Transformance Journal: Supervisor

Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW

Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW, is author of the international award-winning book, It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self (Random House). She received her B.A. in biochemistry from Wesleyan University and a DDS from Columbia University. The education at Columbia included neuroscience, which was so relevant in understanding why AEDP is effective.

Hilary received an MSW from Fordham University. She is a certified psychoanalyst and AEDP psychotherapist and supervisor. Hilary has published articles in The New York Times, TIME, NBC Think, and Oprah, and her blog is read worldwide.

Hilary has been involved in the AEDP community since 2004. She first heard Diana Fosha present at a conference on Affect Regulation in 2003. Other major influences were AEDP Faculty members Benjamin Lipton, LCSW, Eileen Russell, PhD, and Natasha Prenn, LCSW with whom she attended the 2004 AEDP Immersion Course. (Read More…)


Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private  practice since 1988 working with individuals, couples and  families as well as supervision/consultation for  colleagues. Prior to private practice he co-developed a  treatment unit for families experiencing child sexual  abuse, supervised a group home for adolescent girls and  supervised an outpatient therapy program for a family  service agency. He is a certified Imago therapist/ supervisor and other background training includes  psychodynamic psychotherapy, object relations, family  systems, Internal Family Systems and Focusing-Oriented  Psychotherapy. 

Steve completed AEDP’s Immersion Course with Diana  Fosha in 2008 and three years of Core Training with Eileen Russell. He has assisted in numerous Immersion Courses, ESI and II and Wired For Healing Workshop with Diana. 

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Heidi Frieze

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, (Read More…)


Liza Greville, LCSW

Liza is a Certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor in private practice in Kane, Pennsylvania. She offers individual therapy to adults in Pennsylvania, New York and Montana, as well as individual and group consultation.

Liza was introduced to AEDP in 2016, immediately struck by the ‘art of therapy’ that bridges the brilliant complexity of AEDP theory and the simplicity yet potency of the interventions. She remains ever-curious, especially interested in clinical creativity, pragmatism and presence.

Similarly, Liza seeks to join consultees in an affirming and active learning process that integrates left-brain rigor and right-brain perceptivity. She works with consultees to build skills that deepen experiential processes, to understand AEDP’s 9+1 affective change mechanisms, and to expand naturalness of use of Self. She welcomes therapists new to the model, as well as those with more experience and seeking certification. (Read More…)


Elizabeth Perkins, LMFT

Elizabeth Perkins, LMFT Liz is in private practice in San Diego, California. She is a Certified AEDP Therapist and Certified AEDP Supervisor. She specializes in Complex PTSD, chronic Depression and Psychedelic integration. Liz thrives on fine-tuning her skills in her own individual supervision and while supervising others. Liz feels that AEDP has been responsible for her most memorable and meaningful breakthrough moments in sessions.

When supervising others, she loves supporting the therapist in finding their AEDP style within the theory. She is also passionate about investigating all paths to transformational healing and has been avidly researching the intersections and parallels of AEDP  & psychedelic-assisted therapy. She is MAPS trained, a member of the AEDP & MDMA Research Committee, and a founding member of the AEDP & Psychedelics Committee. In addition, she has trained in Holotropic breathwork and TRE.


Malin Endrédi

Malin Endredi is a certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor. Her office is in Stockholm, Sweden and nowadays online too. Malin welcomes Swedish and English speaking clients and supervisees. Malin is a member of the AEDP Sweden Program Group and one of two hosts of the AEDP Salon Stockholm/Sweden. She was a copresenter in the institute-sponsored seminar, “Transformational Synergies in AEDP, Spirituality and Psychedelics” in July, 2022.

Malin started her professional life as a clinical psychologist working with distressed parents and their dysregulated babies to help create secure attachment. After 17 years she took a Swedish attachment, relational and emotion focused psychotherapist training. That’s where Malin, through an APA video, first encountered Diana’s ways of working and AEDP and it all clicked.

She became devoted and crossed the Atlantic many times to attend trainings and assisting internationally (Read More…)


Goretti Faria, MSW, RCSW, CCC

Goretti is a certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor who practices as a Registered Clinical Social Worker in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada. She attained her Master of Social Work degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and brings over 30 years of experience from community mental health settings and private practice.

Goretti’s expertise lies in psychodynamic psychotherapy, family systems therapy, EMDR, and Internal Family Systems. Embracing AEDP in 2014, she has contributed significantly to numerous ES1 and ES2 courses globally, serving as both assistant and Lead Assistant. Until recently, while actively involved with AEDP Vancouver, Goretti was dedicated to championing the growth of AEDP in Vancouver and its environs. In addition to her clinical work, she offers individual and group supervision services. (Read More…)


Idit Ronen-Setter, MFT

Idit Ronen-Setter, MFT is a certified AEDP therapist and supervisor, working in Israel. Idit has received her MA and Family Therapy Certification from Tel Aviv University and has practiced therapy with individuals, couples and families, in Aluma Therapy Center and private practice, since 2006. She completed the certified studies of treatment of stress and trauma, at The Trauma Center (Boston, MA), directed by Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk (2013-2014).

Nowadays, Idit is teaching family therapy and AEDP through the Ministry of Social Services, and through the Israeli Association of Couples and Family Therapy. Since June 2018, Idit has been appointed the formal AEDP liaison for the Israeli community. In addition, since 2015 she is supervising a medical forum for couples (Read More…)


Lia Jones, LMFT

Lia Jones, LMFT is a certified Therapist and Supervisor in both AEDP and EFT in Denver, Colorado. She has worked with children and families experiencing homelessness in non-profit mental health services and has been in private practice since 1998.. Lia has served as both an assistant and Lead Assistant at multiple Immersion and Essential Skills trainings and helms multi-faculty core training groups in Denver. She teaches core training modules, introductions to and specific topics on AEDP to professional and student communities.

Lia is the founder of AEDP Rocky Mountains, a community group that sponsors AEDP workshops and community lunch and learns for practitioners learning the AEDP model. In addition to her practice, community work, and teaching, she offers group and individual supervision live and online. Lia has been delighting in AEDP since the 2003 Immersion followed by three years (Read More…)


Kaori Stram, LMHC

Kaori Stram, LMHC is a certified AEDP therapist and supervisor. She is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in New York.  Her AEDP journey started in 2014 when she was first introduced to the work of Yuko Hanakawa and attracted to its warm heart-to-heart connection between a therapist and a client.  She has assisted many courses in-person and online as an experiential assistant and lead assistant.  Since 2021, she has presented at Immersion and ES1 courses as well as trained Japanese therapists in Japan.

Kaori is also participating in an AEDP 16-session research project as a treating therapist.

Her passion is to help spread AEDP to Japan where she originally comes from and has been actively involved in the AEDP Japanese community.