As a social worker, I believe that therapy should be a collaborative journey between the client, therapist, and external systems like school, family, and public assistance. I integrate concepts from several different theories, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). I am particularly drawn to IFS, a theory that recognizes the complexity of our psyche and proposes that we have several "parts" that interact with one another to shape our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In my practice, I use IFS to help clients identify and explore their inner "parts" with curiosity and compassion, as well as to foster self-awareness and self-compassion. By working with clients to understand and integrate these parts, we can help them achieve greater emotional balance, resilience, and authenticity.