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

Welcome to opportunities for understanding your intricate internal system of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. All these aspects or parts of ourselves have a positive intent, whether we understand that yet or not.  I have experienced the support and healing of the non-pathologizing IFS Model for nearly fifteen years. Internal Family Systems is a life-giving practice built on inclusion, compassion and curiosity. I love helping others experience and integrate this transformational framework into their lives.

I am currently available for Group IFS Consultation (towards Certification), Workshops and Speaking Engagements. Please visit my Offerings page for more details. I’ve also listed a slew of IFS Resources here. Since I am not available for ongoing individual therapy, please visit the IFS-Institute website for other Certified IFS Therapists.

I look forward to connecting soon! 

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As a Parts Process facilitator in my Alchemizing Uncertain Times Through Writing  class, 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.

When Laura reiterated, “We just can’t love on our protectors enough!” I could feel the whole group shift, open, and soften, like a much-needed group hug for all the parts in our inner world and all the parts in each other. 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

NY Times Bestselling Author, IFS Activist

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

Dr. Richard Schwartz, LMFT – IFS Founder

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

Joanna McBride, MA, ACSW Temecula, CA