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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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

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
 

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

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

AEDP is my primary approach to therapy. AEDP practitioners believe that trauma happens when a person has to face overwhelming emotions without adequate support. We believe that helping people “undo their aloneness” in supportive, gentle ways can facilitate healing and transformation. AEDP is relational and attachment-focused (uses the relationship of the client and counselor heavily), experiential (focuses on experiences rather than stories/talk therapy), and somatic (uses the body).

— Meredith Noble, Professional Counselor Associate
 

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

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
 

I have done three trainings and am currently in the couples training for Aedp.

— Aaron Freshour *Relationship/Couples, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

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
 

"AEDP seeks to clinically make neuroplasticity happen. Championing our innate healing capacities, AEDP has roots in interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, emotion theory and affective neuroscience, body-focused approaches, and last but not least, transformational studies.Through undoing of aloneness, through the in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences, as well as new transformational experiences, clinician fosters the emergence of new & healing experiences."

— Hannah Wolfe, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

AEDP is my primary approach to therapy. AEDP practitioners believe that trauma happens when a person has to face overwhelming emotions without adequate support. We believe that helping people “undo their aloneness” in supportive, gentle ways can facilitate healing and transformation. AEDP is relational and attachment-focused (uses the relationship of the client and counselor heavily), experiential (focuses on experiences rather than stories/talk therapy), and somatic (uses the body).

— Meredith Noble, Professional Counselor Associate