Mental Health Counselling for Effective Altruists
The global mental health crisis has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective altruists may be particularly prone to mental health issues given their broad concern and engagement for others.
Neuroscientist (Phd; see latest publication)
Cognitive behavioral therapist
Thomas Blank, PhD
Common psychological problem areas
Since I've started working with Effective Altruists and people from the Rationality community, a number of recurrent themes have occurred in therapies, which might also impact your current personal situation.
Relationship issues, particularly relating to polyamory
Doubts and stress about career choice, particularly AI related careers
Difficulties establishing fulfilling connections to others
Low self-worth and lack of meaning in life
Involvement with Effective Altruism
I've been involved in Effective Altruism since 2015 and headed the Austrian Effective Altruism chapter for two years. I've attended a number of conferences and am familiar with the literature, organisations and cause areas.
Realizing that the pandemic will have potentially long lasting negative effects on the Effective Altruism community, I have decided to offer psychotherapy dedicated to the community at favorable conditions.
Longer term psychotherapy or brief counselling for acute personal crises
Reduced rate per session: 85€/100$/£75
Donation of 10% from all sessions over the year 2021 to effective charities