To learn more about philosophical counseling and consulting, and philosophy as a way of life, consult the following resources:


“The Socratic Shrink,” The New York Times

“Philosophical Counselors Rely On Eternal Wisdom of Great Thinkers,” Washington Post


The Philosophical Practice and Counseling Website

American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA)

National Philosophical Counseling Association

Professional Matters

APPA Code of Ethics

APPA Certification Standards

New York State Mental Health Practitioners


Cooper, John. Pursuits of Wisdom:  Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus

Crawford, Matthew. Shopclass as Soulcraft:  An Inquiry into the Value of Work

Evans, Jules. Philosophy for Life:  and Other Dangerous Situations

Hadot, Pierre. Philosophy as a Way of Life

Koestenbaum, Peter.  The Philosophic Consultant:  Revolutionizing Organizations with Ideas

Marinoff, Lou. Plato not Prozac:  Applying Eternal Wisdom to Everyday Problems

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—-The Inner Philosopher:  Conversations on Philosophy’s Transformative Power

Morris, Tom. If Aristotle Ran General Motors

Raabe, Peter. Philosophical Counseling:  Theory and Practice

Robertston, Donald. Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy:  Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Seidman, Dov. How:  Why How We Do Anything Means Everything

Stewart, Matthew. The Management Myth: Debunking Modern Business Philosophy