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Understanding Internal Family Systems (IFS): Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a psychotherapeutic approach that views the mind as a complex system with various inner parts or "subpersonalities." These inner parts represent different aspects of your personality, each with its own feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. IFS therapy helps individuals explore and harmonize these inner parts to achieve emotional healing and balance. Application and Scope of Internal Family Systems (IFS): IFS is applied to address a wide range of emotional concerns, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. It's particularly effective for individuals seeking to understand and transform the inner conflicts or "parts" that influence their emotions and behaviors. IFS is relevant for people of all ages and backgrounds. What to Expect in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Sessions: In IFS sessions, you'll work with a trained therapist who will guide you through a process of internal exploration. You'll identify and interact with different inner parts, gaining insight into their roles and origins. Through compassionate dialogue and visualization techniques, you'll foster understanding and cooperation among these inner parts, leading to emotional healing and self-empowerment.

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Honor Your Anger

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How Do We Make Peace In A Sick World?

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If You Really Love Me, You Would Listen To Me!

It sure does come up often:  "Why can't they listen?" "Why can't they show me the same courtesy and care that I show to them?" "Why do they tell me…

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How To Get Your Spouse To "See" You -- And Not Keep Expecting You To Be Just Like Them

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What Creates Intimacy In Your Marriage?

What Creates Intimacy In Your Marriage? Well, let's start with a couple questions that need to come first…. What Is Intimacy? "I know that town intimately well," Bob said. "After…

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Why Gas-lighting Is Crazymaking

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Why Are Conversations So Complicated?

Thank you to two people who requested this topic. It's the old complaint of, "Why can't we communicate?" Here's the short answer: Because the "we" in that sentence isn't actually…

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The Marriage Weekend Didn't Work?  It’s Not Your Fault

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When Is Therapy Short? And When Is It Long?

Therapy actually can be short. Here's the combo you need: 1. an excellent therapist (do a search in the group or on my blog of "what makes a good therapist"…

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One Surprising Way To Get Past Limiting Beliefs

“I know I can stand up for myself. I know exactly what to say. I’ve practiced it in front of the mirror a thousand times!” Carrie said. “But when it…

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A Short Answer To Getting Them Into Therapy

In the last years that my husband was alive, he’d gotten paranoid. (Later, I put the pieces together and realized that he’d had Frontal-Temporal dementia.) We would have long talks…

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Why We Think We're Right When We're Wrong

“With all due respect, DrDeb,” he started out, [Uh-oh, it’s trouble when they start out that way.] “I’ve known my wife for 25 years and I know what I’m talking…

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Professionals Who Specialize in Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Jonah Mishaan, LMHC, CASAC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

I have gleaned much wisdom from my teachers, even more from my colleagues, and most profoundly from my patients.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Danielle Rosenthal

Therapist, Licensed Master of Social Work, LMSW

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Caryn Guttman-Weber, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Esti Marcus, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Trauma Focused Integrative Psychotherapy

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Anna Sherman, MFT

Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RP, MA

You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy - Nightbirde

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 👂 Listener

Shaya Hecht

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Human first, Psychotherapist second

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💪 Challenging

Yeshaya Kraus

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Come meet yourself! I'll introduce you.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🙌 Affirming

Rebecca Marcus

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Aaron Silverman

Therapist, LMSW

#gettingtohappy

  • 😃 Humorous
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🔥 Energetic

Jordan Boehler, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Anything is possible.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🔥 Energetic
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Dr. Yosef Tropper, PsyD

Therapist, Doctor of Psychology, LCPC, LMHC, LPC

Every wall is a door. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative
  • 🐣 Out of the box

Taibke Hyman, LPC

Therapist, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? -Hillel

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 💪 Challenging
  • 👂 Listener

Jodi Engelstein, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, MS

Your goals in therapy will always stand as building blocks for the work we do.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Beth (Bassie) Gugenheim, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

I can change by what happened to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it. (Maya Angelou)

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Michelle Halle, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

People raised on love see things differently than people raised on survival

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 👂 Listener

Mendel Toron

Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, EMDR Certified

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― Carl Gustav Jung

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Brenda Landau

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous

Michael Meir

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MD, PhD, LMHC

TEDx speaker, former dean of health sciences (NY), author of four books. Active listener and proactive therapist.

