So you’ve had a reading before, either over the phone or on the internet somewhere, or at a festival, or from a friend who said they had some natural ability. You know the general drill when someone pulls out the tarot cards, or starts to talk about the color of your aura, or begins to say you’re an old soul, or you’re being haunted or what not. At best most of the readings you’ve received leave you feeling spooked, awkward, or you brush it off without another thought. You continue down your path in life not expecting predictions to come true because psychic readings are just for entertainment, they are an afternoon with a ouiji board, or a sideshow booth at a carnival.
The number one question I am asked when I tell people I’m a psychic therapist is how that differs from being a psychic reader. My answer is broad because the difference is so staggering you’ll actually wonder why I even associate the word “psychic” with “therapist” when I’m done.
Psychic Therapists have education behind them. At one point I outlined over 375 different topics under the psychic/paranormal/metaphysical/spirituality/parapsychology/energy healing industry. That is a lot of topics, a lot of varying and sometimes conflicting schools of thought, a ton of techniques, and generally enough information to keep you busy for a number of years. For me it was roughly six years from discovery to formal schooling to PhD program completion. And there are still some things in the industry I don’t know, because the industry keeps growing and more thoughts, more theories are being added year after year.
In my discovery period I ended up enrolling to two different schools whose programs were very different, plus three different schools for energy healing, and one school for Druidry studies, which was slightly more personal because it was largely theology and philosophy.
The biggest difference between a Psychic Therapist and a Psychic Reader is that the Psychic Therapist has read books, written essays, taken courses, or completed PhD programs that would have included writing a Master Thesis and a Doctoral Dissertation. The Psychic Therapist knows the industry, and has studied their craft extensively.
Psychic Therapists have skills that Psychic Readers have not honed. This truly fits into my first point about Education but the truth is, practice makes perfect. Psychic Therapists have practiced their skills, they know where their talents are, and what they want to stay away from. Sometimes you’ll meet a Psychic Therapist who is a fantastic medical intuitive, but doesn’t know anything about hauntings and house cleansings. You may meet one who is very clairvoyant, but not precognitive, or one that can read your aura, but doesn’t do very well with astrology. The possibilities are limitless in this case.
I myself have strengths in remote channeling, which is a rare ability that allows me to read a living person’s thoughts, and channel them back word for word. I have honed my skills and also use a combination of energy healing, empathy, precognition and clairvoyance during my sessions. I know what I’m good at and how I can best help a client.
Psychic Therapists are spiritual coaches, counselors and therapists. Most of them have taken some form of formalized spiritual coaching training, or life coaching training, or have studied psychology, and therefore have this added bonus of being able to actually guide the client.
Spiritual coaching is one of the biggest portions of my practice. I try not to let questions go unanswered, I give a clear picture of the situation and I help the client find options to move forward. Clients who come to me leave feeling uplifted, hopeful, or at least with their eyes opened and a plan to move forward.
Psychic Therapists have a code of ethics to uphold. Most of us who have completed PhD programs have had to take a Doctor’s Oath, we are often part of organizations like the World Metaphysical Organization, or the International Metaphysical Ministry. We feel we have a duty to the public in upholding a standard of practice that is honest, kind, accurate, and helpful. We believe in being there for clients, and we are NOT entertainers.
The truth is that most Psychic Readers have not studied, have not developed their skills, do not follow a code of ethics and do not offer helpful counseling or advice. I’m sure you’ll know right away when you’ve encountered a Psychic Reader instead of a Psychic Therapist, the difference is staggeringly clear.