Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Ayanna Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Therapeutic approaches used in Ayanna's practice include Solution Based Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment theory, Structural Family Therapy, and Internal Family Systems.
Ayanna Ferguson is a licensed family therapist, born and raised in New York. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York and Florida with 15 years of experience in clinical therapy, she continues to grow her private practice. Also, she teaches as a faculty lecturer for a graduate program, training future therapists. Ayanna embraces working with individuals and families of diverse racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds who may be experiencing a variation of stress and are new or returning to therapy. She specializes in honoring and lifting cultural values, beliefs, and personal strengths.
Therapeutic approaches used in Ayanna's practice include Solution Based Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment theory, Structural Family Therapy, and Internal Family Systems.
Ayanna Ferguson is a licensed family therapist, born and raised in New York. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York and Florida with 15 years of experience in clinical therapy, she continues to grow her private practice. Also, she teaches as a faculty lecturer for a graduate program, training future therapists. Ayanna embraces working with individuals and families of diverse racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds who may be experiencing a variation of stress and are new or returning to therapy. She specializes in honoring and lifting cultural values, beliefs, and personal strengths.
(929) 249-5177 View (929) 249-5177
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Katherine Ripley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
I'm very passionate about body-focused therapeutic work and parts work. I utilize EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Internal Family Systems techniques to support you embracing all parts of yourself and processing your emotions through your body. I work with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, burnout, self-esteem issues, difficulties in relationships, boundary setting, and emotional overwhelm. I will support you in better understanding the root causes of your problems, shifting your relationship with yourself and your emotions, and letting go of negative beliefs.
I'm very passionate about body-focused therapeutic work and parts work. I utilize EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Internal Family Systems techniques to support you embracing all parts of yourself and processing your emotions through your body. I work with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, burnout, self-esteem issues, difficulties in relationships, boundary setting, and emotional overwhelm. I will support you in better understanding the root causes of your problems, shifting your relationship with yourself and your emotions, and letting go of negative beliefs.
(929) 305-1753 View (929) 305-1753
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Molly Tenzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222
I use primarily evidence based methods such as Internal Family Systems (I am level one trained and this is my favorite way to work), CBT, DBT and mindfulness depending on what will serve you best.
My work engages people of all backgrounds, but with a particular emphasis on LGBTQ clients. I see clients experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental health concerns, as well as life transitions or stressful moments who need support while they move through adjustment issues or simply "feeling stuck".
I use primarily evidence based methods such as Internal Family Systems (I am level one trained and this is my favorite way to work), CBT, DBT and mindfulness depending on what will serve you best.
My work engages people of all backgrounds, but with a particular emphasis on LGBTQ clients. I see clients experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental health concerns, as well as life transitions or stressful moments who need support while they move through adjustment issues or simply "feeling stuck".
(347) 670-3706 View (347) 670-3706
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Alice Huang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11249  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Thus, my approach is integrative and experiential, including AEDP, CBT, EFT, EMDR, IFS, mindfulness meditation, and other evidence-based therapies.
I believe we all want to feel safe, to feel genuinely seen, to have meaningful connection, to be able to weather challenges, and to feel, deep down, that we are good enough and not alone. When we better understand our inner patterns and all our parts feel welcome and seen, then we can tap into the natural ability of our brains and bodies to learn and transform. Beneath our protective defenses and habits, I believe every one of us is curious, courageous, loving, and worthy of love. As flowers turn toward the sun, humans are evolved for resilience. I work closely with clients to rediscover their natural inner resources for healing.
Thus, my approach is integrative and experiential, including AEDP, CBT, EFT, EMDR, IFS, mindfulness meditation, and other evidence-based therapies.
I believe we all want to feel safe, to feel genuinely seen, to have meaningful connection, to be able to weather challenges, and to feel, deep down, that we are good enough and not alone. When we better understand our inner patterns and all our parts feel welcome and seen, then we can tap into the natural ability of our brains and bodies to learn and transform. Beneath our protective defenses and habits, I believe every one of us is curious, courageous, loving, and worthy of love. As flowers turn toward the sun, humans are evolved for resilience. I work closely with clients to rediscover their natural inner resources for healing.
(347) 970-2792 View (347) 970-2792
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Balanced Life Movement Creative Arts Therapy PLLC
Art Therapist, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11226
We customize each treatment approach to your specific needs, blending Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, IFS, Somatic Therapies, Creative Arts Therapy, & Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
More than just talk therapy: Are you struggling to find deeper purpose & balance? You may feel disconnected, anxious, lonely & are seeking a sense of meaningful connection while finally healing the root of your pain. Whether you are feeling lost in how to heal unresolved trauma, or need support in transition, we will co-create authentic connection to your true self & develop a plan to reach your goals creatively. Together, our therapists will help you find freedom, feel safe in your body, and strengthen your tools for emotional balance. Treatment options: Creative Arts Therapy, Somatic Therapy, & KAP.
