IFS

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is my primary therapeutic method. In IFS, rather than thinking of the self as a single, consistent personality, IFS practitioners describe the human psyche as a group of personalities with their own complicated dynamics. The different parts of you emerge out of efforts to protect yourself and adapt to your circumstances, but some of your parts can be dysfunctional in ways that keep you repeating unhelpful patterns over and over. 

IFS can be a very useful tool in helping you see the parts of yourself that are giving you difficulty. Only when you become aware of these parts can you start to break old habits and establish new patterns.

For more details about the IFS method, visit the IFS Institute web site or check out this useful explainer on Psychology Today.