IFS Therapists and Practitioners


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You’ll gain support and connection with IFS colleagues, expand and facilitate your own Self leadership, confidence and proficiency with the Model. Hours count towards IFS Certification & Re-Certification. 

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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


“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


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 in 2008. The past two summers I have assisted him for a weeklong training at the Cape Cod Institute.  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 clinicians 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.

Please see my Offerings Page for details or Contact Me to inquire about availability.

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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Thanks for visiting and I look forward to connecting soon! 

“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

“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)

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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

“The consolidation and clarification of the vast amount of material I’ve been exposed to at the Cape Cod Institute and Online Circle— was the greatest value of the consultation group for me–along with meeting some amazing therapists and getting the benefit of Laura’s experience with and understanding of the model as well. I passed the OC CE test on the first try, all 250 questions of it, with a score of 95%. I’m very grateful.”  ​Amy Klatzkin, LMFT, San Francisco, CA

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

“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, WA, L1 Practitioner