Alternative Mental Health Techniques Become Mainstream

Love this article in the recent New York Times, “Now Therapists Have to Figure Out Astrology, Tarot and Psychedelics.” It took me years of private practice to cultivate the confidence to “come out” to my clients and colleagues about being Reiki Master (a form of energy healing of Buddhist origins), or that I had been doing Tarots readings for myself and friends since 1999. In the 90’s and early 2000’s, I was considered “out there” and kind of fringe. I am delighted that the mainstream has come to understand how these, once seemingly unrelated practices are complementary and can enhance the experience of mental health treatment.