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Surge in Use of Intuitive Counselors

therapistA growing acceptance of alternative treatments is leading more and more people in need of mental health care to seek out psychologists and counselors with psychic abilities who claim their "gifts" enhance their ability to help people.

The Daily Mail is reporting on an upsurge in the use of so-called " intuitive counselors" in Britain, bringing the country more in line with the U.S. where these practitioners are already in demand by the rich and famous.

For instance, an American psychic named Laura Day is making millions consulting with Wall Street execs and actresses such as Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Nicole Kidman.

Michael Jackson was seeing a psychic, the late Jilllian Lane, for years before he died.

The so called "intuitive therapist" is essentially a rebranding of the age-old psychic who appears to be making a comeback during these uncertain economic times. This new breed of psychic is educated, techno-savvy and prefers to use their "sixth sense" to give practical advice and personality analysis rather than for fortune telling (although they'll do that too, if you like).

Intuitive therapists are being sought for everything from treating depression to infertility.

Susan Kennard, one of the intuitives featured in the Daily Mail article, has several clinics and claims people come to see her for a variety of reasons that don't include fortune telling.

"People want to explore who they are much more," Kennard told the Mail. "I work with people in the corporate world who want to know if they’re good enough, doctors who want to understand more about the soul, women who are struggling to get pregnant, people with cancer, or who are struggling with weight issues and smoking or phobias. I think there’s more acceptance now that we’re not just mind and body — we are spirit, too."

True, but that doesn't mean we need to become involved in the occult.

Kennard says she may have "visions" about a client's future, but she doesn't like to tell them straight out because it takes away their power to act. Instead, she uses the information to give the client a recommendation such as "I feel it might be helpful for you to think about this . . ."

The spiritual dangers of dealing with psychics - no matter what they call themselves - are serious. Because the Lord has specifically condemned those who "consult spirits", soothsayers, fortune tellers and diviners, etc. (Deut. 18:10-12), we can be sure that He will never be the source of the messages psychics receive. Thus, it follows that if He condemns this practice, He will not allow His angels to participate, nor give permission to disembodied souls to do so either. This leaves only Satan as the being responsible for whatever "messages" and predictions are made by a psychic.

Intuitive therapists present additional dangers to their clients in that the use of their "gifts" may lead them to give out erroneous health care advice.

The bottom line is that intuitive therapists are definitely offering something "extra" to their clientele - but it isn't better service - it's more like a trip to the dark side.

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