I combine the careful thinking of a philosopher with the compassion and empathy of the counseling relationship. I help you face your challenges through a dialogue that supports your originality and independent thinking and enhances your self-understanding. As we explore the deepest aspects of the issues you face, we develop clarity, coherence, and peace of mind.
In counseling sessions we address your concern - whether it is a career choice, an ethical dilemma, a relationship issue, or a more general feeling of unhappiness or anxiety - using the reasoning tools developed by philosophers. The primary objective is to empower you, through self-awareness, to think and live with confidence and courage.
While philosophical counseling seeks to enhance your ability to successfully address personal problems and fundamental life issues, it is not all cheerless seriousness. I believe that laughter is an essential part of life. By this I mean that I often find humor in the human condition, not that I take your problems lightly. At the height of laughter (which Hobbes calls “sudden glory”), the world is given an axial turn, catapulting us out of our normal orbit, out of our old, familiar thought-patterns, and into the realm of new possibilities.
I know that taking the first step toward getting help can be very difficult. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions about my practice.