IFS Training: Richard Schwartz‘s Internal Family Systems Institute provides training in IFS to practitioners through intensive programs called Level One, Level Two and Level Three. At any point a year or after taking a Level One training a practitioner can apply to become a Certified IFS Therapist with IFS-I by completing further learning, supervision and by having had their work reviewed and accepted by an approved IFS-I certifier. Derek Scott also provides training in IFS and anyone that has completed his Skills and Competencies Course is considered IFS Informed.
IFIO Training: Intimacy from The Inside Out (IFIO) is a form of couples therapy with its roots in IFS. Toni Herbine-Blank and the IFS-I provide a special Level Two (IFIO) that teaches this couples protocol. In addition Toni provides Advanced IFIO trainings.
Sometimes life can become overwhelming. In the midst of the many challenges we face, it can be difficult to remember that it is okay to feel confused, frustrated, angry, sad, or apathetic. As a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), my approach is client-centred. Utilizing IFS therapy, I assist people with discovering and accepting all the unique parts of themselves, encouraging self-care and to speak freely without fear of judgement. The simple act of sharing our experiences and trials in our lives in a safe, non-judgmental space can help to begin the healing process.
From there, many paths of exploration open as we bring awareness to behavioural patterns, family dynamics, experiences from the past or even from childhood. Often we may find ourselves repeating old habits and unsure of how to begin to make healthy shifts in behaviour to improve present day situations. With IFS, we are able to bring the wounded or activated parts to the present where they belong, are safe, and loved.
If you find yourself feeling stressed, anxious, experiencing relationship difficulties or want help making changes in your life – it would be my privilege to work with you. I am located in Toronto but I also offer video sessions online. If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to call me for a complimentary phone consultation.