I’m Kasandra, a licensed clinical social worker, yoga instructor and a mental health advocate. As a clinician I use IFS to support individuals with addressing their mental health. Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence based therapy that helps you to go inward and heal. When you say ‘a part of me wants to have people over tonight but there is also this part of me that just wants to stay home in my pajamas and watch my favorite show’, that's IFS language.
We start therapy sessions by just getting to know your parts. ‘Parts’ take on either an extreme protective role or help to hold pain and vulnerability. The hope is that you are able to explore your ‘Parts’ by leading with ‘Self’ energy.
During your IFS session I hold space and guide you to learning more about your ‘Parts’ and ‘Self’. By accessing your internal system you will be able to learn why and or what your emotions are communicating, how you can help them calm down, and find out what they need from you and begin to trust ‘Self’ more.
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