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 14 years later with more energy and hope than I ever could have imagined.
IFS teaches us how we relate to ourselves and one another from a place of inclusion, compassion 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 now have the privilege of serving as his Faculty Assistant annually for a week each summer. 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:
- Monthly IFS Consultation Groups for Pre-Level 1, Level 1+/Stepping Stone, and Advanced L2+ IFS Therapists and Practitioners
- Visiting Consultant to an existing group or clinic
- Monthly Individual Consultation (schedules permitting)
- Monthly AAMFT Approved Group Supervision (as a secondary supervisor only)
- Retreats, Workshops and Speaking Engagements
- All IFS Consultation hours with me count towards IFS Certification and Re-Certification if needed.
Areas of specialty include disordered eating, sexual trauma, couples, infidelity, 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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“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.”
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“In addition to being a very strong IFS therapist, Laura is able to teach and supervise IFS clearly and thoroughly.
I highly recommend her.”
Dr. Richard Schwartz
IFS Founder during Cape Cod Institute weeklong training with Laura as Faculty Assistant
Stay connected for details on upcoming IFS Consultation Opportunities!
You’re invited to join me and IFS Professionals internationally, 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 in your life and work!
Separate Groups for Pre Level 1,
L1 /S.Stone Grads, & L2+ IFS professionals
“Laura has so much Self energy and is a great parts detector! She also does a wonderful job of respectfully and confidently holding the structure and container of the consultation group. I felt safe every step of the way. She is most definitely a skilled IFS therapist and consultant.” Robin Barre, PhD, LMHC
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.
“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.”