Internal Family Systems (IFS)

The Internal Family Systems model believes that we all have a healthy, wise, compassionate Self, no matter our experience growing up. In addition, we have parts of our personalities that sometimes become extreme in response to cultural, familial, and interpersonal pressures. These parts are only aspects of our personalities, not who we are in total. For example, rather than labeling yourself as an “anxious person,” the IFS approach is that you have an “anxious part”—a small piece of the whole. In this therapy, the “anxious part” is met with attention and care, not disdain. The goal is to understand this part rather than eliminate it, building an internal alliance, rather than an adversarial relationship which promotes long lasting healing. We use IFS in our work with children, adults, and couples.

IFS therapy has been the only thing that has really quieted that voice inside that has criticized me for as long as I can remember. It’s crazy, but I’ve come to understand it was really trying to help me all those years!
— Rochelle, 24

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an innovative and highly effective therapeutic modality. EMDR resolves painful memories from difficult life events or traumatic experiences. It can transform unhealthy patterns of behavior to more flexible and productive ones. EMDR can be used in conjunction with long-term psychotherapy or as a short-term targeted problem solving technique. Learn more about EMDR at emdria.org.

EMDR made a huge difference in the way I felt about things from my past. It really changed my level of anxiety. I was skeptical at first but now I really recommend it.
— Doug, father of Lucy, age 11

LifeForce Yoga®

LifeForce Yoga® is a mindfulness practice that combines meditation and breathing techniques, simple yoga postures, and vibrational tones to bring the body and mind into balance. These simple tools are very effective in relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression. In one or two sessions of Life Force Yoga, you will come away with your own set of practices to use whenever needed or as a daily meditation routine.

This evidence-based practice was created by Amy Weintraub, e-RYT 500, author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists.


Relational Life Therapy

Direct, challenging and life changing couples’ therapy developed by Terry Real is the foundation of our approach to partners in counseling. From couples who want to proactively work on communication to marriages on the brink of divorce, Soho Parenting offers a structured, safe and compassionate environment to address relationship issues.

Nothing is more important in our lives than our relationships. A great relationship boosts your immune system, opens your heart, and keeps you vital and creative.
— Terry Real