Lou Agosta, Ph.D.



Lou Agosta, Ph.D., specializes in a gracious and generous listening based on empathy. As an educator, he teaches empathy in the history and systems of psychology program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University and he is a psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago. He has earned training certificates in ending Domestic Violence and Partner Abuse Intervention Training from Apna Ghar (Our Home) and the Center for Advancing Domestic Peace. A PhD graduate in philosophy from the University of Chicago, Lou has published two books on empathy, Empathy in Context and A Short History of Empathy from Palgrave. Lou’s A Rumor of Empathy: Resistance, Narrative, and Recovery is forthcoming from Routlege. Lou consults, speaks to groups, performs dynamically oriented psychotherapy, makes educational videos, and delivers empathy training seminars for individuals and organizations. Lou’s web site is www.ListeningWithEmpathy.com or write him at LAgosta@uchicago.edu.