I am available to see individual clients, couples and families who want to work with the Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy model. Though I do not take insurance to cover this service, you are welcome to negotiate an out of pocket fee with me. I Lead IFS groups for men and for men and women in transition; and periodically have openings. Please feel free to call with questions or to ask for a courtesy interview. (978) 273-7094.
IFS group therapy
My private practice has always included group therapy so I’ve learned the challenges of building “safety” within the group and how important that is when encouraging everyone to fully participate. Using the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model changes the way members relate to each other making groups safer and so more productive. By learning to speak “for parts” rather than “from parts” participants learn to express themselves more assertively without violating the boundaries of others. When fully learned and appreciated, this “you turn” can dramatically improve all relationships.
Therapy for Everyone
By using the IFS model, psychotherapy can be practiced as a “wellness model” de-mystifyed and de-stimatized the process of therapy. I feel more like an educator and you less like a patient. Using the IFS model, together we see “issues” as a “problem with a part” which you can fix rather than as a “defective me.”
Working with Organizations
From tribes of children in school to the technical work group, we see leading as a process that is learned from the inside out. By that I mean, as we become more empathic and connected to our “inside tribe,” we better understand and so can more effectively manage our “outside tribes.” Working in groups with the IFS model provides a rare opportunity to learn and practice this style of leadership. Feel free to call and discuss setting up a program for your organization.