Psychotherapy, IFS, and Spirituality
It is an act of profound courage and faith in oneself to enter into therapy.
I am trained in a number of psychotherapeutic modalities and, for the past 17 years, the focus of my work with clients employs the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of therapy. This framework of intervention welcomes clients to engage in a therapeutic relationship that effectively addresses a wide range of emotional and behavioral dynamics.
In an authentic and comfortable space, I help clients bring attention, intention and presence to the issues or concerns that brought them into psychotherapy. Throughout the process of self-discovery, clients can heal feelings of depression, anxiety, grief, fear and other difficult emotions to actualize their fullest potential and choose open-hearted connection to Self and others.
Your journey to well-being is uniquely your own. I am here to offer you support on that journey.
Internal Family Systems Theory is a psychological model that incorporates the spiritual, physical, and emotional world of the client into the active process of therapy.
It is a direct, and highly effective model that can be applied to a wide range of client issues, from anxiety and depression to addictions, grief, loss and trauma. IFS is a gentle and empowering therapeutic model that offers a path to healing from the inside out — by guiding clients to a state of inner clarity and compassion. Clarity is achieved when clients bring their focus inward in a mindful way to hear their own inner dialogue. When this happens, clients can notice many different things; thoughts, feelings, body sensations and memories which they can get curious about. Building a relationship with this inner dialogue, with ‘parts’ that hold those feelings and experiences, enables them to heal those old wounds for significant change in their outer life.
Developed over the past four decades by Dr. Richard C. Schwartz, PhD, “IFS combines an understanding of the inner life of the psyche with knowledge about interpersonal relationships. This unique and insightful model is an internationally recognized therapeutic model that has revolutionized a number of related disciplines: individual and marriage counseling, couples and family counseling, life coaching and treatment for trauma and chronic pain.” (Dr. Richard Schwartz)
I use IFS almost exclusively in my private psychotherapy practice , and through IFS, I work collaboratively with my clients to find the language and tools to identify, acknowledge and heal inner traumas that have plagued them from their past. This therapeutic model offers clients the ability to reclaim their inner strengths, attain their desired goals for health and well-being and achieve greater personal balance for a more peaceful and passionate life.
Please go to www.ifs-institute.com for more information on IFS.
Spirit in Motion
What is it that gives your life meaning? Or provides you with a deep sense of belonging? Each of us will name something different since we are informed by how we perceive life circumstances that are unique to our soul’s purpose.
The spiritual work, a blessing to be received, is in knowing, nurturing and integrating that ‘meaning’ in our daily life. Like a Shaman’s Journey, we travel life gathering experiences along the way that touch our heart and soul — to call upon for comfort in times of darkness or despair. Shamans traverse the Realms; The Lower and Upper Worlds, the Darkness and the Light, and between the Eternal and the Real worlds to gain the knowledge their dis-eased client needs for healing.
This is what we are ALL capable of doing – bringing the darkness within us to the Light, learning from our Ancestors to enhance our personal wisdom, and leaning into the truth of our place in this lifetime.
I am offering to walk that journey with you as you delve into the Shadow within. By finding that sense of ‘meaning’ in your life, you harness additional support to move your journey toward greater wholeness.