We customize each treatment approach to your specific needs, blending Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, IFS, Somatic Therapies, Creative Arts Therapy, & Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
More than just talk therapy: Are you struggling to find deeper purpose & balance? You may feel disconnected, anxious, lonely & are seeking a sense of meaningful connection while finally healing the root of your pain. Whether you are feeling lost in how to heal unresolved trauma, or need support in transition, we will co-create authentic connection to your true self & develop a plan to reach your goals creatively. Together, our therapists will help you find freedom, feel safe in your body, and strengthen your tools for emotional balance. Treatment options: Creative Arts Therapy, Somatic Therapy, & KAP.
(646) 392-7983 View (646) 392-7983
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Jenifer Cutler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
My additional areas of expertise include trauma, EMDR, IFS ("parts work") anxiety, depression, communication skills and issues specific to the LGBTQ community.
Grief is the price we pay for loving deeply and having to let go. It can result from the death of a loved one, end of a relationship, or the loss of a job, home or former identity. Grief can feel simultaneously empty, yet heavy. It can cause confusion of how to go on living a "normal" life. It can also feel like no one else could possibly understand. After a decade of working alongside individuals who were dying, providing counseling to care givers and loved ones, I understand the significant pain and trauma of grieving. I also know how to help in healing and restoring hope.
My additional areas of expertise include trauma, EMDR, IFS ("parts work") anxiety, depression, communication skills and issues specific to the LGBTQ community.
Grief is the price we pay for loving deeply and having to let go. It can result from the death of a loved one, end of a relationship, or the loss of a job, home or former identity. Grief can feel simultaneously empty, yet heavy. It can cause confusion of how to go on living a "normal" life. It can also feel like no one else could possibly understand. After a decade of working alongside individuals who were dying, providing counseling to care givers and loved ones, I understand the significant pain and trauma of grieving. I also know how to help in healing and restoring hope.
(646) 791-4038 View (646) 791-4038
Brocha Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11210
As a therapist specializing in children, teens, and adults, I utilize a range of modalities including CBT, DBT, EMDR, IFS, and Somatic interventions. With children, I employ attachment-based models, working closely with parents, to address anxiety and tantrums, fostering resilience and healthy development. When working with teens and adults, I delve into root causes while simultaneously enhancing coping skills to improve overall functioning. Each intervention is tailored to the individual's needs, ensuring a comprehensive approach to therapy.
As a therapist specializing in children, teens, and adults, I utilize a range of modalities including CBT, DBT, EMDR, IFS, and Somatic interventions. With children, I employ attachment-based models, working closely with parents, to address anxiety and tantrums, fostering resilience and healthy development. When working with teens and adults, I delve into root causes while simultaneously enhancing coping skills to improve overall functioning. Each intervention is tailored to the individual's needs, ensuring a comprehensive approach to therapy.
(929) 416-0138 View (929) 416-0138
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Chasya Soroka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230  (Online Only)
I use a combination of talk therapy, trauma therapy (EMDR, IFS) and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Have you been through experiences that are impacting your ability to fully live your life? Healing is possible, even if its difficult to imagine. If you are here you may be looking to find someone who can listen and help you find a way forward with less distress and more clarity. In my sessions I listen carefully and without judgment to your concerns and work with you to find a way to address them. My approach is warm, attentive, collaborative and hopeful.
I use a combination of talk therapy, trauma therapy (EMDR, IFS) and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Have you been through experiences that are impacting your ability to fully live your life? Healing is possible, even if its difficult to imagine. If you are here you may be looking to find someone who can listen and help you find a way forward with less distress and more clarity. In my sessions I listen carefully and without judgment to your concerns and work with you to find a way to address them. My approach is warm, attentive, collaborative and hopeful.
(267) 225-1123 View (267) 225-1123
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Cameron Eshgh
Counselor, LMHC, LMSW, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11213  (Online Only)
Drawing on multiple therapies (like IFS, DBT, SE), Eastern, and Western philosophies, I help people navigate gender, sexuality, trauma, grief, feeling stuck, unsatisfied, and life’s demands by creating a warm, inviting space.
