Are Psychics the New Therapists?
Why women are turning to the metaphysical world to get through the tough spots
Northrup gave her Doris' number, and Amy scheduled a phone reading. "She started talking, and within five minutes, I was crying. Something made sense," says Amy. "She told me this story, and it really made me understand why I had all this anxiety." Amy echoed Doris' point that the reading was not about predictions. "It's more about going back so that you can move forward."
As someone looking for reassurance about the future, this isn't what you want to hear. Susan has felt the same way: "Secretly you want them to say, Do this, Do that, You should break up with this guy." (This is not so different from the way I've felt about therapy in the past.) Instead, talking to a psychic might help clarify what you already know, says Susan. "The clarity steers you in the right direction, and that brings a sense of calm."
Catherine, who Susan has met with a handful of times over the past two years, says that her work is meant to give people "more of an insight into themselves and into a situation." She talks about getting out of the emotional chaos and becoming the observer. Phrased another way (stepping back, reassessing), it sounds like what a therapist might say.
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