I’m Clara Angel, Your Bilingual Psychotherapist in New York, Specializing in different cutting-edge modalities and one of my psychological tools for treatment is IFS
What is IFS Therapy?
IFS is a way of looking at the different parts of a person’s mind. Just like people, these parts have their own qualities and strengths.
Sometimes, our parts get affected by difficult events in our past. These experiences can lead to strong emotions and beliefs. When our parts start fighting inside us, we end up feeling and acting in ways we don’t like.
IFS is an evidence-based model of psychotherapy that offers a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering method of understanding human problems. It is an innovative and enriching way of thinking that improves general functioning and well-being. A basic premise of IFS is that the “self” is not a single, monolithic persona, but normally a “family” or system of different parts or sub-personalities, each with its own sometimes antagonistic memories, viewpoints, desires, and agendas. “Parts” interact internally in styles like the ways that people interact. In this approach, all parts are welcome and valuable, and have good intentions to serve a positive role. Parts become extreme and can be “burdened” and/or destructive forces because of life traumas. A primary goal of IFS is to release parts form their extreme roles (burdens/traumas) so that they find and adopt their preferred, valuable roles.
What can you expect from an IFS?
- Find yourself in a non-judgmental and safe space to have the courage to explore all your parts.
- Providing opportunities for self-actualization
- Learn how to connect to those parts of ourselves that are out of balance or disconnected, and find an original way to resolve inner conflicts and promote self-growth.
Who can benefit from an IFS Therapy session?
- Panic attacks
- Self-esteem and confidence issues
- Body image issues
- Post-traumatic stress
- Childhood trauma
- Addictive patterns
- Communication issues
- Problematic relationships
- Life transitions
- Grief and loss
- Spiritual Emergency