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PHILO℠ Counseling

Counselor: Philip Golabuk
Schedule: TBD
One scheduled 60-minute phone session per week, on-demand calls throughout the week from 10AM to 7PM Eastern, Monday through Friday (up to 30 minutes each), unlimited email support
Contract period: 90 days
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See Terms of Service below before enrolling.

After checkout, you'll receive an immediate email confirmation with the PhilosophyCenter direct access line number. Placing this call may incur standard toll charges on your phone bill depending on your long distance service agreement. You must respond and complete scheduling via email within three business days of registering or your enrollment will be cancelled and your payment refunded.

Contact us to schedule an initial phone session to determine if the PHILO℠ program is right for you. We'll waive our customary fee as an investment in you and your future so you can experience firsthand and risk-free the benefits of PHILO℠ counseling.

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PhilosophyCenter | PHILO℠ Counseling
  PhilosophyCenter | PHILO℠ CounselingMany of the problems that life serves up draw their power from some aspect of our beliefs about them. In fact, sorting out our experience in the world from the assumptions, opinions, conclusions, stories, and paradigms that we bring to them, wittingly or unwittingly, requires the special skills that philosophical counseling brings to the table. Often the only thing we can change in a given situation is ourselves—but when we change ourselves, remarkably, our world changes. This is why the ancients prized the instruction, "know thyself," for self-knowledge, self-awareness, self-possession—these are the keys to happiness and "the good life."

PHILO℠ counseling is a 90-day individual mentoring program designed to help clients resolve contradictions and misguided beliefs and assumptions that are standing in their way and identify action steps they can take to begin living joyfully in all areas from relationships and life purpose to those emotional factors that affect health, energy, mood, peace of mind, and quality of life. Beyond uncovering often surprising solutions to even chronic and intractable problems, PHILO℠ serves as a framework for the cultivation of self-awareness and self-knowledge essential to conscious, creative living. Through this steady, guided process of "life revision," clients consistently report remarkable results in a relatively short time.

For more than 25 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.

PHILO℠ Scheduled Call

  • one 60-minute phone session each week allows for continuity and traction
  • provides a safe place for needed self-work
  • addresses and resolves areas of contradiction, unexamined habit, and unwitting choice that have become self-defeating
  • points out where the client has overlooked, denied, or marginalized some important truth, and so is set against life
  • identifies new and better choices based on a more insightful apprehension of the truth of the situation, which frees the client from the exhausting and potentially damaging effects of longstanding contradiction and conflict
  • delivers consistent, scheduled support to help the client stay on track to "the good life" and the fulfillment of his best vision, passion, and purpose

PHILO℠ On-Demand Calls

The need for support doesn't always conform to a predictable schedule. PHILO℠ on-demand calls are ideal when the need for support is urgent or time-sensitive. This essentially provides the PHILO℠ client with a personal "hotline" and unprecedented access to philosophical support as needed throughout the week. You'll receive prompt responses to questions and concerns as they arise, and enjoy invaluable clarity, insight, and direction when it's needed most.

  • unlimited on-demand calls (up to 30 minutes each) provide direct and prompt access
  • provides as-needed support in response to changing conditions—you don't have to go it alone
  • on-demand sessions allow for situational clarity and direction in real-time
  • your philosophical counselor is always just a phone call away

PHILO℠ on-demand support hours are from 10AM to 7PM Eastern time, Monday through Friday. If the counselor is unavailable to take the call, a return call is guaranteed within three hours. Please note that on-demand calls are limited to 30 minutes each.

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

PHILO℠ is designed to help you:

  • identify and resolve hidden contradictions and unexamined assumptions that are having an adverse impact on your inner and outer life
  • clarify the next steps on your life path
  • help you actualize your best vision for your life in work and relationships including a road map and action steps
  • discover new depths of excellence, commitment, efficiency, and purpose
  • break free of habitual, "default" thinking that hides or hinders better choices
  • experience a renewal of enthusiasm, a deeper appreciation for being alive, and greater sense of purpose

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

  • 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 and on-demand access
PhilosophyCenter | How It Works   PHILO℠ helps clients to know themselves better and become more self-aware, resolve inner conflicts and contradictions, and identify better choices and directions, and thus to view their life in a new, more enlightened and creative way.

