Phi-Psy therapy is a cognitive, agent-based therapy, which aims to help clients find happiness in a world in which happiness seems increasingly difficult to find.
We draw selectively from the rich virtue-ethics tradition of ancient philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics Chrysippus, Epictetus, Aurelius, and Seneca in an effort to give our therapy a strong moral foundation. We are wedded to the notion that any form of psychotherapy is essentially moral—that is, there can be no notion of wellbeing that is morally neutral. Psychotherapy is at once morally evaluative.
We draw eclectically from the experience-driven insights of psychologists such as Freud, Piaget, Erikson, Mazlow, and Horney. Utilizing, for instance, developmental models of how information is gleaned and processed and psychoanalytic models of how memories that are inaccessible to consciousness can again be made conscious, Phi-Psy therapy aims to orient clients to reality by lessening the grip of human passions and freeing reason to function unperturbed.
It is this marriage of philosophy and psychology that makes Phi-Psy therapy unique, and effective.