Therapists Providing Internal Family Systems (IFS) in Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island 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!


Greg  Carpenter

Greg Carpenter

21 Brook Street, Seekonk, MA, 02771

Online Sessions, RI

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

It is important to find the therapist that feels like the right fit. We come with different personalities, ideas and tools about how to be helpful. My passion for working as a counselor is to help you live life from your solid and centered self.
As I hear your story, we identify your gifts/resources, find obstacles that keep you stuck and work together to release them. Sometimes that means being focused on your outer world and environment. Other times, it means turning inward to discover and let go whatever is keeping you blocked.
I believe life is meant to be experienced, enjoyed and have purpose. You are a unique individual and deserve an approach that is customized to fit your needs (no one-size-fits all). We are all much more than any label or diagnosis. Guiding me in my work as a counselor is a passion for helping people to find their voice, to feel more awake, alive and empowered.


Natalie  Monaghan

Natalie Monaghan

545 South Water Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $200 per session

So many people feel alone in their struggles, as well as disconnected from friends, family, and self. Seeking support is a brave step that signifies the desire for change, fulfillment and/or connection. Building a relationship with a therapist who is a good match for you and experiencing good therapy will be life changing. It is so important to find a therapist that you respect and connect well with, someone who can bring care and comfort to your most vulnerable parts.
Message to clients with an eating disorder: Struggling with an eating disorder can be such a lonely and isolating experience. Feelings are often internalized and it feels foreign or too scary to externalize them in a state of pure vulnerability. The eating disorder behaviors are helpful to numb self and distract from the current emotions and/or present stressors in your life. Although CBT and DBT skills can be helpful tools to help restructure distorted thinking, regulate emotions and improve distress, I find that it does not shift behaviors. This result leaves people feeling hopeless and frustrated. I feel passionate that the work I do with my clients not only improves symptoms, but is also transformative in the way they relate to family, friends and self.


Karin  Lewis

Karin Lewis

Online Sessions, RI

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

It's with great pride and gratitude that I introduce you to the Karin Lewis Eating Disorder Center. Together, we will take the time to understand the function of your eating disorder while simultaneously exploring and strengthening the unique and valuable parts of your inner self. As a recovered clinician, it is an honor for me and my staff to help you persevere through the challenging battles of an eating disorder.


Stacy Donn Cristo

Stacy Donn Cristo

252 Carpenter Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

As a holistic psychotherapist, I am most interested in embodiment. Our body is a fascinating landscape filled with information, wisdom, and truth that offers liberation from suffering. When we build a relationship with the inner landscape and knowing of our body we build a profound relationship with our Self. I want to hold space for care and trust and curiosity to emerge. If you are interested in personal growth or deep healing, whether it is inner inquiry arising, unresolved trauma, or phase-of-life challenges, together we work to find meaning, purpose, and reconciliation with a practice of mindful curiosity, compassion and the wisdom of your body.

I love working with Adults as we have agency! Young adulthood is a difficult yet fertile time within our lifespan; we have limited perspective and experience, yet there is so much to work with and so much ahead of us! Entering therapy at this stage allows us to build a strong foundation for the life ahead! In mid to later adulthood we have an amazing opportunity to get to know ourselves more fully and build from a foundation already set gaining clarity, meaning and purpose designed for the unique person that we are growing into!

At no matter what stage of our lives we find ourself in, growth can be very challenging and painful and we don't always recognize this pain as the signal to grow. And yet, it is!


Michelle  Vitale

Michelle Vitale

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

When navigating life challenges and changes, we can all benefit from the support, structure and accountability of a skilled compassionate companion. As your compassionate companion, I will join you in this journey of exploration and learning. We will work together to bravely and kindly learn more about you and the patterns supporting or inhibiting your growth, explore what is possible for you, and help you move in a direction that feels fulfilling for you.


Cynthia  Wilcox

Cynthia Wilcox

Online Sessions, RI

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

Hello- I am so looking forward to working with you. As you can see from my statement, I am very interactive with you and would love to hear your concerns. I once told a client, " when you have told me all your stories, even the most difficult ones, you will be well on your way to being healed." I will listen, cry, and laugh with you as you move along to freedom from your stuck narratives. I am still only doing telehealth and have had some of my most profound sessions remotely. Who knew! I hope you will join me.


Ken  Jaeger

Ken Jaeger

305 South Main Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

A lot of the distress I work with seems to involve people having strong feelings and then getting tangled up in thinking they are wrong or flawed for having the feelings. I work to help people find their own capacity to be with, befriend and hopefully transform the aspects of themselves that bring them pain and discord, (e.g. depression, anxiety, overwhelming emotional reactions or traumatic memories). I draw from several approaches to therapy, especially IFS, EMDR, and DBT, and approach patients with a personal manner that I am told is open, non-judgmental and engaged. I make my sense of direction and ideas about the course of therapy as clear as I can, and then dialogue about it with my patients to co-create an approach to working with their issues.


United Paths

United Paths

110 Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket, RI, 02860

Online Sessions, RI

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.


Amanda  Vaughn

Amanda Vaughn

325 Angell Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, 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: $150 per session

For expecting or new parents: The transition into parenthood can bring many joys and challenges. The wish to have a baby can be a powerful driving force in a man or woman’s life. Struggles with fertility can lead to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, isolation, and physical symptoms. A vicious cycle begins: fertility struggles increase depression and anxiety, and depression and anxiety have been linked to decreased fertility.
Preparing for parenthood is also a large task. Women and couples with a history of anxiety, depression, difficulty making major life adjustments, relational conflicts, loss and grief may also seek out therapy as they prepare to become parents.
Postpartum depression is the most common pregnancy complication. When the joy of motherhood is replaced by feelings of sadness, fear, hopelessness and anxiety both mother and baby are at risk. Postpartum depression can interfere with a mother’s ability to take care of and connect with her baby. I have received post-graduate training to diagnose and treat postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders.
And finally, the journey to parenthood can also involve grief and loss. Miscarriage, still birth, and other complications bring a profound form of heartache. Therapy can ease and address these issues.


Ruschelle  Khanna

Ruschelle Khanna

Online Sessions, RI

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

The relationship between you and your therapist is the most important indicator of success. Contact me today to see if we are a good fit.


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