Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Local experts in Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Blake Locher (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CRC

Using IFS, we partner to explore your inner world and get to know your parts of self. Though they are all pieces of the whole, there are parts that protect, parts that defend, parts that lead, and parts that get exiled away. Through this approach, powerful change happens. We can increase self-awareness, resolve inner conflict, heal pain, change destructive behavior and gain flexibility.

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Emily Fagan (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Using Internal Family Systems therapy, I can help you to identify and understand different parts of yourself that may hold onto burdens from your past. Releasing these burdens can restore balance and harmony among the different parts of yourself, and give strength to your core self.

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Kelly Arthur, LPC, CADC I

Licensed Professional Counselor

IFS is my primary modality for individual counseling because it is both highly effective and relatively easy for most people to work with, across a range of issues. It can help bring clarity to all the myriad parts of a complex human being dealing with complex life issues. I find that IFS also supports differentiation of self, which is key to personal freedom and relationship success.

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Simon Yugler (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a transformative, systems-based approach to working with conflicted, wounded, or misunderstood parts of ourselves. The core of IFS is centered around helping clients access the loving, undamaged, and empowered core of their deep Self, which exists within everyone regardless of life experiences. I am currently participating in the Level 1 IFS training.

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Morgan Fitz Gibbon (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

OR #T1128

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Melissa Hartley (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS, NCC, LPC intern

There is a wise, core 'Self' to us all, along with other 'parts' which try to help but can adopt unhealthy roles in our lives. Parts associated with trauma are often pushed down or 'exiled' out of awareness. When they do emerge, protective parts try to suppress them, blocking access to core Self, which could help them heal. Together, we can help all your parts access your core Self.

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Gayle Waitches

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Internal Family Systems suggests that our inner world is comprised of many varied parts, each with different opinions, beliefs and energies. It also suggests we hold within a calm, wise and loving Core Self. The work of IFS is to heal the wounded parts and restore balance within our system by attending to our often child-like parts which need loving care.

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JESSICA VAN DER MERWE (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LMHCA, LPC Intern

IFS is an evidenced based therapy that uses "parts" of us to explore and resolve internal conflicts, depression, trauma, and anxiety. IFS and "ego state" therapy helps us to "get to know" all sides of ourselves, increase self-compassion, and value our natural protective strengths.

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Amanda Fitzpatrick (She/her/hers)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

When working with individuals, I pull primarily from an IFS perspective. I have advanced training in IFS. Together we will invite your emotions and identify them as messengers to guide your healing. We will use ritual, art, story telling and more to explore all the parts of yourself that have a voice. Our work will dive into your body story, uncovering your inherent worthiness and wisdom.

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Riva Stoudt

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Lindsay Anderson

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

M.A., NCC, LPC-intern, MHCA

We are all made up of different parts that contain valuable qualities and we all have an inner Self that knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. Together, we can get to know these different parts, hear their stories, and release their burdens all while establishing more trust in the Self allowing you to feel more integrated and whole.

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Jill Corvelli (she/her)

Professional Counselor

PhD LPC

This method raises a client's awareness of the many parts of themselves and these part's burdened and unburdened states and roles and inter-relationships. This method of conceptualization promotes healing and behavior change.

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Gina Watkins (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LICSW

An evidence based treatment to embody self and heal the injured parts so we can live with more insight, a sense of calm and safety, confidence and compassion.

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Louise Gordon (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I have been using IFS for several years and am on track to become certified.

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Sarah Blaszczak, M.A, LMFT (She, her, hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT T1554

Most of us have some ambivalence about most things because we have multiple motivations (to succeed, to be happy, to be liked for example). IFS is a way to reach consensus within ourselves, particularly if we experienced trauma.

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Catherine Palmer; MS, LPC, MFT (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Heather Simpson (she/her)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MA LMFT Intern

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Jeremy McAllister

Licensed Professional Counselor

IFS and other parts-work modalities facilitate direct reduction of internal conflict, providing a last and felt sense of internal support, confidence, and awareness.

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