Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

What is Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)?

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Developed by Diana Fosha

Attachment is a critical part of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). AEDP focuses on repairing attachment wounds and helping individuals to feel safe and secure in relationships.

AEDP focuses on creating a secure attachment between therapist and client, which can help the client feel safe and understood. The therapist also uses experiential techniques, such as mindfulness and focusing, to help the client process and heal from their trauma. AEDP has been shown to be particularly effective in helping people who have experienced complex trauma, such as multiple types of abuse or neglect. If you are looking for a type of therapy that can help you heal from your trauma, consider finding a therapist who specializes in AEDP.

AEDP is based on the idea that humans are naturally resilient and have the ability to heal from even the most traumatic experiences. The goal of AEDP is to help clients access their own resources for healing and to experience profound emotional transformation.

To request a 15-minute complimentary consultation with one of our therapists, please email You can book your first session here:

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References: Fosha, D. & Siegal, D. J. (2009). The healing power of emotion: affective neuroscience, development & clinical practice. New York: W. Norton & Company Inc.

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“It is hard to imagine how therapy could yield successful outcomes if there were no sense of warmth, attachment, and care between clinician and client. If therapists cannot assume an interpersonal stance in which they resonate”

― Diana Fosha