Colleen West

Colleen West, LMFT

Colleen is an IFS Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant with twenty years of training and experience resolving simple and complex trauma, and more than a decade training clinicians.


She studied with Richard Schwartz, Philip Manfield, Janina Fisher, Chris Burris, Cece Sykes, and she follows writings of Frank Anderson, Martha Sweezy, Bessel van der Kolk, Patricia Papernow, Michelle Glass, and so many others. She integrates Internal Family Systems, attachment theory, Sensorimotor, and EMDR therapies into her trainings and consultations.


She’s a graduate of the University of California San Diego in Political Science, and she holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Holy Names University, Oakland, CA. She also is a Licenced Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC40568)


She is the author of We All Have Parts: An Illustrated Guide to Healing Trauma with IFS, and The IFS Flip Chart: A Psychoeducational Tool for Unlocking the Incredible Healing Potential of the Multiple Mind. As an IFS Consultant, she devotes herself to training and mentoring psychotherapists, and writing.