Are Psychics the New Therapists?
Why women are turning to the metaphysical world to get through the tough spots
But Doris Cohen, Ph.D., would disagree. A clinical psychologist for more than 30 years, she now offers metaphysical services that include past-life regression, dream analysis and hypnotherapy.
"Cognitive behavioral therapy is all left-brain," she says. "It doesn't access the depth of your soul." Still, Doris does admit that the best psychic will have had some kind of counseling experience, so they can help you "connect the dots."
Doris is very big on connecting the dots, an expression she repeats during our conversation. She says that when she gives a reading, she goes into a trance. This immediately triggers my skeptic radar. She also mentions hearing spiritual guides and angels, and still I try to keep an open mind.
"Most readers give predictions," she says. "Most are never correct. The point of the reading is not a series of predictions." Instead, Doris considers a person's past lives. "Invariably there are themes that we repeat." These are the dots that need connecting.
Amy has had a reading from Doris. She'd been put in touch with her by women's health and wellness expert Christiane Northrup, M.D. "I was having health problems," explains Amy. "Dr. Northrup said, 'Do you want to get to the bottom of this? It's not for sissies.'"
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