Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Bellingham, WA

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Emily Hinman Benedict Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also draw from attachment based, IFS , mindfulness, gestalt and psychodynamic interventions.
I see adults regardless of size, gender, sex, race, ethnicity, ability, religion who feel like a stranger within their own body, mind, and spirit. This may be due to loss of faith (deconstruction), identity work, existential questions, relational issues, chronic self neglect, disordered eating, trauma. Those who are hungering to be more attuned and embodied in their emotions, values, sense of worthiness but somewhere got lost along the way and are ready to find home again.
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Bellingham, WA 98226
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Emily Patterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe in supporting my clients in their desire to find more wholeness, aliveness, acceptance, and peace within themselves. Using multiple modalities such as IFS , EMDR, AEDP, mindfulness and somatic techniques, and person-centered therapy, I will help you in navigating life transitions, doubt, grief, anxiety, overwhelm, and fear. I rely on holistic practices and tools to help you increase self compassion, expand your capacity to feel and sit with the harder seasons of life, develop both skills to manage the many stressors of life, and make room for more joy, trust, intuition, and deep connection to others.
(360) 342-9231
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Bellingham, WA 98225
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Marcia Joye
Counselor, MC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLES COUNSELING: I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples created by Sue Johnson as well as Internal Family Systems Therapy created by Richard Schwartz.
Do you often find yourself caught in the same repeated cycles or pattern in your life? Are you in a relationship that feels stuck? As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for over 10 years, I specialize in working with adult individuals and couples. I offer a process to access deep emotional connection and change patterns that keep you stuck. A key focus in my practice is helping you to a deeper understanding about your individual journey and exploring effectively ways to interact with the significant people in your life. Free yourself from constricting self-limiting ways and learn new skills in communicating with others.
(360) 489-6228
Bellingham, WA 98225
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Candace Lawson-Crossfield
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I believe the most important question to be asked and understood is "What happened to you?" To do this, I draw from a variety of trauma-informed therapeutic techniques that begin with a strong foundation based in attachment theory and internal family systems and will adjust the therapeutic experience based on each individuals needs and aspirations.
Often times in life, hardship and trauma force us to sever the connection to our authentic self in order to survive. This may show up in your life as anxiety or depression, difficulty in managing your emotions, or maybe it's just noticing that it's a little harder to make it through each day. Whatever needs may be seeking your attention, I am here to offer empathetic and compassionate support. My goal in working with clients is to help them discover ways they can leave survival mode behind and regain access to their intuition and authentic self.
(360) 443-9101
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Bellingham, WA 98229
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Robin Mayer
Pre-Licensed Professional, CCC
Verified
Verified
I approach counseling from an Internal Family Systems orientation.
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. In our work together, you’ll learn about acceptance and how to exercise your power of choice over whatever life may throw at you.
(360) 226-2572
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Bellingham, WA 98225
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Heather Varnau
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I also help individual clients create greater emotional security, resolve trauma, depression and anxiety with Internal Family Systems ( IFS ) Therapy.
With your partner: Do you feel alone in your relationship? Are you recovering from infidelity or broken trust? Do you want to communicate in a way that pulls for your partner's understanding and connection? For yourself: Do you want to resolve your internal conflicts? Do you want to learn self-compassion and feel at peace with yourself? Do you want to break negative patterns in your relationships? I'm here to help. Over the past 15 years, I've helped hundreds of couples and individuals create emotional security, happiness, and connection through evidence-based and empirically validated therapy methods.
(360) 205-2569
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Bellingham, WA 98225
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Nicholas Barth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My clinical approaches include Somatics, Internal Family Systems , Mindfulness, Expressive Arts, Relational, Sand Tray, and EMDR.
Currently Not Accepting New Clients. I meet with individuals, couples, and families to connect with body, spirit, and mind, to heal from past injuries, and explore how habits from injuries limit freedom, self-acceptance, and fulfillment. Helping you reconnect with your purpose in life, rekindle your playfulness and passion, and invite moments of harmony and peace. I welcome people in a non-judgemental and supportive environment to heal and grow through depression, trauma, anxiety, and addictions.
