AEDP Institute

Martina Verba, PhD

Martina Verba, PhD is a certified AEDP therapist and supervisor in private practice in Westchester County. She fell in love with AEDP when she took the Immersion course in 2008. She has assisted multiple times at the NYC Immersion course with Diana Fosha, Essential Skills 1 and 2 with Natasha Prenn, and the retreat-style Essential Skills course with Ben Lipton and Eileen Russell. Martina is a member of the AEDP NYC-Metro steering committee, a moderator for the listserv, and a post-treatment interviewer for the AEDP research program. She has extensive experience working with patients with eating disorders; she has written and presented on the use AEDP in treating this population.

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 in 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.