I am a certified logic-based counselor. Logic-based therapy (LBT) is an influential form of philosophical counseling that employs critical thinking and relevant philosophical ideas to help people identify, refute, and replace irrational forms of reasoning about self, others, and world, with uplifting forms of reasoning.
I mainly use this framework to help people develop better ways to cope with their life-struggle. However, if during the initial consultation, or at some later point, it becomes clear that the person is looking for or will benefit by a less formal approach, I will recommend taking that route.
Regardless of the approach, my job is to be a guide and a partner, helping people explore their questions, insights, and concerns (about themselves, important relationships, or their life) through philosophical insights that let us clarify, deepen, resolve and reconsider them so that we can move with or without them.
These philosophical conversations often result in a clarification of a person’s fundamental beliefs and values—their philosophy of life— enabling us to figure out how we can best make them work for them. The point is not to tell people what to think, but rather to help them inquire into themselves, as a key to understanding themselves.
The following are the types of problems I can help with:
Political issues and disagreements
Time management issues
Problems with coworkers
End of life issues
Adult children of aging parents
Problems with family
Family planning issues
Breakups and divorce
Becoming a parent
Finding out one is adopted
Falling in and out of love
Loss of a family member
Loss of a pet
Academic or school-related issues
Religion and race-related issues