IFS Therapists and Practitioners

 

Apply for IFS Consultation here!

You’ll gain support and connection with IFS colleagues, expand and facilitate your own Self leadership, confidence and clinical application of the Model. Level 1+ Grads may count hours towards IFS Certification. (No fee until registration.)

Testimonial

“Laura knows IFS extremely well and is a great presenter. I highly recommend her.”

Dick Schwartz, IFS Founder

Testimonial

“Laura offered such a genuine, compassionate, respectful, trauma-informed presence to our community. Her IFS facilitation is a treasure.”

Lissa Rankin, MD – NY Times Bestselling Author

 

Last chance for IFS Group Consultation with Laura before the Fall!

Join us June 21 & 23 for a 2H consultation group experience with IFS Colleagues!

June 21 at 12PM and June 23 at 2PM PT!

“Laura is warm, open and gentle and committed to encouraging you in your practice. She offers the wisdom of her experience of IFS therapy as well as inviting this from us as participants. She sensitively facilitates you to consider your inner process. This invites a flourishing of the clarity and compassion of Self-leadership within the therapeutic relationship.”
Melanie (UK) BACP ACC Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Level 3 IFS

’22 Fall IFS Groups start late September!

You’re invited to join me and IFS Clinicians across the country and ponds, as we welcome your hard-working Healer parts, tend to your IFS questions and deepen your experience and competence with the Model. The more Self led you are, the greater ease and spaciousness you will embody!

Cultivating compassion, hope and healing for over 24 years

Welcome to opportunities for integrating the transformational practice of Internal Family Systems!

IFS “accidentally” discovered me in 2008, ten years into my career as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I was burned out, discouraged and isolated. This transformational framework changed my life and kept me in the field with more energy and hope now than I ever could have imagined.

This transformational life practice of how we relate to ourselves and one another is built on inclusion, love and curiosity. I am motivated to connect and support IFS Professionals and provide a direct experience of this powerful framework. I am grateful and fortunate that my IFS foundation was built working with founder, Dr. Richard Schwartz, individually for a year. I have maintained regular IFS therapy and supervision with two IFS Lead Trainers since 2009 and been IFS Certified since 2010. We can’t take our clients farther than we’ve gone ourselves. I’m committed to doing my work and supporting other Healers doing theirs.

My IFS Consultation Groups connect IFS professionals, reduce burnout and isolation and help you be more Self-led, energized and effective. I help Healers deepen and embody Self leadership so they can be more present for clients in a sustainable, life-giving way. Imagine that for a moment… It really is possible!

As an Approved AAMFT Supervisor and IFSI Consultant for Certification, I offer:

  • BiWeekly & Monthly IFS Consultation Groups for Pre-Level 1 & Level 1+ IFS Therapists and Practitioners (Groups Hours count towards IFS Certification, if needed).
  • Monthly Individual IFSI Approved Consultation (schedules permitting)
  • Monthly AAMFT Approved Group Supervision (as a secondary supervisor only)
  • Retreats, Workshops and Speaking Engagements

Please see my Offerings Page for more details.

Areas of specialty include disordered eating, sexual trauma, couples, families with adult children, HSPs, body-oriented practices, athletes, brain injuries/concussions, chronic illness, FOO and Self of the Therapist.

For ongoing individual therapy, please visit the IFS-Institute website for a Certified IFS Therapists.

For a multitude of IFS opportunities for learning, please visit my IFS Resource Page. 

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Thanks for visiting and I look forward to connecting soon! 

“I would like others to know how safe, grounded, enthusiastic, experienced, and helpful Laura is, how rewarding and engaging these group consults are, and what a wonderful resource they are to practice, learn, and gain support.”
Tiffany Forsyth, Spokane

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It was wonderful to have Laura assist me at the Cape Cod Institute recently. Her expertise was an important ingredient in the success of the week.
Dr. Richard Schwartz
IFS Founder

Thank you for spreading IFS and acceptance of all our parts–you did a great thing, bigger than you realize–during a long, hard year. IFS is the way forward. (Pause for Calm participant, May ’21)

Being led by Laura in her IFS Consultation was like a nurturing reprieve from the day. I felt safe immediately with her and the group space because she fosters a welcoming and warm environment. Laura is a gentle leader and obvious expert in IFS and I appreciated the way she grounded the space with meditation, and made sure that everyone’s voice was heard if they needed that. Laura holds the consultative space openly but with reliability and clarity. Would strongly recommend Laura to anyone looking for an IFS teacher and leader. Being in the IFS consultative space with Laura was incredibly helpful in a short amount of time. Grateful for the experience and the learning.
Dr. Rachel Greenberg

Clinical Psychologist - Berkeley, CA

Laura offered such a genuine, compassionate, respectful, trauma-informed presence to our community, adding the level of safety my scared parts were concerned might be hard to achieve on Zoom. Even with so little time to tend to so many people, what a gift to see people’s triggered parts soften, relax, express, and heal right before our very eyes.

Laura’s IFS facilitation is a treasure to parts that are just desperate to be loved. She is a hope merchant for hopeless parts indeed.

Lissa Rankin, MD

NY Times Bestselling Author, IFS Activist