Members of the Certification Review Team:
-836 Farmington Avenue, Suite 101-B
West Hartford, CT 06119
Ralph Cohen, PhD, LMFT is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy at Central Connecticut State University where he was the director of the Master's program in Marriage and Family Therapy and currently coordinates the Internal Family Systems Continuing Education Program. He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Dr. Cohen was a founding co-editor of the Journal of Self Leadership, and IFS-oriented professional publication. As a licensed psychologist and Marriage and Family therapist, Dr. Cohen has a private practice in West Hartford, Connecticut, providing IFS-based therapy for individuals, couples, and families.
5225 Old Orchard Rd. #3
Skokie, IL 60077
Kay Gardner, MS, LCPC, is a certified Hakomi therapist who incorporates body work into her therapy practice. She is the creator of several workshops, including "Men and Their Mothers" and "Women, Sexuality, and Power."
259 Mass. Ave.
Arlington, MA 02474
Paul Neustadt, MSS, LICSW is an IFS Co-Lead Trainer and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. He has a private practice in Arlington, MA where he specializes in couples therapy, parent coaching, and IFS consultation. For 17 years he was the director of a community counseling and prevention program for children, adolescents, and their families, and before that he worked in a college counseling center and a community mental health center. He taught couples and family therapy at a family therapy institute and in two graduate programs. As a trainer Paul creates a safe and accepting atmosphere, attending thoughtfully to group process and making sure all parts are welcome. He teaches the Model with a clear, down to earth and open-hearted manner.
1502 Wekewa Nene
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Nancy Wonder, Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Tallahassee, Florida. She has been involved with the internal family systems community since 2003 and has been part of Level 1 training staffs from Portland, Oregon to Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently an Assistant Trainer and offers consultation and supervision services for IFS therapists in training. Her practice includes work with trauma survivors especially in the area of sexual abuse. She has presented at the national IFS conference on sexuality and parts for the last two years. Her students and clients describe her as open, warm, and accepting. She loves spending time with her husband, daughter, and two grandchildren.
264 Main St.
Portland, CT 06480
Ann L. Sinko, LMFT has over 30 years of clinical experience and is licensed marriage and family therapist in Connecticut. She is in private practice and has been teaching as a adjunct Professor in the Marriage and family therapy program at Central CT State University for 26 years. She has integrated IFS theory and technique in all facets of her creative work with families, couples, individuals and groups. She establishes a safe environment in which clients experience unconditional acceptance. She has a background in gestalt therapy and uses sandtray therapy and in her work. Ann is passionate about teaching and believes that theory is best integrated though experiential learning. She brings has a down to earth, concrete style along with a sense of humor to her teaching. Ann is a seasoned world traveler, loves the outdoors and is a avid gardener
39 Irving Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Nancy Sowell is an Internal Family Systems lead trainer and consultant in private practice on Cape Cod and in Newton, Massachusetts. She is a teaching associate at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance, where she has been a clinical supervisor for many years. Nancy has been a psychotherapist since 1992, working with individuals, couples, and groups. She has pursued training from many therapeutic schools of thought and in various therapeutic techniques, such as hypnosis, biofeedback, EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and meditation. She integrates mindful awareness of the body, emotions, thoughts, and deeply held beliefs, as they influence our mood, behavior, health, and relationships. Specializing in behavioral medicine and IFS-based treatment for pain and illness, Nancy co-created an IFS treatment program for rheumatoid arthritis patients in a pioneering research study at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston. She knows both personally and professionally the power of Self compassion in healing and restoring health.
3774 Ridgeway Street
2911 Fulton Street
Boulder / Denver, CO 80238
Elizabeth Taeubert LCSW, RN, MS is an Internal Family Systems Therapist and Lead Trainer for CSL. She has extensive experience as a group facilitator and educator with an approach that is sensitive, respectful, and empowering. Elizabeth is in private practice in Denver and Boulder Colorado. She works with adult individuals and couples. She also works with clients via phone and skype.
