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Hello, my name is Michael Lucana, and I am a Philosophical Counselor.

Thousands of years ago, philosophy was a way of life for people. They used it to help them face life’s challenges and to better themselves. In the present day, philosophical counseling takes the methods and insights developed by the philosophical tradition and applies them to the problems of everyday life. Whether you are struggling with deep questions about the meaning of life, or facing obstacles towards your goals of becoming a better person, I am here to help you. Through a method of reflective thinking and interpersonal dialogue, we can work together to help you develop the philosophical skillset to face the fundamental issues which affect your life.

My educational background includes a B.A. in Philosophy & Religion as well as an M.A. in Philosophy from San Francisco State University. I am also accredited by the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. I am based in the San Francisco Bay Area and am currently available for remote counseling sessions via Zoom. I am also available for in-person sessions on a case by case basis.

If you are interested in finding out if Philosophical Counseling is right for you, please visit the Counseling section of this website.

If you would like to schedule a Philosophical Counseling session, or if you have any other questions, please visit the Contact section of this website.

If you are interested in reading articles related to the practical benefits of Philosophy, please visit the Blog section of this website. It is updated with new articles on a regular basis.

Latest from the Blog

The Gospel of Pleasure

Reading from Cicero’s “De Finibus” Book 1 Written by: Michael Lucana Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman politician, lawyer, and philosopher who wrote most of his well known works around 45 BC. De Finibus is a work written in dialogue form in which Cicero discusses various philosophical views that were popular during his time. In … Continue reading The Gospel of Pleasure

Walk it Off

READING FROM SENECA’S LETTERS: LETTER CVII Written by: Michael Lucana This article is part of a semi-regular series in which I read from Seneca’s Letters and explain how they relate to my own life experiences. You can read the letter in question here. As for myself, I am reading from the translation found in the Penguin Classics … Continue reading Walk it Off

Excursions into Anxiety

Written by Michael Lucana This is an exploration of anxiety from an Existentialist viewpoint. This particular subject is close to my heart and so I drew much from own personal trials and tribulations. Everybody has their own battles with anxiety that they contend with and this essay is meant in no way to minimize or … Continue reading Excursions into Anxiety

How Many Books is Too Much?

Reading from Seneca’s Letters: Letter II Written by: Michael Lucana This article is part of a semi-regular series in which I read from Seneca’s Letters and explain how they relate to my own life experiences. In the letter under analysis below, Seneca gives his thoughts on how to have a self-disciplined reading experience. You can … Continue reading How Many Books is Too Much?