My main academic interests are in philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, and early modern philosophy, with particular attention to George Berkeley's contributions to each of these. The topic of my dissertation is Berkeley’s Divine Language Hypothesis.
In addition to my academic work, I freelance as a philosophical counselor. I am certified in client counseling by the American Philosophical Practitioners Association, and in Logic-Based Consultation by the Logic-Based Therapy & Consultation Institute.
PhD Candidate & Philosophical Counselor
337 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
ABOUT PHILOSOPHICAL COUNSELING
Philosophy is, among other things, the art and science of critical thinking. As such, the concepts and methods employed by philosophers can be fruitfully applied to virtually any problem or situation likely to arise in one’s personal or professional life. They can be particularly useful in the context of moral dilemmas, questions of meaning and value, and questions of knowledge and justification.
While clients may seek philosophical counseling for a variety of reasons, the philosophical counselor’s primary goal is always to help clients become better philosophers themselves. We assist clients in clarifying their concepts, articulating their worldviews, and learning to use philosophical tools in their everyday lives.
The fee for my services is $150 per 50-minute hour.
I am based in Columbus, but remote sessions (via Skype) are also available.
For the Informed Consent Form for my counseling services, click HERE.
To make an appointment, contact me using the form at the bottom of this page.
PHILOSOPHER ON RETAINER
This option is for those who wish to have my services available on demand and/or for me to conduct much more extensive research between counseling sessions (for example, compiling and summarizing for you all of the philosophical sources most relevant to your particular projects or concerns).
Retainer fees will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
PhD in Philosophy (in progress)
Winner of the Turbayne International Berkeley Essay Prize
YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL
MAR in Philosophical Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Winner of the Mary Cady Tew Prize
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
BA cum laude in Philosophy (Honors) and Theology