Boise Family Counseling, Couples & Family Therapy, Individual Counseling, Christian Counselor

Certified IFS Therapist in Boise, Idaho

Hi!  I’m Kelly Loy.  I am a Certified IFS (Internal Family Systems) Therapist and my practice focuses on individuals, couples, and families recovering and growing from experiences of grief, trauma, and crisis, particularly early childhood sexual abuse and violence.  Seeking counseling takes courage and recognition that you want a change in your life.

I believe that IFS therapy is particularly helpful if you have learned coping skills or tried other therapeutic approaches, only to feel overwhelmed with familiar struggles and emotional pain when your relationships or other life events don’t go quite right.

You might recognize telling yourself, “I should be over this by now” or “this shouldn’t impact me so much!”  IFS is a different way to find healing from the wisdom you hold within yourself! 

I believe that healing is possible through:

  • Having the intention and courage to face and understand your own life story
  • Welcoming all the different parts of you, including all your feelings, thoughts, and actions
  • Trusting that at your core is your true Self, which is not damaged/broken/unloveable!
  • Learning a process for inner healing that will show in your life and relationships
  • Creating a new relationship with yourself that allows for more freedom, peace, and unburdening from emotional pain

As a Certified IFS therapist, I will be a guide  for helping you learn an experiential process for unlocking the wisdom and healing you already hold inside you.

Coming to counseling is inviting another along to hear your story, to share your burdens, to help you feel encouraged and find a new hope for what is ahead in your life.  Christians tell a story of the disciples of Jesus walking on the road after his death, filled with confusion, grief, fear about their futures, and feeling overwhelmed and abandoned.  A stranger meets them on the road, and they tell him all about what is going on.

They don’t recognize him until they have traveled their path together, come in for the night, and shared a meal.  Then they recognize Jesus and realize that he was with them all the way, and they are deeply encouraged.

I hope to be a guide on your journey, supporting encouragement and healing for you.

If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, if you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, if you are at an overwhelming point on your path, or wanting to finally untangle your personal trauma history, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals and move toward the change you are seeking.