Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Local experts in Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Josie Bilbao Bourke (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, LICSW

Level I

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Carissa Aresta (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, LICSW

I have taken the Level 1 and Level 2 Training through the IFS Institute. This means I have completed over 133 hours of training in the model. I am working towards certification in IFS and attend regular consultation for this modality. I also am involved in helping train other clinicians, and serve as a program assistant for Level 1 trainings through the IFS institute.

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Emily Ludwig (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I am level one trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), and have been working with this model for nearly four years. Weaving mindfulness and self-compassion with the concept of multiplicity, this model is unique, accessible, and very powerful in its efficacy. Many of my clients tend to be drawn toward IFS, finding it intuitive and holistic.

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Kevin Sadler (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

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Emily Chavez-Nguyen (She/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

NCC, Professional Counselor Associate (OR), LMHC (WA)

Have you ever told someone "One part of me wants this, but the other part..." We all have different "parts" within us. One part of us craves change, while another part fights it to feel safe. One part wants us to be self-critical, before others can, while another part of us wants to hold self-compassion. Sometimes it can be a little hard to hold these all. I love to hear each of these parts out, and help you become more fully and genuinely you without crushing or dismissing parts of who you are.

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Joshua Bogart (He/Him/His)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Our minds are actually made up of sub-personalities. We may have our "work part" or "romantic part" and our work will be to get to know these different parts and understand what they do for our internal system. IFS believes we have an inherent self that can lead these parts in healthy ways by showing them compassion and a sense of self-leadership. This therapy will help the parts begin to trust the self.

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Jed Rendleman (he/him)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MFT

Throughout our lives, we learn behaviors to cope and feel safe. Perhaps a part of you became a perfectionist to protect a part that fears rejection. Over time, patterns like this can become entrenched, inhibiting our growth and even causing the very pain they were meant to prevent. I can help you identify these patterns and the parts of yourself they protect. Through curiosity and compassion, we can loosen their grip and even befriend them.

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Morgan Fitz Gibbon (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

OR #T1128

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Kelly Arthur, LMFT, LPC, CADC I

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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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Wellness PNW Counseling (she/they)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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Emily Fagan (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

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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Scott Fletcher (He/Him)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA

I use Internal Family Systems (IFS) for the treatment of trauma.

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Melissa Hartley (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, NCC, LPC

There is a wise, core 'Self' to us all, along with other 'parts' which try to help, but can get forced into unhealthy roles in our lives. Parts associated with trauma are often pushed down or 'exiled' out of awareness. When they do emerge, other 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 and work both together, and for you in an adaptive and sustainable way.

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Gregory Kaplan (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, PhD

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Karla Wolf, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializing in Internal Family Systems (IFS). Providing evidence based, trauma informed therapy (with a social justice lens) to individual adults & couples

IFS believes that each of us is comprised of many psychological "parts", each with valuable qualities to help us thrive & protect us from pain. Each of us also has a core Self that knows how to heal us. As an IFS therapist I use this evidence based model to support you in your healing. I have completed IFS Level 1 Training & I am becoming a Certified IFS Therapist. I also use IFS personally for my own growth & healing to insure that I can bring my wholest Self to the therapy sessions with you.

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horizon greene (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, LICSW

IFS teaches us to compassionately understand our thoughts, emotions, behaviors and feelings as a response to systemic wounding and protection rather than the result of pathology. In this way, we work within your inner world by honoring and collaborating with your body’s protective system rather than fighting or overriding it. IFS is a beautifully queer healing lineage that invites the practices of deep witnessing, trust-building, nurturing and self-attunement to help us feel whole and free.

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Katie Ray (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC

This approach recognizes that we all contain many parts and all of them are doing the best they can to protect us and manage our life. Many times our parts have learned protective jobs during traumatic or painful periods, and they continue to do these jobs even when the actual helpfulness has run its course. This work is built on a couple of very important premises: All parts are welcome; All parts have protective intent (even if our behavior seems destructive); We have what we need to heal.

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Christopher Creaturo (he/his)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Professional Counselor Associate

IFS is a lens to view therapy where one's internal conflicts are made explicit as sub-personalities and engaged with from a place of love and fairness (titled Self, in the theory). This approach can make sense of longstanding patterns of behavior, resolve feeling "stuck" in various places in life, and let one heal and move forward with a new sense of wholeness.

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Marina Nelson, MC (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Oregon LPC, Washington LMHC

My IFS-based training is through Trauma-Informed Stabilization Therapy, designed by Janina Fisher, PhD, who says: “TIST...was developed to provide a trauma-informed approach to the challenges of treating self-destructive behavior. Based on theoretical principles drawn from the neuroscience research on trauma and structural dissociation theory, TIST offers a treatment approach that integrates mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I an certified in TIST.

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Simon Yugler (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

IFS is a non-pathologizing form of therapy and embraces the many "parts" of us as natural facets of the psyche - aspects of ourselves which long to be known, understood, and healed. IFS is also a fantastic tool for psychedelic integration, as psychedelic experiences can often unlock or reveal unfamiliar, challenging, or empowering parts of us. Read my full article on IFS and Psychedelics, featured on Psychedelics Today: https://tinyurl.com/IFS-Psychedelics

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Margaret King (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Parts work is extremely powerful and allows a deeper inner healing experience than many other modalities I have worked with. I incorporate the body & spirit into my work with clients. I am a believer that the there is no separation between mind and body when it comes to mental healthcare. Check out the IFS website more more: https://ifs-institute.com/about-us

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Nancy Walker (she/her)

Professional Counselor

Dip BC, PABC

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Midori Ferris Wayne (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA

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Casey Campbell, LPC (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have completed level 1 training in Internal Family Systems through the IFS institute. In addition to trainings I keep current on IFS through readings and online education.

