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Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D.

Principal Founder,

Philosophical Counseling,

United States.


Logic-Based Therapy


Dark Wood

Pioneer in Applied Philosophy

Executive Director of the National Philosophical Counseling Association (NPCA) and President of the Logic-Based Therapy & Consultation Institute, Elliot is an architect and early contributor to the applied philosophy movement in contemporary philosophy.  In 1981, he founded the world’s first comprehensive journal of applied philosophy, the International Journal of Applied Philosophy, and was at the helm of the philosophical counseling movement in the United States with the founding of the premier philosophical counseling association, the American Society for Philosophy, Counseling, and Psychotherapy (now NPCA). 

World Renowned Philosophical Practitioner & Trainer

Practitioner of LBT; Trainer of hundreds throughout the world.


"Elliot D. Cohen is arguably the leading authority in philosophical practice in the world today."
--Jon Mills, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University

"[D]istills the wisdom of many outstanding philosophers as only a professional philosopher-therapist like Elliot Cohen can do. Be grateful for his combined talents."

Albert Ellis, Grandfather of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy


An ethicist with specializations in clinical, counseling, and legal ethics; Elliot has served on the ethics committee for Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital; is a clinical professor at Florida State University College of Medicine; and has worked as free-lance media ethicist and political analyst for such news organizations as Huffpost, Truthout, and Buzzflash. 


Also specializing in technology ethics, particularly in the field of mass surveillance technologies, he is inventor of several patented natural language parsing technologies.

Prolific Writer

Author of 30 books and numerous articles in a wide range of areas of applied philosophy, translated into a number of languages, 

"Cohen brings philosophical grounding to the self-help genre….Library Journal reviewer Terry Skeats noted that "Cohen's writing style is fairly conversational, and there is little technical philosophy here." Instead, Cohen uses case studies and plain language to guide the reader through the confusions, delusions, and unrealistic assumptions that prevent clear thinking in many real-world situations."


Guitarist, Vocalist, and Painter

An accomplished guitarist and former classical and pop guitar instructor, he also paints in acrylics.

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