Martina Verba, LCSW, DSW
Martina Verba, LCSW, DSW is a certified AEDP therapist and supervisor in private practice in Westchester County, NY. She fell in love with AEDP when she took Diana’s Immersion course in 2008. She has both assisted and lead-assisted for Immersion and Essential Skills, as well as presented at Immersion. She has extensive experience working with patients with eating disorders and has developed a practice that integrates eating disorder treatment and AEDP. She is on the faculty of the Integrative Trauma Treatment Program at the National Institute of Psychotherapies.
Prior to finding AEDP, Martina worked as an eating disorder specialist at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, a staff therapist at Harvard University’s mental health service, an adjunct professor at Simmons College, and the Director of Counseling at a program for at-risk youth in Boston. She is the co-author of a chapter on safety in connection among at-risk adolescent girls in Urban Girls Revisited: Building Strengths (NYU Press, 2007). She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, her Master of Social Work from Columbia University, her Master of Public Health from Harvard University, and her Doctor of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.
Martina brings authenticity, a sense of humor, and a profound appreciation for the process and practice of AEDP to her work with clients and supervisees. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson with her husband, soon-to-leave-the-nest daughter and 2 dogs. She is a white, cisgender heterosexual female (pronouns she/her).