Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Internal Family Systems (IFS) was developed in the 1990’s by Richard Schwartz, who created the approach after hearing people speak about inner parts of themselves. IFS has become a form of talk therapy in which you work with a therapist to identify and understand specific sub-personalities that make up your internal system. IFS therapists can help you reintegrate rejected parts of the self, helping you acknowledge suppressed emotions and resolve personal conflicts.
Local Experts in Internal Family Systems (IFS)
I am currently in the Level 1 IFS training.
I am trained in IFS and receive ongoing consultation. At its core, this protocol helps us connect with parts of our psyche that may have been dismissed or exiled as a result of trauma. The goal is to better understand behavior, cognition, and motives that exist beyond our conscious awareness.
\'Part work\' (or IFS) is an amazing way to get to know and heal different parts of ourselves that might be carrying wounds from out past. Ever have a meltdown or freak out and feel like you were about 6 years old, even though you\'re in your 20s, 30s or 40s? Part work might be a great fit for you!
Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy
Dr. Chelsea uses essential parts work from Internal Family Systems (IFS) to help individuals explore negative patterns inside themselves. Parts work and let's you identify what part of you is blocking you from living the life you want, and then using IFS techniques to allow space for a more heart-centered life not led by reactive parts within you.
I use IFS to help people better understand the different and conflicting parts of themselves (their 'inner family') and how this system impacts their motivations and behavior. I utilize imagery exercises to help personify these parts in order to recognize how they interact with each other so the person can both honor the valuable role each part plays as well as roles that no longer serve them.