Author: Alexis Burger-Heist

What I Love About IFS:

One therapist’s take on working with Internal Family Systems. The first time Internal Family Systems (IFS) really clicked for me, I was in a practice session at my first IFS training. As the “client,” I encountered a protector part that had been causing me to intellectualize everything rather than allowing me to feel my feelings. […]

How Do I Know if IFS is Right for Me?

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based, client-centred therapeutic model. Developed in the 1980s, IFS is derived from the idea that each person is made up of many parts, which then interact with one-another like members of a family or household. Therefore, each part has its own thoughts, feelings, idiosyncrasies, and jobs to do to […]