ELIZA MCDERMOTT, MA
i worked as a crisis counselor and interventionist during and after earning my master's in philosophy (applied ethics, 2012). after working mainly with survivors of domestic hardship, namely women and children survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, i went on to earn my certification in 'philosophical counseling' (national philosophical counseling association) and broaden my scope of counseling work to include dialogue-based interventions centered on traditional philosophical/existential problems of happiness, anxiety and more. i started a small private practice in this type of counseling in 2015.
my approach to counseling is collaborative. together, we look at your thought processes and consider how to break the cycles and tendencies that cause harm. we make considerations about what it means to live a contented and good life.
my clients engage in reflexive inquiry and personal definition that is satisfying and empowering. you consider how you are and how you want to be, a very creative and powerful process.
what is philosophical practice? who should try it?
COUNSELING FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
armchair philosophical counseling is great for clients experiencing general anxiety, struggling with unhappiness, feeling concerned about specific choices or circumstances, or seeking personal growth and satisfaction.
although my practice does integrate some therapeutic modalities such as CBT, REBT, etc, clients coping with chronic or diagnosed mental health challenges are better served by psychotherapy or clinical intervention.
offering online counseling sessions through april 30th
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2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117