"Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without,
and know we cannot live within."
Risa Adams, MD
Risa Adams is a Family Physician and Certified IFS Therapist and Approved Consultant. She has a passion for supporting the growth of therapists new to IFS, offering experiential learning in individual and small group formats, as well as co-leading workshops and retreats.
Growth Opportunities for Therapists
Learning IFS is a challenging and inspiring process. In individual sessions or groups of 2 to 6 we will explore the model and parts that come up for you as you begin to practice IFS in your work and life.
Services for Therapists
*As an approved clinical consultant for IFS-I consultation hours with Risa will count towards certification for Level 1 graduates.
Case consultation including guided exploration of your Self/parts system beginning with clinical trailheads (ie. ‘stuck points’ in your work with clients). Note that professional parts are personal parts, and professional growth is personal growth, however this is a consultative and not a psychotherapeutic relationship.
Suitable for therapists interested in early explorations of IFS as well as those seeking IFS certification.
$180 /1 hour session
Limited availability for Ontario therapists working towards certification
Workshops for Therapists
Intro IFS Workshop
This 2 day experiential online workshop offers an overview of the Internal Family Systems model with opportunities to gently begin to practice applying it with others, including a 3:1 supported triad session. Demos, guided meditations, and Q&A round out your experience. Intended for those brand new to IFS.
Next workshop likely in Fall 2023 - can request to be on early mailing list using form below
Training Retreats for Therapists
Advanced IFS Training Retreat
**RESCHEDULING** Due to Retreat Centre being sold. Will find a new venue and dates for 2024!
This 5 day in-person training retreat is designed to bring focus and care to your whole therapist Self - bringing clarity and alignment to your parts and life purpose. There will be ample opportunity to engage in deep process work with your therapist parts, with a heightened focus on legacy burdens. We will use the powerful process of sculpting to harness the Self energy of the group towards our learning process.
If you are looking for a way to connect more deeply inside and out, in a beautiful setting with delicious food and like-hearted peers, this is for you. Eligible for 20 IFS CE credits towards certification. Click here for details.
If you are seeking any of the above consultative services or workshops please use the form below. For a list of other IFS-I Approved Consultants see here or visit the IFS-I webpage.
For IFS-informed therapy please visit the IFS-I directory, ifs-ontario.com or IFSCA.ca. Dr. Adams takes new patients for perinatal mental health care services by direct local referral only.