Want to react less -- and respond more?

Creating and maintaining relationships between your Self and parts, as well as among your parts, will help you lead a life of greater ease -- filled with more calm, clarity, courage, creativity, curiosity, confidence, and compassion -- as well as connection to yourself and others.
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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.” -Elif Shafak 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 especially enjoy working with include therapists, couples/partners, and small businesses in need of conflict resolution -- as well as identifying, and then transforming, what's getting in their way of further success. I have completed IFS Level 1, Level 2, & Level 3 trainings, IFIO Basic, IFIO STB, postdoctoral coursework at the C. G. Jung Institute in NYC, 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, 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 offer a financial hardship sliding scale rate of $125, instead of the full $150 rate for 45 minutes. For couples/partners, I offer a financial hardship sliding scale rate of $175, instead of the full $200 rate for 45 minutes. For businesses, I offer a financial hardship sliding scale rate of $450, instead of the full $500 rate for 45 minutes. 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 a professor and an author. If we aren't able to work together, a directory of other IFS therapists and IFS practitioners is available at: https://ifs-institute.com/practitioners
kristine anthis, PhD, LPCA
East of the Sun and West of the Moon, LLC


IFS to Grow & Thrive

  • Accidents, Assaults, Medical Trauma
  • Aging
  • Ancestral and/or Cultural Legacy Burdens
  • Angry Parts
  • Anxious Parts
  • Attachment Ruptures w/o Repair
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Borderline Parts from Misattunement
  • Boundary Violations in Enmeshed Families
  • Bullying, Humiliation, and/or Shaming
  • Business Consults & Conflict Resolution
  • Complex or Relational Trauma
  • Couples/Partners
  • Creativity
  • Depressed and/or Grieving Parts
  • Dissociating and/or Dysregulating Parts
  • Dreamwork
  • Gaslighting & Narcissistic Abuse
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Ketamine Integration
  • Loneliness
  • Parenting with Childhood/Current Trauma
  • Shame
  • Spiritual Development


  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO)
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)


  • 45 Minute Individual IFS Session: $150
  • 45 Minute Partners/Couples IFIO Session: $200
  • Business Consultation & Conflict Resolution: $500


“Kristine is a delight to work with who possesses a powerful insight into the mind. ”

Bill Liao, Partner, SOSV Global Venture Capital

“It was a pleasure to work alongside Kristine as a Program Assistant in an IFS training! She is perceptive, intelligent, and consistently demonstrates qualities of Self including (and of course, not limited to) confidence, clarity and compassion. ”

Catherine Cope, LPC, IFS Therapist

“What I appreciate most about Kristine is her dedication to the 'You Turn'. She walks the talk, slowing down and turning inward to listen and respond to feedback. You want this in a therapist! It means the person sitting with you is doing their own work. ”

Meg Gehman, MS Ed, Certified IFS Practitioner


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