PROVIDENCE, RI 02909
Mona Barbera, PhD, CC, is a psychologist in private practice in Rhode Island. She offers IFS couples therapy, IFS couples workshops and is the author of the award-winning IFS relationship book, Bring Yourself to Love: How Couples Can Turn Disconnection into Intimacy. She is a former board member of the New Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, and is trained in EMDR and Imago Relationship Therapy. She is an Assistant Director and Shambhala Assistant Director for Shambhala Buddhist meditation.
617 TREVETHAN AVE
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Cathy Curtis, LCSW is an IFS Lead trainer and has been a psychotherapist for over 25 years. She has been trained in many different body-centered modalities. For the past 10 years, she has primarily used IFS in her work with individuals and couples. She is also a lead trainer for the Intimacy From The Inside Out basic and advanced trainings. Cathy lives and works in Santa Cruz, CA
701 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
Kevin Davis, LCSW, LMFT, LCAS, Approved AMFT Supervisor, is an IFS therapist who specializes in addiction, trauma and the impact of early imprints. She has a passion for helping clients connect to and use the inherent treatment plan that lives in all of us as individuals, relationally and in community. Kevin is Co-Founder of Hospice at Charlotte, and founder of the Family Therapy Training Institute at United Family Services. With over 30 years of experience, Kevin uses mind/body approaches to help others enhance resilience and achieve purpose.
14 Crescent Street
W. Newton, MA 02465
Rina Dubin, Ed.D, LPC, is a solo lead trainer and a licensed psychologist practicing in Newton, MA. She provides psychotherapy to individuals and couples and offers consultation for individual, dyad and small groups. She also offers workshops to larger groups on various topics which always include an experiential focus.
IFS has been foundational for Rina since her first immersion in 2004. She has found IFS to be the deepest and most profound approach for healing and expansion and highly values how this work is an approach to living and not a “model.” More recently, a focus of Rina’s work has been to expand not only how up-close systems (family, school) impact our parts but how the larger systems through which we all navigate impact our parts and our different identities. This feels much more complete and ties to her legacy heirloom of “make the world better.”
1800 Rockaway Ave., Suite 206, Hewlett, NY
1025 Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY
Long Island, NY 11557
10 Havradim St.
Einat Avni Bronstein, MSW, LCSW, Co-founder of The Israeli Institute for IFS, earned a masters in clinical social work from Washington University and graduated earlier from the Tel Aviv University Law School. An experienced psychotherapist with 23 years of practice in individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Einat led multiple workshops, seminars and trainings in the US and in Israel, she has completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 training in IFS and is a certified IFS therapist, IFS supervisor and IFS lead trainer. She is also an instructor in the Marriage and Family Therapy program through Continuing Education at Tel Aviv University.
Osnat (Ossi) Arbel, PhD, LMFT is a Lead Trainer in Israel. As the Co-founder of the Israeli Institute for IFS she is training, supervising, and facilitating groups while living the IFS model both personally and professionally. In her private practice she provides IFS-based therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Arbel is an AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor currently dividing her time between Israel, and Colorado. In Israel she is teaching MFT courses at Tel-Aviv University and Tel-Hai Academic College and supervising MFT practicum courses. In Colorado she holds an Assistant Professor appointment at Argosy University/Denver campus, teaching at the Counseling and MFT programs. Visit her on the web: www.ifs-israel.org ; On facebook: facebook.com/DrOsnatArbel ; Join her on LinkedIn: il.linkedin.com/in/oarbel
175 HARVEY ST APT 13
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02140
Jory Agate, MA, LMHC, MDiv, IFS Certified. Jory comes to the field of psychotherapy after a 10-year career in Unitarian Universalist ministry that focused on youth, families, sexuality, leadership development, and multiculturalism. In her current practice of psychotherapy and spiritual counseling she specializes in working with individuals, families, clergy, couples and staff teams. Fluent in American Sign Language, Jory provides therapy for those who communicate in ASL. She maintains a private practice in Cambridge, MA and is a frequent trainer for IFS Institute, PESI, and the Unitarian Universalist Association.
