What is Internal Family Systems (IFS)?

Internal Family Systems is one of the fastest growing and most effective models of therapy. Developed by Richard Schwartz in 1980s, IFS recognizes that within each of us is a variety of desires, fears, wounds and motivations. This is experienced in a diversity and multiplicity of emotions, thoughts, impulses, sensations, and desires. It takes as valid and revealing the experiences we all have of being pulled in different directions or being confused at how part of us knows what to do yet we don’t always do what we know is best.

The bumper sticker motto of IFS is “All Parts Are Welcome.” The idea is that when we can consciously identify and care for the various components of who we are then we are better equipped to care for ourselves and respond in the world in a way that is more authentic and wise. It acknowledges that all of us are composed of many parts and utilizes the strengths of all our parts to grow into the fullness of who we can be while caring for the parts of us that have been injured in difficult or traumatizing life events.

By acknowledging all our parts, meeting the needs of parts that were injured in the past, and gaining awareness and access to our innate center/spirit/soul/self, each person is freer to cultivate contemporary relationship and connections in a healthful way. 

About Our IFS Therapy Services

I firmly believe that every person can benefit from working with a therapist. Let's face it...none of us get through childhood and adolescence scot free. We all have experiences that have caused us emotional, relational, and/or physical pain. Psychotherapy, at its best, provides a safe and supportive relational environment to help heal emotional and relational injuries from the past, untangle outdated and now unhelpful coping strategies developed to deal with the hurts, and gain the skills and understanding needed to move forward in life with stability and flexibility to handle the future.

Grounding Flight Wellness offers psychotherapy services for adult individuals and specializes in:

  • Trauma recovery/PTSD
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Spiritual crisis and growth
  • Identity exploration
  • Legacy burdens
  • Therapy for therapists

My clinical orientation is client-centered, holistic, parts-welcoming, and embodied.

Choosing a therapist to partner with to achieve your personal goals can feel daunting but can be one of the most life-enhancing decisions you make. Grounding Flight offers a welcoming and comfortable environment so you can feel at home, comfortable, and safe. We realize that there is more to you than the challenges you are currently facing and help you access your innate wisdoms to be more clearly you!

Appointments for individual therapy can be made by emailing me at groundingflight@gmail.com or texting 678-631-7630.