Archive | Internal Family Systems Therapy


What is the impact of infertility?

As small children we role play as adults. We are explorers, teachers, doctors, police officers, presidents. Most often we are mommies and daddies. Children are socialized from the earliest moments to aspire to be like their parents and have children of their own. Occasionally, as children grow up to adults, they decide that they don’t […]

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The ABCs of IFS (Internal Family Systems Therapy)

Benefits of IFS Therapy Potential for Rapid Progress Client Develops Self-Reliance – not dependent on therapist for support Client-directed Therapy – pace and intensity set by you IFS, or Internal Family Systems Therapy (developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz,) believes that we each have multiple personalities or “parts” of ourselves. These parts interact with each other […]

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The Healing Power of Music: Marika Takeuchi

Healing, personal growth and freedom from pain and suffering comes from many sources. As might seem obvious, as therapists, the most common answer that we hear to the question, “What brings you into therapy?” is the answer, “I want to feel better.” People come for a wide range of reasons. Some come seeking a specific […]

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Joining the Gayby Boom

If you are a gay man, woman or couple who is considering adding children to your life, this is an exciting time!  There are more and more examples of gay men and women who are becoming parents through methods other than through previous heterosexual relationships.  How to achieve this dream, can be overwhelming without a […]

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What is Internal Family Systems Therapy? An Interview With Dr. Richard C. Schwartz

An Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy   To learn more about Dr. Schwartz’s model of therapy, I attended a conference where he was presenting. I had the opportunity to hear him lecture as well as interview him about the theory, practice, and thought processes that helped him to create Internal Family Systems Therapy. In […]

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