Therapists Providing Internal Family Systems (IFS) in San Francisco Bay Area

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 San Francisco Bay Area 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!


Ektha  Aggarwal

Ektha Aggarwal

Online Sessions, CA

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

As your therapist, I am committed to helping you discover your inner power and cultivate lasting change. I help people whose emotions or thoughts take over at the worst possible moments, and those who wrestle with day-to-day life confusion, pain or loss. This period of time can feel overwhelming and debilitating. It may even affect your relationships with family, friends or career.

As Shannon Alder puts it, “courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” How do you to face the difficult questions, show courage, and claim your Shakti (strength) in order to heal?

Healing begins with love. Let’s work on being in love with the person in the mirror. You have been through so much and are still showing resilience. As your psychotherapist, I help you navigate the challenges of adulthood & manage your feelings through interventions such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Walking Therapy and other holistic methods like Crystal Healing.

If you are ready to feel empowered, effortlessly achieve your goals, and feel more happiness in your life, contact me today for a complimentary telephone consultation. I am in this with you & TOGETHER we can navigate any conflict you are trying to manage.


Sepideh  Hakimzadeh

Sepideh Hakimzadeh

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $175 per session

Motherhood is a transformational experience. We need connection and support while we navigate this new terrain to feel validated and to learn new tools for dealing with the parts of the journey that test us most. Becoming a parent has a tremendous impact on our identity and very concept of selfhood. It has great potential to reshape our understanding of ourselves and help us heal. I feel passionate about helping parents of all kinds to navigate pregnancy and the post-birth journey. Sharing our stories breaks the stigma around the psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual strains of parenting.

I’m passionate about navigating pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and the postpartum journey, and helping all parents develop healthy attachment with their children. I especially like to work with women in the transitional spaces, addressing identity shifts, ideas of mothering, wellness issues, and challenges. I work with parents who have experienced loss and NICU.

As a mother and stepmother, I understand just how much support parents need. I'm here to encourage honest conversations about the joys and difficult realities of parenting. To deepen the work in individual therapy, I also offer a pregnancy and postpartum therapy group.

As a naturalized American citizen of Iranian origin, I have a deep understanding of cross-cultural relationships and raising children with an emphasis on bicultural awareness. Identity is an important part of my work, and I welcome bicultural folxs from all life stages.


Melissa  Divaris Thompson

Melissa Divaris Thompson

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

You may feel like you are functioning in life, but struggling underneath. With so much uncertainty in the world, you may be experiencing more anxiety, sadness, or overwhelm. Perhaps you are struggling in your intimate relationship, with your family or friends or by yourself. No matter your situation, talking to someone can be helpful to feel more grounded, clear, and less stressed.

In allowing ourselves to feel, we create a space within to open and grow. In our busy lives, we often forget our true nature and end up feeling stuck, tired, anxious and unhappy.

As a holistic and depth oriented therapist, my role is to support my adults and couples in finding wholeness — mind, body, and spirit — creating more joy, ease, and healthy relationships. I help my clients remember their empowered authentic voice and “tap back in” to their true self.

In a safe and warm environment, my clients are able to explore their past and their present, to understand what’s missing in their life, what they truly yearn for, and what is keeping them apart from that. Through this exploration, I help clients express their inner most desires, bringing more peace, balance, and happiness to their lives.


Cyndi  Pulsinelli

Cyndi Pulsinelli

Online Sessions, CA

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

Courage means to feel fear and do it anyway. Stepping into therapy and facing what isn’t working in our lives takes courage. The beauty of therapy is that it’s safe place to be heard, feel seen, and gain effective insight in order to make lasting changes. It’s an honor for me to be your guide and witness on your journey! I look forward to hearing from you.


Barbara  Waldman

Barbara Waldman

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

I am delighted to spend 10 to 15 minutes on the phone discussing your issues and deciding if I am a good fit for you. If we decide to have a session I normally start with an evaluation. During this time we can both decide whether I am the best person to provide the services for you. During our first session, we will get to know each other and talk about what you might like to accomplish in therapy. It is also important that you “ check me out“, and ask me about anything you need to know so that your decision to work with me is as informed as possible.


Katharine  Putman

Katharine Putman

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $185 - $215 per session

It's so valuable to find someone who really listens to your deepest longings and feelings and doesn't judge, but instead invites you to attune to your true self and become more fully who you were meant to be. We'll set aside an hour a week (more or less frequently as needed) to create a space for you slow talk freely and to identify and discuss your feelings, patterns and authenticity in relationships, life transitions, identity development, work/life balance, your vocational calling, spirituality, etc. I'll work with you to set goals, and we'll continue to evaluate your progress toward goals and set new ones, if you'd like. I look forward to talking with you!


Dovid  Meshchaninov

Dovid Meshchaninov

Online Sessions, CA

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

I know how hard it can be to struggle emotionally, feel lost, and perhaps even hopeless. Frequently, despite our best efforts, we cannot get out of our stuck patterns or reach the well-being that we deserve. I get it. Life is really complex, and it's really hard to navigate all its layers. However, please be assured that healing and thriving is possible. All that's needed is your continued courage for healing and support from the outside. I’ll be honored to be your support on that journey.


Stephanie  Macadaan

Stephanie Macadaan

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $215 per session

As your therapist it is my job to ensure that I am working effectively, using the latest research and training to help you make positive changes in your life. I take my role seriously, and continually work to ensure that I am honing my skills to best meet your needs.

Whether you are looking for individual or couples counseling, I have got you covered with specialized training, and a safe and comfortable office where you will feel heard, understood and challenged.


Ryan  Chandler

Ryan Chandler

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

It takes a great deal of courage to ask for help. Appreciating and respecting that courage, my work is to help my clients attain their goals, discarding whatever has prevented them from doing so in the past. I consider therapy a collaborative effort between the individual and therapist. My hope is that the clients with whom I work feel supported and empowered to make the changes they desire.

Treatment focuses on increasing awareness about life patterns, building on strengths, and developing new coping abilities. My professional strengths include: a knowledge of a variety of presenting issues and treatment options, an innate ability to connect easily with clients, and the capacity to incorporate the realities of daily living into the process.


Jane  Cunha

Jane Cunha

Online Sessions, CA

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

Every one of us is in the process of creating our life story. Often times, our lives can get off track, and we need the wisdom of a professional to help to reimagine a better path.

I am interested in how psychotherapy relates to the creative process. We can use modalities such as journaling, writing, and drawing to deepen the experience of therapy. As I begin to learn your unique story, I might suggest that art, music, or movement be added to our conversations in session or at home.

If you would rather simply have talk therapy with me, that is always your choice. I am always inspired by a client's growth and change.


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