Rachel Aedan

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


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 intimate partner violence, 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, Buddhist philosophy and meditation under Joe Loizzo, MD, PhD.

 

Before becoming a psychotherapist, I spent over a decade in complementary medicine where I 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

 

Education

Master of Social Work , Fordham University, NY, NY

Bachelor of Arts - Fine Art, Hunter College, NY, NY

Advanced Clinical Training

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Development & Assessment

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center

Meditation Teacher Training in Mindfulness & Compassion,

Nalanda Institute

Grief Therapy- as Meaning Reconstruction

Portland Institute for Loss and Transition

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 

John Ludgate, PhD., LPC.