Welcome to Aid in Healing!
My name is Edden (pronounced like Aidan). I am the founder of Aid in Healing and soon to be your favorite therapist. I started Aid in Healing during the pandemic and after I experienced a personal transformation. I was meeting with a spiritual director at the time and the experience truly helped me see that healing doesn’t occur in isolation, but with the support of at least one other person and in the context of community. This gave me the inspiration to name my practice Aid in Healing--I was supported in my healing process and wanted to do the same for others outside of my college counseling work.
So, who am I and how can I help?
I am a Los Angeles-based clinical psychologist who is deeply committed to people’s growth and healing. I have a decade long clinical experience working with individuals and their families. Most of my work experience is with young adults and adults (18+) even though I have worked with individuals younger than 18.
I have had the privilege of working with people from all over the world and individuals with different intersecting identities (gender, gender identity, sexuality, race, religion/faith, ability, socioeconomic status, etc.). This experience has shown me that we all suffer in small or big ways regardless of where we come from or what we have. Even though I have the ability to work with different kinds of people, I have extensive experience in working with Black men and women and other People of Color who seek to engage in therapy for the first time (or coming back to therapy) to discuss about identity related stressors, career or school related issues, adjustment difficulties, and relationship tensions.
I was also formally trained at a Seminary to understand the intersection of psychology and Christianity. This experience allowed me to have a deep and historical understanding of the Christian faith and the challenges and joy people face in their faith journey. When people work with me and request to “unpack” issues of faith or religion, I take a non-judgmental and humble stance to help them arrive at a place that makes them feel “at home” and at peace.
I take a strength-based, person-centered, and culturally informed approach in my clinical practice. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Time Lime Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP) interventions to aid individuals in their healing process.
As a Black woman who lived in different countries and learned to navigate different spaces, I firmly believe in creating a safe space for people to be their “full and authentic self.”
It is never too late to start your journey. Are you read to take the steps toward your healing? If so, please complete an interest form for a 20-minute free consultation.