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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AEDP seeks to create change through the undoing of aloneness that can occur from the consequences of the limitations of human relationships. AEDP has roots in interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, emotion theory, and body-focused approaches. The focus is to foster new and healing experiences and with these experiences, gain resources, resilience, and a renewed zest for life.

— Lia Schaefer, Therapist in Seattle, WA

AEDP seeks to create change through the undoing of aloneness that can occur from the consequences of the limitations of human relationships. AEDP has roots in interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, emotion theory, and body-focused approaches. The focus is to foster new and healing experiences and with these experiences, gain resources, resilience, and a renewed zest for life.

— Lia Schaefer, Therapist in Seattle, WA
 

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

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, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

I have attended training to be able to provide accelerated resolution therapy to trauma survivors who wants to work on processing and resolving their trauma in order to move forward to live more of a functional life. Such approach has worked well with many individuals.

— Jennifer Paras, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tumwater, WA

When we suppress or numb our emotions we don't get to pick and choose the ones we want to feel, they all get suppressed. Emotions are information and they are often trying to tell us important things. Recognizing and sitting with our emotions is a practice that we can get better at; allowing us to move deeper into our understanding of ourselves and others.

— Jarra Gruen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
 

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

Trained as a Level 1 AEDP therapist.

— Corinne Lofchie, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

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 work and consult with.

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

Emotions can be scary and often we struggle to identify them. Our emotions can also have important messages for us. I work with an integrated range of styles including helping you identify what may be preventing you from engaging with life the way you, focusing on this, and working hard to change these patterns. Together we can address skills, information, practice, communication, and anything else we decide.

— Taylor Klaus-Vineyard, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor