Dr. Peter Addy
PhD, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Dr. Addy loves to help adult patients create and recreate healthy relationships with their bodies instead of fighting against them, and to learn new ways to live with meaning in the world.
He takes his time with clients, allowing himself to be with them and see them as whole persons. He finds it best to form a concept of the entire person, rather than a list of symptoms. By focusing on the mind, body, and spirit of a person he can avoid confining labels.
The immediate lived experience of his client, and of himself, are the data that drive his understanding and treatment planning. Rather than focusing solely on past trauma or future plans, he focuses on how the client experiences traumatic memories in the present, and how thinking about the future affects them in the moment. This present orientation is key. His training and experience have helped him develop an appreciation for mindfulness and building awareness. Clients who are present are more aware of what they need in order to grow and heal.
Dr. Addy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington (LH60851067), having earned his PhD in clinical psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in 2011 with additional certification in biofeedback and Process Oriented Psychodrama. His studies included non-ordinary states of consciousness, holistic and all-encompassing views of a person, and ways that these experiences can transform a person and society.
His post-degree specialty training was at Danville State Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, and the Connecticut Mental Health Center. His clinical training included mindfulness-based therapies, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
As faculty at Yale University, he engaged in research and training. He also discovered a passion for data management and security – which he brings with him to his therapy practice, ensuring your privacy and confidentiality.
Dr. Addy’s personal experience with fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic pain have given him insight into the importance of exercise and good posture, and a firm belief in the benefits of chiropractic and massage therapy. He is especially passionate about helping people with chronic pain, chronic stress, or insomnia to regain meaning and freedom in their lives.
“Just breathe, don’t lose control. Keep trying and then you’ll reach your goal. You just didn’t get it yet, but you’ll make it soon I bet. That’s the power of yet.”