Caren Redlich

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, MA Psych/LCSW

Gratitude in the attitude

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🎨 Creative
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Daniel Schonbuch, LMFT

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue. - Viktor Frankl

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Robin Gutman, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💭 Open minded

Rachel Lowinger

Therapist, PhD

  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Loren Aryeh Leib Ecker

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, CASAC-T

The way out is through

  • 💙 Warm
  • 💪 Challenging
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Esther (Ellen) Gendelman

Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC

Menachem Stulberger, LMFT

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

We can only change ourselves. When we show up differently, that gives the opportunity for others to change as well.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Yaakov Bekhor, AMFT

Therapist, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Time, Care, and Love can heal all wounds

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 👂 Listener

Rachel Levinson, LCSW

Therapist, LCSW

I aim to create a positive, supportive space that encourages growth, self-discovery, and a sense of empowerment for each unique individual

  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🤝 Collaborative
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Rachel Shasho, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

I'll be here through the tough days, the longing, the heartache and your biggest wins on your healing journey

  • 💙 Warm
  • 🙏 Spiritual
  • 👂 Listener

Chaya Danziger

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Dovid Meshchaninov, LPCC

Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, SEP

To find your light, you need to first face your darkness.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Jacob Emanuel, MFT, RP

Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Truth, like love and sleep, resents approaches that are too intense. ― W. H. Auden

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🎨 Creative

Marina Breydo

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Erica Klein, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Jen Gottesman

Therapist, Master of Social Work

It's never overreacting to ask for what you want and need -- Amy Poehler

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous

Basya Pessin

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Ashley Perl

Coach, Somatic Healing Coach

Empowerment through self-healing

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Gershon Basch, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Your mind is a tapestry of beliefs

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Bassy Schwartz

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

You are the one you've been waiting for -Richard Schwartz

  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🥇 Empowering

Dr. Deb Hirschhorn, Ph.D.

Therapist, Ph.D, LMHC

The Self is in everybody. . . the Self cannot be damaged, the Self doesn't have to develop, and the Self possesses its own wisdom about how to heal internal as well as exteral relationships.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Mattie Chein

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Chava Abramovitz, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R

We are hurt in relationship, and we heal in relationship.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💭 Open minded

Rachel Yaghobian, Ms.Ed

Coach, Ms.Ed, RMMC

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Nahum Spirn

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

The more we accept people as they are (including ourselves!), the freer they are to change. And the harder we try to get rid of emotions and thoughts, the stronger they become.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative
  • 🐣 Out of the box

Mindy Friedman, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

We are more awake, alive, and complex than we know.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Yocheved Jacobsohn, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Change is inevitable, growth is optional

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Moshe Norman

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 😃 Humorous

Brooke English

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, RYT

Rachy Friedlander, Somatic Coach

Coach, Emotions Master Coach/TEB Practitioner

The real flex is how many wounds you can turn into wisdom.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Estee Esses, LMSW

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Although we can't go back and make a brand new start, we can start from now and make a brand new end.

Shimshon Meir Frankel

Coach

Free yourself from the foreign thoughts and unhealthy behaviors that have been keeping your true self at bay.

  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎨 Creative

Eli Goldberg

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, CASAC

We are all just walking each other home - Ram Dass

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Michali Friedman, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-C

Embrace Yourself. Embrace Each Other. Embrace Life.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Malka Shaw, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Ready to increase the Joy in Your Life? Let’s take this journey together…

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 👂 Listener

Lynn Zakeri, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener

Naomi Franklin

Therapist, LCSW-R; Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Benson Fox, Life Coach

Coach, Certified Life Coach and PsyD Candidate

If you want different results, then do things differently.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 💪 Challenging
  • 🐣 Out of the box

Danielle Pliver, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

What you feel you can heal

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm

Feiga Weinstock, LMSW

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

If I am I because I am I, and you are you because you are you, then I am I and you are you. But if I am I because you are you and you are you because I am I, then I am not I and you are not you!

  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented
  • 🥇 Empowering

Chavie Brumer, LCSW-R

Therapist, Psychotherapist, LCSW

Let's be kind also to those who are unseen and unheard.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🎨 Creative

Ari Poliakoff, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

I excel at helping people discover and understand themselves. This is the key to healing, success, and growth.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Divi (Devorah) Kamman

Psychiatric Medication Provider, PMHNP

The medicine has to go deeper than the wound

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Zipa Leah Scheinberg

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, EMDR, SIFI

Healing from C-PTSD is a Soulful Journey of Recovery

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous

Eli Kaufman, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Jacob (Chezki) Finkelstein

Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, MTL, MSCC, LPC

Because you have it in you.

Simona Noaghiul Yland

Therapist, MD, MPH, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Fully mindful of each moment. ... "You cannot add more minutes to a day, but you can utilize each one to the fullest

Chana Eisenstein, CPC

Coach, Certified Professional Coach, CPC

The quality of your life is dependent on the quality of your relationships.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🙏 Spiritual
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Miriam Porat

Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist

There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life - Tara Brach

Raizy Mushell

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I’m possible".

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