About Us

A little bit about us:

The AEDP community has been growing in San Diego for a number of years. Core founders of this group include.


PenelopeAndrade 2Penelope Young Andrade, LCSW is author of the award winning book ¬†Emotional Medicine Rx: Cry When You’re Sad, Stop When You’re Done, Feel Good Fast! For more than 30 years Penelope has been studying and integrating the best of ¬†traditional and alternative psychotherapies including Bowen Family Systems, Psychosynthesis, Biodynamics, Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). Penelope and her husband, Arturo, developed and researched the innovative VIVO Oral Focus method for body-oriented self-soothing. Penelope lectures and trains therapists and lay audiences throughout the country, inspiring people everywhere about the boons and benefits of Emotional Medicine.¬† To reach Penelope visit EmotionalMedicineRx.com or email her directly at penelopeyandrade@gmail.com.

TamiChelewTami Chelew is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #79759 and has a private practice in Scripps Ranch, San Diego. Tami is a dually certified AEDP and AEDP for Couples therapist. She is a Certified EFT therapist and Supervisor and AAMFT Supervisor. She is a certified Sexual Addiction Therapist, CSAT and has Level 3 training in Attachment Trauma Based EMDR. Tami treats couples seeking to heal and repair from affairs and sexual compulsivity and offers One or Two Day Couples Intensives. Tami also treats individuals. She is married to her best friend of close to 30 years with two grown daughters and two grandsons. To reach Tami, visit www.TamiChelew.com or email her directly at tamichelew@gmail.com.

Elizabeth Perkins, LMFT #53764 has a private practice in Mission Valley. She specializes in working with people who suffer from depression or anxiety, but whose public facing selves are high functioning. Liz believes her AEDP training not only helps her clients find their own internal transformance but that doing this work transforms the therapist as well. Liz is always happy to answer questions from anyone thinking about taking the AEDP trainings. Liz@Elizabthperkinstherapy.com