“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


 Hello IFS Therapists & Practitioners from around the globe who want to be more Self-led, confident and effective,


You’re invited to join us 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.

My 24 years as a family systems psychotherapist and supervisor motivate me to offer fellow healers the connection, support and teaching so vital to our demanding work. I have supervised MFTs and IFS Professionals since 2014 and have worked with over 100 students.

Consultation groups are about building community and continuity, offering a safe container for you to share your clinical questions, vulnerabilities and victories. You are not alone in your clinical challenges AND we can’t do this important work alone, in isolation.

Your consultation group experience will help you be more Self-led, confident and effective.


“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 

We Start Soon! All meetings are recorded and may be viewed later if you are absent

All GROUP Times are Pacific Time / Seattle

Consultation Groups are for IFS Professionals with Active Caseloads.
Each student is expected to submit at least 1 case for Group Consultation during their Set.


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


Click here for Registration Details and Payment options

If you aren’t registering for this Set but want to stay connected with Laura for future consult group updates, please add your name to the interest list.

Tuesday FULL! Tues 4pm has seats!

Monthly  Pre Level 1 – need prior IFS Intro


9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/13
01/24, 02/21, 03/21, 04/18


4:00-6:00 pm PT 

10/4, 11/8, 12/6
01/17, 2/14, 03/07, 04/04, 05/02


11am Pre Level 1- need prior IFS Intro 

4pm Monthly Advanced L2+/5+ yrs IFS trained 

11:00–1:00pm PT PreL1

9/28, 10/26, 11/23, 12/14,
01/25, 02/22, 03/22, 04/19


4:00 – 6:00pm PT Advanced L2+

10/5, 11/9, 12/07
01/18, 02/15, 03/08, 04/05, 05/03


Monthly Level 1+ / Stepping Stones Grads or prior approval

11:00am – 1:00 pm PT 

9/29, 10/27, 12/01, 12/15
01/26, 02/23, 03/23, 04/20


3:00–5:00pm PT 

10/6, 11/10, 12/08
01/19, 02/16, 03/09, 04/06, 05/04



Drop In Groups TBD offered a few times a year

All Students Welcome!

11:00am – 1:00pm PT


“Laura’s consult group has been a wonderful addition to my circle of support. I feel safe with Laura at the helm and I highly recommend her groups to my fellow IFS therapists or practitioners. If you are practicing without peer support you are really missing out. Getting feedback from up to 8 others on challenges you are having is incredibly helpful and heart-opening. I have a part that thinks he doesn’t need support. This group has proven him wrong.”

~Everett Considine, Certified Level 3 IFS Practitioner and Co-author of “ReZoom” from Bright Line Eating

“Laura so naturally creates this safe, sacred space which invites the group to really drop in deeply and bypass any masky pretenses and connect with real treasure both for our psychotherapy parts but most of all for the nourishment of ourselves as a whole.  I walked away with immediate support in using IFS with my clients and also feel rejuvenated, so I’m bringing more Self energy to my clients (and my family and friends and life). I feel honored to sing the praises of Laura and this gorgeous offering.”

~ Shimila Keenum, LCSW

Groups include: Guided Meditation,
Group Sharing, Case Consultation, Q&A, Didactic Teaching, Experientials, Live Brief Demos with Laura

  • Increase your IFS Confidence, Competence, and Self-energy.
  • Unblend from and Befriend your Caregiver Parts.
  • Reduce burnout, isolation, and clinical overwhelm.
  • Watch or experience the Model directly during brief, live demos with Laura.
  • Get your IFS Questions Answered.
  • Staff Cases with decades of collective experience and training
  • Receive validation and input from international IFS colleagues (from Hawaii, N. & S. Americas, Europe, Asia…!) 
  • Expand your own Self awareness, Leadership and Presence in a confidential, supportive space.
  • Count Group Hours towards IFS Certification (L1+ grads)

Students say Laura’s Consultation groups offer them:

  • A wonderful resource to practice, learn and gain support.
  • Helpful and heart-opening feedback on clinical challenges.
  • A safe and supportive space for discussing challenging cases.
  • An opportunity to meet and tend to my own therapist parts.


If you aren’t registering but want to stay connected with Laura for future consult group updates, please add your name to the interest list.

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.

“I highly recommend joining Laura’s consultation group/s. Her gentle, warm and authentic presence creates safety that encourages curiosity to learn. She seamlessly weaves personal and professional awareness that makes for a truly special experience.”  M.F.

