An integrative and holistic approach to individual therapy.

Internal Family Systems (IFS), also known as “parts work,” is a holistic, evidence-based approach to psychotherapy that identifies and addresses multiple sub-personalities or families within each person’s mental system, each with its own viewpoint and qualities.

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the parts


IFS envisions the consciousness as composed of a central self with three types of subpersonalities or parts: those include managers, exiles, and firefighters. The premise is that each of us is born with a Central Self that is typically calm, compassionate, confident, curious, creative, courageous, clear, and connected. 

The self organizes all of the parts that help us to live our day-to-day lives. They help us to organize information as well as detect danger. When we lead with the Self, we approach situations in life mindfully and with purpose.

But, under stress, our subpersonalities take over. The parts, developed in childhood, are triggered on old wounds like shame, rejection or trauma.

IFS allows you to work with those parts in a more productive way to promote healing and cooperation

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The mind


Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) aims to empower a person by teaching him to adopt positive and empowering beliefs to replace negative emotions through a systematic, goal-oriented approach.

CBT has three primary components: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Compassion-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

This method can be used to treat a wide variety of diseases such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, eating disorders, depressions, anxiety and even panic attacks.

Studies have shown that his method was been able to product the fastest results ala “Instant relief.” However, long term therapy is needed to produce long lasting effects.

Become Centered

The IFS Process

In the IFS process, before you can get to know one of your parts in a beneficial way, you must be in Self. Self is separate from its parts. Self is the inner resource within you that provides healing to the parts of yourself that have been burdened with dysfunctional feelings, thoughts and behaviors over the course of your life.

The Self helps to bring the parts back to their natural state of being by providing the parts with the Self’s leadership qualities.  

 IFS calls these The 8 C’s. 

They are: confidence, creativity, clarity, curiosity, courage, calmness, connectedness and compassion. These are qualities that were once part of their natural state but have been taken away and replaced with dysfunctional patterns because of trauma. Once you learn how to come from the Self, you will be able to take charge, heal these parts, and have stability within your life.

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Seeing all the parts

As a clinical treatment, IFS has been rated effective for improving general functioning and well-being. In addition, it has been rated promising for: Improving phobia, panic, and generalized anxiety disorders
Treating mood (depression/bipolar) disorders and depressive symptoms
Facilitating trauma resolution and improving personal resilience and self-esteem
Resolving body image, eating disorders, and physical health conditions
Fostering increased personal and spiritual development


The brilliance of IFS is that it allows you to be both objective and compassionate; that is, you can both see the part as it really is and accept it. 

These two qualities form a potent combination that is rare in methods of inner work.

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    Are you looking to get a better handle on your life, and are you finding that self-criticism, procrastination or other self-created obstacles are holding you back?

    How would your life be different if each decision and action came from a clear, centered place?

    IFS teaches a systematic way of working with the problematic parts of yourself and shows you how to live from your most authentic Self in a gentle loving supportive way.