Mariel Pastor LMFT is an IFS therapist, consultant, and Lead Trainer based in Portland, Oregon who began her IFS journey back in 1998 with Richard Schwartz. She is the principal author of the manual used in Level 1 trainings, and also co-founder of the IFS Telehealth Collective, a multi-state group practice that brings IFS therapy online to clients while supporting the clinicians who serve them. Mariel is thrilled to bring IFS to actors, writers and directors in a coaching and masterclass program called Character Mapping, where she helps storytellers build their characters, and find themselves.
Paul Ginter, Ed.D. is a co-founder of the IFS Telehealth Collective and the Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness in Kalamazoo, MI. As a practicing psychologist, Paul primarily draws from the Internal Family Systems Model in his work with a wide variety of clients and in his supervision/ consultation with therapists. In addition to his private practice, has served as a Lead Trainer for the Institute for Internal Family Systems for over 20 years, leading trainings in 15 different countries. Paul has also been an adjunct faculty member of the WMU Holistic Healthcare program, and served as the Organizational Learning Officer at the Fetzer Institute.