continue to shine" -Thich Nhat Hanh.
(704) 486-2931 View (704) 486-2931

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.