I am available to provide staff development, consultation, and supervision to therapists or staff groups. IFS therapy has always been a trauma informed therapy and is an excellent modality for rapid healing of the deepest and most persistent trauma wounds.


 Here’s what Bessel van der Kalk, MD (professor of psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Medical Director, The Trauma Center, and author of Traumatic Stress & The Body Keeps the Score) says about IFS Therapy: 

“For me, discovering IFS Therapy was a breakthrough. IFS is a profound and truly innovative treatment method that is based on self-leadership rather than prescriptions from outside. Psychological problems have their origins in a person’s attempts to protect their fundamental integrity. We all have angry, depressed, confused, and seductive parts that started off as ways to cope with life’s challenges. Rather than trying to banish them, IFS helps us welcome our parts and enlist them to release the burdens we carry from our pasts. I highly recommend it.”


I really enjoy teaching this powerful, cutting edge, evidenced based therapy to other professionals.  IFS therapy and IFS principles fit beautifully with family systems concepts and emotionally deep work with couples.



My teaching, clinical supervision,
and consultation experience include:


  • “An Introduction to IFS Therapy – Healing the Psychological Wounds of Trauma,” an all day workshop, Pewaukee, WI.  

  • “Learning Internal Family Systems Therapy,” a 15 hour introductory training for therapists, Pewaukee, WI.

  • Program Assistant in 18-day IFS Therapy trainings for professionals, Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA.

  • Graduate Student Field Instructor/Supervisor for UW-M School of Social Welfare, 8 years, 20 hours/week, Waukesha, WI.

  • Faculty at Family Service of Milwaukee’s Family Therapy Training Institute, Milwaukee, WI.

  • Family Therapy team supervisor (behind the mirror method), group supervision, and individual supervision at Family Service of Milwaukee’s Family Therapy Training Institute.

  • Consultant to two In-home Family Based Services programs for Children’s Service Society of WI, Kenosha and Elkhorn, WI.

  • Adjunct Faculty at UW-M School of Social Welfare, Milwaukee, WI.





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