דְּאָגָה בְלֶב אִישׁ... יְשִׂיחֶנָהּ לְאחֵרִים   ~ סנהדרין ק:ו
If a man has worry in his heart - let him speak of it to another. ~Sanhedrin 100b
Chazal advise us not to bury our pain and trouble inside ourselves. If something is bothering you - whether it's depression or anger, shalom bayis/relationship issues, shidduchim, or trouble at work, I can help you work through it. If you live in the Baltimore area, or even if you're passing through, you can come see me in my Pikesville office

But what if you don't live nearby - or don't live anywhere where you can find a frum therapist?

For many frum people it's hard to imagine going to see a therapist, marriage counselor, or other professional who isn't frum. On the other hand, in some Jewish communities this can be difficult, both because of the lack of Orthodox therapists available (especially male ones), and because of the discomfort of discussing your personal life with a person you are likely to see every day in a place where everyone knows each other.

One solution to this quandary is teletherapy - distance counseling. Thanks to Skype and other similar technologies, you can get the help you need from a counselor you can relate to, in a context that maintains the highest levels of confidentiality*. I can help you with a wide range of problems you might be struggling with in a framework of halacha and frumkeit.  I have worked with clients as young as 4 and as old as 90.

There are so many sources of stress out there - our jobs, our schools, our parnassah, our families, our marriages - let me help you learn how you can deal with them better.

Please feel free to contact me for a free consultation or more information at

For those who feel more comfortable speaking to a woman, my wife Chana, who was fortunate to get her master's degree in Jerusalem, is also available for online counseling.

To see what others have said about working with me, see this website.

--Rabbi Raffi Bilek, LCSW-C
Things CAN be different.

* Confidentiality may have to be abrogated as required by law in cases of potential or actual harm to self or others, and is subject to the limitations of security and confidentiality of the conference technology being used.