Therapists Providing Internal Family Systems (IFS) in Connecticut

Internal Family Systems (IFS) increases self-awareness by exploring the different sub-personalities or “parts” of the mind and nurturing and deepening the connection to the self. The therapist and client work together to understand, engage, and reduce destructive parts of the mind, allowing clients to enjoy the peace and freedom of leading a self-directed life.

Find therapists in Connecticut who are trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) below. All providers have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Kevin  Makarewicz

Kevin Makarewicz

31 Halsey Drive, Greenwich, CT, 06870

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

My work is based on the attitude that whatever pain or situation you are suffering- who you are is larger than that pain or situation.

I want you to know that no matter what you have experienced in your life, there is a way to cope and ultimately transform your life to have purpose. meaning and joy.

I would be honored to accompany you in your process of healing.


Linda  Olson

Linda Olson

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $175 per session

I love to help clients feel listened to, affirmed, validated and understood. My goal is to give you the skills to understand and validate yourself – not to judge or question yourself. I can’t do it for you – and (not but!) I can do it with you, so you don’t have to feel alone.

My passion is also to help women who grew suffering with narcissistic abuse learn how to heal and how not to unconsciously repeat the patterns learned in childhood.


The Root Therapy NYC

The Root Therapy NYC

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $50 - $200 per session

Having worked in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and traditional addiction treatment, our Founder and Director, Katherine Casey, saw firsthand the benefits of holistic care beyond traditional talk therapy including somatic and arts therapies, providing family support, collaborating with medical providers, and referrals to community resources. Perhaps most importantly, she recognized the value of using personal insight and experiences to help guide clients on their paths to wellness and self-discovery. Today, these lessons are the principles that guide our practice.

At The Root Therapy NYC clients have the opportunity to develop insight and gain new skills while feeling empowered in the therapeutic process. Clients play a key role in developing goals and evaluating progress in the therapeutic process – they decide what they want to get out of therapy and when they have achieved their goals.

The Root Therapy NYC is staffed with therapists with a range of clinical training and expertise to help guide clients through a change process using approaches that research has proven effective. Each therapist is an individual who reflects the group’s guiding principles through ongoing clinical supervision, continuing education, community engagement, and self-care.


Patrick  Davin

Patrick Davin

270 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT, 06830

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Optum, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 - $150 per session

My goals as a therapist are simple: To help you overcome your current problems through honest reflection and collaboration in an empathetic, non-judgmental and trusting therapeutic relationship. I want you to leave my office feeling stronger, more resilient, self-aware, and hopeful about your future. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, substance issues, a challenging transition like separation or divorce, or just the day-to-day stress of managing life, we'll work together to find the solutions that will ease your symptoms and, most importantly, help you heal and grow.

I regularly counsel patients dealing with relationship and family problems, those contemplating separation or divorce, as well as those struggling with destructive personal behaviors, anxiety, and depression. I additionally work with clients who have experienced trauma and many wanting to improve their self-worth.

My passion for counseling is rooted simply in a desire to help people heal and find a path to happiness. I have a flexible, eclectic, and creative approach that's designed to meet your individual needs. Your goals are my goals-let's reach them together.


Constance  Mindell

Constance Mindell

60 Washington Avenue, Hamden, CT, 06518

16 Old Oak Road, Trumbull, CT, 06611

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, United Healthcare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $60 - $100 per session

To be listened to, to be heard, to share difficult issues and life events, to learn to trust, to not be judged, and even to laugh...this is what becomes part of our work together towards meeting your goals.


The Virtual Counselors

The Virtual Counselors

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

The Virtual Counselors is a group practice whose providers offer online therapy and psychological support to clients living in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, DC, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts Maryland, Colorado, California and Washington. They specialize in working with all childhood disorders, individuals and couples for anxiety, trauma. relationship counseling, addictions, and infidelity.

The Virtual Counselors are committed to providing supportive and highly individualized care for their clients, and helping them navigate times of transition and change within their relationships, family, career, and identities.


Neal  Sardana

Neal Sardana

420 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT, 06410

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $60 - $100 per session

Through both professional and personal experience, I know career development can be a challenging process. It encompasses our mental health, knowing ourselves, putting ourselves out there, navigating expectations and trying to make the right choice among so many options. With empathy and compassion, my goal is to make career development an empowering process helping you connect to who you are, find meaningful work, and live the life you want.


Zev  Berkowitz

Zev Berkowitz

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

All you need to bring to therapy is an open mind and a willingness to explore. I am a very interactive therapist; I give a lot of feedback and guidance. In my work with individuals, I help people see how they developed the coping skills and defense mechanisms they did, and how to begin recognizing them in a less judgmental way. I also teach couples new communication skills: how to rebuild trust and safety after a breach, how to mirror one another, ways to validate and empathize. We work on breaking bad patterns and create healthier ones using positivity and appreciations.

It's so rewarding to help children, couples and families heal old and current wounds, and to see my clients use therapy as a way to soar to new emotional freedoms. Please don't be in pain anymore: contact me so we can set goals together, develop healthier ways of coping, and watch you blossom


Kelly  Dobbs

Kelly Dobbs

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

As your therapist, I supply unique, creative, and culturally sensitive services to individuals, couples, and families. My approach is empathically pragmatic, honest, direct, and supportive to illuminate the power of your choices that will unlock the healing process. That is why as a team, you and I will develop a solid foundation from which to explore healing and recovery strategies particular to your issues. We will dissect your internal struggles and apply evidenced based solutions, without judgement, for your healthy growth and development. I love helping people create their life goals and supporting them while they work towards them, remember You are your best thing.


Kevin  Chiang

Kevin Chiang

1 Linden Place, Hartford, CT, 06106

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $60 - $100 per session

I am passionate to provide you a professional and safe environment which allows you to freely express yourself. You have already taken the first step in healing process when you start seeking therapy because you recognized the emotional distress and issue which need to be addressed. This motivation is so important that I will assist you to maintain it and transform it into positive outcomes by improving your way of coping. I look forward to work together - You are not alone in overcoming any life challenges.


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