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Philosophical counseling is not advisable in situations involving domestic violence, as these can be volatile and life-threatening. Prospective clients dealing with domestic violence should contact local law enforcement, an abuse shelter, or a psychotherapist trained in domestic violence for immediate intervention.


Couples in Crisis

Counselor: Philip Golabuk
Schedule: TBD
one scheduled 60-minute couples session per week, unlimited email support
Contract period: 60 days
: email service and a phone

Couples in Crisis:

See Terms of Service below before enrolling.

Please do not enroll in this program unless both partners are committed to self-work. Participation based on coercion or capitulation will make progress impossible.

After checkout you'll receive an email confirmation and be redirected to a fulfillment page with instructions for calling the PhilosophyCenter Direct Access Line.
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  PhilosophyCenter | Couples in Crisis Partners who feel they're at an impasse, and especially those for whom being together has become a question, can benefit greatly from our PHILO℠ Couples In Crisis program. This 60-day intensive is designed to help partners get "unstuck," to see their situation in a new light, and to move forward with clarity, resolution, and a sense of shared purpose. There is no agenda for the couple to stay together—only to make a deeply honest choice free of contradiction about their immediate and longterm future that will allow them either to begin to restore closeness and trust or, if the truth requires it, to end their partnership kindly, consciously, without resentment or recriminations, and with the least amount of wounding for all concerned.

For more than 25 years, PhilosophyCenter has helped clients and students achieve clearer self-definition, a deeper sense of life direction and purpose, and the joyful awareness that being alive is a wonderful deal and not just an exhausting exercise in coping with stress.

PhilosophyCenter | Benefits   The profound benefits of philosophical counseling are well established. Using unique methods many of which we developed, Couples in Crisis delivers proven support for everyday living designed to enlighten, inspire, and transform.

Couples in Crisis

  • allows for continuity and traction through regular and focused self-work each week
  • provides a safe place for dealing with tough issues
  • addresses and resolves areas of conflict, unexamined habit, and unwitting choice that are undermining closeness
  • clarifies boundaries and the central role of truthfulness in relationships
  • provides steps for restoring damaged trust and intimacy
  • helps both partners clarify their needs and wants, assess their compatibility, and either reaffirm their partnership or take steps to part ways amicably
  • clarifies ownership to help the partners get beyond blame, victimhood, and other counterproductive stances

And you can rest assured that you'll receive the highest quality support available in the field:

  • over 25 years of experience includes the development of methods unique to PhilosophyCenter and proven in thousands of sessions
  • convenience of telecounseling eliminates travel and related costs
  • guaranteed session availability
  • priority scheduling
PhilosophyCenter | How It Works   The Couples In Crisis counselor helps the partners to become more self-aware, resolve individual and interpersonal conflicts and contradictions, and identify better choices and directions, and thus to see their situation in a new, more enlightened way. This invaluable service includes:

  • providing a safe place for the airing of grievances
  • direction and support for the immediate improvement of communication, empathy, and validation
  • helping the partners shift from reactivity to creativity in their responses to each other
  • addressing and resolving areas of contradiction, unexamined habit, and unwitting choice that have become self-defeating
  • pointing out where the partners have denied or overlooked some important truth that it is time to acknowledge
  • identifying new and better choices based on a more profound appreciation each partner's situation
PhilosophyCenter | Not Psychotherapy   Philosophical counseling does not follow the therapeutic model of diagnosis and treatment, but uses educational methods based on viewing the client as a free agent capable of honest self-assessment and responsible choice through insight, understanding, and greater self-awareness. Rather than treating conditions, Philosophical counseling aims to shed light on fundamental beliefs, assumptions, and paradigms that are shaping the client's view of self and world. For this reason, unlike traditional psychotherapy, it is not as a rule concerned with developmental issues, early trauma, or such psychological concepts as dysfunction, codependency, or addiction. Furthermore, since psychotherapy typically involves explorations of the client's past, often going back to childhood, it can require a lengthy commitment, sometimes lasting years. Philosophical counseling, on the other hand, focuses on the present in light of the deep existential structures of meaning, belief, and values that inform and shape our experience in the world.

Philosophical counseling is an educational rather than therapeutic method and makes no therapeutic claims.

PhilosophyCenter | Terms of Service   Please do not enroll unless both partners are committed to self-work. Participation based on coercion or capitulation will make progress impossible.

Contract Period
The contract period shall be 60 days starting with the first call.

Phoning In
The student should ring the PhilosophyCenter Direct Access Line each week promptly at the scheduled time and arrange to be in a place where ambient noise and interruptions can be kept at a minimum for the duration of the call. Note that the instructor will wait ten minutes for the student to arrive on the call, failing which class for that day will be cancelled and counted as missed.

Included Services
Enrollment in the Couples in Crisis program includes the following:

  • one 60-minute scheduled phone session per week
  • unlimited email support

Canceled or Missed Sessions
If an enrolled participant needs to cancel a scheduled call in a given week (at least 24 hours notice required), the missed call shall not be construed as a failure by PhilosophyCenter to provide contracted services. Missed call may be added to the end of the session up to a maximum of twice per contract period. If the client misses a second call, the missed call cannot be made up.

Limited Use
The PhilosophyCenter direct access phone number provided at the time of enrollment may be used only to initiate Couples in Crisis calls during the session and may not be shared with any third party.

Non-Disclosure and Termination of Services PhilosophyCenter agrees not to disclose any client's identity, information concerning the working relationship described herein, or session details to any third party. The client may terminate contracted services at any time during the contract period with seven days' written notice. Note that there is no prorated refund for sessions remaining in the contract period subsequent to the date of termination.

By enrolling, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by these Terms of Study.

We adhere to the strictest internal rules of confidentiality and privacy, and will not disclose client identity, information, or session details to any third party.

PhilosophyCenter | Client Comments   "We were ready to go to the courhouse to file papers. Working with you gave us back what years of conflict took from us—each other."

"Extremely helpful."

"The program made it possible for us to see each other in a new way and start communicating again."

"Challenging and well worth it."

"A powerful and effective approach. Thanks so much!"

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