In my philosophical counseling practice 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 powerful reasoning tools developed by philosophers. We work together to rationally examine and assess the deepest aspects of your immediate problem by focusing on the concepts, principles, and beliefs that determine your goals and choices. The primary objective of philosophical counseling is to empower you, through philosophical understanding, to think and live with confidence and courage.
While philosophical counseling seeks to enhance your ability to conceptualize and address personal problems and fundamental life questions, including questions about the meaning of life, 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.