What is Eudaimon Counseling?
The word eudaimon is an ancient Greek one and has two parts: eu + daimon. Eu means “well” or “good” and daimon can be understood as “guardian spirit”. The word eudaimon was used by certain Ancient Greek thinkers to refer to a person who had achieved the most fulfilling kind of happiness. This was happiness that did not rely on wealth or physical pleasure, but came from being in harmony with one’s inner voice or spirit (or, metaphorically, conscience). Aristotle thought that in all of our activities, we are really aspiring to this kind of happiness.
Eudaimon Counseling LLC is the name of my philosophical counseling practice. The goal of my practice is to help you ask the questions that will bring you closer to the voice or sense of direction within you. Together, we will create a space in which you can examine the challenges you are now facing, which almost always involve uncertainties of a philosophical kind (for instance, what things should I be looking for in my career? or, what makes for a fulfilling relationship?), and arrive at stronger principles to guide you through these challenges, and into a way of being in the world that is clearer, more joyful, and more enriched with meaning.
Most forms of distress that people experience are not results of poor mental health, but rather of having an insufficient sense of how to distinguish good from bad or right from wrong. Together we can work through the problems that are manifesting for you, examine the questions that lie behind these, and consult the inner voice inside of you that can lead you to step more surely towards a harmonious, purposeful, eudaimon way of being.
I was born and raised in Athens, Greece. At 18, I crossed the Atlantic and came to Yale University; there, I first developed a love of political philosophy, and especially of the ancient Greek philosophers. After college, I eventually found my way back to the university, entering a PhD program at the University of Chicago, where I subsequently gained experience as a Lecturer and Adviser in the college. I was certified as a Counselor by the American Philosophical Practitioners' Association in 2018, and now practice in New York City.
For more information about me, see my profile on the American Philosophical Practioners Association page at https://appa.edu/user/kapostolides/.
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Yale University, B.A., 2006
University of Chicago, M.A., 2010
University of Chicago, 2016, PhD Candidate
Certificate in Counseling from the American Philosophical Practitioners Association, 2018
Certificate in Conflict Resolution from Cornell University, 2019
No problem is too small or too big to be the start of a philosophical conversation. Contact me if you want to learn more or are ready to book your first appointment.
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