Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy

IFS Therapist in San Rafael, California

What is Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy?

IFS is an experiential, evidenced-based model of therapy. IFS takes a non-judgmental stance by viewing the thoughts and behaviors that bring clients to therapy as coming from “parts,” or sub-personalities, and assumes that each of these parts is trying to protect the client from suffering in some way.

 

Using a mindfulness-based approach, an IFS therapist guides clients in interacting with their parts so that they can better understand how their parts are trying to help and ultimately heal any unresolved pain that the parts are trying to prevent from overwhelming the client, so that the part does not have to work so diligently. Through this process, clients gain more access to their “Self,” which naturally allows for more clarity, calmness, connectedness, compassion, courage, confidence, curiosity, and creativity.

 

What is Treated with IFS Therapy?

IFS can be used to treat a wide variety of concerns, including but not limited to:

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Impulse control issues

  • Addiction

 

Experience Clarity, Calm, and Self-Compassion with IFS

You already have these qualities within you, and we are here to help you access it. With Internal Family Systems Therapy, you can look within, relate to yourself in a more curious and accepting way, and release pain from your past so you can experience your best self. If you’d like to get started or have any questions, please feel contact us to schedule a free consultation.