Psychic Kathleen

Confessions of a Psychic - the life of a psychic practicing off and online in Canada for more than 30 years.
Consulting a Psychic Reader Versus Going to a Psychotherapist
I’m really surprised it has taken me this long to write an article on this topic.  It is something I have thought about a lot since I switched from being one to the other. 

For many years I had a counselling practice which included individual clients (and sometimes couples and groups) for various mental afflictions, such as, addictions, mourning and depression, sleeplessness and paranoia. I loved the work, but I often thought it was far from a perfect model for helping people sort through their conundrums.

Many of my clients now are in therapy and for anyone in deep distress, I do recommend they seek ongoing therapy.  Furthermore, I suggest a specific modality that I think would be the best medicine.  Seeking the advice of an oracle AND going for therapy is likely to be the best approach of all.  Why should one preclude the other?

General Problems with Psychotherapy

It’s critical to acknowledge too, that there is the right therapist for everyone. Never assume that because a psychotherapist has facilitated incredible change in the life of a relative or friend, they will also do wonders for you.  There is a magical pairing of client to therapist always. 

Don’t apologize for shopping around.  Therapists and clients need to connect in a uniquely energetic way too.  This is another problem with the whole model of therapy!  Typically, you are assigned a therapist by an organization which will have nothing to do with a good match but rather what is convenient.  How can you possibly share your deepest, soulful pain with someone you feel alienated from?  You could end up hurting yourself more than helping!

It can feel like, both as a client and therapist, that the process is unnecessarily repetitive.  You wonder how many times you’ll have to keep going over the same problem before something finally shifts.  This is one of the reasons seeing a psychotherapist can be rather lengthy and expensive.  Depending on their orientation, education and fame, psychotherapists may charge upwards of $250/hr. and if you need to see them once or twice a week for a year or two, this can get impossibly pricey.

Other problems with psychotherapy may include a fear of being perceived as mentally ill and weak.  There might be a stigma against anyone seeing a psychotherapist in the clients’ circle of family and friends which means that going to therapy may further damage their self confidence.  Some people see themselves in that light which is why they just won’t seek therapy. Period.

Not that seeking an oracle is a sure indicator of rock-solid sanity. There are, however, innumerable ways to giggle away a psychic consult. Doing it for fun, going along with a friend, curiosity or wanting to be distracted and entertained can suffice. None of these reasons will stick however, when discovered you are seeing a psychotherapist.

Why I’d Rather Be a Tarot Reader than a Psychotherapist

The main reason I like it so much better to be an oracle rather than a psychotherapist is that I can say what I like.  This indeed is the rub and the main reason I like it so much more.  I can say whatever I think and/or feel about an issue.  I don’t have strict rules of engagement to abide where a therapist certainly does! It must be the client’s insight that brings resolution to an issue, not the therapist’s.  That would be leading, controlling, projecting or manipulating a client.  I don’t worry about that as an oracle. I don’t worry about power over a client or what I say might have a lifetime impact on their whole self concept. 

Psychotherapists have a myriad of things outside the therapy room they must consider – insurance companies, government and certification bodies for starters.  If they are associated with a doctor, then the medical community will be involved too.

Confidentiality is a constant issue especially if an organization (ie insurance company or company the clients is working for) is paying for it.  This means report writing, submissions, diagnosis and treatment plans.

Another huge problem for me of course is that spiritual insights are not invited or taken seriously.  Professional reputation” is a concern for practitioners.  What would their colleagues think hearing they were using Tarot in their counseling sessions, for example?

How Counseling and Tarot Reading Have Different Approaches

Love: A therapist may have insight into the significant other the client is discussing but they can’t/won’t talk about them.  The focus in therapy is on the client and how they are going to work with their relationships. In a Tarot reading I get a psychic sense and will share that with the client helping them understand why the relationship will succeed or is doomed.

Health: For issues like getting a cancer diagnosis, clients hesitate to go for therapy because there will be focus on how they feel (obviously not great!) as opposed to what their chances are of survival.

Career: A psychotherapist will concentrate on the client’s skill, experience and education.  Specifically concentrating on the gaps that must be addressed for future success. As a reader, I consider these issues, but I will also discuss life purpose, creative expression, and business development from a spiritual perspective. This spiritual perspective includes a tarot reading, their astrological sign and what they wanted to accomplish coming to embodiment (life purpose).

Spiritual Attacks:  There is such a thing.  No psychotherapist, however, will discuss them.  Energy vampires, voodoo practices, curses and luck are not something most clients will discuss with a psychotherapist for fear they will be diagnosed as insane.  As an oracle I won’t disparage or judge ANY spiritual experience.  

Although I’m cautious with respect to curses, I do believe they do exist and if you would like to read more about my thoughts on curses read my article on them here.  As far as energy vampirism, I’m 100% positive this nasty bit of work does exist and will discuss strategies for dealing with it.

I wish you a glorious, autumnal Thanksgiving weekend! Gratitude is a central tenet in all spiritual practices.  When we have a day of thanks collectively celebrated, it is the perfect occasion to take a moment to set your intention to offer a sacred moment of gratitude work every day of the coming year.

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