Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a therapy approach, developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz, that recognizes and respects the complexity of each person’s inner world. Inner conflict between parts (often recognized as having competing beliefs and desires) is often at the root of anxiety, depression, indecisiveness, and dissatisfaction.
By listening deeply to all parts of self, we can have greater ease in our lives, greater compassion for ourselves, and less distress and reactivity. When we begin to understand our inner conflicts through the lens of IFS and parts, we develop an ability to see our struggles more clearly and with greater compassion.
In couples therapy, this lens leads to deeper understanding about habitual reactions and patterns and, ultimately, greater intimacy and connection.Learn More about IFS
Michael R. Bridges, M.S., Ph.D.
Dr. Bridges has spent the last two years in intensive study and training in IFS, including workshops and trainings with Dr. Richard Schwartz. In 2017, he began a year-long Level 1 IFS training in Philadelphia.
» Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-868-6393.
Elizabeth is a Certified IFS Therapist and a Lead Trainer in IFS-Informed EMDR Therapy through Syzygy Institute. She is passionate about IFS and its ability to help people make sense to themselves and connect with their own innate reservoir of healing. IFS recognizes and respects the complexity of each person’s inner world. By listening deeply to all parts within us, we can have greater ease in our lives, greater compassion for ourselves, and less distress and reactivity.
» Learn more at www.elizabethvenart.com/emdr
» Contact Elizabeth at ElizabethLPC@comcast.net or (215) 233-2002
Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC
Jen Perry is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. Jen Perry builds on her clients’ values and strengths and teaches them mindfulness and creative problem-solving skills, empowering them to find authentic self-expression in the world. Her approach balances the desire for personal growth and change with acceptance and loving-kindness for self and others.
» Contact Jen at email@example.com and (215) 292-5056.
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