Rachel Aedan, LMSW

I am an integrative psychotherapist in the New York City area. Currently, I work with both individuals and couples in Chelsea.


My clinical training includes a graduate internship at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center where I explored with clients how attachment dynamics and narratives of the past play a role in patterns of thought and behavior. I have additional experience utilizing trauma-informed interventions with child and adult survivors of physical and sexual abuse, as well as depression, anxiety, and grief.

 

After many years of my own personal meditation practice, I have been certified as a meditation teacher by Nalanda Institute where I studied the intersections of psychology, neuroscience, and meditation under Joe Loizzo, MD, PhD.

 

In addition to my psychotherapy background, I have over a decade of experience in complementary medicine where I have practiced multiple therapeutic bodywork modalities working extensively with people with acute somatic issues to those with PTSD.

When I'm not in session, I teach meditation and lead workshops on mental health. I also educate bodyworkers and healing arts practitioners on how to create trauma-informed practices

I hold a Master of Social Work from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College.