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Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an approach in psychotherapy that identifies and addresses multiple sub-personalities, also thought of as families, within each person’s internal mental world. This therapy involves six primary steps in the therapeutic process. These sub-personalities consist of wounded parts and painful emotions such as anger and shame, and parts that try to control and protect us from the pain of the wounded parts.
The sub-personalities are often in conflict with each other and with one’s core Self, a concept that describes the confident, compassionate, whole person that is at the core of every individual. IFS therapists focus on healing the wounded parts and restoring mental balance and harmony by helping their clients to change the dynamics that create discord among the sub-personalities and the Self.
If it sounds like Internal Family Systems therapy could be a good fit for your needs, please give us a call, (240) 252-3349. Let’s take some time to discuss your needs and answer all your questions.