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“Philosophy is the therapy of the soul.”  – Epicurus

Whether we realize it or not, many of our mental and emotional problems arise through unexplored philosophical questions and an unexamined worldview. Philosophical Psychotherapy may be what you need to get through times when you feel stuck, frustrated, or confused.

 

 

How We’re Different

We merge philosophical counselling with psychotherapy to create a unique approach we call Philosophical Psychotherapy.

We draw upon a range of humanistic and existential counselling approaches and philosophical ideas based in logic, ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology to approach talk therapy in a truly unique way.

No matter where you are in life, we’re here to help you through universally human problems such as stresses of everyday life, confusion about personal purpose, the meaning of life, death and dying, and crisis associated with life transitions.

Our Philosophy

“Happy people continuously change; and because they change they become more and more happy; and then more and more change is possible.”  – Osho

 

We believe that philosophical exploration is a crucial missing element in many psychology based approaches to counselling. To create lasting, meaningful change, we need to explore our personal worldviews and belief systems and learn how they are affecting our outlook, decisions, and relationships with others.

While there is a place for traditional psychology which focuses on treating symptoms for creating external behaviour change, we believe that most of the mental and emotional issues we face in life are caused by “problems of meaning” which can be addressed through philosophical exploration.

Yoona Hawkins, M.C.

Yoona has a Master of Counselling and specializes in ideas of connectedness. She’s a member of the National Philosophical Counselling Association and a Professional member of the Canadian Humanistic and Transpersonal Association.

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Mark Hawkins, M.C., Ph.D. Candidate

Mark has a Master in Counselling and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy of Education. He is also an author and is a meaning and purpose specialist. 

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