IFS River Journey


Join 11 fellow students, 4 Certified IFS Therapists and your guide crew on a weeklong river journey

August 26-September 1, 2023

We depart from Moab, Utah, and float through Canyonlands National Park and the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers, before descending through the exhilarating rapids of Cataract Canyon.

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IFS Therapists and Practitioners


Sign up for Consult Group Registration Details! 

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. 


“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

IFS Professionals, get a feel for group consultation with Laura before our Summer Pause

90 minute Drop-in meetings in  June
Limited to 10 seats per group
$125. Refer a Colleague who registers and save $25

Wednesday, June 7, 4pm PT — Level 2+ for 2+ yrs/Advanced
Thursday, June 8, 3pm PT — Level 1-2/Stepping Stones Grads
Tuesday, June 13, 11am PT – Pre Level 1 (Prior IFS Intro Required)

Groups will include any of the following: Guided Meditation, Check in, Case Consultation, Q&A, Didactic Teaching and Brief Demos when I work with blended or activated clinical parts.

Not ready to register? Click the button to add your name to the Consult Group Interest list for early registration updates for Fall ’23 Consultation Group Sets.

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. 

Stay connected and be the first to hear about updates on Offerings, Registration Dates & Deals by signing up below for my Pause with Laura mailing– 2-6 emails per month.

Thanks for visiting and I look forward to connecting soon! 

“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

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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

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