What a Personal Philosopher Isn’t
I am not a counselor. That is, while we can and likely will talk about personal matters–some deeply so–and while I do protect my client’s confidentiality, I am neither a priest nor a mental health professional. My words are not advice about how you should live, except as a general exhortation to philosophical thinking and habit.
While we’re at it, I am also not a schoolteacher or a college professor. There is no course or program to complete, and there are no rewards: no certificates, degrees, or smiley-stickers.
What would we talk about?
Anything. Literally, anything can be involved in philosophical inquiry: kitchen utensils, comic books, movies, lampshades, birth, death, marriage, God, the devil, the thickness of a mechanical pencil’s tip, the poetry of Shakespeare, the lyrics of Peter Gabriel, and the tedium of grocery lists–if you can name it, we can have a discussion about it.
That said, many of those topics would be exhausted pretty quickly; which would lead us to consider why they were found of interest in the first place, and what that tells us not only about our own states of mind but about what we are and what we do as human beings.
If you are here, you have probably already encountered the why: namely, something in your experiences, in your studies, in your life, does not make sense, and you would like to make sense of it; but therapy and formal education do not seem like the right answers, and life-coaching just seems too hokey (for the most part, it is).
What does it cost?
This varies: monthly rates vary from $100-200 depending on the specific services requested, and sessions are $80 per hour for individuals and groups of four or fewer; $15 additional per person after four. Unique, custom services are available for negotiable rates.