"To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts ... but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates ... It is to solve some of the problems of life, not just theoretically, but practically."

— Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Individual Work

Philosophical Counseling

  • Assistance addressing life's questions and problems philosophically. [more info]
Specialized Help to Quit Smoking
  • An Aristotelian approach that builds from a precise grasp of the distinct practical, emotional, and rational nature that the habit has in each person's life. [more info]
Philosophical Editing
  • Assistance improving the quality, depth and clarity of a piece of writing through analytical editing techniques. [more info]
  • I believe that philosophical counseling should be affordable to people of various income levels. In this spirit, I follow the American Philosophical Association in offering a sliding scale. For an individual, the rate is between $90 and $280 per session; for couples, the rate is between $100 and $400. In both cases, where one falls on the scale is based on 0.1% of one's annual household income, rounded up to the nearest $10.

  • To figure out your rate, begin with your gross household income. This is the combined income of you and a spouse or committed partner. Please include all forms of income: i.e. wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, interest, alimony, royalties, etc. If your household income varies significantly from year to year, please talk to me and we’ll figure something out. Once you know your gross annual household income, state it in thousands, and now, to calculate .1% of this number, drop the word ’thousand.” (For example, “One hundred and sixty three thousand" becomes “one hundred and sixty three”). Last step: Round it up to the nearest ten. (“One hundred and sixty three" becomes “One hundred and seventy”).

  • Anyone who prefers not to deploy the rate scale may pay $280 per session (or $400 for couples’ work).

Continuing Education

  • Join me for a range of seminars devoted to exploring some of the ways ordinary life invites philosophical reflection. [more info]