Spiritual Counseling

“Our ego tends to be discounted in spiritual circles, but as part of the One, it, too, must have its unique function.”


Solving the "issues" in our lives supports us, but without a deeper awakening we tend to journey from one issue to another, often revisiting the same struggles time and time again.

Rabbi Ted's approach to Spiritual Counseling applies both psychological and spiritual principles in support of living a fuller and more rewarding life. Spiritual Counseling opens us to the meaning of our issues, and the ways that our problems and our pains can become purposeful avenues to a more profound healing.
  • What do you mean by "spiritual"? Being aware of oneself as being connected to all there is.
  • Do I need to be Jewish? No. The emphasis is on a spirituality that transcends any particular path.
  • Do I need to be religious? You can be, but it's not necessary. The focus is more on a universal spiritual perspective than on any formal religious practice.
  • When and where does this happen? Rabbi Ted meets with couples and individuals on Mondays and Fridays near University Village in Seattle. Address details upon booking. 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 below. Rabbi Ted takes checks when he meets with people in his office.
  • What is the charge for a session? Fifty-five minute sessions are $150 if paid by check; $155 on PayPal. Hour and a half sessions are $220 by check; $228 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.
Spiritual Counseling


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