My name is Chris Peaslee. I’m a concerned, committed psychotherapist, with 30 years of experience counseling adults, teens, children, and elderly clients. In my early years, I was trained by a psychologist and psychiatrist to utilize my relationship with clients to resolve issues of depression, anxiety, substance users and their familys, as well as chronic, more severe issues.
Through participation in an Internship at the Dissociative Disorders Unit, Bellevue Hospital/NYU Medical Center, NY, NY, I developed an expertise in the clinical treatment of the traumas of sexual and physical abuse, occurring in both childhood and adulthood. I was trained in the diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of Dissociative Disorder, which often accompanies trauma.
I worked as a private practitioner in New York City at the time of the 9/11/01 attacks. I participated in extensive crisis management counseling and bereavement therapy, with adults and families who had lost loved ones in the tragedy.
I enjoy facilitating Group Therapy of all types; substance abuse groups, groups focusing on issues for families of substance abusers, women’s groups, and groups for caretakers and for illness concerns. I especially enjoy directing Psychodrama Therapy Groups. Psychodrama is a group method which incorporates the use of dramatic techniques to delve into difficult life situations and promote the cathartic release of emotion. When helpful, I also utilize psychodrama methods in sessions with individuals, couples, teens, children, and with families to explore underlying emotions, and to foster the resolution of emotional turmoil.
Through compassionate care, I walk with my clients thru their issues and traumas until the issues, crises, and the negative effects of trauma have passed, and new life has taken root. I thoroughly enjoy helping people to resolve the difficult issues which have clouded their lives. I work together with my clients to open new avenues to happiness, and to bring peace into their lives.
I look forward to working with you to help achieve your unique goals. I am currently welcoming new patients. Please feel free to call 401-259-0340 to schedule a first time appointment, or use our convenient contact form and someone will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.