Embark on your hero's journey with a therapist who stands as your steadfast guide through the labyrinth of identities, relationships, and complex traumas, especially in LGBTQAI2+, BIPOC, kink, trans, GNC, sex-positive, ENM, and poly communities. You're over feeling stuck or tired, yearning for someone to help reclaim your contentment, self-fulfillment, and wholeness. You deserve a competent, confident ally with the skills and wisdom to navigate this quest holistically—mind, body, and soul—and won't settle for a guide who can't embrace every facet of you. Welcome home, dear human, to your journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
Drawing on multiple therapies (like IFS, DBT, SE), Eastern, and Western philosophies, I help people navigate gender, sexuality, trauma, grief, feeling stuck, unsatisfied, and life’s demands by creating a warm, inviting space.
Embark on your hero's journey with a therapist who stands as your steadfast guide through the labyrinth of identities, relationships, and complex traumas, especially in LGBTQAI2+, BIPOC, kink, trans, GNC, sex-positive, ENM, and poly communities. You're over feeling stuck or tired, yearning for someone to help reclaim your contentment, self-fulfillment, and wholeness. You deserve a competent, confident ally with the skills and wisdom to navigate this quest holistically—mind, body, and soul—and won't settle for a guide who can't embrace every facet of you. Welcome home, dear human, to your journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
(646) 849-8903 View (646) 849-8903
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Amy Reznik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211
I am trained in IFS, EFT, CBT, Somatic Therapy.
When my clients first encounter me, their lives often feel stuck and overwhelming. Trying to navigate experiences of disconnection, or untenable situations. Many struggle with managing body image, family/ relationships, career, and dating. Together, we will explore the experiences and relationships that have created and impacted the person you are today. My orientation towards psychotherapy is psychodynamic and relational. Collaboratively processing complex attachment and relationships, I will be with you, supporting you, every step of the way.
I am trained in IFS, EFT, CBT, Somatic Therapy.
When my clients first encounter me, their lives often feel stuck and overwhelming. Trying to navigate experiences of disconnection, or untenable situations. Many struggle with managing body image, family/ relationships, career, and dating. Together, we will explore the experiences and relationships that have created and impacted the person you are today. My orientation towards psychotherapy is psychodynamic and relational. Collaboratively processing complex attachment and relationships, I will be with you, supporting you, every step of the way.
(347) 767-3015 View (347) 767-3015
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Elisheva Parry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11230
I employ a collaborative approach utilizing a combination of effective modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, ACT, and IFS, to understand the presenting problem and shape the treatment.
We all have enormous potential for growth and self-actualization. As we move through life, many of us will encounter experiences which impair our sense of safety, our confidence, and our innate capacity to explore, connect to others, and to fully become our best, whole selves. My goal is to be present to help you find insight into problematic patterns of behavior, enhance the ability to take perspective, and the necessary steps toward your desired goals. I strive to create a safe holding space for my clients through respect, compassion, and understanding, where you can openly process and begin the journey to self-actualizing.
I employ a collaborative approach utilizing a combination of effective modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, ACT, and IFS, to understand the presenting problem and shape the treatment.
We all have enormous potential for growth and self-actualization. As we move through life, many of us will encounter experiences which impair our sense of safety, our confidence, and our innate capacity to explore, connect to others, and to fully become our best, whole selves. My goal is to be present to help you find insight into problematic patterns of behavior, enhance the ability to take perspective, and the necessary steps toward your desired goals. I strive to create a safe holding space for my clients through respect, compassion, and understanding, where you can openly process and begin the journey to self-actualizing.
(424) 378-0454 View (424) 378-0454
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Lola Noero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11249
I have trained in psychodynamic, EMDR, IFS, EFT couple therapy, trauma-focussed CBT, & Gestalt (Specialized Clinical Fellow).
Schedule a free consultation with this link: www.calendly.com/lola-harney Are you living a fulfilling life that energizes you? Have you noticed yourself ending up in the same place, with familiar patterns? “Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.”-Thich Nhat Hanh. I specialize in couples/relationship communication with advanced training, as well as trauma therapy (completed hours in EMDR training). I see clients in person and remotely. I am the Co-Founder of Manhattan Therapy (manhattantherapy.com)
I have trained in psychodynamic, EMDR, IFS, EFT couple therapy, trauma-focussed CBT, & Gestalt (Specialized Clinical Fellow).
