When I was sixteen years old my grandmother (my father’s mother) took her life. It was then and there that my family’s world began to unravel (particularly my grandfather and father).
Though it was complex and no one could have saved either of them, nonetheless, I do believe if they would have had the proper guides in their lives (therapists, coaches and spiritual guides) meaning could have been found, purpose could have been realized and, at the very least, disaster could have been averted. Sadly, however, it was not.
Though both my grandfather and father lived years beyond that tragic moment, in many ways, without the proper guidance, each of their lives came to an end. Though my grandfather did not actively take his own life, in many ways he did so passively. Not having a strong will and reason to live he ultimately succumbed to an emotionless life though physically alive he was truly dead.
My father, very different than my grandfather (Read more in my Journey Through Mourning) also began to crumble during that time. He threw away most everything that was good (save his relationship with his three children) and began a long, slow descent into what ultimately culminated in suicide.
This, in no small measure, is why I see myself, above all else, as a spiritual guide for anyone and everyone (Jewish, Semi-Jewish & Non-Jewish) grappling with life’s “darkness” but those just looking to pro-actively move forward with meaning and purpose as well.
Feel free to contact me to discuss further my role as a spiritual guide. I am honored to be a resource for you or your loved one as you journey in this lifetime.
For anyone needing a rabbi or spiritual guide to navigate through crisis, trauma or adversity of any type. I am available to anyone, of any faith, at any time. Pastoral Counseling is not an ongoing counseling relationship and traditionally takes place once or twice sometimes with periodic follow up appointments.
If you are interested in Pastoral Counseling, please contact me.