Psychiatrist. Therapist. Teacher. Speaker. Researcher. Consultant. Peace advocate.

There are many words to describe Dr. Frank Anderson. And many reasons why he is increasingly in demand as one of the nation's leading mental health professionals.

     Committed to promoting compassion, hope, healing and non-violence in the world, Dr. Anderson specializes in understanding and treating the effects of psychic pain and trauma. He is a senior lead trainer and program consultant for the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with Bessel van der Kolk at The Trauma Research Foundation. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self Leadership. 

     Dr. Anderson also travels around the world as a proponent and instructor of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) psychotherapeutic modality—an evidence-based treatment that offers an accelerated path to self-awareness and permanent emotional healing,

     Unique as both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, he specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

     Dr. Anderson is the author of Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems Therapy. He co-authored the book Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What: Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma” in Internal Family Systems Therapy-New Dimensions. He also co-authored the chapter “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment” in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy.

     Get to know more about Dr. Anderson and his unique professional repertoire by exploring this portal.

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Misty Slopes
Morning Mist over Forest
Purple Flowers
Tropical Island View
Forest Trees
Mountain Lake
Autumn Leaves