Dr Joseph J Trunzo
The Author of Living Beyond Lyme
Dr. Joseph J. Trunzo has dedicated his career to researching and treating psychological issues that people experience when they have medical illnesses. He forged his career in research with cancer survivors, but he has since focused his efforts on addressing the unique problems facing those with Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses.
His mission is to bring awareness to the Lyme community about the benefits of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an empirically based form of psychotherapy that focuses on living a vital, rich, and meaningful life while you continue your journey to wellness.
Dr. Trunzo is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Applied Psychology at Bryant University and a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island. He is an active clinician who treats patients with a variety of diagnoses, including Lyme disease, in his private practice at Providence Psychology Services in Providence, RI.
He is a member of the Rhode Island Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), and the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. at Drexel University, completed his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Vermont, and completed his postdoctoral training at the Centers for Behavioral & Preventive Medicine at the Brown University Medical School.
Dr. Trunzo has published many peer-reviewed journal articles and presented his research nationally and internationally. His latest work, Living Beyond Lyme: Reclaim your Life From Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness (Changemakers Books), is available for purchase. Easily purchase the book through Amazon.
Disclaimer: Dr. Trunzo is a clinical psychologist, not a medical professional. Nothing in his presented works should be construed as medical advice. All suggestions, recommendations, and decisions regarding the medical diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, or any medical illness, should only be made under the supervision of a licensed medical professional.
Read a recent book-related article written by Dr. Trunzo:
How to Live a Values Driven Life in the Face of Dark Emotions