“Philosophy is not a body of doctrine, but an activity.”

– Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

You are facing choices and unsure which you think are the best ones. You find yourself rethinking your priorities and values. Other people tell you what they think, but you don’t just want other opinions. You want to explore the issues and come to reasoned conclusions.

I’m Dr. Sara Ellenbogen. I’m a philosophical counselor and I can help.

Philosophical counseling is an alternative to psychotherapy where you and a philosophical guide explore your reasoning about the problems that trouble you. Often we live by unexamined assumptions that we are unaware of making. These assumptions can keep us stuck by preventing inquiry into alternative perspectives. Philosophical dialogue can help uncover these assumptions. Recognizing and critically examining them can help you choose more consciously and live more confidently.

I subscribe to the philosophy that a counselor is not a critic, not even a constructive one, but rather a guide who awakens in the client the capacity to philosophize for him or herself. I respect your views, am forthcoming about my own, and will assist you in pursuing the goals that you set for yourself.

I conduct sessions via Skype and I specialize in serving people struggling with life transitions.

Email me at philosophicalpractice@gmail.com to schedule a consultation.