I offer IFS sessions in Los Angeles and online for anyone interested in healing the source of inner conflict. Internal Family Systems therapy is based on the recent discovery that our personality is not a singular perspective but rather a collection of diverse perspectives which often conflict. Like a meadow of different kinds of plants, flowers, and pollinators, we are a diverse system of attitudes, beliefs, and feelings all contained within one person.
The human mind is multiple in nature. It argues with itself and each side of the argument has a valid reason for its perspective. When we try to hold our personality to one consistent way of thinking and feeling, we inevitably let ourselves down because it is not in our nature to remain in one enduring perspective. We are comprised of a variety of attitudes and beliefs. The mind is a like village of aspects all with unique concerns, gifts, and insights to offer. These different aspects are called “parts” in the IFS worldview. And the work of an IFS session is to listen to all our parts with curiosity and compassion. To do this we develop an awareness of the Self.
Rather than fight with all the different parts within us, this ground-breaking approach to self-guided therapy teaches us how to include, listen to, and support all the different parts of our personality. This not only deepens our understanding of ourselves but also helps us relate better to everyone around us. Through IFS work we can release destructive behaviors and compulsive addictions by becoming a compassionate listener to all sides of the issue.
These IFS Sessions in Los Angeles are a process of learning how to relax with parts of our personality that may have never relaxed in their life. This process teaches us how to trust our adult selves through a fun and highly creative dialogue with our thoughts and feelings.
An IFS Session involves:
1. Working with our imagination as a powerful healing tool and a resource for maintaining grounded calm.
2. Listening to our emotions and our emotional logic with compassion and acceptance.
3. Developing our inner witness, the Self and the listener who is compassionate, curious, and tremendously resourceful as a healer.
Developed by Richard Schwartz over 30 years ago, the IFS approach to problem-solving is proving to be wildly successful in a variety of fields. These IFS Sessions in Los Angeles effectively reduce stress, relieve depression, release anger, and build a sense of trust and safety with ourselves.
I offer Internal Family Systems – IFS sessions in Los Angeles and online. Learn more about me.
Schedule a Session
If you would like to discover how the Internal Family Systems approach works, or if you have a pressing situation you need help digging in and finding clarity on, schedule one session and we can navigate all the parts of your personality involved with the issue.
This option can be scheduled whenever you feel a session would be helpful. And can address any issue or goal you’d like to look more closely at.
Sometimes regular support over a consistent amount of time is essential for digging deep and excavating larger obstacles. Schedule once a week for three consecutive weeks or once a month for three consecutive months and save $45.
This option enables us to consistently track and follow up on any larger challenge you may be facing to shift any long-standing challenges. A regular recurring IFS program is able to provide a consistent support system for your healing and expansion process.
Demonstrations of an IFS session:
Different And In Depth
“…the way you have explained is purely beautiful. I am at a loss for words… It was like seeing me outside of me and it answered every question I had. Thank you so very much. You are truly amazing. Your work is so different and in-depth- unlike most others…”
A Confident And Clear Teacher
“Jessica turned what I expected to be a plain old reading into a spiritual journey for me. With every step, I felt I was being guided by a confident and clear teacher. Jessica speaks with a calm and honest voice and creates a warm and peaceful atmosphere. She truly listens to any and all questions her student might have and answers with a wealth of knowledge and insight. I have a deeper and more profound understanding of myself knowing that I have help and guidance from all living things if I trust my inner knowing. We are all connected, and Jessica is a teacher who can shed light on questions about our true nature. She is a wise and beautiful person; a true medicine woman. ” -A. from California
I’ll Never Forget It
“I received a reading as a gift and had no idea such things existed. To be honest, I was wary at first. But it was really helpful! And really fun! The conversation was so easy and creative. Jessica has a rare skill in describing things but what I liked best was when I asked a question about what I ought to do about a situation in my life she said, “I don’t know. What does this animal make you think of?” And just by discussing the nature of an animal I found the answer I was looking for! I’d never thought about animals in this way before but now, it seems perfectly natural. I highly recommend giving this reading as a gift to someone you love. I’ll never forget it. Thank you, Jessica!”
Thorough And Exacting In Her Craft
“I’ve had many animal card readings by Jessica, including the totem, and from each reading, I learn something new about myself. She is thorough and exacting at her craft and has always led me to a place of better understanding. Knowing my totem animals has allowed me to witness my behavior from a more objective viewpoint. Jessica’s readings make understanding the inner workings of your mind enjoyable.”
A Safe And Magical Space
Jessica created a safe, friendly and magical space for a very insightful reading. She was very welcoming and I appreciated how earnest and thorough she was, even going over the time limit out of pure enthusiasm. She did a great job explaining what a medicine card reading is and was so informative throughout the process. I definitely left the reading feeling more self-aware, fulfilled, and more open to grand mystery. The readings have only revealed more as time goes on.”
A Profound Experience
“The ceremony to discover my animal totems actually changed my life. I feel a bit cheesy saying that and had never done anything like this before, but with Jessica, I had a profound experience of insight and understanding of myself in the world. Knowing what animals to look to for guidance and how to better listen to the symbolism of animals has given me a feeling of being comfortable in the right skin. The ceremony has exposed me to strength and wisdom of various kinds within and outside myself and strengthened my connection with the natural and spiritual worlds. I can’t recommend this enough to anyone interested in learning more.” – A.A.H.