Therapists Providing Internal Family Systems (IFS) in New Jersey

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 New Jersey 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!


Malissa  Pansa-ad

Malissa Pansa-ad

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $150 per session

Seeking therapy can be an intimidating and overwhelming process. From acknowledging that you would like more support to searching for the right therapist for you, it takes time, effort, and courage to face your challenges and risk vulnerability. That is why I aim to create a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental space where you experience trust, safety, and comfort to bring your authentic self into the room. To be vulnerable and open as your true self without fear of judgment is to move towards freedom and expansion.

I especially enjoy working with BIPOC individuals, couples, and families to explore issues of race, sex, gender, culture, and other identity that may be impacting your relationships, work, or overall wellbeing. As a family and couple therapist, I believe problems reside between people and not within them. We will approach your challenges from a relational and systems perspective, putting into consideration the context, environments, and systems we all reside in. You are the center of your story and expert on your life. We will build upon and utilize your innate skills and strengths to better understand and work through your challenges.


The Root Therapy NYC

The Root Therapy NYC

Online Sessions, NJ

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.


Tara L Moyle

Tara L Moyle

Online Sessions, NJ

30 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ, 07932

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 in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

We all need to be seen, and heard, at any age. Being scared, anxious, or even depressed are sometimes part of being a person. Our fast-paced digital world can present unique challenges for our bodies and minds. I am happy to meet you wherever you are, and will approach each visit with a sense of compassionate curiosity. Just as we hunger for stories of other people to help guide us, you may wonder about your own story. Why are you here? What must you do with your life?

I work with adolescents (12+) through older, retired adults and specialize in issues of transition, anxiety, adjustment, depression, and vocation. I am not the expert in your life; you are. But sometimes we need help with perspective. Together, we will create a plan that will help you reduce the most difficult aspects of your life and help you determine how to move through them. What cannot be changed can be reviewed, understood, and ultimately, accepted.


Danielle  Naghi

Danielle Naghi

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $175 per session

I will work with you collaboratively to understand your experience, your joy, your pain, your struggles, and your goals. We all have different parts of us that make up who we are, and help us learn and grow. They influence how we feel about ourselves, our relationships, and our environments.

You may have a self-critical part, a hopeless part, a caretaking part, and many more. I truly enjoy getting to know each new client's inner world, and helping you harness your own self-love for transformative healing.

As we work together, you will better understand why you think and feel the way you do, and the patterns of interaction that can get in your way. As you increase your awareness, you will learn more skills to build healthy relationships and make choices that bring you closer to how you want to live. If that sounds interesting to you, schedule a call, and we can see if we're a good fit!


Connie  Seligman

Connie Seligman

248 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ, 07932

Online Sessions, NJ

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 per session

When life deals you a blow that knocks you off your feet, it's hard to see how talking to a therapist can help. It's true we can't change what happens in the world but we can change how we react when bad things happen. Many of us have inner critics that tell us to “be positive” or “stop feeling sorry for ourselves.” Loss feels bad enough; it doesn’t help to feel guilty about feeling bad, or angry. Often these inner critics are driven by a fear that uncomfortable emotions such as sadness or anger will overwhelm you. I know how to help people to feel grief or despair without sinking into it; or anger without being carried away by it. It may be hard to believe this, but letting yourself feel can actually be liberating.

By focusing on your internal world, I can help you cope with dignity, grace and strength.


Christiana  Ibilola Awosan

Christiana Ibilola Awosan

2130 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood, NJ, 07040

Online Sessions, NJ

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

On the fence about going to therapy? We hear you! And you being on the fence makes total sense to us. You don't want your 'business' out to a stranger. At Ibisanmi Relational Health, we know that this thought can stop you from moving towards your healing. We're glad that you're still reading even with this thought in mind. We understand it's difficult to start on the therapy path even if you know it's important to your healing process. This is why we're committed to taking this critical journey with you. We're here to understand you and the issues you're dealing with, help you move towards your healing, and reclaim your wholeness.


United Paths

United Paths

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon Health Options, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Cigna, First Health, Harvard Pilgrim, Medicaid, Medicaid (through Tufts), Medicaid (through United Health), Medicare, Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), Medicare (through United Health), Tricare, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Providence College Student Health Insurance (Cigna), Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $90 - $120 per session

United Paths is a boutique clinical practice that provides services to children, teenagers (13-18), young adults/college students, adults, parents, couples, families, and older adults.
Clinicians at United Paths utilize a number of treatment options, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness practices, and more.


The Virtual Counselors

The Virtual Counselors

Online Sessions, NJ

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.


Anees  Benferhat

Anees Benferhat

Online Sessions, NJ

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 - $400 per session

I welcome you as you are. You may be seeking to shift a pattern of thinking or behavior, to heal trauma from your past, or to just stop feeling so lousy. We will partner together to understand your strengths, stuck points, and goals, and we will tailor our work to meet your specific needs. I will help you create the life that you want and deserve, one step at a time, at your pace, and without judgment.

Reach out to discuss the possibility of working together. We will have a brief phone call to discuss what you are seeking help for, and whether I am the right person to work with you. I welcome the privilege of working with people of all races, ethnicities, spiritualities, genders, and orientations. There are no boxes here, only people.


Mallory  Sprague

Mallory Sprague

Online Sessions, NJ

Insurances: United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Together in therapy we will figure out what is keeping you from feeling fulfillment, and develop tools to help break down those barriers and find more contentment each day. As a clinician, I collaboratively identify a person’s inherent strengths, empowering them to enact positive changes within themselves and their relationships. My approach is person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed. Curiosity, compassion, and humor enable a safe and engaging atmosphere in which to do individualized work.

Integrating various therapeutic modalities will allow our sessions to best suit you and your needs. I have worked in the U.S. and abroad with people of all ages and experiences including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, substance use, and personal and inherited trauma. My worldview has been further shaped by my time as a Peace Corps Volunteer and member of the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians. My lens is ever-growing and nonjudgmental, allowing me to bring nuance and understanding to my practice.


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