• Anxiety and worry
  • Chronic pain and illness
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life transitions
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Parenting issues
  • Pelvic pain
  • Procrastination and indecision
  • Relationship problems
  • Self-criticism and low self-esteem
  • Sexual issues
  • Social anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Women's health
  • Work-related stress
The only way out is through.
— Robert Frost

My approach:

My approach with clients is both empathetic and collaborative. You are the expert on your life - my role is to help guide. My goal is to understand you as a person, while integrating an interdisciplinary knowledge of psychology, human development, and the mind-body relationship. I will strive to help you develop the insights and tools necessary to overcome whatever difficulties you experience.

Evidence-based practice:

Dr. Edelson follows a therapeutic practice that is based in the most up-to-date and advanced psychological research in order to provide the highest quality, evidence-based treatments. She customizes her work to meet individual specific needs and goals. Generally, her techniques are solidly based in cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and mindfulness-based therapy (i.e. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT.) The aim of these treatments is to help people create a rich full and meaningful life, while effectively handling the pain and stress that life inevitably brings. To do this, she uses active, problem-solving, present-oriented, and collaborative approach in working with clients, always using a person's background and history as a backdrop for the work. 

 

 Selected Classes Taught:

  • Managing Depression
  • Crisis Support Group
  • Women's Health Group
  • Chronic Pain and the Brain
  • Stress and Anxiety Management
  • PTSD Support Group
  • Pelvic Pain Support Group
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Pain and Illness