Internal Family Systems

Integrating IFS into Trauma Informed Treatment

Group Consultation for Professional Helpers

Join Lois Ehrmann PhD, LPC for a professionally facilitated group consultation program fostering the use of this exciting ego-state model of psychotherapy for traumatized clientele.

Thursdays from 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

The Individual and Family CHOICES Program

2214 North Atherton Street, Suite 4

State College, PA 16803

(814) 237-0567

Cost = $50.00 per group

The group may alternate each Thursday in that one week will focus on IFS with Children and Families and the following week will focus on the use of IFS with Adults. Participants are welcome to come to the group weekly or every other week if that meets their needs better.

About Lois A. Pessolano Ehrmann PhD, LPC, NCC Executive Director/Owner of CHOICES


Lois is the founder of the CHOICES program in State College Pennsylvania and she is one of the first clinicians to bring the Internal Family Systems Model of Psychotherapy to the Central PA area. She completed her IFS Level 1 in 2009 and 2010 which is the year she trained numerous clinicians as well as parents in IFS as a foundational model used at CHOICES and with traumatized families. She became a certified IFS therapist in 2010 upon completion of additional consultation hours. She then went on to study Somatic (body oriented) IFS for a few years before returning to Level 2 IFS training in 2012 and then Level 3 training in 2014. Between her formal training she formed a collaborative initiative with Bruce Hersey, LCSW, an IFS Clinician in Altoona PA, called Wise Heart Leadership Initiative. This collaboration resulted in numerous trainings and retreats offered in PA, WV and other close states on IFS, IFS and EMDR, and the IFS model use among individuals across all developmental stages and ages. Having facilitated or co-facilitated numerous trainings including the first Level 1 IFS training in Altoona, Lois is known as a sensitive, careful and caring trainer who spends as much time developing the collaborative and safe training climate and culture as the content she is presenting.