Psychotherapist, Founder & Clinical Director
Plumeria Counseling Center
Jason B. Fischer, MA, LPC is a licensed psychotherapist, as well as the founder and clinical director of Plumeria Counseling Center in Austin, Texas. His clinic has over 30 mental health professionals and is dedicated to providing high-quality counseling to anyone, regardless of financial limitations.
Formerly a Buddhist monk, Fischer’s unique philosophy fuses Eastern thought with Western psychology in a way that is easily accessible to those with little experience with either. In his most recent book, The Two Truths About Love: The Art & Wisdom of Extraordinary Relationships, Fischer invites readers to embrace a new perspective about life and the true root of human suffering.
His lifelong ambition is to help others discover effective ways to gain personal mastery of themselves and their lives, and positively benefit interpersonal harmony worldwide. He achieves this mission through a tireless commitment to counseling, writing, public speaking, leading workshops, supervising student therapists, and, in partnership with his wife, Sunny, parenting his two young sons—which he considers his most important job of all.
The most dangerous word
Most people speak and think frequently in terms of needs. I need to go to buy groceries; you need to be nice to me; we need to talk. In his TEDx presentation, Mr. Fischer will explain why “need” is one of the most dangerous words in the English language, how it adversely effects emotion and behavior, and—most importantly—what we can do to liberate ourselves from the bonds of this four-letter word, once and for all. When we do so, we discover the joyfulness of freedom that is rooted in one simple yet profound truth: there are no needs!