Individual Therapy

For Adults in Pennsylvania, New York, and Montana

Solid Support

Feeling lost and anxious?  Not sure who you are anymore or what you want? Restless but lacking motivation that gets traction? Feeling misunderstood and at-odds in your relationships? Sad but not sure “what’s wrong?”  

In our sessions, we’ll talk about what is happening in your day-to-day life and about the problems and pains bringing you to therapy.  We’ll seek to understand their place within your life experience.   

While we can’t change the past or control the future, together, we can help you to settle in and untangle the remnants of the past from the realities of the present.

As we attend to the reasons that bring you to therapy, we inevitably discover places in you that have always been strong, places that were never broken.

We’ll let in the fresh air. 

 

When emotional energy is no longer bundled up in protecting ourselves from the past, flow is renewed. 

Clarity about the story of your life often releases deep shame.  Old beliefs about yourself and the world are often revised, allowing us to see ourselves, others, our circumstances and resources more realistically. 

Often clients say they feel like they’re “getting somewhere”.

They describe a newfound sense of “being myself.”

“Being myself” may also come with clarity to embrace both your strengths and limitations, an easier flow of feeling and imagination, more confidence to navigate relationships, along with an honest attitude toward the realities of life.

 

 

“Though we have instructions and a map buried in our hearts when we enter this world, nothing quite prepares us for the abrupt shift to the breathing realm.”

– Joy Harjo in Crazy Brave

What is AEDP?

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is an experiential model that seeks to alleviate psychological suffering by helping clients process the overwhelming emotions associated with trauma in a way that facilitates corrective emotional and relational experiences that mobilize positive changes in our neuroplastic brains.

Crisis and suffering provide opportunities to awaken extraordinary capacities that otherwise might lie dormant, unknown and untapped. The AEDP model is about experientially making the most of these opportunities for both trauma processing and healing transformation.

In other words, we are wired to heal and grow. Or put into the words of a client: “being with you lets me connect to a place in me that says, ‘I can do this’”.    

AEDP is well-researched, and has empirical support for its effectiveness:

It is shown to result in improvements in depression, general psychological distress, interpersonal problems, negative thoughts and emotional dysregulation.  It is also shown to enhance positive psychological functioning such as self-esteem, self-compassion, and wellbeing.