(360) 215-2874
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Bellingham, WA 98225
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Marion Murray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a LMFT I have worked over the past 13 years extensively with adults and adolescents experiencing traumas. Trauma can spill over onto family systems , causing pain and suffering to those we love and who love us. Whether our focus together is healing past traumas, unhappiness in relationships, or finding a way to navigate bringing together a new family system - lets start. I strongly believe in the ability of people to heal, grow, and improve their lives within a safe therapeutic environment, to explore their feelings and experiences. I would be honored to be the person you choose to help the healing begin.
(360) 233-8775
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Bellingham, WA 98225
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Jaime Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
Verified
Currently Full. Do you feel sad or anxious? Maybe you are hard on yourself and want to stop, but can't. Maybe something difficult happened to you, or world events have disrupted your ability to function. You're not alone, and you're welcome here. I am an Internal Family Systems ( IFS ) informed psychodynamic therapist. That means that I am guided by the therapeutic relationship itself, and I trust that there is an innate healing force within each of us that emerges naturally as each part is fully heard and understood.
(360) 837-5908
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Bellingham, WA 98225
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Free Range Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I customize my approach to best meet the needs of individual clients, drawing on a range of evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Choice Theory, and Internal Family Systems .
You are full of potential... but something is getting in the way. For some reason, you are not living your best life. Maybe you have experienced trauma or struggle with anxiety and depression. Maybe you feel trapped in a cycle of negative thinking, toxic emotions, and failing relationships. Making your way through life's challenges, a part of you may carry burdens of shame, anger or sadness. No matter how bad things seem, you know a better life is possible.
(360) 215-3387
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Bellingham, WA 98225
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Leslie Doyle
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach has been described as humanistic and experiential, and is primarily rooted in psychosynthesis, internal family systems , and somatic experiencing.
If you’re tired of trying to white knuckle your way through healing on your own, and are ready to have someone with skills and knowledge to lovingly support you towards your therapeutic goals, I can help. I’m passionate about helping women learn how to experience safety, belonging and abundance in life after trauma. My work focuses on accessing your inherent strengths and resources to cultivate self-acceptance, empowerment, and even joy. I believe genuine human connection can be profoundly therapeutic, and I’m committed to offering a supportive space where you are welcome to come exactly as you are.
(360) 505-0537
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Bellingham, WA 98225
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Tessa Jones
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
I pull from Internal Family Systems ( IFS ), attachment theory, and person-centered approaches, and have also been trained in EMDR.
I believe therapy is a voyage into the unexplored, bringing to life the parts of you that are waiting to blossom. Through supportive, safe, and inspired exploration, one can begin to give words to silences and feel meaningful and lasting connections with those around them. We all face challenges in the ebb and flow of life, but no one has to do it alone. I believe that you know yourself and your situation best, and my role is to be a fellow traveler through challenges, to support you, and help you navigate through the process of personal growth and self-compassion.
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Bellingham, WA 98226
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Jonathan Barry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer a holistic approach to therapy that synthesizes evidence-based modalities such as EMDR, Relational-Cultural Therapy, IFS , and Somatic Therapy among others.
Throughout the 15 years I have been a therapist, I continually grow in my love for this work. I am in awe of the profound healing nature that each of us carry. My hope is that our work together supports you in coming home to your essential wholeness, where all parts of you are included and embraced. Whether it’s couples counseling or individual therapy you are looking for, my hope is to create an inclusive, safe, and supportive environment to promote your personal goals and healing.
(360) 800-2256
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Bellingham, WA 98225
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Tricia King
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic orientation is rooted in Family Systems , Attachment and Humanistic Theories, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Conflict Resolution.
