If you live with chronic pain, I understand how difficult that can be. You might feel isolated and not get out much. You might have a hard time keeping plans, or finding people who are understanding. You might not have anyone you can talk to about the frustration, loss, and anger that often comes with living with chronic pain. Even though you may feel alone, know that many people in your circumstances need support considering the many challenges you are facing.
Here Are Some Specific Challenges That I Can Help You With
As an adult living with chronic pain, you may be feeling:
- Unable to talk to friends or family about what you go through
- Like your symptoms are unmanageable
- Trapped in a body that doesn’t work very well
Even if you are feeling overwhelmed with feelings like these, group therapy can help. As your therapist, I can help you feel more balanced.
My name is Dr. Peter H Addy and I’m uniquely qualified to help you feel more balanced. I earned a certification in Process-Oriented Psychodrama from Dr. Harris Clemes. This is kind of group therapy that blends Psychodrama, Hakomi Therapy, and Process-Oriented Psychology. It encourages group participants to:
- be fully present and attentive with themselves and each other
- have meaningful interactions in the here-and-now
- follow the body to heal the mind
- integrate change into their lives
I have completed several additional trainings in the psychotherapy group process described by Dr. Irvin Yalom. I have also worked with evidence-based, manualized forms of group therapy, including Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, since 2010.
Group Therapy Can Improve Your Life
As a patient with chronic pain, I understand how difficult it can be to talk about your experience with others and how unsafe the world can feel. I provide a safe group space where we can all talk without having to defend ourselves or explain what it means to be unwell all the time. I have led therapy groups on communication skills, mindfulness, problem solving, and spirituality for around a decade.
Group therapy can provide the support you need to help you find your way towards a better life. Even if you’re feeling lost now, I can help guide you in making lasting, positive changes in your life. Group therapy can help you:
- Have a better relationship with your body
- Have better conversations with friends and family
- Learn more about how to take care of yourself
It’s not easy managing your tough situation but the good news is that it’s possible to feel better. I have the experience to help you.