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, guided and experienced the support and healing this transformational framework offers in both my professional and personal worlds. Internal Family Systems is a life-giving practice built on inclusion, open-heartedness, compassion and curiosity. I am passionate about teaching this way of being in the world and helping others integrate it into their lives.

I am currently available for IFS Group Consultation (for Certification if needed) and Process Groups for Clinicians, Workshops, Speaking Engagements, and AAMFT Approved Group supervision. Please visit my Offerings page for details. I’ve also listed a slew of IFS Resources here.  I look forward to connecting soon!


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

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

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