Stoic therapy is a particular form of philosophical counseling in which the pursuit of good judgment is beneficial or therapeutic. Stoic therapy begins when a client expresses interest in a topic. As the client and Stoic therapist collaborate, the Stoic therapist applies formal reason to explore and understand the topic, and in pursuit of good judgment about the topic.
Following are some popular categories of topics:
Every project has a clear beginning, middle and ending. The completion of each topic requires four phases:
The orientation phase typically requires 1-3 sessions, during which my goal is to listen to the client and learn about the topic of interest, as well as the goals. This is a great opportunity for the client to ask questions.
The definition phase literally consists of developing definitions of important concepts, and is highly collaborative.
The connection phase consists of establishing logical connections between concepts, and studying the logical form of the topic.
Finally, the resolution phase consists of resolving contradictions that arose in the previous phase.
The rate for Stoic therapy services is affordable for everyone, varying from $19–$96 per 50-minute session. The rate is determined by gross household income:
This sliding scale allows everyone to have access. Prices are the same for individuals and couples.
Whenever it takes more than four sessions to complete one of the phases, excluding orientation, the first session of the next phase is free! Now that is a happy “hour!”
One session is provided for free, for each referred individual who is new and completes one session. For example, if you recommend Stoic Therapy to four friends who all complete one session, you receive four free sessions.
Payment is due in advance of each session.
Accepted methods include cash, Google Pay, and Venmo.
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For any client who will begin by using distance therapy such as Skype or texting rather than coming in to the office, please download the following document, and email a photo of the completed form before the first scheduled call.
Any client who will come in to the office for the first session, this form may be filled out in person at the first scheduled appointment.
Each appointment lasts 50 minutes.
Office appointments are most common. If you arrive early, please wait out front.
If you are not near Farmington, CT, consider distance therapy via Skype or texting. Distance therapy is also called distance counseling or online therapy. Find more on these below.
As a courtesy and to prevent billing, please provide at least 24 hours notice before canceling an appointment. Any session may be rescheduled twice with at least 24 hours notice.
Skype therapy is available as a method of distance therapy. The main advantage of using Skype is that distance is no longer a factor. Video is optional, but recommended to facilitate communication so that we may each benefit from the additional information of visual cues, such as facial expressions. I am open to considering alternatives to Skype, as well.
If this sounds interesting but you have never Skyped before, you may freely install Skype as an app on your mobile phone.
If you prefer to talk via Skype, please call Ron at (860) 960-6711 for a free consultation.
Text therapy is available as a method of distance therapy. The main advantage of texting is that distance is no longer a factor, and that speaking is not required. This allows someone who is too busy to block out time for a session, who is unable to have a private hour during the day — such as during work hours — to be able to text with a therapist without peers hearing the conversation.
Another advantage of texting is that the conversation is easily reviewed. This is especially useful here, given that deductive reasoning is used. You may review a comment and perhaps how it was derived, or ask later about what supported it.
A disadvantage of texting is that less communication occurs in each session, because it takes longer to text than speak, and because there are no auditory or visual cues to accompany the message, such as facial expressions or the sound of a voice. The absence of audio and visual cues may result in a less personable experience, and miscommunication may occur more easily. The same sentence may be interpreted differently, depending on the presence or absence of these contextual cues.
If you prefer texting, please send a SMS text to Ron at (860) 960-6711 for a free consultation.
Having taught COMS 100 at a university, I am quite comfortable speaking publicly. Would you like me to speak as a guest at your club, event, church, hospital, or retreat? I enjoy traveling and connecting with others.
My specialty is helping others understand that reason benefits, and that improving your judgment improves your life. I encourage the cultivation of reason by adopting a philosophy of life. This leads to everything good, including meaning, purpose, and peace of mind.
Please call Ron at (860) 960-6711 for more information.
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