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I'm Ingrid.

Relational Expert, Chronic Worry & Anxiety Specialist, Psychotherapist, Author and Speaker.

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Hi, I'm Ingrid

Relational Expert, Chronic Worry & Anxiety Specialist, Psychotherapist, Author and Speaker.

If you are holding back in your life, feeling captive to your thoughts and stuck, there’s a whole authentic you waiting to emerge. It’s my honor to help you find a happy life.

Mainly, the medical model of traditional therapy encourages a “seek and destroy” method to deal with problems like anxiety and depression.
 
Of course, when you suffer, you want relief. In the past two decades of providing therapy, I've learned that I can help people who are suffering to feel better and live with less pain.
 
However, I've also experienced that people can lead fuller, more satisfying lives when they move beyond simply reducing their pain.
 
You are much more than your pain…more than a targeted problem to fix. After initial difficulties resolve, the most exciting work happens.
 
But sadly, with our medical “fix it” model, many people never get to experience the best part.
 

There's so much to discover about you!

Life is more enriching as you bring more of an unburdened you to your life.

You become a healing resource for your pain and problems (making life more manageable).

Relationships deepen and ease as you get a truer perspective of your role within them.

After nearly 20 years as a Marriage & Family Therapist...

helping people who suffer from insecurity, doubt, impossible communication patterns and overwhelming stress, I decided that meeting once a week in the office is great, but there had to be a better way.

People need guidance to discover what makes them tick. And honestly, taking one hour a week or so to sit in my office is not the most efficient plan to get you feeling your best

The experience of worry, insecurity and hidden suffering is personal to me. In fact, I lived with chronic worry, anxiety and some depression throughout my life. (Although few would have known it…can you relate?)

After many years of study, I realized that I do not have to suffer – and neither do you. 

I decided to write a manual of sorts –

Calm Your Worries: Unlock Your Secret Code to Lasting Stress Relief & Self-Confidence – to help everyone gain the insights that only some therapists know. Right away people were responding, letting me know how clear and straight-forward they found this information. 

And then they wanted more – more practice,  more mentoring, more ways to help themselves live without all that anxiety. 

For this reason I decided to make my work available to anyone anywhere. 

No more racing through weather to get to my office. No more scheduling inconvenient appointments or being limited by location. No more invasive insurance inquiries. 

Now you can gain an expertise of your own nervous system from the comfort of your home. From my ebook to fun online courses and even one on one coaching with me, choose a level that suits your needs. 

So often I have heard clients say that they’ve felt doomed to suffer. When life is “pretty good” and you don’t like to complain, it’s hard to ask for help. 

I understand that. And here’s what I know.

If you are holding back in your life, feeling captive to your thoughts and stuck, there’s a whole authentic you waiting to emerge. It’s my honor to help you find a happy life. 

Remember: You are always more than you know.

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Say "No more!" to chronic worry.

What will you accomplish when you can understand your secret code and alleviate your chronic worry?​

That’s why I created:

Calm Your Worries: Unlock Your Secret Code to Lasting Stress Relief and Self Confidence.

Based on the extensive research of Internal Family Systems Therapy and The Polyvagal Theory of neuroscience, I am able to offer you the secret code to stop worry from controlling your life!

A little more about my background and approach

I began my career in Marriage and Family Therapy after I had my three children. After my youngest son was diagnosed with a chronic illness, I decided that I wanted to train to work alongside people as they work through life’s difficulties.  

I have a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University. I specialize in Internal Family Systems  and Intimacy from the Inside Out Couples Therapy. These models are so exciting and I am honored to use them as my clients experience tremendous growth and healing with them.

I truly believe in approaching life and therapy holistically. Wholeness and health are important, so I've earned my 200 hour YTT (Yoga Teacher Training) certificate. I also have completed 52 hours of Rhythm of Regulation Polyvagal training. And I'm an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. I also have experience on working to unburden the effects of racism and bigotry from the inside out using IFS.

If you'd like to discuss working together? Email me at info@ingridyhelanderlmft.com