Schedule a free consultation with this link: www.calendly.com/lola-harney Are you living a fulfilling life that energizes you? Have you noticed yourself ending up in the same place, with familiar patterns? “Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.”-Thich Nhat Hanh. I specialize in couples/relationship communication with advanced training, as well as trauma therapy (completed hours in EMDR training). I see clients in person and remotely. I am the Co-Founder of Manhattan Therapy (manhattantherapy.com)
(332) 322-6370 View (332) 322-6370
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Shani Cohen
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CASAC-2
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230
I am a lifelong learner and have been trained in a variety of methods for personal healing and transformation, including internal family systems, Sensorimotor, TIST model, REBT, Brainspotting, and DBT.
Looking for a warm and empathetic psychotherapist who takes a humanistic approach. My goal is to provide curious inquiry through a non-pathologizing lens filled with compassion and care. I view therapy as a heart-centered, shared journey focused on healing and wellness.
I am a lifelong learner and have been trained in a variety of methods for personal healing and transformation, including internal family systems, Sensorimotor, TIST model, REBT, Brainspotting, and DBT.
Looking for a warm and empathetic psychotherapist who takes a humanistic approach. My goal is to provide curious inquiry through a non-pathologizing lens filled with compassion and care. I view therapy as a heart-centered, shared journey focused on healing and wellness.
(516) 550-5485 View (516) 550-5485
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Janae Ewald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
My first priority is to listen deeply to my clients and become attuned to your unique story and your unique system. I consider myself a non-traditional, creative therapist and I center my craft around Internal Family Systems and embodiment. My goal is to guide you through understanding the dynamics that are holding you back or causing suffering, and empower you to get closer to the truest expression of yourself. I will meet you where you are, with deep compassion, to help you heal and grow. Please take a moment to review my website for a fuller understanding of how I work and if we might be a good fit.
My first priority is to listen deeply to my clients and become attuned to your unique story and your unique system. I consider myself a non-traditional, creative therapist and I center my craft around Internal Family Systems and embodiment. My goal is to guide you through understanding the dynamics that are holding you back or causing suffering, and empower you to get closer to the truest expression of yourself. I will meet you where you are, with deep compassion, to help you heal and grow. Please take a moment to review my website for a fuller understanding of how I work and if we might be a good fit.
(718) 550-6288 View (718) 550-6288
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Diane Duan
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11249
I am Level 1 Trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), a modality that recognizes individuals as a system of parts that each play a role in their relationship with themselves and with others.
I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming, neurodiversity-affirming, poly- and kink-knowledgeable post-doctoral psychologist offering individual and relationship counseling. I offer a non-judgmental, compassionate and collaborative space to help my clients heal childhood attachment wounds, navigate life transitions, and resolve interpersonal and relational challenges. I specialize in complex trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment wounds, grief and loss, and gender/sexuality and relationship concerns. I also welcome clients seeking psychedelic integration support.
I am Level 1 Trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), a modality that recognizes individuals as a system of parts that each play a role in their relationship with themselves and with others.
I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming, neurodiversity-affirming, poly- and kink-knowledgeable post-doctoral psychologist offering individual and relationship counseling. I offer a non-judgmental, compassionate and collaborative space to help my clients heal childhood attachment wounds, navigate life transitions, and resolve interpersonal and relational challenges. I specialize in complex trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment wounds, grief and loss, and gender/sexuality and relationship concerns. I also welcome clients seeking psychedelic integration support.
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Sarabeth Linden
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS Ed, LP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
I welcome all backgrounds and identities, and cater to each individual, while focusing on feminist therapy, internal family systems and other specific techniques such as mindfulness, DBT, CBT, and motivational interviewing.
Beginning the healing process can feel quite daunting and understandably so. The good news is that narratives can be unlearned! I challenge my clients to turn inward and learn how to consciously trust their natural intuition while gaining awareness towards a deeper sense of self. Here, we will explore the body and mind connection, and how it relates to your current coping and behavior. Whether you have spent years in therapy or if this is your first time, you can anticipate a judgment-free space informed by creativity, humor, and compassion.
I welcome all backgrounds and identities, and cater to each individual, while focusing on feminist therapy, internal family systems and other specific techniques such as mindfulness, DBT, CBT, and motivational interviewing.
Beginning the healing process can feel quite daunting and understandably so. The good news is that narratives can be unlearned! I challenge my clients to turn inward and learn how to consciously trust their natural intuition while gaining awareness towards a deeper sense of self. Here, we will explore the body and mind connection, and how it relates to your current coping and behavior. Whether you have spent years in therapy or if this is your first time, you can anticipate a judgment-free space informed by creativity, humor, and compassion.
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Gabriela Schermer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA , MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11204  (Online Only)
I use an integrative approach using techniques from IFS, Compassionate Inquiry, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Somatic Experience, and others as needed.
