About

So, let me guess. You wouldn’t exactly call yourself a “seeker,” right? You are just normal old you. But sometimes life gets messy and exceedingly complicated. You don’t just accept this at face value though. You want to dig deeper and find practical solutions.

But do you ever lie awake at night wondering:

  • Why do bad things happen to good people?
  • Do soul-mates really exist?
  • Why does happiness seem so fleeting?
  • What is my spiritual direction?

Maybe you are dissatisfied with the forms of therapy you have tried in the past. Perhaps, after traveling the world twice over you find yourself still searching for a solution to deal with stress, anxiety, and how to live a meaningful life.

 

Take a deep breath! It doesn’t have to be that way.

 

I come bearing totally accessible philosophical tools and ideas.

You can attain that next level you’ve been reaching for.

You can rest better at night.

I’m Dr. Ayesha Schuster and this is my mission:

“I’m passionate about helping people use Philosophy to problem solve. I believe that Philosophy doesn’t belong solely in universities, but should be made available to anyone with a genuine interest in digging deeper. Philosophy shouldn’t be exclusive or exclusionary, and it shouldn’t be considered useless, esoteric poetry that has no real importance. It’s my personal mission to make Philosophy useful and accessible to anyone who wants more out of his or her life, self, and/or relationships.”


A little about my background…

As an angsty teenager I joined my high school’s Philosophy club at the age of 16 and gained so much from this experience that I went on to major in Philosophy in college. In 2012, I was awarded a PhD in Philosophy from Michigan State University.

During my studies and since earning my degree, I have helped my friends, family, and students work through personal issues and challenges.
I’ve helped students think through difficult decisions, like deciding whether to go against their family’s wishes and become a social worker instead of a lawyer. I’ve helped friends make breakthroughs just by talking to them on the phone or going on long walks together with my dog.

According to them, I have a knack for this stuff, so I decided to become officially credentialed in something I was naturally good at (and LOVE doing!). So, I became formally trained in philosophical counseling and am now accredited both by the American Philosophical Practitioners Association and the National Philosophical Counseling Association.

 

But I skipped a few steps of my story in between becoming a PhD and what I’m doing today.

 

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As a post-doc, I worked in the UCLA health system as a Clinical Ethics Consultant.  Thereafter, I was on faculty at Mount Saint Mary’s University (Los Angeles) teaching a variety of Philosophy courses. Today, I live in Boston with my husband and our yellow lab, Bailey (whom you can see many cute pictures of on my site).

 

 

 

If you are dying to know EVEN more, here are a few things you don’t know about me:

 

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  • I’m obsessed with all things David Lynch (I still re-watch Twin Peaks every few years.)
  • I interpret dreams (both my own and other peoples’.)
  • I’m quite adventurous when it comes to pizza toppings.

 

 

But enough about me, I want to know more about YOU!

 

Engage with me right this second by liking my Facebook Page, and feel free to private message me the biggest problem on your plate right now (don’t worry! It’s 100% confidential!)

 

Work with me by making an appointment:

I work one-on-one with clients and with couples to help clarify and shed light on any issue that keeps you up at night.

 

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