Cece Sykes, LCSW, is a consultant and senior trainer with the Internal Family Systems Institute, where she specializes in trauma and addiction and educates therapists around the world on how to apply the IFS therapy model to addictive processes. Additionally, Sykes is now exploring how psychotherapy affects the therapist’s life. She lectures, consults, and leads workshops on these and related topics, and also maintains a private practice in Chicago. She has co-authored a number of articles on treating the impact of sexual trauma in families and authored the chapter "An IFS Lens on Addiction: Compassion for Extreme Parts" in the 2017 book, Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy.