IFS Therapists and Practitioners


Register 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. 

Groups begin in September/October ’22!


“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


“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


Register for the 2022–2023 IFS Consultation Monthly Group Set

16 Hours of live, direct contact with Laura over 8 months 

Groups start this week!

You’re invited to join me and IFS Clinicians 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+/Advanced IFS professionals

Refer a colleague who registers for a group and receive a $100 thank you refund!  

“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

As an Approved IFS Consultant for Certification and AAMFT Supervisor, Laura has worked with over 100 professionals in her groups the past 8 years. Laura leads international online IFS Consultation Groups and in-person IFS workshops and retreats. As a lifelong athlete and former professional road cyclist, IFS helped carry Laura through a decade recovering from a traumatic brain injury and an ongoing robust case of rheumatoid arthritis. Laura replenishes year-round adventuring in nature; her Managers most fully relax as far off the grid as possible. Students appreciate Laura’s clear teaching, the connection and safety she creates and her Playfulness. Laura has lived throughout the US, Canada, Germany and now calls Eastern Washington home, on native Salish land.

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:

  • Separate Monthly IFS Consultation Groups for Pre-Level 1,  Level 1-2, and Advanced L3+ IFS Therapists and Practitioners
  • All IFS Consultation hours with me count towards IFS Certification for Level 1+ grads, if needed.
  • Monthly Individual 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, Washington, Level 1 Grad

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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

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

“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