Cultivating hope, compassion, connection and healing for over 20 years

Welcome! I’m delighted you are here for opportunities to support and expand your inner journey towards greater self-awareness and open-heartedness. I have witnessed and experienced the support, healing and transformation that the Internal Family Systems Model offers and I am passionate about supporting healing professionals integrate IFS into their lives and work.

IFS helps us respond to life’s challenges from an innate source of wisdom, compassion and calm. This framework helps us be less reactive, more patient and loving towards ourselves and one another. IFS teaches us how to build relationships with aspects of ourselves that may be overwhelming or out of control, parts we may dislike, be afraid or ashamed of. This non-pathologizing approach teaches us that all parts truly are welcome and have a positive intent. Our responses and behaviors are just trying to help us, in their not-so-perfect way. It’s a life-changing journey I can’t wait to share with you!  Here’s a little about me as you explore the site, which is updated regularly.  I look forward to interacting with you soon.

I am currently available for IFS Group Consultation (for Certification if needed), Process Groups, Workshops, Speaking Engagements and AAMFT Approved Group supervision. Please visit my Offerings page for more information.

I am not available for individual psychotherapy, but you may look for other Certified IFS Clinicians on the IFS Institute webpage or LMFTs on

*Covid update: All of my work is currently via Zoom–a platform I have used for over six years. The pandemic won’t keep us from doing the work the world needs!

  • Consultation, Supervision, Groups and Workshops for Healing Professionals
  • PESI Seminar Speaker
  • Speaking Engagements
  • IFS Institute Approved Consultant for Certification
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Certified IFS Therapist since 2010
  • Program Assistant for the IFS Institute
  • IFIO (IFS couples therapy) trained
  • WA State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) since 2004

I highly recommend Laura! She both knows IFS extremely well and is a great presenter.  

Dr. Richard Schwartz, LMFT – IFS Founder

Ms. Schmidt was very open to/promoted asking questions. Naturally, calmly took the time to masterfully incorporate the answers into her presentation. Ms. Schmidt is a beautiful soul.

1 day IFS Intro student, CA

I invite you to take a pause and listen to my recovery journey told for the first time on The  One Inside IFS Podcast!

IFS and Befriending Brain Injured and Pandemic Parts

by Laura Schmidt

Laura’s calm and compassionate presence creates an atmosphere of safety for deep healing. Her grasp of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model comes from an inner knowing stemming from her own inner work. In addition to being a skilled IFS therapist, she teaches the Model from the heart and with passion. I have great confidence in recommending her.

Michelle Glass, Eugene, OR

Certified IFS Practitioner
Author of Daily Parts Meditation Practice©

Laura Schmidt is money–very skilled and connected! You are lucky to have her on your team!  

Joanna McBride, MA, ACSW    Temecula, CA