8508 Park Road #241
Charlotte, NC 28210
Leslie Petruk, LCMHC-S, NCC, BCC is an IFS-Level-3 and IFS Certified therapist, a Board Certified Coach and the Director of The Stone Center For Counseling and Leadership (www.thestonecenternc.com) in Charlotte, NC. Her group private practice serves children, individuals, couples and families. One of her specialty areas is working with parents utilizing the IFS model. In addition, Leslie provides consultation and supervision to individuals and groups seeking licensure or IFS Certification. She has taught introductory IFS workshops as well as the application of IFS for clinicians working with children and parents. Leslie has presented at the IFS National Conference on Parenting, The Application of Sandtray to IFS, IFS and Play Therapy, and applying IFS to Work with Children and Parents. She has also developed a parenting program that applies IFS principals for all parents which she offers in a workshop format.
3923 Old Lee Highway, Suite 63D
Fairfax, VA 22030
Kirsten M. Lundeberg, LPC, LMFT, is a Northern-Virginia-based psychotherapist in private practice. Kirsten works with individuals and couples and offers supervision and consultation to therapists as well. Kirsten is deeply committed to supporting therapists and others who are interested in learning the IFS model and enjoys being a part of the training staff for trainings in the DC and surrounding areas, currently as an Assistant Trainer. Kirsten is grateful for the model both personally and professionally, and is especially grateful to be connected to the expanding community of IFS therapists and practitioners. For more information: www.kirstenlundeberg.com
11467 Huebner Road
San Antonio, TX 78230
Dan Reed, PhD, LPC, is a body-centered psychotherapist and counselor educator. He runs a private practice, teaches, and supervises in Texas. Dan’s research has focused on supervision informed by IFS. He’s particularly excited about supporting therapists deepening their own capacity to be available to themselves and their experience, while inviting their clients to develop new relationships with their experiences. He has found IFS to be a wonderful framework to simplify the therapy process and offer language to effectively invite therapists and clients into their present moment experience to facilitate change. With a lifetime exploring the body, a background in science, and a subspecialty in neurofeedback, Dan brings a pragmatic, grounded view to the IFS process.
De La Torre
Calle Ana de Austria 34, portal G, bajo B
28050 Madrid Madrid
PILAR DE LA TORRE has been a psychologist and gestalt psychotherapist for more than twenty-five years. Certified trainer in the IFS model and co-founder of the IFS Institute. She organizes the official IFS training in Spain. She has supervision groups and for fifteen years she has been accompanying individuals, families and couples in psychotherapy based on IFS. She is founder and director of the Institute of Nonviolent Communication. She is trained in gestalt body therapy. IFS has transformed her life and the lives of many people she accompanies. She has a strong commitment to spread this vision of the human being in the world.
Pujol 32 bis baix
08301 Mataró Barcelona
Imma Lloret is a psychologist and has been a psychotherapist for over 30 years in Barcelona, Spain. As the co-founder of the Spanish IFS Institute, she organizes IFS trainings, supervises, and facilitates groups along with her private practice where she provides IFS-based therapy for individuals and couples. Imma also worked as an Associate Professor in the degree of Psychology at UOC (Open University of Catalonia). She is also certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing, and has advanced training in AEDP. IFS has transformed her life and her view of the world and she is honored to be able to contribute to its spread.
Liz Martins is a Certified IFS Therapist, supervisor and trainer based in the UK and working in private practice. Liz has worked to support healing, growth and development for over 30 years, including as a social worker, therapist, supervisor, organisational and group facilitator, mentor and trainer. She has a particular interest in integrating IFS in supervision/consultation and in supporting the practice of newly trained IFS therapists.
115 FARLEY CIRCLE
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Be patient towards all that is unsolved in our heart and try to love the questions themselves
by Rainer Maria Rilke, says what IFS means to me and how I work with clients.
Our parts have wisdom for our healing, whether they come as questions, experiences that leave us wondering what that was about, or experiences that leave us feeling more aware of who we are, what we are about and what we want. My background in private practice over the last 18 years is a combination of exercise psychology and psychotherapy with humor and fun added to the mix. Currently, as an Assistant Trainer with IFS, my work has deepened as my depth of understanding about IFS as evolved. Please see my website: www.lewisburgcounseling.com