Danielle LaSusa

Philosophical Counselor

I draw upon the powerful tools and wisdom that philosophers have developed over thousands of years, to explore what makes life meaningful, joyful, and fulfilling. Together, we'll awaken and nurture your inner philosopher, so you live with greater depth, purpose, clarity, and confidence.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy

My Approach

In our sessions, I offer friendly and accessible conversation, compassionate listening, and a healthy dose of humor. Together, we investigate your deepest assumptions about what is true and important so we can challenge what is not working, develop what is, and find greater order, harmony, and power in your thoughts and actions. I explore intellectual, emotional, and spiritual aspects of each person, through Socratic dialogue. My philosophical perspective is influenced by existentialism, Buddhism, (with an emphasis on mindfulness and meditation), and feminism. I specialize new motherhood, helping women navigate the challenges of identity and purpose that accompany this huge life change.

My Background

My training includes: A Ph.D. in Philosophy and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from Temple University (2010), certification in Philosophical Counseling from the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. (2011, Re-certified in 2017), 13+ years of teaching philosophy and history in public and private universities, colleges, and high schools, multiple 10-day silent Vipassana meditation courses with S. N. Goenka. I have worked with people with a great diversity of racial, ethnic, gender, economic, and religious identities. Rates on a sliding scale.

All Treatment Orientations I Use

  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-based


  • 971-361-8843
  • Website
  • 3419 NE Sandy Blvd
    Portland, OR 97232

At a Glance

  • Experience: 3 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood
  • Rate: $80-280/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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