If you find yourself struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, life transitions, past trauma, or the many other challenges life throws our way, I am here to help you process and explore these challenges. I want my clients to know their pain is as valid as anyone else’s, no matter how big or small it may feel. Whatever you are feeling, thinking, or going through, I am devoted to helping you and making sure you know you are not alone.
I use an integrative approach using techniques from IFS, Compassionate Inquiry, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Somatic Experience, and others as needed.
If you find yourself struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, life transitions, past trauma, or the many other challenges life throws our way, I am here to help you process and explore these challenges. I want my clients to know their pain is as valid as anyone else’s, no matter how big or small it may feel. Whatever you are feeling, thinking, or going through, I am devoted to helping you and making sure you know you are not alone.
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Dr. Joseph Reich
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11219
I have extensive training and experience in psychodynamic (insight-oriented), attachment, emotion-focused (AEDP), IFS, and mindfulness-based ways of working.
Be yourself - everyone else is taken! My practice focuses on people struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, trauma, and anxiety. These often manifest as difficulties in romantic, social, and work success. I help my clients feel better about themselves, less alone, and more capable of loving and being loved. My clients end up feeling more comfortable in their own skins and engage in life, work, and relationships with greater confidence.
I have extensive training and experience in psychodynamic (insight-oriented), attachment, emotion-focused (AEDP), IFS, and mindfulness-based ways of working.
Be yourself - everyone else is taken! My practice focuses on people struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, trauma, and anxiety. These often manifest as difficulties in romantic, social, and work success. I help my clients feel better about themselves, less alone, and more capable of loving and being loved. My clients end up feeling more comfortable in their own skins and engage in life, work, and relationships with greater confidence.
(646) 233-3572 View (646) 233-3572
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Rivka Silverman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203
In my practice, I utilize EMDR, mindfulness training, cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT, Internal Family Systems and Somatic Intervention, and draw from other evidence-based methods.
Because counseling can sometimes be a daunting experience, I aim to put my clients at ease from the first moment. Life can be difficult to navigate. We accumulate invisible scars and wounds over time. When the tools and thoughts that we use to cope with life's changes and challenges are out dated, they can leave us feeling depressed, fearful, or overwhelmed. I work collaboratively with my clients to fully understand their issues and to develop treatment strategies that address their concerns in an open, safe, and understanding environment.
In my practice, I utilize EMDR, mindfulness training, cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT, Internal Family Systems and Somatic Intervention, and draw from other evidence-based methods.
Because counseling can sometimes be a daunting experience, I aim to put my clients at ease from the first moment. Life can be difficult to navigate. We accumulate invisible scars and wounds over time. When the tools and thoughts that we use to cope with life's changes and challenges are out dated, they can leave us feeling depressed, fearful, or overwhelmed. I work collaboratively with my clients to fully understand their issues and to develop treatment strategies that address their concerns in an open, safe, and understanding environment.
(917) 746-4996 View (917) 746-4996
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Jessica Kennedy
EMDR-T, MHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11235  (Online Only)
That's why I am trained in EMDR, the most well-known approach, and I also utilize other transformational trauma therapies, such as Flash EMDR (a gentler, shorter version), Internal Family Systems (IFS, parts work, inner child healing), and Somatic Healing.
Are you carrying the weight of complex trauma, past childhood abuse, or narcissistic abuse? If you are, please know that you don't have to bear this burden alone. I understand the long-lasting effects that these forms of abuse can have on your life, and I want to help you heal. My name is Jessica, I am a therapist who holds a master's degree in counseling. I am EMDR trained, and I have five of experience working with trauma survivors. I am deeply committed to helping survivors of trauma find inner peace and reclaim their lives. I believe that the best way to heal from the past is through transformational trauma therapy.
That's why I am trained in EMDR, the most well-known approach, and I also utilize other transformational trauma therapies, such as Flash EMDR (a gentler, shorter version), Internal Family Systems (IFS, parts work, inner child healing), and Somatic Healing.
Are you carrying the weight of complex trauma, past childhood abuse, or narcissistic abuse? If you are, please know that you don't have to bear this burden alone. I understand the long-lasting effects that these forms of abuse can have on your life, and I want to help you heal. My name is Jessica, I am a therapist who holds a master's degree in counseling. I am EMDR trained, and I have five of experience working with trauma survivors. I am deeply committed to helping survivors of trauma find inner peace and reclaim their lives. I believe that the best way to heal from the past is through transformational trauma therapy.
(718) 795-2960 View (718) 795-2960
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.