The program includes one 60-minute counseling session by phone each week. This structure provides the continuity and traction needed to do deep philosophical work, often required to resolve longstanding issues and just as importantly, to create a road map with action steps can take toward living a rich and rewarding, conscious and creative life.

The need for support, however, doesn't always conform to a weekly schedule. Which is why the PHILO℠ program includes on-demand access—no need for scheduling! Between your weekly scheduled sessions, you can place an unlimited number of on-demand calls (up to 30 minutes each). You'll receive a prompt response to questions and pressing concerns as they arise, and enjoy newfound clarity, insight, support, and direction when you need them most.

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 | Preparing for the Session   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 sessions with the willingness to see things in a new light. No philosophical training or knowledge of philosophy is needed.
PhilosophyCenter | Terms of Service   The Terms of Service for PHILO℠ counseling are provided below. Enrolling in the program presupposes your understanding and acceptance of these terms.

Contract Period: The contract period shall be 90 days starting with the first scheduled session or on-demand call, whichever is first.

Included Services: Enrollment in the PHILO℠ program includes the following:

  • one 60-minute scheduled phone session per week
  • unlimited, on-demand direct access to support throughout the week, Monday through Friday from 10AM to 7PM Eastern (up to 30 minutes each)
  • unlimited email support

Canceled or Missed Sessions
If an enrolled participant needs to cancel a scheduled session in a given week (at least 24 hours notice required), the missed session shall not be construed as a failure by PhilosophyCenter to provide contracted services. Missed sessions may be rescheduled for the following week up to a maximum of two sessions per contract period.

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.

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   "I'm experiencing incredible results from our call on Monday and your breathtaking skills in facilitating new possibilities for people."

"Thank you for a wonderful year of guided insight. Your input means so much to me, and the outcome of our work has been remarkable."

"I'm struck by your ability to 'follow the charge' and keep the conversation on track. In just one session with you, something changed. Wow."

"Thank you and thank you and thank you. And my cat thanks you, too."

"Incredibly helpful."

"Life improved greatly after our sessions. I can see now where I react and undesirable thinking comes in, and I practice rerouting myself."

"I am already feeling much more inspired thanks to you and all your support."

"Working with you is always amazing! Our sessions have had a real impact on how I understand and perceive my world. I'll be referring my friends!"

"Thank you for the session yesterday. I had a few hours after the call to quietly and deeply reflect on all we discussed. The impact was profound."

"Our sessions have created a significant shift for me. Work was so enjoyable this week, almost magical. Interactions with people had a real ease and lightness, too. I'm smiling a lot. Thank you so much!"

"After our session, I felt that a great weight had been taken off my shoulders."

"I'm so grateful that you're doing this work. Thank you!"

"My friend is elated working with you, as I was. I'll be referring others."

"Thanks for the great sessions and for helping me identify the behaviors that were so problematic for me. It now seems so clear."

"Really helpful in a surprising way. I felt better immediately."

"An awesome session! I had looked at the situation before but never saw the missing piece. Now I feel clear about how to proceed."

"Your work with me has changed my life. A great experience."

"Brilliant. Our work together is making a huge difference."

"Working with you has given me a new way to look at my situation and my life."

"I really appreciate your counsel, wisdom, writing; and just how much I've learned with your guidance. I feel immensely grateful and lucky."

"We covered a lot of ground in just a few weeks. I'm so much clearer now, and excited about what's next in my life."

"Stunningly effective."

"I greatly enjoy our sessions, and get so much out of them. Thank you!"

"Absolutely amazing."

"Great stuff."

"You're amazing, which at this point, after so many sessions with you shouldn't be a surprise, but you continue to come through for me in new and powerful ways."

"Working with you is remarkable! What you provide is so rare and helpful. Thank you!"

"This is excellent!"

"Wow. Fantastic. Thank you!"

"Our conversations moved me forward and opened me to new ways of thinking and seeing and experiencing."

"Very, very, very helpful."

"I feel a new sense of peace. The urgency I felt is gone."

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