Do you yearn for more harmonious relationships in your life? I will support you to uncover patterns that lead to disconnection, cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and others, develop more effective communication skills, and explore solutions that can lead to lasting, positive change. Healthy relationships are fundamental to our well-being and yet the pathway is not always simple or clear. With a nonjudgmental, holistic, and growth-oriented approach, I counsel individuals, parents, intimate partners, and families who struggle with interpersonal issues so that they can achieve more ease and harmony in their relationships.
(833) 627-1475
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Bellingham, WA 98225
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Kendall Cline
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In addition to trauma modalities, I integrate somatic, mindfulness, internal family systems , attachment and polyvagal theories, and neuroscience.
Restoring balance and healing our self-limiting beliefs really is possible. Often, our life stressors point to where we need to heal. My passion is working with folks who are motivated for that change. I work with brain-based psychotherapies of Brainspotting and EMDR to treat anxiety/depression, grief and loss, PTSD, past traumas or current triggers, abuse, concussion, birth/pregnancy issues, chronic pain, sports performance, performance expansion and more. We'll explore the origins and impacts of distress, develop self-compassion and grounding practices, process trauma and negative thoughts, and re-regulate your nervous system.
(360) 526-0115
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Bellingham, WA 98226
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Regina Wei (She - They)
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
The main modality I work from, Internal Family Systems ( IFS ), is a deeply compassionate, respectful, and client-centered approach that empowers a client's Self to bring about deep and lasting healing.
COUPLES: Whether you are hoping to relate to each other in healthier and more fulfilling ways and/or you feel stuck in spite of your best efforts, I am ready to meet you where you are at. Together, we can heal painful patterns in your relationship so that everyone's needs are met. INDIVIDUALS: I work in a deeply compassionate, trauma-informed way to help you heal your wounds (including those from racial trauma). I welcome clients of all ages, and after 15 years as a middle and high school teacher, I really enjoy working with adolescents and teens. I am particularly welcoming of BIPOC & LGBTQ+ folks.
(360) 516-2780
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Bellingham, WA 98229
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Michelle Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified
Verified
I offer you a safe and compassionate environment to explore what you are struggling with. Through our therapeutic relationship I will work collaboratively with you to move toward a greater sense of wellness, balance and meaning in your life and in your relationships. My approach is integrated, and trauma informed. I incorporate the exploration of family systems and culture with your personal narrative, listen to your emotional landscape, and use a variety of somatic, mindfulness approaches to supported embodied change.
(206) 208-7182
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Lauren Drake
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My training is in Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems , Posttraumatic-Growth, Jungian Dream Analysis, Universal Spiritual Principles, and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology.
I work with adults and teens who are dealing with grief & loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and spirituality. I work with clients to awaken their own intuitive mind, body, and spirit wisdom so that they can find healing for their current situations and also find healing for historical or generational wounds. So often there are simple strategies and practices that can fundamentally transform your life, all while deepening your connection to your authentic self.
(360) 469-0605
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Bellingham, WA 98225
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Christopher N White
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I love working with clients that feel stuck, but motivated to change that. Common symptoms include anxiety, depression, relational conflict or codependency, overwhelm due to trauma, existential angst. We often know many of the answers to our concerns yet struggle with implementation. I will collaborate with you to remove the barriers blocking your path. I primarily work with individuals, but also enjoy working with couples not in high-conflict. I especially enjoy working with other therapists and clients who have found therapy minimally helpful in the past or who are specifically seeking to use IFS .
(509) 739-3717
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Bellingham, WA 98225
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Anna Ossenfort
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My professional style is influenced by many therapeutic facets, including psychodynamic thought, family systems , cognitive therapy, mindfulness, and EMDR.
I enjoy offering mental health counseling to individuals and couples of all backgrounds. Every human life has its share of difficulty, disappointment, and distress, and my receptive, strength-based style aims to create an authentic connection where we can address what’s really going on in your heart and mind. Whatever you are navigating, I will collaborate with you to determine the best course for you to start feeling better, meeting your needs, and accomplishing your goals.
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Bellingham, WA 98225
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