Heidi Frieze, LCSW is a certified AEDP therapist and supervisor. She is currently in private practice near Grand Central Station in New York City, and in Westchester, NY, where she treats both individual adults and couples. Heidi earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University in 2004.
She participated in Diana Fosha’s first AEDP Immersion Course and completed one year of Core training with Diana. Over the years, Heidi has been in individual supervision with Eileen Russell and SueAnne Piliero and small group supervision with Ben Lipton. Heidi has assisted SueAnne in two previous Essential Skills I Training Courses in NYC and in a number of immersion courses.
She also assisted Diana Fosha at a weekend workshop at the Kripalu Center in the Berkshires, MA. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Heidi was a yoga teacher and yoga therapist. She taught group classes, primarily in Bikram style (hot) yoga and gave private yoga therapy sessions as a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner.
Heidi was initially drawn to AEDP because of its integrative body/mind approach and experiential focus. Heidi continues to incorporate yoga principles and mindfulness into her psychotherapy practice. She also trained with Laurel Parnell and is certified in EMDR. As a supervisor, Heidi particularly enjoys working with practitioners who are new to the AEDP model, helping them feel comfortable and supported around videotaping and sharing their work.