Peter Addy, PhD
About Peter Addy
My passion is helping people create healthy relationships with themselves, their bodies, and their world. I love seeing people learn new ways to live with meaning! If you are interested in transcendence, wholeness, and transformation, please reach out to me.
As your therapist, I will take my time with you, allowing myself to be with you and see you as a whole person. Your immediate lived experience, and my own, are the data that drive my understanding and treatment planning. I find it best to form a concept of the entire person, rather than a list of symptoms. By focusing on your mind, body, and spirit I can avoid confining labels. I also focus on how you experience the present. Rather than focusing solely on past trauma or future plans, I focus on how you experience traumatic memories in the present, and how thinking about the future affects you in the moment. This present orientation is key. My training and experience have helped me 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.
I earned my PhD in clinical psychology studying non-ordinary states of consciousness, holistic and all-encompassing views of a person, and ways that these experiences can transform a person and society. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington (LH60851067) and a Licensed Professional Counselor intern in Oregon (R5278). I use He/Him pronouns. Throughout my training I have focused on cognitive-behavioral, process-oriented, and existential therapies. I also discovered a passion for data management and security which I bring with me to my online therapy practice. From my perspective, discussing mental health usually includes discussing meaning and Ultimate Purpose.
I have specific experience and trainings working with open relationships and non-monogamy, psychedelic harm reduction and integration, sex and kink positivity, 12-step philosophy, vegans, and veterans. I have studied numerous religions and faith traditions in graduate school as part of an overall training in spiritual psychology.
Call or email me today for a free 15-minute consultation.
SpecialtiesChronic Pain, Depression, Spirituality
Age Group FocusAdults
Treatment ApproachesCognitive Behavioral (CBT), Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Somatic, Transpersonal
IssuesAddiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Goal Setting, Introversion, Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality