Spiritual Counseling FAQs
Solving the "issues" in our lives supports us, but without a deeper awakening to Presence, we tend to journey from one issue to another, often revisiting the same struggles time and time again. Spiritual therapy opens us to the meaning of our issues, and the ways that our problems and our pains can become purposeful avenues to a far more profound healing. Spiritual therapy is a way of reclaiming our connection to our own sacred Soul journey.
- What do you mean by "spiritual"? Being aware of oneself as being connected to all there is.
- Do I need to be Jewish? Definitely not, since the emphasis is on a spirituality that transcends any particular path.
- Do I need to be religious? Not necessarily. And it depends on what you mean by religious. The focus is more on a universal spiritual perspective than on any formal religious practice.
- Is there a meditative component? There can be. It might include supporting a meditation practice, developing personal focus phrases and suggesting specific meditative practices.
- When and where does this happen? Rabbi Ted dedicates Mondays to spiritual counseling at the Blakeley Wellness Center, 2901 NE Blakeley Street, Suite 3B, close to University Village, Seattle. Depending on his schedule, he is available for phone and webcam sessions at other times.
- What if I don't live in the Seattle area? People all over the country have sessions with Rabbi Ted via phone and webcam.
- Is it a long-term commitment or can it be a one-time thing? That depends upon the unique needs of each person. For some, even one session can radically unlock greater clarity. Others find multiple sessions more helpful, whether weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.
- Is spiritual counseling covered by insurance? While Rabbi Ted has a doctorate in clinical psychology, spiritual counseling is not covered by insurance.
- Can I pay by credit card? If you live out of the area or want to pay by credit card, we ask that you prepay for your appointment via PayPal. Rabbi Ted takes checks when he meets with people in his office.
- What is the charge for a session? Hour-long sessions are $125 if paid by check; $130 on PayPal. Rabbi Ted also has a limited number of low-fee hours available. To avoid being charged for the time if you need to cancel, please be sure to do so at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
- How do I set up an appointment? Please e-mail to discuss setting up an appointment. Do not write anything confidential since Rabbi Ted is not the only one to open mail at this address.
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