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.

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This model of therapy helps us to overcome defenses (such as avoiding through escapism, perfectionism, shame, humor, or unwillingness to commit to a partner) in order to respond authentically to our past and present. This is an emotionally-focused approach to the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, and a host of other struggles.

— Istvan Dioszegi, Student Therapist in Phoenix, AZ

AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) supports healing and transformation through emotional experience within a safe and secure therapeutic relationship.

— Gina Della Penna, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Garden City, NY

I am currently engaged in training with the AEDP institute.

— Bethany Haug, Licensed Professional Counselor in , IL

AEDP is one of my main approaches to healing.

— Janelle Barnes, Addictions Counselor in New York, NY

We can't change the past, but we can change how we feel about the past. This form of treatment "makes neuroplasticity happen", meaning that we can actually use your brain to change your brain. AEDP safely works with emotional experiences in the here-and-now of the present moment from the understanding that we can heal and transform our life by leaning into our emotions instead of avoiding them.

— Matthew Braman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

A good add-on to CBT, AEDP helps to anchor one's thoughts and beliefs in the here and now and to help make room for new beliefs and thoughts as they arise.

— Noa Hamiel, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

Trained as a Level 1 AEDP therapist.

— Corinne Lofchie, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The main mantra for AEDP is undoing aloneness. I seek to do this in everything I do, especially in the therapy room. I want to be a support to you as you are deepening in your awareness of self and others. I want to be beside you, experiencing with you as you ask hard questions and challenge yourself. Having an AEDP approach helps with that.

— Victoria Adams-Erickson, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

I am trained in and utilize Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy.

— Nila Anderson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

"Undoing aloneness" is the central goal of AEDP, and that aligns with my treatment philosophy. I use AEDP to help my clients feel connected to and aware of what's going on inside themselves, to befriend and make space for what they find, and ultimately to enhance their ability to connect to others and cope with a world that can be downright scary.

— Sam Trewick, Psychotherapist in St. Paul, MN

AEDP is trauma-focused psychodynamic therapy that emphasizes creating a healing relationship between client and therapist. It also uses experiential techniques to address how the body holds trauma and painful past experiences. AEDP is heavily informed by insights from neuroscience and attachment theory.

— Trevor Youngquist, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

Has completed multiple training modules. Ethan continues to attend modules throughout the year and does peer consulting with other AEDP practitioners.

— Ethan Cohn, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in New York, NY

I’m using AEDP, I utilize the therapeutic relationship to help clients create a safe environment to experience their emotions fully to reduce suffering.

— Allie Shivener, Licensed Professional Counselor in Franklin, TN

Training in this area includes supervision and participation in workshops; this is not my primary orientation, but my work is influenced by the research I have done and the practitioners I know.

— Kylie Svenson, Associate Clinical Social Worker in San Francisco, CA