Ready to do IFS work?
Hello. I'm kristine (she/they). As an able-bodied cisgender white person, I am working to be more conscious of my privilege, and to use it to help make the world better for everyone. My ancestors came to the United States from Europe and the Middle East. I identify as a woman, a feminist, a lesbian and a queer person, someone who is now situated in the middle class, and who became a parent in midlife. I live on the sacred, yet unceded, land of the Quinnipiac people in New Haven, CT, US. I am working to better understand the marginalizations of others, and I hope to be considered an ally.
“There is a part of me that (sic) wants to give more voice to the voiceless, make the invisible more visible, bring the periphery to the centre.”
I'm an author, IFS therapist, and professor. As an IFS therapist, I guide people in creating and maintaining relationships between their Self and parts (parts who have valuable messages for us, but who often need to be befriended and updated if they are stuck in the past, if not also unburdened), as well as among their parts.
As a result of doing the work, we can better attune to and 'be with' our parts, rather than 'be' our parts; we are then able to react less -- and to respond more.
So my own intent to give more voice to the voiceless occurs in our external worlds as I work toward social justice; my intent to give more voice to the voiceless also occurs in our inner worlds as I guide people to invite greater mutual communication with their parts, and therefore become more relational with their parts.
Clients I enjoy working with include couples/partners, therapists, parents, and adults of all ages from early adulthood to late adulthood.
I have completed IFS Level 1, Level 2, & Level 3 trainings, IFIO Basic, and I have served as an IFS Level 1 Program Assistant to help others learn IFS while attending to their own parts.
In addition to work, I'm fond of being with family and friends, creating with my camera and collage, wheeling around with my bicycle, foraging for black licorice, and devouring detective novels.
I am not on insurance panels so I am out of network, yet if you have insurance in the state of CT, I can provide you with a monthly claim for you to submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement after meeting any deductible you have.
For individuals, I can also offer a sliding scale rate of $125 for 45 minutes of biweekly sessions, or $100 for 45 minutes of weekly sessions, instead of the full $150 rate.
For partners, I can offer a sliding scale rate of $175 for 50 minute of biweekly sessions sessions or $150 of 50 minutes of weekly sessions, instead of the full $200 rate.
I do ask you please consider paying what you can though, so others are able to benefit from the sliding scale as well.
In our initial session, I will be determining the needs of your system to see if we are a good fit, and if I can match your scheduling needs with those of my own .
I can only see a few clients at a time due to my personal responsibilities as a parent, and my other professional responsibilities as an author and professor. You can read about my Child and Adolescent Development: A Social Justice approach book here: https://titles.cognella.com/child-and-adolescent-development-9781516593101
If we aren't able to work together, a directory of other IFS therapists and IFS practitioners is available at:
kristine anthis, PhD, LPCA
East of the Sun and West of the Moon, LLC