Internal Family Systems

Therapy Services & (Telehealth Visits Only) in Scarsdale, NY

Internal Family Systems services offered in Scarsdale, NY

Internal family systems (IFS) therapy is a powerful, evidence-based method of psychotherapy. JoAnne Singh, LMHC, and the therapy team at Fully Integrated Psychotherapy & Consultation in Scarsdale, New York, use internal family systems to treat a wide variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and trauma. Call the office to learn how you can benefit from this therapy, or use the online booking tool to set up your telemedicine therapy appointment today.

What is internal family systems therapy?

Internal family systems therapy can transform your thinking by addressing the multiple perspectives that exist in the mind. It helps you heal by reducing internal conflict that keeps you feeling stuck rather than moving forward. 

If you’ve ever had conflicted feelings — for example, part of you wanted to take a certain action, but you simultaneously feared this action might lead to disappointment or threaten your security — internal family systems therapy offers help. 

Internal conflict can paralyze you and lead to inaction. But internal family systems therapy can teach you how to address your emotional paralysis.

How does internal family systems therapy work?

Internal family systems therapy enables you to look at the parts of your thinking as sub-personalities. The word “family” captures the therapy’s focus on addressing these separate parts and bringing them together to work as a complete system.

Parts of your thinking act as protectors to ensure you're physically and emotionally safe. These aspects of your thinking may conflict with wounded parts of yourself that feel pain. Your protector instincts can suppress feelings of pain or shame to shield your emotions.

In short, your sub-personalities are often in conflict with one another and with your core sense of being.

The internal family systems approach uses talk therapy to help you identify and understand the sub-personalities that make up your mental system. Then, your therapist can help you release suppressed emotions, so you can positively manage conflicts on your own. 

Internal family systems therapy helps you address the wounded parts of yourself and express compassion toward yourself. This can help you heal from past experiences.

Your session may include visualization, relaxation exercises, journaling, and charting. 

Who benefits from internal family systems therapy?

Internal family systems therapy is effective for a number of mental health concerns, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Addiction

Internal family systems therapy helps restore mental balance and harmony by changing the dynamics between the personalities that reside within you. 

Find healing with internal family systems therapy offered at Fully Integrated Psychotherapy & Consultation. Call the office or request an appointment online today