Your investment gives you:

  • An intimate, confidential, supportive Group of 6 -10 motivated, curious peers
  • Learning from and connecting with international IFS Colleagues
  • Access to Private All Student Landing Page with Forms, Case Consultation Questions, etc.
  • IFSI Approved Group Consultation Hours towards IFS Certification for Level 1+ Graduates 
  • Student Priority and Rate for Individual Consultation with Laura 
  • Membership in our Private Facebook Consultation Community Group with Alum and Current Students
  • Access to Group Recordings throughout your Group Set (viewable only by you)
  • Direct Access to Laura’s breadth and depth of knowledge and experience as a family systems therapist for 24 years, Certified IFS Therapist for 12 years, Approved AAMFT Supervisor and IFS Consultant for Certification, with some mighty mentors to thank!

Payments are Non-Refundable, unless a Group does not meet the minimum number of 6 students to run.  

Group  foto to) for2022-2023 Monthly Group Sets are 8 meetings of 2 hours each = 16 total hours Group  September – May

Approved for IFS Certification if needed

Groups are organized based on your IFS experience level and offered at times to accommodate our international community spread across multiple time zones!

Each student is expected to submit at least 1 case and 1 question/topic for consultation during your group set.
We’ll schedule those dates once your group begins.

I appreciate the financial, scheduling, and emotional commitment of registering for a group. After carefully considering the important feedback from over 100 students over the past six years, I continue to adjust the structure, schedule and composition of group sets to make them as useful and accessible as possible.

Some students are initially motivated to join a group for the Certification hours. Others continue to sign up after realizing the value and importance of this community for supporting their ongoing professional and personal development. Students build the commitment into their monthly schedule and business expenses and know that investing $165-$190 per month into this experience is time and money well spent.

Groups offer a safe, confidential space for you to share clinical vulnerabilities, challenges and victories. We can’t do this important work alone.  I’m committed to providing you and your hard-working internal system the support, teaching and connection it deserves. 

As a burned out, hopeless and isolated clinician ready to leave the field 10 years into my career, IFS has kept me in the field with more energy, hope and effectiveness than I ever could have imagined. I know first-hand that the more Self led we are, the more effective and energized we will be. It’s a win win for both us and our clients! 

2022–2023 Monthly IFS Group Consultation Set Rates

FINAL REGISTRATION 9/17–9/23  ($187/month investment) for $1,495 total for 8 months of connection

Rates includes the 3% service fee. Payments are Non-Refundable, unless a Group does not meet the minimum number of 5 students to run.  

Payment plan available upon request, email support@pausewithlaura.com 

Pay 50% now (+$30 admin fee) to save your seat and pay 50% (+$30 admin fee) 4 months later 


Monthly payment: First payment is due now to hold your seat and subsequent 7 months are billed every 4 weeks 

($120 total Admin fee/$15 month)

A few partial scholarships are available each Set to individuals experiencing financial hardship. If you would like to apply for a scholarship please email support@pausewithlaura.com and describe your situation in a few sentences. We will notifiy you if a scholarship is available. If you don’t hear from us within a month from submitting your request, please don’t hesitate to email us again.    

GROUPS resume late SEPTEMBER / early OCTOBER! 


“Laura is warm, open, 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. She sensitively facilitates you to consider your inner process.”

~Melanie (UK) BACP ACC Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Level 3 IFS

“The consolidation and clarification of the vast amount of material I’ve been exposed to 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’m very grateful.”

~Amy Klatzkin, LMFT, San Francisco

Laura is particularly talented at creating a safe, warm, intellectually stimulating and welcoming space.
Her group is perfectly balanced – there is time for connection and support with other therapists and plenty of space for IFS-focused learning.
I walk away from each group with a new nugget of IFS wisdom from Laura and my peers. It is a space that is recharging, energizing, and fun.

~ Carrisa Aresta LCSW, Portland, OR

“Being able to discuss challenging cases was so helpful! Additionally, witnessing Laura work one-on-one with other members of the group was very powerful and informative.”

~Tiffany Forsyth, Spokane

About Me:  I am passionate about connecting and supporting healers globally to reduce burnout and isolation and help you be more Self-led, energized and effective. I help you deepen and embody this transformational life practice so that you can help others in a way that is sustainable and life-giving to you, too! IFS changed my life and is the reason I’m still in the field after 24 years with more energy and hope than I ever thought possible.

My IFS foundation was built working with Dick Schwartz individually for a year. I’ve maintained regular IFS therapy and supervision with two IFS Lead Trainers since 2009 and have been IFS Certified since 2010. I’m an IFS Approved Consultant for Certification and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. I’m IFIO Advanced trained, taught IFS Seminars for PESI and Program Assist for Level 1 & 2 Trainings. Areas of specialty include disordered eating, sexual trauma, couples, body-oriented practices, athletes, brain injuries and chronic illness.