Philosophical counseling is not advisable in cases involving domestic violence, as these situations 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.
Individuals or couples
Counselor: Philip Golabuk
Format: 60-minute phone session
Requirements: email service and a phone
After checkout, you'll receive an immediate email confirmation with instructions for scheduling your session and calling the PhilosophyCenter phone bridge. You must respond and complete scheduling via email within three business days of reserving a session or your reservation will be cancelled and your payment refunded. Calling the phone bridge may incur standard toll charges on your phone bill depending on your long distance service agreement.
|Feeling like you can't catch a break, that you're stuck in some pattern that's holding you back, that it takes all you have just to get through the day? Do you find the same, frustrating story playing out again and again in your personal or professional life? If so, don't despair. LifeSessions can help you identify beliefs and assumptions that are no longer serving you, resolve hidden conflicts and contradictions, resolve even longstanding issues, and open the way to better choices.
For more than 20 years, Philip Golabuk, our founder and director, has worked with clients to help them achieve clearer self-definition, a deeper sense of life direction and purpose, greater self-agreement, and the joyful awareness that being alive is a wonderful deal and not just an exhausting exercise in coping with stress.
Receive outstanding support at a time that works for you (weekend and evening appointments available on request) in the comfort and convenience of your home or office—even when you're traveling.
Especially if you've been struggling with an issue, even one LifeSession can provide newfound clarity, direction, and peace of mind. PhilosophyCenter LifeSessions—proven support for everyday living.℠
|LifeSessions help the client to become more self-aware, resolve inner conflicts and contradictions, and identify better choices and directions, and thus to see his or her situation in a new, more enlightened way. This invaluable service includes:
|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 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.
|Bring an open mind and heart, ready to speak frankly without holding back. You'll get the most benefit if you set aside any conclusions you've reached so far and come to the session with the willingness to see things in a new light. No philosophical training or knowledge of philosophy is needed.|
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