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Tracie McDowell (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Caitlin Truitt (she/her/hers)

Clinical Social Work Associate

MSW, LSWAIC

When we grow up in tumultuous environments, our brains develop adaptations to help us survive. These adaptations become "parts" of ourselves that can stay on overdrive long into our adulthood, sometimes keeping us stuck in old relational patterns. Internal Family Systems is a powerful way to bring curiosity and compassion to these parts. When we offer acceptance and understanding to the parts of ourselves that we have been most critical of, they no longer have the same control over our lives.

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Lacey Buckingham (They/She)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC

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Amanda Fitzpatrick (She/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT

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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Heather Simpson (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA MFT Associate

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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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Ruth Tessema (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC #C7215

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Arah Erickson (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, NCC, LPC-A

I often work from an Internal Family Systems perspective. This really just means that I welcome all the contradictory parts of a person that may show up in navigating life's struggles. We work together to understand both the parts you know well and the parts that you might often try to avoid. Better understanding all the parts of yourself, and having compassion for them can be a powerful first step in healing, finding peace and a path forward.

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Jackie Turner (she, her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

I utilize parts work and aspects of IFS extensively in my work. We all contain multitudes, as the saying goes. Our inner protectors can use a variety of tactics to keep us safe, but these can often cause us trouble in other ways. In therapy we work to bring insight and voice to those multitudes we contain within us, and we also, importantly, work to build a stronger connection to your core self to allow you more agency to take back the reins and develop self-trust.

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Courtney Watson (She/Her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Professional Counselor Associate, CHT

Through a powerfully transformative, trauma-informed, and evidenced based psychotherapy model called internal family systems (IFS), you can find relief. The main beliefs IFS holds are that our minds are naturally multi-faceted and that this is a good thing. We are made of parts, which contain valuable qualities and can also carry burdens. In IFS all parts are welcome. I am trained in IFS.

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Aaron Finbloom (he/him)

Somatic Practitioner

PhD

I work within an IFS model. This model helps to identify parts, un-blend them, and then find access to self-energy to provide relief to burdened managers and exiles.

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Kelli Crane (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

LPC-A, LMHCA

I have completed training in IFS as it pertains to treating complex trauma.

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Jen Yerty (She/They)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC I

I find Internal Family Systems really helpful to understand and have compassion for all of our parts, as we are all multiple.

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Rhys Pasimio (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

C3730

Through curiosity, compassion, and a gentle courage, we can look inward and cultivate a network of healing relationships within our very own system.

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Alex Bardole (he/they)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW/LICSW

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Kate Keating (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC-A

While I am not certified as an IFS therapist, I have educated myself extensively on this transformative therapeutic approach.

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Riva Stoudt

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Grace Carter (She/Her)

Professional Counselor Associate

Internal Family Systems (IFS) uses Family Systems theory—the idea that individuals cannot be fully understood in isolation from the family unit—to develop techniques and strategies to effectively address issues within a person’s internal community or family. This evidence-based approach assumes each individual possesses a variety of sub-personalities, or “parts,” and attempts to get to know each of these parts better to achieve healing.

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Gayle Waitches

Professional Counselor Associate

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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Terry Marshall

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy is an evidence-based, non-pathologizing and empowering approach. It is also a new paradigm for understanding and harmonizing the mind. Many of us might say, "I hate this thing about myself" or "I wish I didn't do that". It turns out that when we listen inside, rather than trying to eliminate these aspects of ourselves, our self-talk changes spontaneously and real self-compassion and connection often arise.

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Katherine Hatch (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C

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Holly Wigmore (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, Professional Counselor Associate

IFS is an evidenced based treatment that I find deeply validating. In IFS, all parts are welcome. That is to say that as individuals, we have many parts, facets, or pieces of ourselves that make up the whole. An imbalance of these parts can lead to anxiety, insecurity, confusion and disconnection. Through IFS interventions in therapy, we will work together to identify and work with your parts which leads to increased self compassion and ability to develop meaningful relationships.

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Bethany Haug (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I have completed Level 2 training with the Internal Family Systems Institute.

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Lindsay Anderson (She/Her)

Professional Counselor Associate

M.A., NCC, Professional Counselor Associate, MCHA

We are all made up of different parts that contain valuable qualities and we all have an inner Self that knows how to heal. 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. I have completed my Level 1 IFS Training through the IFS Instutitute.

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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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Isabel McCune (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MPH, MA, NCC

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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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Jeremy McAllister (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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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JESSICA VAN DER MERWE (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMHC, LPC

IFS is an evidenced based therapy that explores the "parts" of us to explore and resolve internal conflicts, depression, trauma, and anxiety. Within this framework, we increase self-compassion and value our natural protective strengths. I am also trained in Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), an integrative approach that includes mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, IFS, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

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Shay Larken

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Professional Counselor Associate, NCC

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Haley Bosco Doyle (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A.

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Taylor Kravitz (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT

Sometimes it feels like we have many conflicting parts of our internal world. This can lead to feeling a lot of confusion and self doubt. Using Internal Family Systems, I can help you untangle what may feel like a jumbled mess in your mind so that you can get to know your true Self and all the “parts” of yourself, especially the protective parts of you that can sometimes get in the way of your goals.

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