Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

AEDP was developed by Dr. Diana Fosha and borrows from many common therapeutic methods, including body-focused therapy, attachment theory, and neuroscience. The aim of AEDP is to help clients replace negative coping mechanisms by teaching them the positive skills they need to handle painful emotional traumas. Dr. Fosha’s approach is grounded in a creating a secure attachment relationship between the client and the therapist and the belief that the desire to heal and grow is wired-in to us as human beings. Think this approach may work for you? Contact one of TherapyDen’s AEDP specialists today to try it out.

Meet the specialists

A mindful and relational approach to therapy. We focus on building the capacity to be with feelings that help you understand yourself and where you get stuck. It helps us unwind limiting habits, process trauma, and enhance strengths and resilience.

— Devona Snook, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

My current passion is AEDP, which is a modality informed by attachment theory and neuroscience that harnesses the power of the therapeutic relationship to undo aloneness and create lasting transformation for clients.

— Carolyn Moore, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

We live in a culture that values logic over emotions. But science has proven it is not healthy to tune out our emotions . We can become aware of both and understand how thoughts and emotions work together to help us feel better or feel worse. Emotions are unique in their potential to cause traumatic stress and everyday distress. But what most people do not know, because we were never taught this in school, is that emotions are the doorway to healing anxiety, depression and other symptoms.

— jan weber, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bloomington, MN