AEDP and Why I Love What I Do

Canvas Counselling Services

Sound Familiar?

Do you feel unsettled, worried or stuck? Do you have a sense that you are in a rut, created from doing the same things over and over, without different results? Maybe you feel unsatisfied in your relationships, or that your life lacks meaning? You may feel unable to manage anxious thinking and find yourself ruminating over what you can’t change. You may feel terrified to explore these dark places alone, but healing comes when you connect with someone you trust.

What is AEDP?

AEDP ( Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy) uses findings from attachment theory, developmental studies, contemporary affective neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, and somatic therapies. AEDP “privileges positive experiences over pathology,” (AEDP Cascadia) From the very first session, we begin to connect to that hard-wired innate sense of what is true for you. We begin to access core adaptive emotions, making meaning of unresolved hurt and build on a developing, safe attachment.

Treatment Goals

Sometimes the small shifts create a ripple through your life that changes how you see yourself and how you relate to others. You will feel strengthened and resourced with a greater capacity for healing when you are not walking the road alone.

  • You will feel emotionally engaged with friends and family.
  • You will explore areas that need healing and feel more resilient.
  • You will make sense of what doesn’t feel right and transform the stuck places, so you can express your emotions, manage anxiety and experience greater self-esteem.

If you are looking to identify the deflating traps in your thinking, I will work with you to help you reach your goals and undo the feeling of being alone. AEDP is an experiential approach that will help you feel strengthened with a greater capacity for growth.



Tracey Dahl
Tracey Dahl
Registered clinical counsellor (RCC) at Canvas Counselling (